Forums > Off-Topic Discussion > Where in the world has the best Oceanside beaches?

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Jules NYC

Posts: 17301

New York, New York, US

The Pacific Ocean rocks.
Big waves in San Fran, albeit cold...

Santa Cruz is nice and somewhat warmer...
San Diego has weather to die for... small waves like Florida.

I don't know how I feel about the Jersey Shore.
I never cared for the state.

Hawaii seems best to me and I've never been there yet.

I never been abroad...

Do tell...

Feb 17 13 12:03 pm Link

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BeatnikDiva

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Fayetteville, Arkansas, US

I used to live in Virginia, and spent MUCH time in Va. Beach.  I liked it.  But the eastern coast of Florida...Ponte Vedra, St. Augustine, at least back in the day...LOVED those beaches.

I spent quite a lot of time at Venice Beach, which I loved, too.  The waves were bigger than on the Atlantic.

Feb 17 13 12:10 pm Link

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BeatnikDiva

Posts: 14802

Fayetteville, Arkansas, US

DP on purpose. neutral

Feb 17 13 12:10 pm Link

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Cherrystone

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Columbus, Ohio, US

AuTrain, Michigan. big_smile

Feb 17 13 12:12 pm Link

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BeatnikDiva

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Fayetteville, Arkansas, US

Small Fruit Pits wrote:
AuTrain, Michigan. big_smile

There's an ocean in Michigan?? yikes





roll tongue

Feb 17 13 12:13 pm Link

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Jules NYC

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New York, New York, US

DivaEroticus wrote:
I used to live in Virginia, and spent MUCH time in Va. Beach.  I liked it.  But the eastern coast of Florida...Ponte Vedra, St. Augustine, at least back in the day...LOVED those beaches.

I spent quite a lot of time at Venice Beach, which I loved, too.  The waves were bigger than on the Atlantic.

Del Mar is beautiful in Cali...

I heard people are super nice in the South, Northeast.

Feb 17 13 12:14 pm Link

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Cherrystone

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Columbus, Ohio, US

DivaEroticus wrote:

There's an ocean in Michigan?? yikes





roll tongue

http://goo.gl/maps/FMOsL

Feb 17 13 12:16 pm Link

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Jules NYC

Posts: 17301

New York, New York, US

Small Fruit Pits wrote:
AuTrain, Michigan. big_smile

There's a cool island off of MI I always wanted to go to.

Lakes are beautiful too.

Feb 17 13 12:16 pm Link

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r T p

Posts: 3158

Vaduz, Vaduz, Liechtenstein

Jules NYC wrote:
...

I never been abroad...


wha
t you tryin to say?

i thought you was a broad

Feb 17 13 12:19 pm Link

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Jules NYC

Posts: 17301

New York, New York, US

cy be rea n wrote:


wha
t you tryin to say?

i thought you was a broad

Na, I don't fit in that category:)

Feb 17 13 12:23 pm Link

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DOUGLASFOTOS

Posts: 8948

Los Angeles, California, US

This place has the best beaches.....

http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af133/cirtapfotos/pics5.jpg


http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af133/cirtapfotos/DSC_2975-001.jpg

Feb 17 13 12:23 pm Link

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Jules NYC

Posts: 17301

New York, New York, US

DOUGLASFOTOS wrote:
This place has the best beaches.....


http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af133/cirtapfotos/DSC_2975-001.jpg

Pretty:)

Feb 17 13 12:24 pm Link

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r T p

Posts: 3158

Vaduz, Vaduz, Liechtenstein

Jules NYC wrote:

Na, I don't fit in that category:)


oh sorry
...

i thought you was a classy broad

Feb 17 13 12:26 pm Link

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r T p

Posts: 3158

Vaduz, Vaduz, Liechtenstein


an
d as far as beaches in the southern part of california, there's these ...

www.travelchannel.com/interests/beaches … ia-beaches

Feb 17 13 12:27 pm Link

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In Balance Photography

Posts: 3372

Boston, Massachusetts, US

There are so many good ones, but I think it really depends on what you are looking to do...

When you go to the beach, what do you want to do? Sun? Swim? Surf? Nightlife?

Feb 17 13 12:31 pm Link

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Jules NYC

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New York, New York, US

cy be rea n wrote:


oh sorry
...

i thought you was a classy broad

lol

I don't think you can put those two together

Feb 17 13 12:32 pm Link

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Jules NYC

Posts: 17301

New York, New York, US

cy be rea n wrote:

an
d as far as beaches in the southern part of california, there's these ...

www.travelchannel.com/interests/beaches … ia-beaches

I used to work in Coronado and La Jolla:)
Been to almost every beach on that list

Feb 17 13 12:35 pm Link

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Jules NYC

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New York, New York, US

In Balance Photography wrote:
There are so many good ones, but I think it really depends on what you are looking to do...

When you go to the beach, what do you want to do? Sun? Swim? Surf? Nightlife?

Surf
Learn to that is.
I only mastered duckdiving in Ocean Beach, San Francisco.
Even if I don't surf, I love the beach.

I watch those HGTV shows a lot.
Some really nice places in the world:)

Feb 17 13 12:36 pm Link

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In Balance Photography

Posts: 3372

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Jules NYC wrote:

Surf
Learn to that is.
I only mastered duckdiving in Ocean Beach, San Francisco.
Even if I don't surf, I love the beach.

Outer Banks in North Carolina (can be a little bit of a haul to get there)
Narragansett, RI (small surf scene but it's a train ride from NYC to Providence and a I think a Bus to the beach.)

Feb 17 13 12:41 pm Link

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Jules NYC

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New York, New York, US

In Balance Photography wrote:

Outer Banks in North Carolina (can be a little bit of a haul to get there)
Narragansett, RI (small surf scene but it's a train ride from NYC to Providence and a I think a Bus to the beach.)

I oddly am interested in North Carolina

Feb 17 13 12:43 pm Link

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Lightcraft Studio

Posts: 12480

Delray Beach, Florida, US

Jules NYC wrote:

Surf
Learn to that is.
I only mastered duckdiving in Ocean Beach, San Francisco.
Even if I don't surf, I love the beach.

I watch those HGTV shows a lot.
Some really nice places in the world:)

Just got back from Jaco, Costa Rica a couple of days ago... some of the best surfing in the world there. It was in the upper 90's the whole time I was there, and the water is nice and warm.

Feb 17 13 12:46 pm Link

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Jules NYC

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New York, New York, US

Lightcraft Studio wrote:

Just got back from Jaco, Costa Rica a couple of days ago... some of the best surfing in the world there. It was in the upper 90's the whole time I was there, and the water is nice and warm.

Mmmmmm nice

Feb 17 13 12:47 pm Link

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In Balance Photography

Posts: 3372

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Jules NYC wrote:

I oddly am interested in North Carolina

I haven't been in probably 5 years, but before that I went often (fishing).

Off season, it can be warm, and pretty deserted.

Feb 17 13 12:51 pm Link

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BeatnikDiva

Posts: 14802

Fayetteville, Arkansas, US

In Balance Photography wrote:

Outer Banks in North Carolina (can be a little bit of a haul to get there)
Narragansett, RI (small surf scene but it's a train ride from NYC to Providence and a I think a Bus to the beach.)

Can't believe I didn't mention the Outer Banks in my earlier post.  Those beaches are probably my favorites.  I haz teh dumb.

Feb 17 13 12:53 pm Link

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Jules NYC

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New York, New York, US

In Balance Photography wrote:

I haven't been in probably 5 years, but before that I went often (fishing).

Off season, it can be warm, and pretty deserted.

Sounds divine

Feb 17 13 12:53 pm Link

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In Balance Photography

Posts: 3372

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Jules NYC wrote:

Sounds divine

If you haven't watched "Nights in Rodanthe", give it a whirl. Not a great movie - but it'll give you a sense of off season in OBX.

Feb 17 13 12:55 pm Link

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Cherrystone

Posts: 37133

Columbus, Ohio, US

Jules NYC wrote:

There's a cool island off of MI I always wanted to go to.

Lakes are beautiful too.

Which one? I've probably been there at least once.

Feb 17 13 12:56 pm Link

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Jules NYC

Posts: 17301

New York, New York, US

Small Fruit Pits wrote:

Which one? I've probably been there at least once.

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=ubpcGtoz … bpcGtozklY

Feb 17 13 12:57 pm Link

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Jules NYC

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New York, New York, US

In Balance Photography wrote:

If you haven't watched "Nights in Rodanthe", give it a whirl. Not a great movie - but it'll give you a sense of off season in OBX.

I'll try to check it out!

Feb 17 13 12:58 pm Link

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Jerry Nemeth

Posts: 28824

Dearborn, Michigan, US

Small Fruit Pits wrote:

Which one? I've probably been there at least once.

A model camped on an island off MI this past summer.

Feb 17 13 01:00 pm Link

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scrymettet

Posts: 32754

Quebec, Quebec, Canada

Nazca coast,Peru
Cape town, South Africa
Côtes d'Armor,France (Cap Gris nez area)
Hawaii, Big Island
Salalah,Sultana of Oman

Feb 17 13 01:01 pm Link

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Art Silva

Posts: 9621

Santa Barbara, California, US

We have clean, pristine, uncrowded clean water and gentle surf beaches all over town here in S.B. but don't come here, we don't like visitors trashing our place  tongue

Feb 17 13 01:03 pm Link

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Ralph Easy

Posts: 6426

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

It takes great sacrifice to go to the best beaches in the world...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gz3Cc7wlfkI

http://sites.duke.edu/apocalypse/files/2009/12/helicoptersoverbeach.jpg

.

Feb 17 13 01:05 pm Link

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Jules NYC

Posts: 17301

New York, New York, US

Art Silva Photography wrote:
We have clean, pristine, uncrowded clean water and gentle surf beaches all over town here in S.B. but don't come here, we don't like visitors trashing our place  tongue

I lived in Cali for 7 years.
SB is really nice.
I don't believe in trashing anything;)

http://www.greenblue.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/KAB-Litter-PSA.jpeg

Feb 17 13 01:13 pm Link

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MKPhoto

Posts: 5665

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Prince Edward Island, North Shore. Not "the most beautiful" or "best surf" etc, but definitely one of the "feels best" beaches around.

Feb 17 13 01:48 pm Link

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r T p

Posts: 3158

Vaduz, Vaduz, Liechtenstein

cy be rea n wrote:

oh sorry
...

i thought you was a classy broad

Jules NYC wrote:
lol

I don't think you can put those two together


i
learnt to speek english in nyc ...

you can put any two freakin' words together

Feb 17 13 02:12 pm Link

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Jules NYC

Posts: 17301

New York, New York, US

cy be rea n wrote:

cy be rea n wrote:

oh sorry
...

i thought you was a classy broad


i
learnt to speek english in nyc ...

you can put any two freakin' words together

If 'freakin' is a part of it, then most certainly

lol

Feb 17 13 02:15 pm Link

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London Fog

Posts: 6770

London, England, United Kingdom

California has some amazing beaches, Zuma, Manhattan, La Jolla etc, and then all the way up to SF, Carmel, all wonderful. But, for my money I'd say that it doesn't get any better than this place, maybe anywhere on the planet?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/AA777/BoraBora2_zpsfdc19fe9.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/AA777/BoraBoraBeach_zpsdfb27d8e.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/AA777/BoraBora_zps9ac67185.jpg

Anyone care to take a guess?

Feb 17 13 02:21 pm Link

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Jules NYC

Posts: 17301

New York, New York, US

London Fog wrote:
California has some amazing beaches, Zuma, Manhattan, La Jolla etc, and then all the way up to SF, Carmel, all wonderful. But, for my money I'd say that it doesn't get any better than this place, maybe anywhere on the planet?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/AA777/BoraBora2_zpsfdc19fe9.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/AA777/BoraBoraBeach_zpsdfb27d8e.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/AA777/BoraBora_zps9ac67185.jpg

Anyone care to take a guess?

Niccccccccce

The file info gives it away
smile

Feb 17 13 02:24 pm Link

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London Fog

Posts: 6770

London, England, United Kingdom

Jules NYC wrote:

Niccccccccce

The file info gives it away
smile

Doh! I should know better...!

Feb 17 13 02:26 pm Link