Set in California at Santa Monica’s westernmost point, the Santa Monica Pier is a staple of this picturesque seaside community. Packed with family-friendly activities, vibrant street performers, restaurants and shops, the public pier also has stunning views and over a century’s worth of history. Here is a corner view of the famous pier.
Exmouth, England, is a port town, civil parish and seaside resort, sited on the east bank of the mouth of the River Exe in Devon. The town is the gateway to the World Heritage Jurassic Coast and has two miles of sandy beach.
Teignmouth, England, is a large seaside town, fishing port and civil parish in the English county of Devon. The River Teign is an impressive 31 miles long and winds its way down from Dartmoor to the sea at Teignmouth.
At low tide, it appears below that boats are marooned in the river.
Dawlish is an English seaside resort town on the south coast of Devon, England. The name Dawlish derives from a Welsh river name meaning black stream. There was also a Roman translation of Dolfisc, meaning ‘Dark river’ and ‘The Devils Water’.
Paignton is a seaside town on the coast of Tor Bay in Devon, England. Together with Torquay and Brixham it forms the borough of Torbay which was created in 1998. The Torbay area is a holiday destination known as the English Riviera. The harbor was established in the 18th century and the local council has managed it since 1935. Today it remains a hive of activity, especially during the summer months and a vast range of different users enjoy the benefits of this unassuming maritime gem.
Formerly written Peynton, Payngton and Paington, the name is derived from “Paega” an Anglo-Saxon personal name, “ing” meaning “the people of” and “ton” an enclosure, estate or homestead, the original Anglo-Saxon settlement.