A chair to view the sunrise on a beach at Panama City, Panama
Lake James is a large reservoir in the mountains of Western North Carolina. It is named for tobacco tycoon and benefactor of Duke University, James Buchanan Duke. The lake, with surface elevation of 1200 ft, lies behind a series of four earthen dams.
A view of the lake and beach from a bench at Lake James State Park.
Sand Beach, in Acadia National Park, Maine, is nestled in a small inlet between the granite mountains and rocky shores of Mount Desert Island. This gorgeous 290 yard long beach is one of the most popular points of interest on the island. The thousands of years of pounding surf created a beach that is largely comprised of unique sand of shell fragments.
For beautiful sandy beaches, great lobster and amazing seascapes, the Maine coastline is hard to beat – especially for families.
While it is crowded in summer, fans of 11.2km-long Old Orchard beach would have it no other way. Quiet sands fringe the outskirts, but Old Orchard is famed for its beachside amusement park and historic pier.
A protected beach in South Africa captured in a slide image circa 1986
It seems quite lonely at dawn at a beach at Nags Head, North Carolina
A typical beach town scene on a holiday – Seal Beach, California