Bikinis & Boardwalks: West vs. East Pictures
From miles of beaches at the summer capital of Rehoboth Beach, DE, to the street performers at the artists’ mecca of Venice Beach, CA, discover the spirit of summer at these 2 famous boardwalks.
bikinis-and-boardwalks-104-rehoboth-venice-beach-ss-001Every summer, the population of Rehoboth, DE, explodes to 25 times its normal size. The additional thousands of beachcombers swarming the shores are metropolitans and politicos from Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington, DC, escaping their daily grind. 960 1280
bikinis-and-boardwalks-104-rehoboth-venice-beach-ss-007Venice has been known to locals as “Dogtown” since the 1970s, when a group of young surfers -- or “Z-Boys” as they were known -- revolutionized the sport of skateboarding. Arbor Skate Shop has been handcrafting environmentally sustainable, high-performance surf, skate and snowboards since 1995. 960 1280
bikinis-and-boardwalks-104-rehoboth-venice-beach-ss-008A creative visionary named Abott Kinney dreamed of building the Venice, Italy, of America. He wanted to make sure his oceanfront oasis was more magnificent than any other, so he connected the promenade to an intricate system of canals, which are lined with multi-million-dollar homes. 960 1280
bikinis-and-boardwalks-105-ocean-city-san-diego-ss-001Board sports are a way of life in San Diego, and paddleboarding is just one of the many ways Mission Beach locals hit the waves. 960 1280
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