3 of America’s Best Seashores
Every June 8th the world gets together to honor our oceans. Deep and mysterious or tranquil and sparkling, our oceans are vast and remain some of the least-known parts of our world. Today in honor of this special celebration, Coconut Club Vacations invites you to come with us as we take a closer look at 3 of America best seashores.
Cape Hatteras National Seashore – part of the Outer Banks, Cape Hatteras is the oldest of its kind. First created in 1937, this unique national seashore is located in North Carolina and is a perfect escape for those who love lighthouses, marshes, plants, birds and of course, the beach. Stretching over 70 miles, the seashore includes both Bodie and Ocrecoke Islands. One of the area’s most popular features is not natural at all, but is indeed manmade. The Cape Hatteras Light, the Bodie Island Light and the Ocrecoke Island Lighthouses are 3 popular attractions for visitors in the park, although the later is not open for climbing. All historic and all unique and beautiful in its own right, the Cape Hatteras Light is one of the most recognizable in the U.S.
Cape Cod National Seashore – next on our list is Cape Cod National Seashore located in Cape Cod Massachusetts. Created by John F. Kennedy in 1961, Cape Cod National Seashore is home to a unique coastal pine barren eco-region, wood and wetlands and of course, mile after mile of seashore. Like other national parks, this popular park offers visitors plenty of opportunities to learn about the area with guided tours and programming throughout the summer. If you prefer to explore on your own, hiking and biking trails, beaches and visitor centers can provide hours of additional activities as well. Get to know more about Fort Hill, the Doane Memorial and the Nauset light, just to name a few.
Gulf Islands National Seashore – located in the states of Florida and Mississippi, Gulf Islands National Seashore offers guests access to amazing views, historic sites and more along the Gulf of Mexico barrier islands. Featuring mile after mile of white sand beaches, barrier islands, wildlife sanctuaries and even military forts, this national seashore is more than just a pretty place to see. From its rich history to its endangered and unique plants and animals, it is a great place to spend the day or more. Take a ranger led tour, explore the visitor centers, camp, snorkel, swim, fish, hike or just relax on the beach.
This World Oceans Day, get out and enjoy a seashore you love.