History of Beach Towns
Dewey Beach, DE
Originally part of Rehoboth City, Dewey Beach was renamed after 1898 in honor of Admiral George Dewey, who was a national hero following the Battle of Manilla during the Spanish-American War. Fun events in Dewey include; the Dewey Beach Music Conference (a huge draw for unsigned bands from all over the country), Greyhounds Reach The Beach, where thousands of rescued greyhounds and their owners congregate, and the annual East Coast Skim boarding Championships, in mid-August!
Clearwater Beach, FL
Clearwater Beach is a stunning barrier island with 2.5 miles of sandy beaches. The gorgeous beach is known for access to the gulf as well as fishing charters, pirate cruises, and water sports. Clearwater Beach was named the best beach in the United States and seventh-best in the world by TripAdvisor in February 2018! There are frequent dolphin sightings along the Beach Walk, where there is current dune restoration. Our poster features the gorgeous sandy beaches and open space of Clearwater Beach.
Cape Lookout, NC
Cape Lookout National Seashore is a preserved portion of the Outer Banks. It features two historic villages, as well as a visitors center on Harkers Island. The area protects wildlife such as egrets, wild horses, and lightning whelks! The most notable part of the Seashore is the Lighthouse that dominates the preserve. The Cape Lookout Lighthouse is a 163-foot high lighthouse and flashes every 15 seconds. It is one of the very few lighthouses that operate during the day and is the only such structure in the United States to bear the checkered daymark!
Virginia Beach has a long history tied closely to the history of the United States itself! It is part of the United States "First Region," which was originally occupied by the Chesepian people, who were an Algonquian speaking peoples. It is referred to as the "First Region" as this area of the United States is where some of the earliest landings of the British occurred on the continent. Today, the Virginia Beach is known for access to both the ocean and bay and being an incredibly popular vacation spot. The aquarium, contemporary art museum, and amphitheater are major attractions in...
Hermosa Beach, CA
Hermosa Beach is a beautiful wide flat beach near Los Angeles, popular for beach volleyball, surfing, and paddle boarding. It is known for hosting tournaments and events throughout the year, including for the sports mentioned above as well as the informal "Hermosa Ironman" - which is a fun event held every July 4, consisting of running a mile in the sand, paddling a mile on a surfboard, finished up with downing a 6-pack of beer. It is a very small city only about 15 blocks east from the ocean and 40 blocks north to south. One of the most beautiful parts...