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Beach Fun & Safety With Kids

Beach Fun & Safety With Kids
Whether it’s a summer weekend or a vacation down South, the beach is a great place to be.  As with any outing with kids, you can’t sacrifice safety for fun – so here’s a few tips to ensure your family time at the beach creates only great memories. The only lobsters you want to see are the ones on your plate, so make sure you set up shop in the shade or under an umbrella.  Sunscreen is essential for everyone over 6 months, and hats are key for protecting eyes and saving scalps.  For those...
June 8th, 2010 | Corinne McDermott | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: beach, featuredarticle, kids, safety

Discover Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key, Florida This Summer

Discover Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key, Florida This Summer
... you are visiting for a weekend or longer, you will discover how much this area has to offer.  For instance, in addition to relaxing on the beach or other outdoor activities, you can try your hand at net dipping at Emerson Point Preserve in Palmetto or explore South Florida Museum (map) in Bradenton. Enjoy a meal at Euphemia Hayes (map) in Longboat Key and take your time in the dessert room, or indulge in a ‘green flash shooter’ at Sun House Restaurant (map) in Bradenton beach. And may I recommend...
June 4th, 2010 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: beach, destination, featuredarticle, getaway, Gulf Coast

Pick Your NYC Beach

Pick Your NYC Beach
... it’s warm enough for ocean swimming.  So if you want something more than spray fountains or City pools, you’re in luck!  NYC actually has beaches within walking distance of the subway. Orchard beach The main attraction of NYC’s beaches isn’t that they’re remote pristine hideaways, but that they offer a cool and eclectic respite from summer’s blazing concrete and asphalt.  If you can shrug aside drab changing rooms and share outdoor showers with hordes of sandy folks crowded under...
June 3rd, 2010 | Steve Mirsky | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: beach, featuredarticle, swimming

Shellfish at Scilly Cay

Shellfish at Scilly Cay
You can’t always get what you want, even in paradise. There I was, lounging on a beach chair in the warm Caribbean sun at Scilly Cay, on the island of Anguilla (map), anticipating my barbecue-grilled lobster, when the bad news arrived. Four restaurant patrons, including me, had ordered Caribbean Spiny Lobster for lunch. Four critters had, indeed, been captured just that morning – but two had to be released because they were loaded with eggs. (On this Caribbean island, crustaceans with child...
June 1st, 2010 | Susan McKee | Read More | Comments: 2
Filed under: beach, featuredarticle, food, island, restaurant

Rockaway Taco Opens Another Season

Rockaway Taco Opens Another Season
This highly sought after taco stand within sight of Rockaway beach (map) reopened for the season a couple days ago.  Just in time for when you’re in flip flops, sand is in your hair from that final body surf into shore, and your suit is still wet.  The last place you want to go for a bite to eat is into a heavily air conditioned tomb or dress-code enforced eatery.  You need good food where you can still hear the seagulls while kicking back outside on an unfussy patio. Rockaway Taco Art If you’re...
May 31st, 2010 | Steve Mirsky | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: beach, featuredarticle, food

Day Trips from Niagara: Port Dover

Day Trips from Niagara: Port Dover
Sitting on the North Shore of Lake Erie, Port Dover is the perfect place for a summer getaway. A little beach town filled with unique shops, cool restaurants, sandy beaches and some of the best perch known to man, Port Dover is only an hour and half drive from Niagara and makes for a great day trip. You can start the day off by lounging on the long stretch of beach, occasionally cooling off in Lake Erie if it gets too hot. You can purchase a raft at a nearby store or bring your own if you don’t...
May 31st, 2010 | Megan Pasche | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: beach, day trip, featuredarticle

Honoli’i Beach Park

Honoli’i Beach Park
If you’re on the Big Island and in need of a dose of good Hawaiian style surfing, head to Honoli’i beach Park near Hilo. It’s pretty much the only break near Hilo that’s consistent nearly every day and – while crowded – it’s good pure fun. Even if you’re visiting the Big Island for a few days, Honoli’i is not to be missed.  Fortunately located on the eastern shore of the island, it gets straight groundswell from across the Pacific from the south, north and east, which...
May 19th, 2010 | byun | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: beach, Big Island, featuredarticle, surfing

Costa da Caparica, Some of the Best Beaches in Lisbon

Costa da Caparica, Some of the Best Beaches in Lisbon
... a sweet break from the rushing of the city. But you may ask why I’m writing about it now… Costa da Caparica has the closest pristine, long shore beaches you may find in Lisbon. It’s the perfect place to go if you have one day off from Lisbon and just want to relax lying on a white sandy beach. As the sun is getting warmer, more and more people come to this side. Late July and August are generally too full, especially during the week end. As you get to the centre of the village you may choose...
May 10th, 2010 | Alexandre Kühl Oliveira | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Attractions, beach, Family Friendly, Food & Beverage, Outdoors & Recreation

Had too much of the Manila city-life? Itching for waves, not from your computer desktop?

Had too much of the Manila city-life? Itching for waves, not from your computer desktop?
... the island of Luzon, and is only about a 4-6 hour drive from Manila (depending on traffic). San Juan is a hip surfing community that offers cheap beach-front accommodations, and many healthy restaurant options (including vegetarian and fresh fish options). My favourite spot was Nana Lola’s for delicious grilled tilapia with wasabi-infused sauce, served with a side of garlic rice and fresh salad. On the beach, you can choose from a number of surfing schools with hourly rate sessions (approximately...
May 5th, 2010 | Katrina Verweel | Read More | Comments: 6
Filed under: beach, fun in the sun, surfing

Sydney’s Best Beaches – The Top 10 Spots for Sun, Surf, and Sand

Sydney’s Best Beaches – The Top 10 Spots for Sun, Surf, and Sand
With Sydney enjoying unseasonably warm weather, we’re getting a little more mileage out of our beach towels and togs. There are so many beautiful beaches in Sydney just waiting for you to enjoy the lingering sunshine. But where should you go? Here are the top 10 places I suggest visiting. Make sure you drop in before winter rears its chilly head! beachgoers at Bondi [Image Source: Penreyes/Flickr] Bondi beach is Australia’s most famous. This means two things. It’s got fantastic waves, worthy...
April 22nd, 2010 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: beach, best, Top 10, top-feature

Daytrips from Niagara Falls: Port Dalhousie

Daytrips from Niagara Falls: Port Dalhousie
... alike is taking a ride on the Looff Carousel, which remains just 5 cents a ride.  At one time Port had an amusement park that stretched along the beach, but the carousel is all that remains. The carousel dates from the late 1800s, with all the animals being hand carved.  The ride opens the May long weekend and closes after the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. At just 5 cents a ride, the carousel could easily keep kids entertained for a while! Walking the pier is also a popular activity during the...
March 31st, 2010 | Megan Pasche | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: beach, Day trips from Niagara Falls, Port Dalhousie

Pakiri’s Pristine Proffer

Pakiri’s Pristine Proffer
Autumn may technically begin tomorrow, but based on Auckland weather, summer has yet to actually go away. So before it starts to rain and chill, one beach natives and tourists should make time to head out to is the one in Pakiri. Unspoiled, Pakiri is the Auckland Regional Council’s 25th regional park that has yet to undergo development. It’s a fabulous 52-hectare piece of coastal land with sprawling white sand beach and stands of mature pohutukawa trees along the dunes. About 90 kilometres...
February 28th, 2010 | theaucklandguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Auckland Regional Council, beach, Holiday Beach Pakiri Park, Pakiri, white sand

Beat the Summer Heat

Beat the Summer Heat
... but there are times when the heat and humidity of Rio summertime can get a little overwhelming. And while the crashing waves of the city’s beaches provide a little respite from the sweltering heat, the waters tend to be so packed with other hot and bothered holiday makers that there’s scarcely any elbow room. At times like this, the best way to beat the extreme heat is to hop on a bus and head for quieter climes. With the tourist season now drawing to a close, it’s a good time...
February 20th, 2010 | therioguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Angra dos Reis, backpacker, beach, boat trips, budget, camping, costa verde, guesthouses, hostels, Ilha Grande, Paraty

Do Not Disturb Me at Seaside

Do Not Disturb Me at Seaside
... a guest, you can also take advantage of the ocean-view swimming pool and whirlpool or think about cruising the coast on the hotel’s complimentary beach cruiser bicycles. The Redondo beach area is full of fun activities like arcade and carnival games. There’s also tons of seafood restaurants where fresh crab is king. You can choose them live and enjoy them an hour later by the ocean. However, if you would like a more refined Valentine’s experience at Redondo, the Portofino Hotel also...
February 13th, 2010 | Joannaline C. Young | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: beach, Food & Beverage, Hotels & Places to Stay

While Away at Wonderful Wenderholm

While Away at Wonderful Wenderholm
... your own wood or charcoal) and games, with some tables and benches surrounded by sand, providing a secure sandpit of sorts for litte children. The beach, of course, is a natural attraction in itself. Other activities that can be done at the Wenderholm Regional Park include fishing, viewing farm animals, kayaking, boating, dog walking (with restrictions), camping,  and walking. If you’d like to spend more than a day at Wenderholm and don’t want to camp out, you can book a bach or small...
January 17th, 2010 | theaucklandguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: beach, featuredarticle, Puhoi, Waiwera Rivers, Wenderholm

White Sand and Waves at Tawharanui

White Sand and Waves at Tawharanui
One of  Auckland’s most beautiful beaches is found in a secluded peninsula past Matakana. It’s the Tawharanui Regional Park, a 588-hectare open sanctuary that also includes wetlands, pastures, and a coastal forest. There’s so  much to do at Tawharanui (pronounced as tah-fah-noo-wee) in and out of the water. For landlubbers, options are bird watching, hiking, sightseeing, camping, mountain biking, viewing farm animals, having a picnic by the lake or by the beach. As for those...
January 10th, 2010 | theaucklandguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: beach, bodyboarding, boogey board, featuredarticle, Tawharanui Regional Park, Warkworth, white sand

Summer at the Beaches in Buenos Aires

... visitors who have to spend the summer in the city the Government of the City of Buenos Aires presents “Buenos Aires Playa” (Buenos Aires beach), an oasis in the style of the beaches installed in Paris, Rome, Tokio, Berlín, Bruselles, Ámsterdam, Viena, and Prague. From January 8 to February 28, Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 8 pm, visitors can enjoy an integral program of entertainment for the whole family: sand beaches with sunshades and beach chairs; cultural activities such as...
January 2nd, 2010 | Pablo Juan Augustinowicz | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: beach, Buenos Aires, summer events

Catch the Ferry, Sights, and Openair Cinema at Waiheke

... or $24 at the Waiheke Island Hotel, or even on board the Redquarters boat for ony $30. If you don’t want to rough it up, there are several beach apartments hired out at $150/night and resorts charge from $450 to $850 a night. After a day of fun-filled activities and tours of the island, enjoy in the evenings this January the Openair Cinema at the Ridgeview Estate, overlooking the Gulf harbour. You can bring your own seating and a picnic (strictly no alcohol, though. Snacks, food, and drinks...
December 27th, 2009 | theaucklandguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: beach, farmland, ferry, forest, olive groves, openair cinema, vineyards, waiheke island

Review: Dinner at Salt Air in Rehoboth Beach

Review: Dinner at Salt Air in Rehoboth Beach
While the fall and winter seasons may not be the most popular time to visit the Eastern shore, I love the quietness and beauty of the empty beaches without all the vacationers and typical summer party atmosphere. One my last trip to the beach, I visited a fun restaurant, Salt Air in Rehoboth beach, Delaware and it’s worth it’s weight in salt…great food. Owned by the friendly Jonathan Spivak, also the owner of Sedona Kitchen in nearby Bethany beach, he paired up with chef Nino Mancari to create...
December 17th, 2009 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: beach, Delaware, dining, Food & Beverage, top-feature

Hong Kong Guide trip to Macau: Fernando’s Restaurant and The Venetian (Part 2)

Hong Kong Guide trip to Macau: Fernando’s Restaurant and The Venetian (Part 2)
While in Macau last week I was finally able to taste the delicious food of the infamous Fernando’s Restaurant on Hac Sa beach. Known as one of the best authentic Portuguese colonial restaurants in South East Asia, Fernando’s may be located in the far off Hac Sa on Coloane Island but it’s well worth the trip, especially if you’re only in Macau for a short time. There are English, Portuguese and Cantonese menus so that everyone can order easily, and there’s even a special photo menu to give...
December 17th, 2009 | Jessy DB | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: beach, Food & Beverage, Hotels & Places to Stay, live music, Macau, Restaurants & Bars, Shopping