Long Beach Island in New Jersey is a sliver of land, 18 miles long and ½ mile wide at its widest point. It lies along the Atlantic Ocean with the Manahawkin and Barnegat bays separating it from the mainland. The island is divided into six small towns. Their residents are mostly affluent and mostly from […]
When I used to think about Rhode Island, I never thought, “Should go to the beach there for my next vacation.” So imagine my surprise when I learned that it’s the “Ocean State.” Yes, there are actually 400 miles of coastline on the Narragansett Bay in the Atlantic Ocean. Seems to me that’s quite a […]
There is Spanish treasure off the coast of Vero Beach. On rare occasions, a coin or a jewel washes up onto the beach from the galleons that sank in 1715. Then there are the permanent treasures on the beach, such as the home, “White Surf,” pictured above: A dazzling white concrete home intrepid in its […]
With eight miles of beach, 277 days of sunshine and a temperature range of 50-80, Newport Beach, CA, is the perfect place to enjoy a home that invites the natural environment into the living space. The Balinese culture is rooted in a harmonious relationship with nature, and this home unites indoor and outdoor spaces with […]
Off the coast of Westport, Connecticut, there is an archipelago of small islands. The climate of the islands is oceanic, meaning they are warmer in the fall and winter than the mainland. Increasingly, the island’s traditionally seasonal populations take advantage of the climate and stay long past Labor Day weekend. Instead of the islands being […]
None other than Thomas Jefferson dubbed Delaware the “Diamond State.” He thought of Delaware as a “jewel.” All these years later, Delaware is sometimes referred to as “Dela-Where?” Sure, it’s small and assuming, overshadowed as it is by New Jersey and Pennsylvania. But “downstate” has lovely and lively resort towns on the Atlantic Ocean and […]
If you have finally chosen your destination for your camping getaway down in the beautiful FL Keys, but are still struggling to pick the campsite, we have put together a list of our top five tent camping sites to help guide you to pick the right one for you. Whether you are with your friends, […]
This coastal cottage is perched just a bit above the ocean that has carved out the rugged Maine coastline. The interior is a haven where the residents watch the ocean in its dark fierceness and in its sunny brilliance. With the three-sided view of the natural splendor that surrounds the home, there is no mistaking […]
Spring is fast approaching, which means a lot of people from different parts of the world are looking forward to ditching all their thick winter clothes and unearthing a specific set of clothes perfect for the beach. In other words, spring break season isn’t far away and partygoers all around the globe are set to […]
So you want your house to have a bit more pirate-inspired decor? A yo ho ho and a bottle rum sort of thing eh? No?
Learn about Paint Color Schemes from Better Homes and Gardens. Their beach inspired paint color schemes are beautiful and inspiring! Blue-Gray reflects an easy going beach vibe. Natural seagrass, darker wood, and classic black and white work beautifully with this palette, designer Nate Berkus says. Bedroom walls painted in light blue-gray via BHG. Warm Gray, […]
Want to go for a really, really long Walk on the Beach? Here are the longest beaches in the US, offering miles and miles of uninterrupted sand.
Beautiful beaches where you can mingle with wildlife. Places where flamingos, horses, pigs and penguins are enjoying the soft sands and blue waters right alongside people.
Most of us have a love-hate relationship with coasters. They’re super useful, keeping your furniture safe from water stains – but at the same time, coasters aren’t cute. Most are plain, purely functional and completely unmatched to your beach décor. Yet you can take your coasters from dull to beachy. All you need is the […]
Rattan, grasses and bamboo lend a great beach vibe to the home. No matter what type of natural materials are used to create wicker baskets, they’re awesome for decorative storage, and so versatile with many styles to choose from. Target has a nice selection of wicker baskets, so has World Market, West Elm, Pottery Barn […]