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Old 05-16-2017, 02:38 PM
Location: Carrboro, NC
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There are a few rocky beaches in the southeast but no cliffs. I'm not aware of any headlands south of Delaware/Maryland at least.
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Old 05-20-2017, 11:24 AM
Location: MD's Eastern Shore
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Calvert Cliffs are on the western shore of MD's Chesapeake Bay in southern MD. The Atlantic coast however is flat. Florida flat. Assateque Island, shared by MD and VA is a national seashore and a state park with no towns and is a lot like the islands of NC's outer banks, a typical Mid Atlantic, east coast beach. The VA beaches (with the exception of VA Beach) are probably the most remote but consist of many small berrier islands, many private so not a place to go hiking.

When I think rugged Atlantic coast I think New England north as there isn't really anything rugged at all from the mid-atlantic on down.
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Old 05-21-2017, 05:10 PM
Location: Placitas, New Mexico
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Originally Posted by Desert_SW_77 View Post
Cape Anne in Mass and Newport, RI have rocky shores. You won't find any rugged cliffs really anywhere south of Maine, although on Marthas Vineyard there is a big headland at the western end of the island with clay colored cliffs that are pretty cool. From Long Island south to Florida the Atlantic seaboard is mostly sandy barrier islands.

Block Island, RI has a very palpable island time vibe, not too crowded, and feels nicely "removed". There are parts of Cape Cod National Seashore that feel like a dunes wilderness with nice beachy hiking trails away from the crowds. I love the Outer Banks in NC, lots of beautiful, wide open beaches. Further along the National Seashore it gets uncrowded. I've always wanted to take the ferry over to Ocracoke Island.
That about says it for the East Coast. Nothing really like Acadia, but beautiful areas all the way down the coast--beautiful in their own way.
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Old 05-21-2017, 10:42 PM
Location: Alexandria, Commonwealth of Virginia
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I was just in Great Falls Park in Virginia today. Very rocky throughout the entire Potomac Riverfront
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Old 05-25-2017, 06:25 AM
Location: Baltimore - Richmond
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Eastern Shore of Virginia. Outer Banks North Carolina. Delmarva Peninsula
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