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Tag: Beach of the Month

Isles Bay Beach, Montserrat; Katie Peek & Robert Young

Isles Bay Beach, Montserrat; Katie Peek & Robert Young

Isles Bay Beach is a small, embayed beach located on the western side of the Caribbean Island of Montserrat. This mountainous island is a British oversees territory, less than 20 square miles in area and dominated primarily by the Soufriere Hill Volcano.

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Morris Island Lighthouse & the Moving Beach; By Celie Dailey

Morris Island Lighthouse & the Moving Beach; By Celie Dailey

Morris Island Lighthouse is now located over 1,500 feet out to sea on a sand shoal surrounded by a small seawall. The relatively deep 35-foot foundation of the spindle has allowed it to continue standing as the land moved out from under it. Originally constructed a quarter-mile behind the beach, the lighthouse has survived storms, rising sea level, and barrier island migration since 1876.

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Jurmala Beach, Latvia; By Andrew Cooper

Jurmala Beach, Latvia; By Andrew Cooper

Situated on the Baltic Sea coast of Latvia, Jurmala Beach runs unbroken for over 30km along the Gulf of Riga. The beach is frozen and snow-covered in winter but in summer is a popular bathing area.

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Cabanas Velhas, Algarve, Portugal; Carlos Loureiro

Cabanas Velhas, Algarve, Portugal; Carlos Loureiro

Cabanas Velhas, meaning old huts, is a small embayed beach located in the southern Algarve, about 20 km east of Cape St Vincent. Composed of pre-Ordovician shale and greywacke cliffs in the west and Jurassic to Miocene limestone and marlstone cliffs in the south, this rocky shoreline is punctuated by several embayed or pocket beaches.

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Charleston’s vulnerable future, through the eyes of an artist; By Celie Dailey

Charleston’s vulnerable future, through the eyes of an artist; By Celie Dailey

Artist Mary Edna Fraser lives on an intertidal creek in Charleston, South Carolina. Although having depicted coastal regions around the world, it is this landscape that she knows best. Much of the city of Charleston lies at about eight feet above sea level and when high tide combines with a little rain, flooding is rampant all over the city.

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Caminada Headland, Louisiana; By Joe Kelley

Caminada Headland, Louisiana; By Joe Kelley

Caminada Headland is a 22.5 km (14 mile) long beach (part of which is called Elmer’s Island) that projects out in to the Gulf of Mexico from the central Mississippi River Delta. This undeveloped beach was once an unbroken stretch of fine sand with extraordinary fishing and bird-watching opportunities. The birds and fish remain, but unfortunately hurricanes have breached the beach in many places.

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Jekyll Island, Georgia; By Blair & Dawn Witherington

Jekyll Island, Georgia; By Blair & Dawn Witherington

Jekyll Island is a 12-kilometer long ark meeting the Atlantic Ocean as part of the Georgia coastline, southeastern US. The island is an exquisite exemplar of coastal processes, both geological and human-influenced. By Blair and Dawn Witherington.

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Colombian Pacific Beaches at the Mouth of Bahia de Buenaventura; By William J. Neal & Orrin H. Pilkey

Colombian Pacific Beaches at the Mouth of Bahia de Buenaventura; By William J. Neal & Orrin H. Pilkey

Among the world’s most remote beaches are those that line the 62 barrier islands of Colombia’s Pacific Coast. Only two roads lead over the Andes to access points from which the islands and their few, very small, subsistence coastal villages can be reached by boat. By William J. Neal and Orrin H. Pilkey

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South West National Park, Tasmania; By Johnny Abegg

South West National Park, Tasmania; By Johnny Abegg

Have you ever dreamed of a place as a child that you always wanted visit? I was lucky enough to visit South West National Park in Tasmania, chartering the South and West coast by boat for the annual South West Marine Debris Cleanup. By Johnny Abegg.

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