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Old 05-15-2021, 11:27 AM
 
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Miscou Island, New Brunswick, or anywhere out in that direction. It's a closer drive than Nova Scotia, 4th of July is not a holiday. Take a big pot, cook a lobster, and have the beach all to yourself.
Does Canada let us in?
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Old 05-15-2021, 12:11 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Does Canada let us in?
Expect any day now,. Just ask CDC, Covid magically disappeared a couple days ago.

July should see entry to Canada, but check to be sure.
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Old 05-15-2021, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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Miscou Island, New Brunswick, or anywhere out in that direction. It's a closer drive than Nova Scotia, 4th of July is not a holiday. Take a big pot, cook a lobster, and have the beach all to yourself.
However July 1 is Canada Day, which does get a good celebration in many areas.

The Canadian Maritimes have also been very strict about their covid bubble and may remained closed to outsiders even if the national border with the USA reopens.
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Old 05-16-2021, 04:37 AM
 
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Does Canada let us in?
Oh, right, I forgot. 70-million American adults couldn't even go to Canada pre-Covid.
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Old 05-16-2021, 06:04 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Surprised no one said to head out west. California, Oregon, and Washington all have beautiful beaches and the temps are way cooler most of the time than in Florida. The summer Pacific water temps are more like Florida's in the winter and early spring.
I was wondering if Cali would come up too..I actually haven't been to any Cali beaches before..
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Old 05-16-2021, 07:01 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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CA coast is 3 time zones away and quite crowded on the 4th and can be hot or cold. Risky for a weekend trip, and not Quiet.

PNW, same distance, cooler, quieter, especially islands. But there will be campers over holiday, and August is much better with wild berries and salmon.

I'd stick with Maritime provinces if open, northern Maine if Canada is still closed.

Or remote areas of great lakes.

Or a B&B on a MN 'no-wake-lake'.
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Old 05-19-2021, 10:59 PM
 
Location: Corona del Mar & Coronado, CA
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Cayucos CA has the nicest July 4th parade and party, Coronado does too.

Cambria is a beach so cool, many of the inns on Moonstone Beach have fireplaces in the rooms.

I don't think you'd want to go to a beach, for a beach vacation, any further north than San Francisco. There is cool, and then there is outright cold.
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Old Yesterday, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Sunshine state
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what destinations would you recommend for slightly cooler temperatures for a July trip?
You want to head west, San Diego for example. Their water will still be cold though. Their weather is around 70s - 80s year round with little humidity and their part of Pacific Ocean is always cold except for August (maybe). The beach is nothing to write home about (in my view) but their landscape (especially La Jolla) is way more dramatic than the flat land of Florida.

Stay in Mission Bay area or head to Coronado if you go there. Avoid staying in downtown - way too crowded. If you'll be renting a car / driving there, expect to pay close to $5 per gallon gas. Just sayin'!
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Old Today, 03:58 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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If you're interested in remote beaches on the west coast, try Mendocino in Northern California. This is one of the most beautiful coastlines that I have ever seen in my life. You can also do an interesting road trip from San Francisco north of Mendocino and see the Redwoods further north, which has great cool-climate beaches too. You may also see Elk here and other wildlife here grazing on the beach. The Redwood beach settings are amazing, you can hike in a heavily forested area where the Star Wars Forest Moon of Endor setting (recall the Ewoks in movie 3) and head right out on the beach. The Oregon Coast is further north and you can fly back home out of Portland. This would be an *amazing* 3-10 day drive.

You can also go further north along the coast to the Olympic National Park. This park has wonderful hikes to the coastline which you can camp along, just be prepared for rain.

Vancouver Island Canada also has amazing beaches to see in July and August and both Vancouver and Victoria BC are amazing cities to see. You can also divert to Buchart Gardens in Victoria which is like a Disney Land if you like gardens. The San Juan Islands (which were mentioned by StealthRabbit in a previous post in this thread) are nearby too. San Juan Island in particular has some great sites (American Camp, Lime Kiln Point on San Juan Island, and Agate Bech and Iceberg Point on Lopez Island) that you can visit on your way to Victoria when the Anacortes to Syndey Ferry opens up again. Victoria BC and the San Juan Islands and are around 6-12 miles apart.

In July and August, the daytime max temperatures of these areas would fall between 65 and 78 degrees, and the water temperature is around 62-68 degrees.

If you want a bit warmer climates, GraceC and Tim mentioned San Diego. I would add that a drive from San Francisco along CA/US 1 south to San Diego would be amazing if you wanted to see warmer west coast beaches, although these beaches would be more crowded than the remote beaches to the north that I have mentioned (but this is still an amazing drive!). Santa Cruze, Monterey, Camel by the Sea, Big Sur and Morro Bay are wonderful stops here. You can also stop at the Hearst Castle, which is an amazing sight to see. The average high temperatures in July and August here would be around 70-85 degrees, and the water temperature would be around 68-75 degrees (near San Diego).

Good luck and have fun!

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