Savannah, Georgia is best known for its National Historic District and lively festivals. Beautifully restored architecture and stately squares are the images most commonly associated with the Southern coastal city. But just a short drive outside the city limits lies a true coastal experience that has been, it seems, preserved not by a historical society but by Mother Nature herself.
Our family was hit hard with the snorkeling bug on our trip to Maui last June – we spent loads of time figuring out the best snorkeling spots near our hotel, The Whaler, on the western shore of Maui. Our three favorites were all within a 20 minute drive of Kaanapali Beach and well worth the effort to seek out!
Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Week by volunteering at Fitzgerald Marine Reserve in Moss Beach, California, 25 miles south of San Francisco in San Mateo County, from 9:00 a.m – noon on Saturday, April 24th. Volunteers are invited to join the annual cleanup at Surfer’s Beach in El Granda, and are requested to meet on the west side of the intersection of Coronado Street and Highway 1 (Turn east at the traffic light and park on Obispo Rd.). And the cleanup is a great family event, all ages are welcome with a parent!
For more details, please visit the Friends of the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve or contact Ranger Sarah Lenz at (650) 728-3584. Future cleanup events are scheduled for Saturday June 5, 2010, World Oceans Day, and September 25, 2010, California Coastal Cleanup
Photo courtesy of Gudrun Enger, Kitchen Gadget Girl.
Rhode Island isn’t the first place I think of when a beach is mentioned, but Misquamicut State Beach is a gem in that regard. The beach’s history page even goes so far as to say, “A popular surf beach with Rhode Island residents, Misquamicut is also affectionately known as ‘Rhode Island’s best known and most popular’ beach by many non-residents, mainly from Connecticut.” Yes, Rhode Island can be well-known for its beaches.
Famous for: Nearly a half-mile of beachfront, and being very popular with residents and non-residents alike.
Admission: Varies from $3.50 to $15.00 per vehicle, depending on residency, senior citizen status, and day of the week.
Travelers will like: All of the traditional beach activities–wading, swimming, sunbathing, surfing.
Best months to visit for weather: The beach is only open from May through Labor Day.
Best times to visit for crowds: Weekdays or before Memorial Day. The beach often fills to capacity on summer weekends. Read More »