It's that time of year, vacation season for most Americans is just around the corner. Many people choose to go to the beach and stay in an overpriced cheesy hotel that should cost about $75 per night, but since it's June 1st and three blocks from the beach it's now $400 per night with free bed bugs. Camping is one of America's favorite pastimes and so is sunbathing on the beach. Why not combine the two for a memorable and relatively inexpensive vacation? Here are two great coastal options with picturesque sites:
Cape Lookout National Seashore, North Carolina - This is primitive beach camping at it's finest with no development or campgrounds to be seen. Arrive via ferry, but have an all-wheel drive vehicle, there are no roads, just loose sandy paths. Bring everything you'll need, food, water, bug spray and wood for a campfire. You will be amazed by the beauty of this 112 mile coastline. One last thing, a rugged water proof camera is a must!
Lost Coast - King Range National Conservation Area, California - The scenery is jaw dropping, the crashing waves and treacherous tides add an element of risk and adventure. Study the tide table and keep an eye on the ocean to avoid getting swept away. Bring everything you'll need for a rugged, remote backpacking adventure including a waterproof hd camera to video and get amazing shots of the coastline. Make a wilderness reservation in advance and bring your permit. The Lost Coast Trail is a 25 mile one-way backpack with much of the hike right on the beach. Look for great white sharks in the ocean while taking side hikes up the mountains.
Enjoy and record all your adventures!