SeaGlass And Sandpipers - Coastal Living and Beach Vacations

Coastal Living and Beach Vacations

No matter what season it is, nothing beats a vacation near the beach. Whether you dream about the rugged New England coastline or the palm trees of the Gulf Coast, the beach is the perfect getaway. In addition to the sand, the surf, and the sun - our US coastlines offer many other activities - historic lighthouses, breathtaking views, beautiful state parks, picturesque harbors, and sleepy coastal towns.

"Who does not love the sea? The beach is a place of healing and joy. The salt cleanses us and the sun embraces us in it's warmth. The ocean heals the heart, mind and soul."
~ Author Unknown

Here on our site we will share some information on some of our favorite places, and also some other places that hold a special spot on our "to-do" list. Check our Lighthouse page for information and photos of all US lighthouses. Can't get to the coast as often as you'd like? Then check our Beach Cams page to get your daily fix of your favorite beach destinations. Planning a beach vacation - then check our Coastal Events page to see what's happening or to help with your vacation plans.


Random Beach Cam of the Day

Pineapple Willy

Pineapple Willy's



Check our Beach Webcams page for more info...

May you always have a shell in your pocket, and sand between your toes



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Upcoming Coastal Event

Daytona 500

Daytona 500

Late February

Daytona Beach   FL


Check our Annual Coastal Events page for more info...
Sandpiper at the beach
Sandpiper at the beach
Sea Glass

Sea glass begins as just ordinary pieces of broken glass that are rolled and tumbled for years by the ocean, until the sharp edges are smoothed and rounded, and the slickness of the glass has been worn to a smooth, frosted look. It usually originates from bottles or any other glass products that are thrown on the beach or in the ocean. Sometimes these items are thrown overboard from boats or ships, or even in some cases, they are from a town dump or trash heap located too close to the shoreline. So, basically, someone else's trash eventually becomes the beautiful pieces of sea glass so sought after by collectors!   More about Sea Glass...

We have gathered over 100 beach quotes - do any of them speak to your beach state of mind?

  • Barnegat Bay - Mantoloking Bridge
    Barnegat Bay - Mantoloking Bridge
  • Bay Head Beach
    Bay Head Beach
  • Maine Marina
    Maine Marina
  • Manasquan Inlet
    Manasquan Inlet
  • Lake Winnebago, WI
    Lake Winnebago, WI
Sea Glass