Photo by Salt Water New England

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

The Best Beaches are Empty Beaches

Photo by Salt Water New England

 

14 comments:

  1. Wellfleet in December used to be an annual trip for us. With appropriate attire for the cold and wind, it's lovely.

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  2. I agree, empty Cape Cod beaches and being able to walk the dogs. Oh and yes we always clean up after them!

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    1. Yes. Love the islands. But give me a looonnng (even winter), deserted, walk on Coast Guard - Nauset - Marconi to Race Point, etc., beaches any day.

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    2. Yep --- I used to live on 6A midway between Gray's Beach in Yarmouth Port and Corporation Beach in Dennis and I really loved those off-season beach walks. So peaceful, calming, and restorative.

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    3. Gray's Beach is now $20 to access in-season! Criminal! Outrage!

      Walking the Brewster flats in winter is truly special.

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  3. Jimmy Buffett classic "When the Coast Is Clear."

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  4. So very true! Thanks so very much!

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  5. I do not want a crowd, but I enjoy happening upon a kindred spirit.

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    1. As a fellow Austinite, I'd say you're talking about the difference between Port Aransas on a weekend in July and Padre Island any day in September.

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  6. A good beach is one that has sand.
    A better beach is one you can access.
    The best beach is a free beach.

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  7. When I was twenty (fifty years ago) I spent a month in Portugal taking care of a yacht near Lisbon. A friend joined me to help out and I took the occasion to go off alone and walk the coastline. A section of the coast just north of Nazare was absolutely spectacular: wide, clean and deserted. I walked about thirty miles north during three days, camping in the dunes and never saw another soul. The surf was so big I feared getting washed away. I was aware that my home on Cape Cod was almost exactly due west into the nightly sunsets. A promontory there has since become the site of the world's largest and most dangerous surfing competitions. Search 'Nazare surfing' for youtube videos. That beach is all lined with condos now.

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