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veinbuster
03-07-2013, 05:40 PM
I like beach vacations. I'm currently enjoying the last day of a vacation on Manhattan Beach, which is pretty fine. The beach goes forever. There is a biking/running/walking trail the runs about 35 km (according to my Garmin). Great food, not much traffic (once you get there). I have never seen a bigger beach anywhere. And it is pretty well cared for. I feel this is mostly an adult friendly beach.

If you're a beach person, what do you like?

Here are some others that I like:
Myrtle Beach: First vacation I took was there in my mid 20s. The beach is pretty decent and there is lots of it. There is tons to do. Over the years it has become a bit of a tourist trap, and no matter how many roads they build it doesn't seem to be able to keep up with the increasing volume of traffic. A very family friendly place. And definitely a golf friendly place.

Key West: This is kind of like going to a tropical island without having to get on a plane, or go through customs. Very adult and a world of its own. The beach itself isn't as handy as some other places, but it is a good excuse to rent a scooter and terrorize the streets to and from the beach. The place is small enough, you can get from end to end on a beach cruiser if you prefer leg power.

Sydney Australia: I frequented Manly Beach when I was there, in part because that's where the hydrofoil from where I was staying stopped. Sydney is far and away the prettiest place I've visited. The harbour is fantastic, good night life, very civilized and friendly - and restaurants let you cook your own steak. If it wasn't such a long plane ride, I'd go more often.

Nag's Head: There are other fine towns in the outer banks, but this is where I've stayed. Family friendly, but not as many entertainment options as the more touristy beaches. The water is great, especially if you like a surf. In fact, it is probably better to go there planning enjoying the surf rather than lazing about in the ocean - it doesn't lend itself to that.

Tel Aviv: The water in the Mediterranean is amazing. This beach is big an very pretty. There is lots to do on the beach and room for everything. There are a couple of things that might not be to every body's taste: the armed patrols, starting with the security getting off the plane and the bartering in the marketplace. I just considered it part of the culture and went with it.

Goldtop
03-07-2013, 05:45 PM
Anywhere on the Texas Gulf Coast for me. Especially Crystal Beach, or Galveston. Hopefully, it will be the last thing I see on this earth; I love it that much.

Lloyd

Shawn@PRS
03-07-2013, 06:57 PM
Huntington Beach California was my beach-of-choice as a kid. It was just a 12-15 mile bus ride down Beach Blvd

Sanderling beach near Duck North Carolina my the old standby now. It's fairly close to home so we go as a family once or twice a year.

St. George's Bay in Malta is the closest thing I've seen to a beach with a city attached. The sand is imported from Africa

Riposto Sicily is wonderful. Not really sandy though, the beach is made up of tiny stones

Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro. It's Rio de-freakin' Janeiro. Wear dark sunglasses, that's all I'm saying :)

Ambergris Cay, Turks and Caicos. Quiet and secluded. No cars, no paved roads. A great place to get off the grid

Key West. Zachory Taylor beach is special place, it's where I married my lovely bride

jfb
03-07-2013, 07:35 PM
I've never been to a beach. :(

rugerpc
03-07-2013, 07:52 PM
Obeche, of course. :)

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03-07-2013, 07:55 PM
Nah... I like the sun of Obeche.

swede71
03-07-2013, 07:58 PM
Steningebadet,Lake Mälaren is nice.

rugerpc
03-07-2013, 08:08 PM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ©;56815']Nah... I like the sun of Obeche.

How about Obeche Whale Blue? That would make a good before and after for the wheel game.

Shawn@PRS
03-07-2013, 08:08 PM
I've never been to a beach. :(

Seriously? Next time you're in Stevensville, we're going to take a half hour and go down to the beach that's within walking distance from the factory.

jfb
03-07-2013, 08:22 PM
Seriously? Next time you're in Stevensville, we're going to take a half hour and go down to the beach that's within walking distance from the factory.

:five:

geese_com
03-07-2013, 09:26 PM
Boracay or Palawan in the Philippines!

wilerty
03-07-2013, 10:13 PM
There a lot of beautiful beaches ... but I would choose Sanur, Bali, Indonesia ...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v711/wilerty/Bali%202012/IMG_0612-1-Copy.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v711/wilerty/Bali%202012/IMG_0658-1-Copy.jpg

captdg
03-07-2013, 10:40 PM
Key West... My wife's family is from there,since the 1950's.. The place is similar to the neighborhood of make believe. If one is a a cat rancher or aficianado, this IS the place for you. At Hemingways they still have like 60 six toed cats.. They have goats, roosters etc all free roaming..Cat feeding stations all up and down Duval. Il Siboney's is the place I recommend for great flan and Sangria..Rent a scooter ..you can drive it HARD for a week and never run out of gas. This is not a place for homophobes. If you befriend some of the local gay's they will get you great rates for bed and breakfast accomodations. Plus most of them are Manhatten transplants and can get one great tickets for a broadway show as many of them have Tony awards. I love Sloppy Joes....My wifes grandparents bougt a 2 br 1 bath house in 1956 for 8k.. After they passed away it sold for 1.1 million.. Dont miss the sunset shows on Mallory square or the top floor of the Bull and Whistle!

AaeCee
03-07-2013, 10:42 PM
St. Tropez. The vast beaches are full of incredible natural beauty and scenery.....and then there's the lovely ocean, sand, and coastline too. ; - )

AP515
03-07-2013, 10:43 PM
Penang Malaysia ... The Rasa Sayang Hotel on the beach in particular.

http://www.shangri-la.com/penang/rasasayangresort/photos-videos/ (http://www.shangri-la.com/penang/rasasayangresort/photos-videos/)

captdg
03-07-2013, 10:44 PM
Anywhere on the Texas Gulf Coast for me. Especially Crystal Beach, or Galveston. Hopefully, it will be the last thing I see on this earth; I love it that much.

Lloyd

LLoyd...I worked out of Galveston for several years as a mate on the Texas A&M research Vessel Gyre.. I miss the" Poopdeck" and "Big Daddy's...and of course........Whisssspersss.. HA!

Steph
03-08-2013, 09:06 AM
I went to FL earlier this year, from Deerfield Beach all the way down to Key West.

Not very exotic, I know, but Key West was really awesome.

Here I am, with a goofy face, and my new "PRS Beach Duffel Bag" !!

http://i1342.photobucket.com/albums/o763/Steflix/PRSbeachcomber_zps0b11eea7.jpg

Shawn@PRS
03-08-2013, 09:15 AM
I envy you guys who've been to Asian beaches. I've never been to that part of the world, but I'd love to go some day.

Goldtop
03-08-2013, 09:25 AM
LLoyd...I worked out of Galveston for several years as a mate on the Texas A&M research Vessel Gyre.. I miss the" Poopdeck" and "Big Daddy's...and of course........Whisssspersss.. HA!

That's so cool. Galveston was hit hard (again) several years ago in the hurricane. It took out The Balinese, closed down The Strand for awhile, all of the usual terrible things. But the town just keeps coming back. From the first time I rode on the ferry (back when I was a little kid; long story), I've loved that area. The last time I was there was in 2007, which is too long ago. They were building a bridge system to do away with the ferry service, and it may be completed now for all I know.

I imagine you have an interesting life. I'm not trying to pry, but are you an actual captain? Own your own boat/vessel or fleet? Charters?

I never feel better, more at peace, more myself, than when I'm close to the water. So naturally I live in the middle of the ugliest, flattest part of Texas, surrounded by pastures and cattle feedlots!

Lloyd

Steve59
03-08-2013, 09:52 AM
Fort Meyers Beach, Fl. I'll be there in a few weeks. Looking very much forward to it. I'd love to take my Taylor with me but I'm thinking the less expensive Washburn is taking the trip.

Hopeful Sinner
03-08-2013, 09:53 AM
We actually have some beautiful beaches down here in tha Dirty....

Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are absolutely gorgeous. White Sand and blue water... I'll add a couple pics in just a few...

captdg
03-08-2013, 10:38 AM
For LLOYD............................Yes.. I hold a USCG (Coast Guard) \MastersLicense oceans and,near coastal. Plus an AB unlimited and a QMED. I dont own any boats, I usually work in the Gulf, taking supplies to Oil Rigs. However when oil prices go down I work on research vessels. That gig I did on the A&M boat we chased sperm whales ..They have a spring break too at Viosca Knoll where they eat squid and mate. I wouldnt fish or crab if someone paid me huge bucks.. That show deadliest catch, the reason they have so many vessels go down is because the owners wont put money into them, In fact I dont even own a personal boat.. I rent them.

yah..I dont ever think I will be a Landpeople anymore...The money is good, the scenery changes, and I can back up to a rig and play the Star Spangled Banner and they all take their hard hats off..Plus the dolphins come to the vessel and beg for hot dogs.

captdg
03-08-2013, 10:40 AM
We actually have some beautiful beaches down here in tha Dirty....

Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are absolutely gorgeous. White Sand and blue water... I'll add a couple pics in just a few...


Hey you been to the Flora bama or the Pink Pony?

Hopeful Sinner
03-08-2013, 01:25 PM
Many a raucous night spent at the FloraBama... That place took Hurricane Ivan to the dome and came out pretty ok... One night in particular this cat named Bob Ritchie was raising all manner of hell up in there... But man that Kid could Rock...

south89
03-08-2013, 01:49 PM
Hawaii for me is tops more specifically Oahu or Maui
2nd would have to be the beach at the Sandals Grande in St. Lucia
Then I guess I would have to go Bahammas

dmorton67
03-08-2013, 01:59 PM
Hanauma Bay on Oahu is awesome!!!!!!! Actually any beach on Hawaii is great although I thought Waikiki was way too crowded

John Beef
03-08-2013, 02:15 PM
I once spent a week on Eluthera Island in the Bahamas. Some friends had a villa with an extra room, so all my wife and I had to pay for was plane tickets and food and booze. We have a semi-private beach on the Atlantic side, just a little one that only three villas had access to. I never saw anyone from the other two villas. That's my favorite beach ever.

Eluthera is pretty amazing. I have never felt more relaxed than after unwinding for a week there. There's one point at the north end where the island is only about 100 yards across, made of solid rock, and you've got the blue green calm Carribean on one side and the dark blue roaring Atlantic on the other side. I've never seen anything like it.

garrett
03-08-2013, 03:04 PM
I'm not that big a beach fan. I have a few faves that I've visited, though. I don't like when they're crowded and it's a million degrees outside (which describes most beaches in FL where I grew up). I prefer any place that's off-the-path so I can really enjoy the nature.

Clearwater Beach - for a popular beach, it's my favorite in FL. Lots of room, clean, nice gulf breeze, gorgeous clear water.

My wife and I recently spent a day on Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman. Gorgeous views of the Caribbean (of course) and a lot of trees along the edge for shelter. Really enjoyed it.

My other favorite was when my wife and I were honeymooning on big island in Hawaii. I don't remember the name, but we went to a park in the NW of the island somewhere. We had to hike down through the forest to get to the black sand beach. There was a little lagoon inland that got fed at high tide. To me it was a perfect tropical paradise. Hardly touched by man and some good hiking through the wilderness.

garrett
03-08-2013, 03:07 PM
Many a raucous night spent at the FloraBama... That place took Hurricane Ivan to the dome and came out pretty ok... One night in particular this cat named Bob Ritchie was raising all manner of hell up in there... But man that Kid could Rock...

I'll always remember Ivan. That bastard blew down my fence and destroyed my shed!

I actually got married in Clearwater Beach in the middle of Hurricane Frances, a couple weeks before Ivan.

TGSCAN
03-08-2013, 04:42 PM
we are boring.. just one beach for us... I should get more often .. LOL

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captdg
03-08-2013, 09:41 PM
Many a raucous night spent at the FloraBama... That place took Hurricane Ivan to the dome and came out pretty ok... One night in particular this cat named Bob Ritchie was raising all manner of hell up in there... But man that Kid could Rock...

Him and Hank Jr. went on a fishing charter here in the panhandle once.. The Scuttlebutt is that they stayed in the cabin the whole time "gettin their head together" and the n were too paranoid to come out and fish.. Thats prolly not true, but boat captains like sea stories. I did see "The Snake" passed out there one night.

Tag
03-08-2013, 10:29 PM
we are boring.. just one beach for us... I should get more often .
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I see some great PS guitar colors in the water and the sky behind you! :rock:

Steph
03-09-2013, 02:04 AM
I see some great PS guitar colors in the water and the sky behind you! :rock:

Yeah, and one is already called "Beach Cross Fade"....

Hopeful Sinner
03-09-2013, 06:34 AM
Him and Hank Jr. went on a fishing charter here in the panhandle once.. The Scuttlebutt is that they stayed in the cabin the whole time "gettin their head together" and the n were too paranoid to come out and fish.. Thats prolly not true, but boat captains like sea stories. I did see "The Snake" passed out there one night.

This sounds about right...

Bill SAS 513
03-09-2013, 10:08 AM
First is any Beach along the Outer Banks, the further south the better(read: quieter) ...next is Brighton...stones and all...went with close friend in UK who's gone now so that one is special....and near Stevensville...Matapeak (sp??)...pretty nice for l
Little ones...shallow for miles...

MA Pete
03-09-2013, 11:54 AM
we are boring.. just one beach for us... I should get more often .. LOL

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+1 on the Turks and Caicos, Brent! My new favorite vacation destination, just got back a week ago from an awesome vacation there!!

The most beautiful turquoise water colors you could possibly imagine.

The first pic is actually the view from our balcony at the resort we stayed at, and the people swimming are my wife and three kids.

Note a drink in hand at all times is a requirement there, as shown in the last two pictures! ;)

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MA Pete
03-09-2013, 11:56 AM
Yeah, and one is already called "Beach Cross Fade"....

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-lLGbmMRKRQo/UNH0X-eiYKI/AAAAAAAADPY/m-Ye6tBDadk/s979/PS+4094+05.jpg

:D

butterfly
03-09-2013, 12:01 PM
Don't forget Jones Beach in NY. Over sixteen miles of pristine state park with as much depth of sand water to dunes as anywhere. Terrific boardwalk and a cool ampitheatre for concerts. Bay on the other side.

Our current beach is the Delaware shore, including Dewey Beach. Also very nice. For Florida there are some beaches in the Everglades state park that you can only access by boat. You'd think you were in another world.

Steph
03-09-2013, 12:03 PM
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-lLGbmMRKRQo/UNH0X-eiYKI/AAAAAAAADPY/m-Ye6tBDadk/s979/PS+4094+05.jpg

:D

Yep! That's the one! :top:

TGSCAN
03-09-2013, 12:14 PM
+1 on the Turks and Caicos, Brent! My new favorite vacation destination, just got back a week ago from an awesome vacation there!!

The most beautiful turquoise water colors you could possibly imagine.

The first pic is actually the view from our balcony at the resort we stayed at, and the people swimming are my wife and three kids.

Note a drink in hand at all times is a requirement there, as shown in the last two pictures! ;)

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-y8XQaclXZ3c/UTTTNvQ1W8I/AAAAAAAAABk/YVrruRbAA90/s800/Dales%2520TC%2520001.jpg

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-jZ9V1HMbusc/UTTTaq27ROI/AAAAAAAAAH8/SiyqftuDrI8/s800/Dales%2520TC%2520068.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-YWe9Ldwln_g/UTTbVwQHGPI/AAAAAAAAAjs/VMF4jFSXlhY/s720/photo-5.JPG

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-7efIIB1UQvY/UTTTvhizq0I/AAAAAAAAASI/1Ot0xHJbonE/s800/Dales%2520TC%2520155.jpg



OHHH . you are gonna make me plug in my external hard-drive aren't you Pete !!!! ?

joebalaguer
03-09-2013, 12:40 PM
El Matador Beach in Malibu, CA for me. Love the caves and the scenery there!



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TGSCAN
03-09-2013, 12:55 PM
El Matador Beach in Malibu, CA for me. Love the caves and the scenery there!



http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r308/JJB717/168360585_f42a859c51_o_zps0ae0d124.jpg


Thats COOL man !!!

veinbuster
03-09-2013, 02:04 PM
I wonder how long it would take to visit all of these fine selections.

TGSCAN
03-10-2013, 07:22 AM
Oh and Happy BIRTHDAY beach hunter!!

Albeit 3 days late.

:-))


I like beach vacations. I'm currently enjoying the last day of a vacation on Manhattan Beach, which is pretty fine. The beach goes forever. There is a biking/running/walking trail the runs about 35 km (according to my Garmin). Great food, not much traffic (once you get there). I have never seen a bigger beach anywhere. And it is pretty well cared for. I feel this is mostly an adult friendly beach.

If you're a beach person, what do you like?

Here are some others that I like:
Myrtle Beach: First vacation I took was there in my mid 20s. The beach is pretty decent and there is lots of it. There is tons to do. Over the years it has become a bit of a tourist trap, and no matter how many roads they build it doesn't seem to be able to keep up with the increasing volume of traffic. A very family friendly place. And definitely a golf friendly place.

Key West: This is kind of like going to a tropical island without having to get on a plane, or go through customs. Very adult and a world of its own. The beach itself isn't as handy as some other places, but it is a good excuse to rent a scooter and terrorize the streets to and from the beach. The place is small enough, you can get from end to end on a beach cruiser if you prefer leg power.

Sydney Australia: I frequented Manly Beach when I was there, in part because that's where the hydrofoil from where I was staying stopped. Sydney is far and away the prettiest place I've visited. The harbour is fantastic, good night life, very civilized and friendly - and restaurants let you cook your own steak. If it wasn't such a long plane ride, I'd go more often.

Nag's Head: There are other fine towns in the outer banks, but this is where I've stayed. Family friendly, but not as many entertainment options as the more touristy beaches. The water is great, especially if you like a surf. In fact, it is probably better to go there planning enjoying the surf rather than lazing about in the ocean - it doesn't lend itself to that.

Tel Aviv: The water in the Mediterranean is amazing. This beach is big an very pretty. There is lots to do on the beach and room for everything. There are a couple of things that might not be to every body's taste: the armed patrols, starting with the security getting off the plane and the bartering in the marketplace. I just considered it part of the culture and went with it.

veinbuster
03-10-2013, 08:13 AM
Oh and Happy BIRTHDAY beach hunter!!

Albeit 3 days late.

:-))

Thank you sir.
My birthdays always last at least 3 days.

11top
03-11-2013, 10:33 AM
Munjack Cay, Abacos

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