Where are some of the finest beaches for walking?
From my perspective, they rest on islands. Beaches and islands are made for each other. New
Zealand's beaches would be among my first choice.
However, the long flight means I need to
look closer to home. The entire Eastern Seaboard
of America is blessed with delightful beaches. I tend to favour beaches without condominiums,
high rise buildings or development which narrows the field. For this blog, I focus on sharing some pristine beaches in the
Northeast corner of North America. North of Boston, Crane's Beach is my local
perennial favorite particularly off season. Crane's beach is a glorious mix of
sand and sea. We visit this preserved
reservation on our women's Autumn in New England tour. On the Southern side of Boston,
walking the beach at Chatham is a delight if you can find a parking place.
If a short flight can happen, then Bermuda offers
beaches that are blissful. Heading in a
northerly direction, the little known Magdalene
Islands are a summer heaven with a
French culture. Women travelers who join
our Walking in Nova Scotia tour
visit another personal favorite beach which locals have worked hard to protect
from development in Lunenburg County. The beach at the southern end of Grand
Manan Island, in the middle of the Bay of Fundy,
is a longstanding family favorite. Walking
the beach in all seasons is one of my most pleasurable pastimes. The rhythm of the tides, the music of the sea
and distant horizons meld together in