Blacks Beach, San Diego, California: Surfers, Nudists, and Gliders on a beautiful beach spot

Blacks Beach, San Diego, California

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Black’s beach is a world class surf spot that doubles as a nude beach. Access to the beach is difficult, due to the adjacent 300 ft. cliffs. It is rugged, remote and fringed by some of the most expensive residential real estate in the world.

Brick Beach on a poor weather day, Summer 2017

Brick Beach, New Jersey

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The three Brick beaches are exceptional, yet suffer from severe erosion and unimaginative names. Unfortunately, this is a frequent occurrence along the NJ shore, not only along the Brick beach. For whatever, its worth this town of more than 75,000 is the safest in the United States, according to the FBI.

Makarska Riviera, Croatia

Makarska Riviera, Croatia

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A beach holiday in Croatia with a relaxed nightlife is waiting for you. Set along the famed Adriatic Coast, the Makarska Riviera has been enchanting visitors with some of the best beaches in the world, including, Brela, the Champion of the Adriatic.

Sliema Beaches in Malta

Sliema Beaches : Malta

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The Sliema beaches and promenade from Qui Si Sana to Exiles are incredibly beautiful, albeit sans…

Ramla Bay Beach Gozo

Ramla Bay Beach Gozo

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For the best beach spot in Gozo and arguable Malta’s also, visit Ramla Bay Beach…

Tunisia Beaches

Tunisia Beaches

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6.5

An exotic getaway and extremely cheap beach vacation for intrepid travelers can be found at the…

Brick Beach on a poor weather day, Summer 2017
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Brick Beach, New Jersey
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The three Brick beaches are exceptional, yet suffer from severe erosion and unimaginative names. Unfortunately, this is a frequent occurrence along the NJ shore, not only along the Brick beach. For whatever, its worth this town of more than 75,000 is the safest in the United States, according to the FBI.

Mantoloking Beach, New Jersey is looking good for a beach vacation
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Mantoloking Beach, New Jersey
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Mantoloking is an exceptional beach spot. Over the years, Mantoloking has counted both Tony Soprano, (James Gandolfini) and Richard Nixon as residents. Katherine Hepburn also owned a summer house here. Storm surge from Hurricane Sandy damaged 90% of the properties in this wealthiest Jersey Shore beach community.

Bay Head Beach in New Jersey
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Bay Head, New Jersey
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The small coastal town of Bay Head’s charm lies in the Victorian mansions that run along the gorgeous beach. This visit in June of 2017, was the first time I had been along the beach here since Hurricane Sandy ravaged the coast five years earlier. This beach spot successfully brings you back to a simpler, more elegant time.

Assateague Island Beach Horses on Display
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Assateague Island, Md./Va.
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Assateague Island with its wild horses is memorable. It is an absolute must visit place if you have the opportunity. The barrier island’s beach measures 37 miles long. The northern part of the island is Maryland, with the smaller southern bit in Virginia. Popular camping spot.

Fun Beach Stuff: Exotic Beach Vacations

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Thinking of ideas for the best beach spot for a vacation while currently living in San Diego isn't terribly difficult. Locally, there are not many deals or cheap family packages, but Southern California and its dramatic coast still attract big numbers of visitors.

So how do So Cal beach spots rate?

It does compare well with just about any other beach spot. Depending upon your ideas for how to define the best way to enjoy some hard earned play time, you may have vastly different ideas than your neighbor. And thats all right! So, be it a short trip or for your foreseeable life. There is no right answer to pleasure.

Fortunately great beach spots, coastlines and the waterfront communities that hold increasingly greater populations come in so many shapes and sizes that you might just be able to find your very own beach spot. Or, at least something that sounds pretentious, expensive and slightly exotic to help your quest to win friends and influence people on social media. While a healthy budget is not a prerequisite for being able to temporarily stake a claim to a great spot on the beach, it does significantly lessen the research required.

Virgin Islands Beach Spot : Par Excellence?

A few years ago, this lovely person asked me what exactly I found so appealing about the beach and spending time there. My answer was long and varied. It included vacations, lunch breaks, reading, partying, sexual encounters, sleep, play, people watching, relaxing and just about every other facet of the human condition.  She didn't agree. The relationship ended reasonably amicably, but the conversation revealed a stark divide too big to span. More problematic than the cultural differences between an American Catholic and a Russian Muslim, she didn't like going to the beach.

  Coki Beach, St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands

Anyway, that was in the Mediterranean, on the limestone island of Malta. An amazing place with a storied history, but not the greatest beach spot. St. Paul shipwrecked there on the way to his execution in Rome. Calypso held Ulysses captive on Malta's sister island, Gozo, for 7 years of bliss next to a place called Ramla Bay. Apparently, it was because of a shipwreck as well.

You all right? Ya, mon. Cool, everyting safe.

One of the things common to all the best beach spots is they have a tendency to swallow you up and enchant you for extended periods of life. Depending upon your personality, talents and responsibilities, you might not need to go back home. Of course, that's probably not going to happen, but we all like to dream. Especially while we are OOO PTO. (I first encountered those letters at the ripe age of 44, in 2016)

Who wouldn't want to find a cheap deal on waterfront property in the next international spot for the beautiful people a decade before it takes off? Limin' on the silky sands of Jost w/ the wifey in one hand and a painkiller in the other, it's not hard for your thoughts to drift off. Nobody looks forward to going back bleary-eyed to your cubicle Monday morning.

Bold Summer Vacation Ideas on the Beach

Salty locals, expats and strung out surfers the world over think they know something the rest of us don't. Well, if you peel back the layers of cynical excrement far enough, those people actually are pretty clued up. So if your goal is to do a gainer into a Corona commercial- bon chance! Joining a ragtag crew of yachties in an expat ghetto can actually be a glamorous existence. When its done well, its sublime.

Long Summer Vacations and Comfort Zones

Locals contribute significantly to the successful outcome of your trip. Keep that and safety in your mind, even if you are going to an all-inclusive resort. Not all of the characters from Jimmy Buffet songs play nicely with others. There is no shame in passing on a trip to Cuba, when you are more suited to Cape Hatteras. Both, great spots indeed, to watch the world pass by, but they couldn't be further apart.

Deals on exclusive beach vacations?

Deals on the timeless beach locales like Nantucket, the Hamptons, and St. Barths for example will always be limited, due to their popularity and name brand. Prices do fluctuate seasonally allowing for better values slightly off peak everywhere. Keep that in mind, when planning trips if cost is even a remote consideration. Flexible dates and some research can knock prices down to more manageable levels.

Maybe that can be parlayed into more time away from the rat race with the people you care about?   That's probably what its about anyway, no? It certainly is the point of this site.