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Tag: Beaches

Cumbuco

Cumbuco was not a known destination until 2006; when a few European travelers “discovered” the town and decided to capitalize…

The Boats of Canoa Quebrada

I’m a sucker for photos of boats — particularly fishing ones; and, it was a real pleasure to watch and…

Canoa Quebrada

In 1650, the Portuguese sailer Francisco Ayres da Cunha accidentally stumbled upon Canoe Quebrada when his ship was forced ashore…

The Dunes of Morro Branco

Once out of the cliffs we made our way around Morro Branco in a dune buggy. This was my first…

Das Falésias de Beberibe, Morro Branco

One of the highlights of Northern Brazil was a trip to Morro Branco and Das Falésias (cliffs) Beberibe (the name…

Surfer’s Point, Ventura

Surfer’s Point is located at Seaside Park in Ventura, California (by the Ventura County Fairgrounds). It also happens to be…

Long Beach

Unbearably hot sand, surprisingly immaculate bathrooms, an odd quiet, fit beautiful people running along the beach, searching forever for parking,…

San Clemente Beach

Ten kilometers south of San Juan Capistrano is San Clemente Beach — an area well known for it’s surfing culture…

Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach is every bit a cute California artisan community by the ocean. I arrived just in time for the…

Goa and Calangute Beach

In retrospective, one of my biggest regrets going into Goa was going in blind; I had only two full days…

Noah’s Ark, Pleasure Beach, Blackpool, UK (1950s)

“This classic family attraction will rock you from side to side as it simulates the soothing motion of the ocean!…

Seaside Collectables

The little collection above is what people were trying to sell us on the beach in Punta Cana. We certainly…

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