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Places to go in Venice Beach
California, Sandy's Shores

Places to go in Venice Beach, California

Finding the perfect spot for a beach vacation in California can be difficult. There are so many great options! Southern California has multiple great cities to visit, but which is the best to fit you? Do you want a beach with stores to shop, or do you want to just relax in the sun? Maybe you enjoy experiencing all the good food on vacation? If you love all these things and more, then Venice Beach is the beach for you!

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Venice Beach
California, Sandy's Shores

Adventures at the Vibrant and Quirky Venice Beach

Strange, artistic and full of life—that is Venice Beach, California in a nutshell. While I was admiring the scenic beach with gorgeous palm trees, I saw random people in strange costumes that were posing with different tourists. One short gentleman wearing an animal print speedo with a caveman club walked towards my friend and me. We enjoyed socializing with him because of his charismatic personality. By the end of our conversation, he asked us for a tip. I later found out that providing cash to these different boardwalk characters is the expected norm and is a courtesy.

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traveling to bali
Sandy's Shores

Bali: The land of sea and sand!

While traveling to Bali I dreamed of laying out on white sand beaches, surfing the perfect wave, drinking a cool coconut and watching the most spectacular sunsets. Bali is a popular tourist destination with rich culture, delicious food, and famous beaches! I couldn’t wait to begin my tropical getaway! I grabbed my bags and headed off to my homestay in a traditional Balinese guesthouse.

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Beach in Thailand
Sandy's Shores

A Picture Perfect Beach in Thailand

The rickety ferry boat engine cut out suddenly. As our momentum continued to send us drifting forward, I looked out the scuffed window. We were gliding towards a jungle-covered mound rising out of the turquoise water. A glistening strip of white sand surrounded the small island and woven palm frond bungalows dotted the edge of the beach.

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California, Huntington Beach, Sandy's Shores

The Famous Huntington Beach Candy Store—B. Candy

Huntington Beach isn’t just a place where people love to come to surf or spend a day at the beach with their toes in the sand and splashing in the waves. Huntington Beach is also loved by many for the shopping and dining experiences. And for children and anyone with a sweet tooth and a love for the nostalgic, something that makes Huntington Beach special is the unique candy shop—B. Candy.

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Punta Cana Beach
Sandy's Shores

Punta Cana: The Perfect Place to Kick Back

Punta Cana was all that I hoped for. More specially, the Majestic Elegance was the perfect hotel to stay at for your Dominican Republic experience. I am a very obnoxious person when booking a vacation, as I research my destination to the point of exhaustion. Thankfully, the 4.5-star review displayed on TripAdvisor was very accurate. My six-night stay at the Majestic Elegance was relaxing, pampering, worry-free, and full of fun. What makes a vacation great though? It is different for everyone. For me, it was an obligation-free vacation with no responsibilities except to lay in the sand at the beach. We lounged in one of the wonderful beach side beds staring out into the ocean daily.

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Guadeloupe Beach
Sandy's Shores

Guadeloupe in the French Caribbean -My Beach Vacation Experience

White sand and warm, crystal-clear turquoise waters welcome you to the snorkeling paradise of Leroux Beach, Guadeloupe – the largest of the French Caribbean islands. My girlfriends and I stayed at a small bed and breakfast just a few towns north and rented a car to get ourselves to this quiet, unassuming beach. I recommend bringing lunch from the nearby town of Deshaies. Once you arrive and set up on the sand, you won’t want to leave until well after sundown.

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