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Old 08-07-2009, 11:46 PM
 
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specifically in the south east...I live in Maryland and our our surrounding beach area is quite rural...Not talking about ocean city maryland itself, but the areas surrounding it...I know the Outer Banks used to be quite rural and some still is...what about other areas in the South East?

I know the north west has some beautiful rural beach areas...want to talk about them?

so talk about rural beach areas...

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Old 08-09-2009, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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The stretch of the Texas between South Padre and Corpus Christi is the least populated stretch of coastline in the lower 48- it's either federal land or large scale farming and grazing land ala King Ranch.
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Old 08-11-2009, 12:03 AM
 
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very interesting.
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Old 08-11-2009, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Penobscot Bay, the best place in Maine!
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Areas of the Maine coast are very rural (not so much Southern Maine, but Mid-Coast and Downeast areas..). Or maybe it's just the high volume of pine trees that makes it so you can't see anyone else.
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Old 08-12-2009, 09:32 AM
 
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Do the Great Lakes qualify? We were just around Ludington, MI last weekend and it's pretty rural seeming.
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Old 08-12-2009, 12:07 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Do the Great Lakes qualify? We were just around Ludington, MI last weekend and it's pretty rural seeming.
Just north of Ludington is a lot more rural than around the area from Pentwater to the Ludington State Park. (I live just a couple miles away from Ludington and take the kids to the beaches there 4 or 5 times a week, all Summer)
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Old 08-12-2009, 01:09 PM
 
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specifically in the south east...I live in Maryland and our our surrounding beach area is quite rural...Not talking about ocean city maryland itself, but the areas surrounding it...I know the Outer Banks used to be quite rural and some still is...what about other areas in the South East?

I know the north west has some beautiful rural beach areas...want to talk about them?

so talk about rural beach areas...

Thanks
Edisto, SC
the area around Cape Romain/Bull's Bay/McClellanville, SC
Hunting Island, SC
most all of the Georgia coast
Holden Beach, NC
Topsail Beach/Surf City, NC
the Inner Banks of eastern North Carolina have a lot of rural, coastal land. Not so much "beach" areas though.
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Old 08-14-2009, 12:06 AM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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I'd like to see some of those rural beach areas in the southeast sometime. I live in the northwest (Oregon), and I'm living fairly close to the beach. All the cities by the coast of Oregon are small so there is loads of empty beaches. It's too cold for swimming but still nice for other activities. Beachcombing,fishing and hiking are popular here. You can drive just a few miles, and find an empty beach just about anywhere here.

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Old 08-14-2009, 08:38 AM
 
Location: 30-40°N 90-100°W
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Some part of Alaska? Or maybe the Carolinas?
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Old 08-15-2009, 06:56 PM
 
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Oregon has beautiful, mostly rural beach--much of the coast in uninhabited. But, it has a highway that pretty well runs it's lenght.
For real rural in the lower 48, the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state has some very, very remote beach, much of it inaccessible except by foot. I don't know how they'd know this, but I've heard some science-types say there is still areas of the Washington coast that people haven't walked. (...and they didn't mean th vertical parts! )

Living in the Southeast, I'd love to find some remote rural gulf coast--most seems built on or pretty well thrashed...
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