Travel theme: Beaches

Temperatures soared here in Seattle this week and I headed for Alki Beach Park to beat the startling heat. I was not alone; it seemed that half the population of Seattle descended upon this 2.5 mile stretch of park, beach and pebbles. There was barely a square inch of sand showing between the beach towels and umbrellas. I did manage, however, to get a few shots of sunbather-free pebble beach, looking across the water to the Space Needle.

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Here are a few quieter beaches I’ve found on my travels. A lazy hazy summer evening on the beach overlooking Kailua Bay in Hawaii…

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…stunning black sands along California’s Lost Coast…

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…and last but not least, a beach I had all to myself for a glorious afternoon in New York’s Far Rockaways – I just adore the name, it sounds like something straight out of Peter Pan.

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Now I know I’m not the only pebble on the beach – no one can resist taking seaside photos! If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Beaches
  • Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
  • Get your post in by next Thursday, as the new travel theme comes out on Friday
  • Don’t forget to subscribe to keep up to date on the latest weekly travel themes. Sign up via the email subscription link in the sidebar or RSS – if you’re already following on, remember I’m getting ready to switch website hosts so sign up for email or RSS to keep up to date on posts.

Let’s have a beach party!



About ailsapm

Hi there! I’m Ailsa Prideaux-Mooney. I’ve lived in many places, and travelled to many more. I had a lot of fun getting there and being there, wherever there happened to be at the time. I climbed a castle wall in Czesky Krumlov, abseiled down cliffs to go caving in the west of Ireland, slept on the beach in Paros, got chased by a swarm of bees in Vourvourou (ok that wasn’t fun, but it was exciting), learned flower arranging in Tokyo, found myself in the middle of a riot in Seoul, learned to snowboard in Salzburg, got lost in a labyrinth in Budapest and had my ice cream stolen by a gull in Cornwall. And I’m just getting started. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read so far, I’d love you to follow my travelogue - - and remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
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232 Responses to Travel theme: Beaches

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  2. dadirri7 says:

    one of my favourite things ailsa … living here on the beach … your shots are lovely … so good to see other beautiful beaches …

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  4. @$teffi says:

    great idea for this weeks’ travel theme….I love the second shot!!

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  6. Ania A. says:

    I love beaches. They always make me happy. Here is my link:

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  10. Nice theme Ailsa! Everyone does love a day at the beach 🙂
    I have posted a variety of beaches I have been lucky enough to visit over the last 2 years.

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  14. I love how the black sand beach intensifies the colour of the ocean and the sky – it must have been spectacular. I can’t remember though whether you swam, or not – whether it was too cold still. I remember feeling must uncomfortable swimming at the black sand beaches in northern Bali – something just wasn’t quite right! When I saw your theme I’d thought I wouldn’t have many beaches to tell you about – salt, sand and unguarded camera equipment not going so well together – but of course, I’d forgotten about here in Paradise! You asked for it 🙂

  15. dcallen2 says:

    Mine’s up at I Must Be Off! Linked to Where’s my Backpack in post….

  16. cocoaupnorth says:

    Hi Ailsa,
    Great theme and beautiful photos you have here. Enjoy the sunny days:-)
    Here’s my contribution,

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  18. Eattravelphotograph says:

    Loved this theme and your pictures Ailsa! Here’s my post

  19. pdjpix says:

    Hi Ailsa,
    Here is a selection of beach photographs from the east coast of Australia.
    Coincidently I recently published two other posts with beach themes. If interested they are at:
    Thanks for viewing and keep those travel themes coming. They are a great inspiration.
    regards Peet

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  21. Another great challenge Ailsa, thanks.
    Here are my photos from a beach on the East Lothian Coast of Scotland

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  23. Coreen says:

    Hi there, me again here are some collages of beaches I love to visit.

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  25. Didn’t matter how busy I was, I was hitting this one! Thanks for the memories – and Happy Mother’s Day to all.

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  27. Love your last shot
    my beaches are here:

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  32. It’s been so long since I’ve done one of these posts, but when I saw beaches I knew I had to join in the fun again. Thanks Ailsa. Here’s mine:

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  34. danielfee says:

    My first “beaches” post was my top ten beach photos from the Galapagos Islands. This one is of beaches from around the rest of the world.

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  36. Hello Ailsa, and all of the weekly Travel Themers out there! Here’s my take on this week’s awesome Beach Theme:

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  38. says:

    They are ALL beautiful and so relaxing! !

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  40. Una mas, amiga, and i haven’t even touched the beach nearest where i live!
    Alas, it’s the beginning of the week, and I’ll be traveling.
    Thanks for a great opportunity to share images of beaches!

  41. I hope this post will count since it doesn’t have the proper title. I didn’t know about the weekly themes here until I saw I Must Be Off’s post. Just happened to do a beaches post last week. So here’s the link to Maui Memories: Head to the Beach! — — Hope you’ll take a look.

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  43. I found this little beach at the bottom of castle walls in Antalya and took my waterproof camera swimming with me to get good shots:

  44. rigmover says:

    Oh for some warm weather, great shots thanks.

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