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here’s no place better towash away your stress than the beach. The rhythmic rise and fall of thewaves soothes the soul and

nurtures the spirit.

Abeach vacation can be as action packed or as relaxing as youwant. Youmay justwant to slip away to a quiet beachwhere the footsteps left trailing in the sand are yours and yours alone.The shores of Florida, Georgia,North and SouthCarolina,Virginia,Maryland,Delaware and NewJersey are filledwith remote beaches, somewith rugged shorelines; somewithwide sandy shores and long stretches of solitude.

When you find that peaceful spot, stop and take the time to relax on a WEST VIRGINIA

blanket or in a beach chair near thewater’s edge.Be sure to slip a book in your beach bag and spend the day soaking up the rays and turning pages.

If you crave action, EastCoast beaches can provide youwith amyriad of activities. InVirginia Beach,Virginia, you can take awhalewatching boat trip or visit theVirginiaAquarium&Marine ScienceCenter and explore the oceanicworld.

InMyrtle Beach, SouthCarolina, check out BrookgreenGardens or spend the day at an area amusement park.MyrtleBeach also offersmore than 100golf courses and 50miniature golf courses.

Perhaps you’d rather drive along the coastline and visit the lighthouses VERMONT

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thathaveservedas welcomebeacons for boaters for dozensof years. Lighthouses are scattered up and downtheEast Coast.

You’ll findthe tallest lighthouse in theUnited States inCape Hatteras,North Carolina.

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For some family togetherness, plan a trip to one of the state parks and nationalwildlife refuges that sit near many beach communities.Visits to these types of destinations are as educational as they are enjoyable.

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