Sally sells seashells down by the seashore. Anyone else remember this from elementary school? I still can’t properly say it, and when I come close, I have a horrible lisp.
Anyways, I really love lakes, beaches, and the ocean. I’ve always felt close to nature when I’m around water. Seriously, I think I was supposed to be a mermaid.
The other day I was trying to write down attainable goals, and such, because we all know that I’m quite imaginative. I decided on a few and Visit all the U.S. National Seashores was one of them.
Okay a little more backstory…
So I really really really want to travel the world and visit every country. Which is still my top life goal ever! Now that I’m starting college, and getting into debt, it seems impossible.
I’m seriously broke, and I’m not the kind of person that would spend thousands of dollars to only see a place for a few days. I’m saving up so I can go on a year long adventure someday! (or at least a summer?)
Okay, okay back to the goals thing.
My plan is to list all the U.S. National Seashores and National Parks, and then try to visit all of them. Natually, I’m going to write about the places when I go: things to do, places to stay, favorite parts, and whether or not you should go there too.
I personally think this is a super idea because it’s still traveling, but it’s in the U.S., so I can still drive there and not spend a fortune. It’s a win win!
Alright, so here is my list for the seashores (just basic info, don’t want to give away too much), and I’ll have another post up soon with the parks!
1.) Assateague Island National Seashore
This seashore is located in Maryland, or technically Virginia. There’s two sides to it. Basically this is the place with the wild ponies.
2.) Canaveral National Seashore
This seashore is in Florida. Pristine and undeveloped beaches in Florida sound like heaven. There is also Klondike beach that you have to hike to. My kind of beach!
3.) Cape Cod National Seashore
This seashore is in Massachusetts. When I think of Cape Cod, I think of lighthouses, seafood, and bliss.
4.) Cape Hatteras National Seashore
This seashore is in North Carolina. Their lighthouses look pretty rad too.
5.) Cape Lookout National Seashore
This seashore is in North Carolina, too. It’s also pretty close to the North Carolina Aquarium.
6.) Cumberland Island National Seashore
This seashore is in Georgia. Ruins, beach combing, and stargazing.
7.) Fire Island National Seashore
This seashore is in New York. I could see myself taking a few days to explore NYC, and then unwinding at Fire Island!
8.) Gulf Islands National Seashore
This seashore is in Florida. Look at those white sandy beaches!
9.) Padre Island National Seashore
This seashore is in Texas. They have public baby sea turtle releases. Enough said.
10.) Point Reyes National Seashore
This seashore is in California. This by far looks the most fun. Elephant seals you can watch, and Disneyland just a day drive away.
There we have it, all 10 of the National Seashores of the U.S. They’re all pretty similar, so maybe one a year would be a good goal!
*all photos are from Google Images, I do not own them, nor am I trying to pass them off as my own. (I’ll be getting my own someday anyhow!)