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Old 02-19-2011, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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Virginia's Eastern Shore
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Old 03-04-2011, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Olympic Peninsula, WA
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You' talking about S. East Alaska. Places like Homer, Haines, Sitka, etc. Lots of evergreens, fishing fleets, quaint villages, islands, ocean, beauty and sparsly populated. Parts of Alaska grow record sized vegatables in the summer months. Check it out. Winters near the coast are more prone to rain rather then snow. (Lots of rain because of the temperate rain forests that cover much of S. East Alaska along the inside passage due to a warm ocean current known as the "Banana Belt".)
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Old 03-13-2011, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Emerald Coast
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Washington County, Maine.
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Old 03-23-2011, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Back in Melbourne.....home of road rage and aggression
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To me, "rural" means "farming area", which rules out pretty much anything that is next to an ocean. I don't agree with the notion that any place that is far from a large city is rural. There needs to be an agricultural aspect to the place, too.
I used to think that way too, until I moved to southern Victoria Australia. The South Gippsland region is largely ocean side and the majority of industry is dairy farming (although quite a bit of beef and sheep too).

I've seen Holstein-Fresians grazing in bluegrass paddocks that look like something you'd see in Kentucky, butted up to mangrove beaches, with the tide coming in, and sailboats just offshore with an almost tropical looking sunset to highlight the lot. It's very odd, if you've never seen it before!
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Old 03-25-2011, 05:12 AM
 
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Criehaven Island Maine: (called Ragged Island on Maps)

28 nautical miles from land
350 acres
20 houses (lobstermen)
No phones/electricity/public wharf/ or ferry service
Coast Guard does not break ice in winter
1 year around resident (due to ice)
1 hand dug well

Does this qualify? (LOL)
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Old 03-25-2011, 05:14 AM
 
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I used to think that way too, until I moved to southern Victoria Australia. The South Gippsland region is largely ocean side and the majority of industry is dairy farming (although quite a bit of beef and sheep too).

I've seen Holstein-Fresians grazing in bluegrass paddocks that look like something you'd see in Kentucky, butted up to mangrove beaches, with the tide coming in, and sailboats just offshore with an almost tropical looking sunset to highlight the lot. It's very odd, if you've never seen it before!
There is a field near me where the cows lick the salt off the rocks when the tide goes out. Farming and seaside do co-mingle, especially in Ireland.
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Old 03-27-2011, 11:36 AM
 
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Where I live in the Bristol/Damariscotta/Newcastle fits that bill well in most parts. It's right on the coast and has plenty of farms and large properties, but it does get bustling in the summer when we get a lot of tourists.
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Old 04-01-2011, 09:29 PM
 
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My wife is actually from the Chincoteague area of Va.

From Southern St Augustine to Flagler Beach has some pretty rural areas. Flagler Beach reminds me of an older rural area near the beach...similar to some areas of the outer banks of nc
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Old 04-05-2011, 09:31 AM
 
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I grew up in a very rural fishing villiage area on the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland...well at least lived there for ten years or so...to my question...

does anyone know of some very rural areas that are right on the ocean...i like how a lot of the outer banks are...the eastern shore of maryland, va, del. has some rural areas...Are there any other extermely rural fishing villiage type areas that are on the ocean that anyone can think of?
try the Ashepoo-Combahee-Edisto basin of south carolina. places like salkehatchie and yemassee.

or the areas around McClellanville and Georgetown, SC. much of it is protected land, but you can find something rural and not too far from the ocean.

the area around shallotte, NC is fairly rural. anything around Brunswick, GA.

honestly you just have to get out there and look. There's tons of rural areas near the ocean, depends WYLF
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Old 04-05-2011, 04:42 PM
 
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Thank you for those reccomendations.
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