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Please recommend poems about the beach / the sea / the ocean.

I'm looking for poems about the beach that have some nostalgia to them. I'll be pairing them with some photographs of a woman on the beach looking mostly wistfully (think prenup photos!). Quotes are also appreciated. thanks!
posted by drea on Feb 11, 2013 - 20 answers

I need a help with a vaca destination in Caribbean or Central America

I am planning a vacation and tortured by all the choices. I'm thinking of the Caribbean or Central America (but open to just about anyplace). I need help narrowing it down. The trip is for my husband, my 5 year old son and me. We'd be flying from Boston and going for a week. So much more inside... [more inside]
posted by beccaj on Jan 22, 2013 - 21 answers

¿dónde están los tacos de pescado en la playa?

Mexican restaurant on a beach in southern Los Angeles? [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime on Jan 3, 2013 - 7 answers

Where can we play slots in our swimsuits?

What magical tropical paradise with beaches and casinos should we take my mom to, within a 4-hour flight of Chicago, for her birthday? Bonus points for a destination with cultural activities for a non-gambler non-sun worshiper. [more inside]
posted by Bunglegirl on Dec 27, 2012 - 6 answers

Wanna beach bum it up for a month in March!

Less touristy Central American beach spot to plunk down for a month in March? Thinking Quepos, Costa Rica, got anything better? [more inside]
posted by yellowbinder on Dec 26, 2012 - 13 answers

From One of the Best Albums Ever

What 70s song sounds like On Some Faraway Beach by Brian Eno? I know there's one out there that has the same melody as occurs at the beginning of the song.
posted by vansly on Nov 25, 2012 - 8 answers

Our babies need some beach!

Help me plan a family trip to the US Virgin Islands... [more inside]
posted by pearlybob on Nov 12, 2012 - 3 answers

Beach reading for 2012

Beach reading. 2012 edition. Difficulty - Must be available for purchase for Kindle in Australia. [more inside]
posted by arha on Oct 28, 2012 - 15 answers

Quiet beaches in SD

I'm giving someone a ride to San Diego (downtown) tomorrow and have the entire day free. What is the quietest, least busy, most isolated beach nearby? The ideal would be go a few hours without seeing anyone else but I know that's not possible on a sunny weekend day.
posted by acidic on Oct 26, 2012 - 5 answers

Have dog, will daytrip.

Mefites, do you know of any nice, dog-friendly beach for a day trip in New Jersey or Delaware? [more inside]
posted by godshomemovies on Sep 5, 2012 - 1 answer

What's a warm low-key place in Europe in November?

I'll be recovering from some cosmetic surgery in mid-November of this year and looking to combine the downtime with a month-long working vacation somewhere in Europe, someplace warm. Where should I go? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 31, 2012 - 11 answers

vacationing with my phone

Seeking hotel recommendations in either the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, or Hawaii. [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Aug 15, 2012 - 5 answers

NY to LA Transplant Question

I was just offered a job in Los Angeles starting April of next year. We are considering it, and just starting to look around on Craigslist etc at housing/ neighborhoods. I am wondering which areas are good for our "prerequisites" which are really just things that are ideal and are in no way deal breakers: [more inside]
posted by rubyeyo on Aug 10, 2012 - 16 answers

How can we plan this beach getaway vacation without going too far from NYC?

My friends and I live in NYC. We want to spend a night at a local beach (Far Rockaway, Sandy Hook, Fire Island, whatever). Ideally, this would consist of a trip via public transit to a beach, and then staying at a reasonably priced hotel close to said beach. If possible, we'd like to avoid renting a car or splurging on a vacation rental. [more inside]
posted by Viola on Aug 6, 2012 - 9 answers

Looking for suggestions for a inexpensive beach-front hotel within 45 minutes of Boston.

Looking for a inexpensive hotel within easy walking distance of a beach that's also within a 30-45 minute metro trip to the Boston aquarium. [more inside]
posted by victoriab on Aug 5, 2012 - 10 answers

Fire Island 411

I live in NYC and would like to take my family for a day trip to Fire Island, but have been kind of frustrated by the googling I've done (lots of info, some of it conflicting). Any Fire Island residents/visitors care to help me out? [more inside]
posted by torticat on Jul 12, 2012 - 10 answers

Make like a horseshoe crab

Good places to have sex on the beach within an hour of Boston? [more inside]
posted by Lola Xaviera Boom-Boom McPuppet on Jul 6, 2012 - 8 answers

A warm place with no memory

Mexico beach filter: Is there anywhere I could go on the Yucatan for a low-cost, laid-back, bohemian-esque week on the beach this November? Or should I stick with the area around Zipolite on the Oaxaca coast? [more inside]
posted by lunasol on Jun 28, 2012 - 17 answers

Details on Sandy Hook, NJ?

Thinking of taking a day trip from NYC to Sandy Hook, NJ. Anyone have advice/tips? [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Jun 27, 2012 - 7 answers

All that shoreline, nowhere to wade?

Will you tell me about secret swimming beaches between or near Baltimore and Washington? [more inside]
posted by rabidsegue on Jun 26, 2012 - 6 answers

Can anyone recommend a nice weekend travel spot within 90 minutes of NYC where we could rent a cozy bungalow right on the beach for a couple of days?

Can anyone recommend a nice weekend travel spot within 90 minutes of NYC where we could rent a cozy bungalow right on the beach for a couple of days? Kid friendly a plus! Not looking for a club which would require membership. [more inside]
posted by orehek on Jun 21, 2012 - 6 answers

Ick seaweed in Florida

oceanography Filter: Is this new seaweed permanent? [more inside]
posted by Jaelma24 on Jun 21, 2012 - 3 answers

Best Myrtle Beach vacation EVER!

Myrtle Beach, SC: what are your must-see/must-dos? [more inside]
posted by sleepykitties on Jun 19, 2012 - 14 answers

Where to go to in West Maui?

Maui beaches! Where to go? I'm overwhelmed with the choices. Staying in Nohonani condo next week (Lahaina) and with or without car, looking for nicest beaches to hit. [more inside]
posted by kinetic on Jun 18, 2012 - 5 answers

Rhode Island party spots

Providence Rhode Island one day party [more inside]
posted by spacefire on Jun 14, 2012 - 5 answers

Plan My Vacation for Me!

Vacation Filter: The girlfriend and I are looking for a place within the US to take a beach vacation with dining and groceries a walkable distance away. Looking for recommendations. [more inside]
posted by edbles on Jun 13, 2012 - 18 answers

What should I do while I'm doing nothing in South Florida?

Spending a few days in the Florida Keys (and maybe a day in Miami?) with a college friend... I've never been to South Florida. What should we do/see or stay clear from? [more inside]
posted by indiebass on Jun 11, 2012 - 13 answers

At least our first argument about money as hubby-n-wife won't be with each other...

Rented Beachouse problems: What's the best/proper way to handle a situation where a rental house had problems? Some are severe others are just broken promises on the owner's part. Free wedding update inside! [more inside]
posted by RolandOfEld on Jun 4, 2012 - 17 answers

What were the roots of the classic Beach Boys sound?

What were the roots of the classic Beach Boys sound? [more inside]
posted by Senor Cardgage on Jun 2, 2012 - 11 answers

How can I, a dropout, get academic counseling at CSULB?

CSULB insiders - help this dropout get academic counseling at CSU Long Beach... [more inside]
posted by snoe on May 23, 2012 - 7 answers

Yoga in the beach - recommendations and tips please.

Yoga on the beach: looking for routines/workouts to follow... And any tips/tricks. [more inside]
posted by cheemee on May 22, 2012 - 4 answers

SD rental house for large group with kids?

Please help find a beach rental in San Diego for 3 families with toddlers? [more inside]
posted by synapse on May 11, 2012 - 7 answers

Eastern Europe two week jaunt

Help me plan my Eastern Europe trip this Summer [more inside]
posted by Hurst on May 1, 2012 - 3 answers

Vacation all I've ever wanted

Spontaneous(ish) travel from two different spots? We're fun-loving, 20somethings queers. [more inside]
posted by jaksemas on Apr 24, 2012 - 6 answers

We're Going To Need A Bigger... Kite

What is the best large parafoil stunt kite for big time family fun at the beach? [more inside]
posted by fairmettle on Apr 21, 2012 - 2 answers

Galveston Beach Bums

Galveston Beach this summer - Help! [more inside]
posted by doorsfan on Apr 2, 2012 - 9 answers

What beachy vacation can take en route to Taipei?

I live in Toronto, and I have to go to Taipei in June for my brother's wedding. (I've never been to Taiwan.) In addition to the week i spend in Taiwan, I also want to go somewhere culturally interesting with good food and beaches, and i want to either fly there on my way to taiwan, or i want fly there and back from taiwan. Where can i fly to and from taiwan, cheaply? Or where can i stop en route to taiwan, without it breaking the bank? (Right now, my ideal beach vacation stop is Bali, but it appears to be an expensive flight from Taiwan, and it isn't a place i can get to as a stop en route.) [more inside]
posted by Kololo on Apr 1, 2012 - 9 answers

Easy breezy couples weekend that doesn't break the bank?

Low-key, not super expensive beach getaways for May, east coast-ish? [more inside]
posted by manicure12 on Mar 21, 2012 - 6 answers

Help Finding A Summer Place Near WNY

I'm looking for a place to take the extended family this summer. About 20 people, ages 3 to 83 want to spend a week at some beach. Level of difficulty is we need 3 cabins/cottages/trailers/whatevers, and the location should be about 200 miles or so from Buffalo NY. So that would put us someplace between maybe Syracuse and Cleveland, and anywhere south of Toronto in Ontario. Closer to Buffalo is better. We're hoping to stay on a beach or as close to a beach as possible. [more inside]
posted by Blake on Feb 22, 2012 - 6 answers

Beach Blanket Birthday in the SF Bay?

Where can I have a weekend afternoon picnic on the beach with 8-12 people within the immediate SF Bay Area? [more inside]
posted by rhiannonstone on Feb 4, 2012 - 6 answers

On the road. Scenic places to go along Cali coastline on a roadtrip?

I'm in the middle of a road trip and going to be in California (for the first time ever!) this week. Looking for some recommendations for places to hit along the coast, specifically beaches along the southern end, and scenic places to stop and eat/drink further north. [more inside]
posted by GastrocNemesis on Dec 28, 2011 - 13 answers

Looking for a quiet, unspoiled beach holiday in the US

Beautiful, quiet sandy beaches on the east coast or gulf coast of the US for a holiday next summer? Cottages with hammocks are preferable to condos or hotels. Basically I'm looking for the exact opposite of places like Myrtle Beach. Proximity (as in an hour's drive or less) to a culturally interesting city like New Orleans or Charleston is a definite bonus.
posted by cilantro on Dec 21, 2011 - 15 answers

Where to go for a relaxing beach vacation?

I need a vacation! I'm looking for a warm, beach-y place to relax for 5-6 days in February 2012. Pros: solitude, beautiful beaches, comfortable beds, massages, spas, great food, relaxation. Cons: crowds, kids, loud parties, lots of drunks. I will be leaving from Washington DC, so Caribbean and Central America recommendations would be great. [more inside]
posted by BigVACub on Dec 6, 2011 - 11 answers

Half way to Atlanta in December?

Looking for a long weekend vacation spot to road-trip to [in the middle/end of December-January] that's about equidistant for driving from Washington, DC AND Atlanta. [more inside]
posted by atomicstone on Nov 10, 2011 - 2 answers

Summer-like experiences in London in the winter?

Is there somewhere in or near London, UK that can give a summer-like experience for a few hours? I'm looking for the opposite of a snowdome or an ice bar: a space that's warm, bright and summer-themed. [more inside]
posted by metaBugs on Nov 7, 2011 - 10 answers

Does FLorida have swimmable beaches in December?

It turns out I'll be in The Villages, Florida for Christmas. My birthday is two days after Christmas, and I want to spend it at the beach. Is there a beach on either coast that far up Florida that'll be swimmable in late December?
posted by COBRA! on Nov 7, 2011 - 8 answers

If we don't pick a wedding location soon, I'm eloping in Vegas

We're getting married next June and want a beach wedding in Florida. We're looking in the general Cocoa Beach area and we're having a hard time picking the perfect beach. The wedding planner keeps trying to talk us into a beach we're not 100% in love with. We need help picking the perfect beach. Have you had a beach wedding in the Cocoa Beach area? Which beaches should we consider? We don't want something terribly crowded and touristy.
posted by whatideserve on Oct 2, 2011 - 6 answers

Microphone For Beach Recording

I plan to go to the beach with my laptop and record the sound of the waves for an hour. What microphone type/ brand (not crazy expensive) would I need to do this? [more inside]
posted by forallmankind on Sep 17, 2011 - 5 answers

Any beaches with waves within 150 miles of DC?

I'm planning on driving from DC to Colonial Beach in Virginia to go to the beach. I went there once last summer and thought it was a nice beach and it's only about a two hour drive from downtown Washington. Are there any other decent beaches in the area (as in less than three hour drive from DC and beaches where you can swim)? [more inside]
posted by forkisbetter on Sep 14, 2011 - 14 answers

Identify this creature.

What is this mystery creature? [more inside]
posted by knapah on Sep 5, 2011 - 5 answers

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