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Ros Riggs
Ros Riggs

Fantastic collection of beach scenes... loved looking... thank you


STANLEY ADAMSON
STANLEY ADAMSON

Kilkee and Lahinch in County Clare, as well as the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry in Ireland, have some of the world's most beautiful beaches. Just enjoyed them again this past summer.

ryan mcbride
ryan mcbride

Went to Nassau last summer. The Bahamas have some of the best beaches.

Louise Davey
Louise Davey

What about Australian Beaches the rest of then world is missing out... maybe its our secret..

Walt McCanless
Walt McCanless

The location of the 'Find Sun, Seek Shade' photo?  I'm guessing, St. Simons Is. GA.

Alexander Brenner
Alexander Brenner

I am sure those ladies would not be able to carry those surf boards.  Back then most were made out of solid red wood.  The peaces at the front tip were not for decoration.  The boards were so heavy that if a wave was caught at too steep an angle the board would do what was called a "Pearl Dive" and sometimes hit the bottom.  It was easier to replace the small sections than reshape the board.  The beaches here in Hawaii are eroding  and the more popular ones need repairing every few years.  

Jean Fuller-Stanley
Jean Fuller-Stanley

I am one of those who Love the crashing waves, I need them to get re-energize...

Wallace Nichols
Wallace Nichols

#BlueMind indeed.A great collection of images and a reminder that protecting our oceans, beaches, coasts and waterways is about more than jobs, fish and oxygen (though all important), it's also about important aspects of human life like serenity, romance, creativity, solitude, happiness, togetherness...

Steven DesRoches
Steven DesRoches

Greetings.

A small correction on the German beach photo. The date would be sometime from 1934-9. The aircraft flying over is a Junkers Ju-52 trimotor airliner, and has a Nazi-era swastika on the tail.

Dwayne LaGrou
Dwayne LaGrou

All of these great beach photos and not a single one taken on the thousands of miles of Great Lakes Shore line?! How about some fresh water beaches!

Alexander Brenner
Alexander Brenner

@Laurel Rain This picture was back in the days after WWII and Waikiki beach was mostly tourist.  The surfboards belong to the beach boys of the time and I believe the picture was for some sort of ad.  Many of the popular beaches are now fronted by large hotel complexes so most of the locals go to the country beaches. I myself have not been to Waikiki in over thirty years.

Dwayne LaGrou
Dwayne LaGrou

Please limit your comments to the story posted. People do not want see this kind of garbage when they are reading National Geographic!!!

Please post your comments somewhere else.

I'm sure I speak for a lot of people about this!

Patrick Bergeron
Patrick Bergeron

@Dwayne LaGrou i taught you made a fair comment, i do not know what is the nature of the deleted comment,  bu i am sure it deserved being deleted.

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