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Tag: Beach of the Month

Isle of Skye – Coral Beach, Scotland; By Gary Griggs

Isle of Skye – Coral Beach, Scotland; By Gary Griggs

While on a circumambulation of the coast of Scotland in September, we noticed a description of a must see place, Coral Beach on the Isle of Skye. This name came as a surprise, mainly because Skye is situated at a latitude of 57.3 degrees north, nearly the same as Juneau, Alaska, and a coral beach seemed extremely unlikely.

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Cape San Blas, Florida; By Celie Dailey

Cape San Blas, Florida; By Celie Dailey

On the Apalachicola River Delta, Cape San Blas is part of a barrier island chain along Florida’s northwest coast that stretches westward, across the bay of Mobile, AL.

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Belinho Beach, NW Portugal: An Example of Rapid Beach Change; By H. Granja & J.L.S. Pinho

Belinho Beach, NW Portugal: An Example of Rapid Beach Change; By H. Granja & J.L.S. Pinho

Portugal, located in the most western part of Europe, is a country with more than 900km of Atlantic coast. The coast is very diverse in terms of landforms and sediment types.

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A Tale of Two Beaches: Tompire Bay, NE Trinidad; By John Weber, William Neal & Jeanette Arkle

A Tale of Two Beaches: Tompire Bay, NE Trinidad; By John Weber, William Neal & Jeanette Arkle

Trinidad, West Indies, has many beautiful beaches and among the most interesting are those of the Northern Trinidad coast.

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Asilah, Morocco: A Coastal Town Seeking Modernity; By Celie Dailey

Asilah, Morocco: A Coastal Town Seeking Modernity; By Celie Dailey

Asilah is a beautifully revived town on the Atlantic coast of Morocco whose medina is white washed every year in preparation for its annual arts festival. Outside the medina walls lapped by ocean tides, there is a craggy shore with bright green algae growing on its eroded rocks. To the north, there are wide, flat sandy beaches but to the south, cliffs and caves are found on shoreline.

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What the Sands Tell Us: a Look Back at Southeastern US Beaches; By Orrin H. Pilkey & William J. Neal

What the Sands Tell Us: a Look Back at Southeastern US Beaches; By Orrin H. Pilkey & William J. Neal

All beaches contain a variety of minerals, unique “suites”, which are like fingerprints in the sand—fingerprints that are clues as to where the sand came from.

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50 Best Beaches in the World (PHOTOS)

50 Best Beaches in the World (PHOTOS)

Here, in no particular order, 50 sources of beach inspiration—from secluded coves in Southeast Asia to romantic getaways in the Mediterranean—that will make you want to book a ticket immediately.

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Balneário Dunas Altas, Southern Brazil; By Andrew Cooper

Balneário Dunas Altas, Southern Brazil; By Andrew Cooper

A small beach community on the coast of Rio Grande do Sul province in Brazil, Dunas Altas comprises a set of holiday homes, occupied only in the summer. Dunas Altas is near the northern end of a beach that runs unbroken for 300 km from Rio Grande to Tramandai.

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St. Ninian’s Tombolo, Shetland, Scotland; By Norma Longo

St. Ninian’s Tombolo, Shetland, Scotland; By Norma Longo

Despite its icy temperatures, a Shetland beach has been named among the best places in the world to swim, alongside those in the Caribbean, Australia and the Mediterranean. This beach is St. Ninian’s Tombolo, a coastal feature that connects the southwest Shetland Mainland with St. Ninian’s Isle.

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