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Old 02-24-2015, 11:11 AM   #15
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There are three Provincial Parks with Ocean beaches, the best is probably Sands Provincial Park near Burgeo, a little out of the way, ...

That is where we swam comfortably at the end of last August!
Newfoundland is *special* - I am so glad we made it there last year. Due to less big ship traffic, there is little trash floating around and the beaches are really pristine. I should float the idea of going there again.
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Lake of Two Rivers, Algonquin Park

One of our favorites, especially in September, October.
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Paul,

We were on that same beach 2 years ago in June and the local children were swimming on the beach. I walked in up to my knees. It reminded me of the water in NH at our beach. When I was younger I would swim at Hampton all summer, now I only go in for protracted periods when the nieces and nephews verbally drag me in.

These day I prefer our heated pool.
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Old 02-24-2015, 12:47 PM   #18
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I'm going to put in my two cents worth for the northern beaches of Michigan. I'm a little tiny bit partial to them ;-> You will find beautiful beaches and state parks all along the coast of our Great Lakes. They range from camping on white sand with no shade, to shade covered, many in forests of pine trees, and others on rocky shorelines. Several of the beach state parks have been on these "Best Of" lists. AND if you are a lighthouse fanatic like I am, many of the Michigan lighthouses are located right in the state parks. Did you know that Michigan has more lighthouse on its coasts than any other state in the US?! That's right! State parks that are located on the Great Lakes cost a little more, $30+. Well worth it. Three of my favorites... Petoskey State Park, Ludington SP, and McLain SP in the UP. Think I should be working for the Michigan tourist trade?
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We LOVE FORT DESOTO PARK in St. Petersburg, Florida. The campsites are lovely and wooded. The beach is gorgeous and not crowded at all. It is PET FRIENDLY! They not only have the PAWS dogs parks (little and big separated) they also have a OFF LEASH DOG BEACH. It's such a treat to have dogs all running around playing with each other in and out of the Gulf. In addition, there is a lovely paved pathway for biking, rollerblading, strolling. You can rent kayaks, trolleys, bikes or bring your own. Adjoining the campgrounds is a body of water you can kayak or canoe in, if you prefer still water to the Gulf. You can fish and some of the sites are actually on the water itself.

We love this park because it is natural with lots of wildlife and trees and a beach like God made it. It is not a parking lot of campers. The sites have tables and grills, are situated and wooded so that you're not right on top of your neighbors. There are laundry facilities next to the showers and bathrooms.

If you want to make reservations, look up Pinellas County, FL parks. It's around $40 a night or so and includes full hookups.

It just doesn't get any better than this!
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I should have added Fort DeSoto Park is close enough to Tampa and the surrounding areas for more commercial type amusements including Busch Gardens and two hours or so from Mickey.

If you decide to go to Fort DeSoto, drop me a message and I'll give you some recommendations of sweet places nearby we always go to!
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I'm particularly fond of beaches where you can be alone (by alone I mean with Ginny).

Along the western coast of Newfoundland the mailmen use to walk the mail between coastal communities. These trails are often under the Tuckamore, stunted pine bent inland by the ocean winds.

In sections of Tuckamore over generations mailman have created virtual tunnels creating a wonderful walking trail, every now and then peeping out to long sections of beach side trails.

Ginny and I have walked this trail at least twice. I don't recall ever seeing another person on the trail. Tucked in the Tuckamore are little protected spots where it looks like animals may bed down.
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Henderson Beach State Park: Pets are allowed in family camping areas overnight. BUT: Pets are not allowed on the beach. This is the reason we don't camp on the Gulf. For pet owners this is a huge buzz kill. I can understand cleaning up after your pet; as we always do but not to allow them on the beaches period. I just don't agree with that.[/QUOTE]


Fort Pickens is our favorite place to beach camp. Pensacola Beach now has two dog beaches right on the gulf. They are labeled as such and have signage as well as the doggie waste stations. The GPS information is:

30.326439, -87.175226
Ft. Pickens Rd. 6 miles from campground

30.345020, -87.068993
Via De Luna 12 miles from campground

We've been several times lately and have found those 2 areas to be clean. Of course leashes are required.
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Hi Ginny and Norm,

I've been trying to answer your message to me and every time I do it in the private message form, it disappears. At this point I'm flummoxed what is going on.

Will you message me again and give me an email address or tell me what I'm doing wrong? I hit submit and I get a message on the screen saying I don't have access. I'm signed in, so I don't know what's happening. Do responses go through a moderator first before showing up as sent?
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I'm particularly fond of beaches where you can be alone (by alone I mean with Ginny).

Along the western coast of Newfoundland the mailmen use to walk the mail between coastal communities. These trails are often under the Tuckamore, stunted pine bent inland by the ocean winds.

In sections of Tuckamore over generations mailman have created virtual tunnels creating a wonderful walking trail, every now and then peeping out to long sections of beach side trails.

Ginny and I have walked this trail at least twice. I don't recall ever seeing another person on the trail. Tucked in the Tuckamore are little protected spots where it looks like animals may bed down.
That tuckamore is really neat, it is completely impenetrable otherwise. Maybe the mailman was taking a nap. Where was this particular trail?
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Paul,

Here's a list of some of the trails. I believe it's number 20

Parks Canada - Gros Morne National Park - Hiking
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Thanks, Norm, we did not do that trail, but some others on that list. It was all beautiful.

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Paul,

We had 11 over for desert and coffee, to integrate new members and old members, all Rvers that have traveled a lot. Only four of us had been to Newfoundland. The gathering led to a Newfoundland chat with the four of us relating stories, the others probing why we liked Newfoundland so much. Really fun, wish you were here.
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