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NSA Tournaments – NSA Florida Fastpitch Softball

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Aug 252015
 

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Maumee Bay State Park, an Ohio park located near Maumee …

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Aug 182015
 

MAUMEE BAY STATE PARK

Tesla Anne making dad proud

View of pond from Parking Lot 6 in Maumee Bay SP

Tesla and her 30 in 6 lb blue cat named King Kong 10-16-2010

View looking south from bridge at Maumee Bay SP

Canada Goose preens at the inland lake in Maumee Bay State Park, Sept 28, 2014

View looking west from the beach at Maumee Bay State Park, Oct. 15, 2014

Wind surfer takes advantage of strong winds in Maumee Bay. Oct. 18, 2014

Fall colors at Maumee Bay State Park. View of the bay looking west. Oct. 15, 2014

Fall colors at Maumee Bay State Park. View looking south from the beach area. Oct.18, 2014

Rainbow over the beach at Maumee Bay State Park after a storm blew in from Lake Erie. Taken Sept. 21

Maumee Bay State Park offers not only the finest of recreational facilities in the Midwest, but also a unique natural environment created by the convergence of the land and Lake Erie. The lodge, cottages and golf course are nestled among the scenic meadows, wet woods and lush marshes teeming with wildlife. The balance of recreational facilities with the natural world gives visitors a diverse experience in a coastal environment.

The history of Lake Erie began with the glacial period known as the Pleistocene. Massive sheets of ice gouged and scoured the bedrock of Ohio. Testimony of the ice’s force is found throughout the lake area. Small scratches in the rock surface known as glacial striations are common, while major grooves are rare but awesome.

The wetlands of the Maumee Bay area offer a vivid array of natural wonders. Wetlands contain more species of wildlife than any other habitat type, including: fox snake, northern water snake, painted turtle, chorus frog, green frog, spotted salamander, raccoon, muskrat, dragonfly, caddis fly, and water striders. Over 300 species of birds have been recorded with shorebirds such as snipe, great blue heron, common gallinule and ring-billed gulls residing with waterfowl including Canada geese, pintails, redheads, and ruddy ducks. Songbirds include the red-winged blackbird, yellow warbler, killdeer and swamp sparrow. Spring migration brings many others including the colorful warblers. The plant life is diverse as well. Cattails, buttonbush, phragmites, bur-reed, cottonwood and black willow are just a few examples of the marsh plants at the park.

Several prairies exist in the park that offer interpretive experiences for those visitors interested in the various species and ecosystems found there. Ring-necked pheasants densely populate the meadow areas of the park.

The Lake Erie shoreline sets the stage for the comeback of the bald eagle in Ohio. Nesting pairs have been reported recently in Ohio with the majority being in the western basin of Lake Erie.

For many years, the swamp was a tremendous barrier to western settlement. Most settlers traveled by boat on Lake Erie to reach southern Michigan. Major cities of the area circled the perimeter of the swamp; none lay within it except Bowling Green. In 1859, a law was passed providing for a system of public ditches to drain the land. By 1870, the swamp was still only half cleared. Eventually, after a period of intense lumbering and draining, the swamp had nearly vanished and the area became a major agricultural region.

Acquisition of park lands began in 1974 with matching funds from the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Maumee Bay officially became a state park in 1975.

FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW

GeneralLand, acres1336

Water, acresGreat Lake

Day-UseFishingyes

Huntingyes

Hiking Trail, miles10

Picnickingyes

Swimming Beachyes

Beach Concessionyes

Nature Centeryes

Nature Programsyes

BoatingBoat Rentalyes

Boating Limits-1

CampingElectric Sites, #252

Pets Permittedyes

Flush Toiletsyes

Dumpstationyes

Showersyes

Rent-A-Camp Sites, #3

Rent-A-Yurt, #1

WinterSleddingyes

Cross-Country Skiingyes

Ice Skatingyes

AccommodationsLodge Rooms, #120

Family Cottages, #24

Game Roomyes

Indoor Swimming Poolyes

Tennisyes

Outdoor Swimming Poolyes

Golf Courseyes

Restaurantyes

The deluxe cottages at the park are nestled among scenic wetlands and a picturesque golf course. The cottages are equipped with a gas fireplace, heating and air conditioning, fully equipped kitchen, living area, two bedrooms with a loft, or four bedrooms. Cottage guests may use all lodge facilities.

Ohio’s newest state park lodge opened in May of 1991. Quilter Lodge overlooking the Maumee Bay of Lake Erie offers 120 guest rooms each with balcony. Lodge features include racquetball courts, game room, saunas, whirlpools, indoor and outdoor pools, conference and meeting rooms, dining room and lounge, and a snack bar.

The park boasts a modern family campground with 256 sites. The campground is equipped with showerhouses, flush toilets, electricity and playground equipment. The campsites are open and spacious and border natural meadows and ponds which are open to fishing for campers only. Pet camping is also permitted. Rent-A-Camp units consisting of a tent, dining fly, cooler, cook stove and other equipment can be rented during the summer months. Five miles of asphalt “bicycle/pedestrian” trails provide access to most of the day-use areas.

Maumee Bay’s unique 18-hole “Scottish Links” style golf course has low, rolling mounds, bent grass fairways, greens and tees, numerous sand bunkers and ponds. A golf pro-shop is in operation with a PGA certified professional on staff. Lessons and golf outings can be arranged.

August 14 – August 16

Hawaiian Weekend – Maumee Bay

Join us for Hawaiian Weekend at Maumee Bay. Pig Roast, limbo, dance and more…. book your campsite early!

September 6

Monarch Butterfly Festival – Maumee Bay

Monarch Butterfly Festival at Maumee Bay Nature Center. Monarch presentation, butterfly tagging and releasing, crafts, games and more. for more info, please call 419-836-9117.

September 19

Coastweeks Cleanup and Adopt-a-Beach – Maumee Bay

For more info, please call 419-836-9117.

October 16 – October 18

Halloween Weekend – Maumee Bay

Decorate your campsite, costume judging, game and activities, luncheon, dances and more…. Book your campsite early!

In addition to the lodge’s pools (for lodge and cottage guests), the park boasts two sand beaches. One beach is located on the Lake Erie shore while the other lines the park’s inland lake. A concession area and changing booths are provided. A large lakeside amphitheater lies between the two beaches.

Lake Erie offers unlimited opportunities for boaters. A 57-acre inland lake in the park is suitable for sailing, canoeing and other non-motorized boat use. Canoes, paddle boats and row boats are available for rent. Waverunners can be rented on the Lake Erie beach.

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Kovalam – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Jul 222015
 

Kovalam is a beach town by the Arabian Sea in Thiruvananthapuram city, Kerala, India, located around 16km from the city center.[1]

Kovalam means a grove of coconut trees and true to its name the village offers an endless sight of coconut trees.

Kovalam first received attention when the Regent Maharani Sethu Lakshmi Bayi of Travancore constructed her beach resort, Halcyon Castle, here towards the end of the 1920s. Thereafter the place was brought to the public eye by her nephew the Maharaja of Travancore.[2] The European guests of the then Travancore kingdom discovered the potentiality of Kovalam beach as a tourist destination in the 1930s. However, Kovalam shot into limelight in the early seventies with arrivals of the masses of hippies on their way to Ceylon in the Hippie Trail. This exodus started the transformation of a casual fishing village of Kerala into one of the most important tourist destinations in all India.[3]

Kovalam has three beaches separated by rocky outcroppings in its 17km coastline, the three together form the famous crescent of the Kovalam beach

Detour past Kovalam junction to land on Samudra Beach which is to the north of Ashoka Beach. One has the option to walk along the sea-wall too.The sight of the waves lashing on the rocks below is awesome. Shallow waters stretching for hundreds of metres are ideal for swimming. The beaches have steep palm covered headlands and are lined with shops that offer all kinds of goods and services.[6]

The larger of the beaches is called Light House Beach for its 35 metre high light house which towers over it atop Kurumkal hillock. The second largest one is Hawah Beach named thus for the topless European women who used to throng there. It was the first topless beach in India.[citation needed] However topless bathing is banned now except in private coves owned by resorts. Visitors frequent these two beaches. The northern part of the beach is known as Samudra Beach in tourism parlance. A large promontory separates this part from the southern side. Samudra Beach doesn’t have tourists thronging there or hectic business. The local fishermen ply their trade on this part. The sands on the beaches in Kovalam are partially black in colour due to the presence of ilmenite and Monazite. The normal tourist season is from September to May. Ashoka beach is also the part of Kovalam beach.

There are a large number of beach resorts in and around Kovalam. The sea port of Vizhinjam is about 3km away and famous for its special varieties of fish, old Hindu temples, big churches and a mosque. The Proposed International Trans shipment Terminal at Vizhinjam is also close to Kovalam.

Kovalam was among the most prominent tourist spots in India during the hippy era. It still has a high status among tourists, who arrive mostly from Europe and Israel.[citation needed] Kovalam is finding a new significance in the light of several Ayurvedic salons, and recuperation and regeneration resorts which provide a wide variety of Ayurvedic treatments for tourists.[7]

Kovalam assembly constituency is part of Trivandrum (Lok Sabha constituency).[8] The assembly constituency of Kovalam is represented by Jameela Prakasham of Janatha Dal. She defeated the sitting MLA Adv. George Mercier.[9][10]

Hawwah beach (Eves beach)

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SURF’S UP! At Josiah’s Bay on Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, CARIBBEAN! – Video

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Apr 142015
 



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Apr 132015
 



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85 Courcelette Exterior, Beaches Toronto Real Estate For Sale – Video

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Apr 132015
 



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The Beaches Hotel – Video

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Apr 122015
 



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With a stay at The Beaches Hotel in Prestatyn, you'll be on the beach and minutes from Prestatyn Beach. This beach hotel is within the vicinity of Talacre Lighthouse and Rhyl Beach. Rooms…

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GUN RIGHTS UNDER FIRE Illegal police grabs of legal firearms rising nationwide

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Apr 122015
 

Attorney Chuck Michel represented Michael Roberts after his firearms were seized.

Cherished family heirlooms were among the 21 firearms Michael Roberts surrendered to the Torrance Police Department in 2010, after his doctor filed a restraining order against him.

The court order was the result of a dispute Roberts had with a member of the doctors staff and, after Roberts pleaded no contest, the matter was resolved. Yet, even though he filed the proper Law Enforcement Gun Release paperwork on four separate occasions, obtained clearance from the California Department of Justice and had two court orders commanding the return of his guns, police refused to hand them over.

With the backing of the National Rifle Association and California Rifle and Pistol Association, Roberts filed a federal lawsuit in May 2014, over the $15,500 worth of firearms. In the end he got the money, but not the guns. The police had had them destroyed.

Second Amendment lawyers say his case is not rare.

NRA and CRPA constantly get calls from law abiding people having problems getting their guns back, said Chuck Michel of Long Beach based Michel & Associates, who represented Roberts in the case. The state Department of Justice wrongly tells police not to give guns back unless the person can document ownership of the gun and it is registered in the state DOJs database. But the law doesnt require this.

Gun owners cant comply anyway, Michel said, because police themselves routinely fail to enter the firearms into the DOJs database, and most people dont have receipts for the guns they own.

While Americans have the constitutional rights to keep and bear arms and protect their property from governments unlawful seizure it is not just in California where guns are seized and destroyed illegally, attorneys charge.

“This kind of below-the-radar bureaucratic gun confiscation is a growing Second Amendment and property rights violation problem, particularly in strict gun control states like California, New Jersey and Massachusetts, said Alan Gottlieb, founder of the Second Amendment Foundation. People can’t afford to spend tens of thousands of dollars on legal fees to get back a $500 firearm.”

The Second Amendment Foundations most recent case involves Rick Bailey, a 56-year-old Navy veteran from Glendale, Ariz., whose entire collection of 28 firearms valued at $25,000 was seized by authorities because of an ongoing dispute with a neighbor.

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Parrot Bebop Drone Los Angeles Beaches April 2015 HD – Video

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Apr 112015
 



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Beaches within a two-hour drive of Greater Manchester

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Apr 112015
 

Here is our guide to the top ten family-friendly beaches within a two-hour drive from Greater Manchester.

We have chosen a mixture of family-friendly beaches, some sandy and some with stone and rock features.

Beach certified EDBW (Euro designated bathing water ) have been clearly marked. This means they are suitable for bathing.

Please make sure you check with individual beaches whether the beaches are manned by lifeguards on the day you are set to visit.

Come rain or shine, Blackpool is always buzzing with families visiting its array of attractions including the Pleasure Beach, Blackpool Tower and Sealife Centre.

But the vast sandy beach, complete with piers and donkey rides are the reason Blackpool is a holiday mecca. The bonus is its only 45 minutes away.

Just a stones throw from Blackpool but this beach is often a little quieter.

There is an ornate Victorian pier in front of extensive tidal sands and a boating lake.

The town itself has plenty of restaurants and B&Bs, its own art gallery and Lytham Hall, a stunning Georgian country house, is open to visitors – prefect for a balmy spring day.

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Anthony Schapel releases findings on Encounter Bay beaches

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Apr 112015
 

April 10, 2015, 6:30 a.m.

VICTOR HARBOR: Deputy state coroner hands down finding of beaches.

Deputy state coroner Anthony Schapel has handed down his findings on an inquest into the drownings of three men in south coast waters. He is pictured at Petrel Cove March 10.

A decision about the future of twoEncounter Bay beaches that have claimed three livesin as many years has been placed in the Victor Harborcouncil’s hands.

It follows the findings of a coronial inquest intothe drownings of men at Depledge Beach and PetrelCove.

The inquest, that took place over six days in March- led by state deputy coroner Anthony Schapel -investigated the drowning deaths of David RussellGadd, Kamran Bimal Gujari and Nasir Ali Anwari.

Mr Gadd, 28, of Encounter Bay drowned atDepledge Beach on February 9, 2012.Mr Gujari, 19, from Seaton disappeared fromPetrel Cove Beach on April 25, 2014. His body wasnever found.

Mr Anwari, 18, from Paralowie drowned at PetrelCove on December 24, 2014.

Mr Schapel handed down his findings andrecommendations on April 2.

On the matter of closing the beach Mr Schapel saidit “had troubled the court considerably” and it “isclearly a matter that the council has to consider anddecide for itself”.

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A federally funded study examines Island beaches

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Apr 112015
 

The surveys are part of a 22-beach investigation.

A team of researchers from the Massachusetts Geological Survey and NOAA recently examined beaches in Oak Bluffs and Edgartown as part of an ongoing study geared toward preventing beach erosion. The study is funded by Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, and is being conducted in partnership with the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management.

This is the first, necessary step toward coming up with a plan for dealing with some hard issues related to coastal erosion, sedimentologist and lead investigator of the study Dr. Jon Woodruff said in a press release. The public beaches included in this study were identified by the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management as beaches in critical need of assessment. Many have sensitive and important infrastructure behind them, such as roads, bridges, wastewater treatment plants, and harbors.

In an email to The Times, geology professor Dr. Nicolas Venti, a member of the research team on-Island last week, outlined the threats to the Vineyard beaches they investigated.

In the case of Oak Bluffs Town Beach (Pay and Inkwell), the beach abuts a seawall that protects Seaview Avenue and the downtown area to the west, he said. Hard structures such as seawalls can be undermined by scour when ocean waves and currents are forced to flow against them. Sylvia State Reservation is a thin, low-lying barrier beach that protects Beach Road, Sengekontacket Pond and its surrounding marsh, connects Oak Bluffs to Edgartown, and is a treasure in itself. Dissection of the dunes due to breech by storm surge might lead to disintegration of the barrier beach.

By analyzing the beaches natural shapes and what theyre composed of, Dr. Venti thinks a beach blueprint can be made to aid restoration needs that may arise in the future.

These measurements will allow coastal communities and the state to pursue appropriate management strategies in response to beach erosion, he said. Specifically, information about this type of seasonal beach variability will be particularly useful for potential beach nourishment. It provides a guide to determine what type of material is suitable for a particular location, and how much material might be required to restore a full beach profile.

According to Dr. Venti, Horseneck and East Beaches in Westport, Barges Beach on Cuttyhunk Island, Surf Beach in Falmouth, and Low and Miacomet Beach on Nantucket were also surveyed this year. In total, we plan to survey 22 beaches along Massachusetts coast, he said.

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Toxic fuel from English Bay spill washes up on Vancouver beaches

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Apr 112015
 

The source, composition and quantity of the toxic fuel that spilled out into the waters of English Bay in Vancouver Wednesday afternoon is still unconfirmed.

In a news conference Thursday afternoon, Roger Girouard, head of the Canadian Coast Guard western region, said that the spill was being treated as either bunker fuel or raw crude in a “worst-case scenario” until test results came back.

Residents were being warned to avoid the beaches on both sides of the bay on one of the sunniest days of the year, and to keep their dogs leashed and away from wet sand as a cleanup operation continues.

Girouard said that two large patches of the spill had been spotted moving towardthe North Shore of the city, and had been collected immediately.No large slicks had touched the shoreline, he said, but there was “sheen material and some black tar balls” on the beach.

Fourteen hundred litres of the spill had so far been collected, he said, with a rough assessment of a total 2,800 litres present in the water.

The spill occurred in Vancouver’s picturesque English Bay. (CBC)

That amount was “above the norm” but not “catastrophic.”

The source of the spill remains unconfirmed, as crew ofthe grain ship Marathassa, which sat in the middle of the spill, denies they released any material, Girouard said, noting that lawyers are involved.

“We can’t definitively say it came from that vessel,” he said. “The master says they are not the source of the oil.”

Girouardsaid that from an operations perspective, the response had gone “according to doctrine,”but he acknowledged that communications to the City of Vancouverandits residents “could have been better.”

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Agate Beach | Agate Beach Neighborhood and Dog Park – Video

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Apr 052015
 



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Beaches to be Closed Due to Potential for Floatopia

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Apr 032015
 

The Santa Barbara County Community Services Department has announced that the beaches at Isla Vista will be closed due to the potential for a Floatopia event on Saturday, April 4 and Sunday, April 5, 2015. The closure is being declared to prevent a re-occurrence of the conditions that resulted from the 2009 Floatopia. The Santa Barbara County Code (Section 26-11) authorizes the Community Services Department to close any County recreation area including beaches.

Following the Floatopia event of 2009, the beaches at Isla Vista were left strewn with trash and debris, including human waste. This large scale event with thousands of participants had no provision for the health and well-being of the public, including no facilities for human sanitation or refuse collection. The County of Santa Barbara, therefore took action to close the Isla Vista beaches for a similar event in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

A Floatopia type event on April 4 & 5, 2015 is not a sanctioned event and there are no approved permits issued. As such, the County Community Services Department will declare the Isla Vista beaches closed to public entry to protect public health and safety and to protect the beach from excessive waste and litter. The Santa Barbara County Sheriffs Department will enforce the closure.

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3rd Annual Beaches, Bugs, and Buses – Video

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Apr 022015
 



3rd Annual Beaches, Bugs, and Buses
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Illuminati say it is behind all K-State sports losses

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Apr 012015
 

K-State Athletics learned Tuesday that its sports teams losses over the last several years have not been a result of performance or ability, but rather the acts of the mysterious group, The Illuminati.

The secret society issued a statement to K-State Athletics Tuesday that included documents dated and signed prior to all Wildcat losses over the last several years, according to university officials.

The group cites Bramlage Coliseum as major factor for their decision to harass the universitys sports teams.

If you havent noticed, Bramlage Coliseum is an octagon despicable, one Illuminati member said. Our society was founded on the principles of triangles. We will continue to harass K-State until the basketball stadium is remodeled into a triangle.

The report included detailed accounts of each and every loss, and the societys reasoning. Most noticeable was K-State mens basketballs loss to Long Beach State this season, which the Illuminati said was done in hopes the university would mimic Long Beach States stadium, which is structured as a pyramid.

When reminded that a pyramid isnt a triangle, the Illuminati source said, Well, its like a bunch of triangles rolled into one. Much better than an octagon, which does nothing to honor our tradition and legacy.

Other reasons listed for the harassment include: K-States 2025 vision, John Curries styled hair, head mens basketball coach Bruce Webers raspy postgame voice, 16 football goals rather than three, Willie the Wildcat as mascot and not an oversized eye, and junior guard Brian Rohleder not starting despite his easy-to-identify work ethic.

The Illuminati source did add that the society has long been troubled by having to steal wins from head football coach Bill Snyder, who they call a gentle spirit and certainly the most interesting man in the universe.

K-State Athletics Director John Currie issued the following statement in response to the harassment:

Thats not very nice.

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10 best U.S. beaches for families

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Carlsbad State Beach, California. Grab the free parking at Historic Highway 101 and visit this lovely beach in Carlsbad, California. The town offers family events throughout the year.

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Crescent Beach, Rhode Island. Enjoy the mobile bike tour of of this lovely Block Island, Rhode Island, beach.

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Fort De Soto Park, Florida. North Beach at this stunning St. Petersburg beach park is ideal for young and new swimmers.

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Kings Beach, California. After a full day of swimming, enjoy the sunset and moonrise at this Lake Tahoe, California, beach.

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Manatee County Beach, Florida. A trolley stops at this beach, located on Holmes Beach, in the center of Anna Maria Island. There’s a playground in addition to the expected family-friendly showers, parking and picnic facilities.

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Best Caribbean Beaches for Weddings – Video

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Best Caribbean Beaches for Weddings Private Beach, Petit St. Vincent, St. Vincent the Grenadines Kiss the modern world goodbye on this 113-acre private-island resort ringed by two miles…

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British Virgin Islands Soggy Dollar Beach Bar, White Bay, Jost Van Dyke, BVI, Caribbean – Video

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