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Judy sent us this image of her grandson, Clayton, holding onto his mother, Kim, in the surf at Seaside, Florida.
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Barnes submitted this photo of Torrey Pines State Beach in California. “A late fall sunset created some wonderful colors on a chilly day,” Barnes says.
“This photo was taken at the Aquidneck Lobster Company in Newport, Rhode Island. These clams were on ice waiting to be sold,” Lourdes says.
“I took this photo during my annual summer trip home to visit my parents,” Kyle says.
“This picture was taken on Sunset Beach on Oahu, Hawaii,” Cindy says. “The whole family went. There are nine adults and five grandchildren. This was our first vacation with everyone that far away from home.”
Donna photographed this light-filled landscape just south of Cannon Beach, Oregon.
“This image was captured while walking Lanikai Beach. You can see the Mokulua Islands in the background while Margy creates a fleeting title, reminding us we’re never too old to write in the sand,” Hub says.
“This photo was taken in front of my house on my beach where I’ve lived all my life in Onancock, Virginia,” Jackie says. “I love the white outfit and how it gives it that ultimate summer feeling.”
“On a perfect beach day in the Hamptons, this sunbather positioned himself in my line of sight, and I took the opportunity to pay homage,” Kay says.
Sherry captured this summer evening view from her hotel balcony during a trip to Chincoteague, Virginia, with her mother.
Jessica shot this water-filled image while on a day trip to the Dry Tortugas off Key West. This national park protects the southwest tip of South Florida’s coral reef.
“Flying kites on Cape May’s beaches is one of my favorite things to do while on vacation!” Carolyn says. “Kites lend a certain artistic beauty to the whole beach experience. This shot was taken while I was sitting in my beach chair underneath my umbrella. The view was so pretty looking up, I just had to capture the moment.”
Linda’s son and grandson were enjoying a quiet stroll on the beach in Sandbridge, Virginia, so she couldn’t resist capturing this moment.
Susan took this picture of her 14-year-old miniature dachshund, Cameron. She tells us he likes to chill on the front porch of her cottage in Nags Head. “Cameron loves the beach!” she says.
Freelance photographer Rebel loves sunsets. “When I walked out and saw the fisherman way down the beach I was thrilled,” she says. “It was the perfect daybreak shot!”
“My 8-year-old daughter, Bridget, and her buddy, David, were on a weeklong sailing trip up the Georgia coast with his family on two boats,” Ron says. “That is our 40-year-old Hinckley Pilot 35-foot sailboat in the back ground. We dropped anchor for the night after a great day of sailing and exploring. We were just about to have a cookout on the beach, with not a soul around but us.”
Lisa tells us that when she woke up from a nap while vacationing in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, this is what she found―a heart-shaped cloud welcoming her to the beach.
Emily snapped this image while boating with friends and watching the sun set at Dobbins Island.
“This picture was taken in Orleans, Massachusetts, on Arey’s Pond,” Jennifer says. “The subject of the photo is my 8-year-old son, Matthew. It says everything that’s good about summer in a young boy’s mind!”
Cynthia Ann Brown
“I was intrigued by the different textures of nature that night,” Cynthia says of this image taken at York Beach, Maine. “Almost dead-center in the picture is Nubble Lighthouse.”
“I thought this picture was really neat because you can still enjoy nature up close,” Monica says of her photo taken in Lido Key, Florida. “I was probably only a couple of feet away from the heron, and he didn’t seem to mind!
Tina captured this quiet moment during summer vacation in Kennebunk, Maine.
“This image is of surfboards that friends and I were sitting next to by the dunes at the ‘Ditch Beach’ in Montauk, New York,” Anna says of her photo submission.
Thomas J. Bauer
“I took this photo early in the morning at the entry to Point Lookout Beach in New York on the Atlantic Ocean,” Thomas says. “It conveys how carefree life can be when you live on or visit the coast. I always see someone on a wonderful walk along the beach leaving their cares behind in an empty pair of sandals.”
Susan sent us this view of the boats from the Pier Street Farmers Market in Campbell River, British Columbia.
Pam writes, “This photo epitomizes Coastal Living―a glass of your favorite wine and a beautiful sunset.”