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Scotland: Greetings from Achmelvich Beach

From Asbury Park to Achmelvich Beach

I live three miles from the Asbury Park beach. A run-down shell of itself for decades, Asbury was recently named second best beach in the US by Money magazine. Wow. Trust me. It's not. But it has been re-invented by hipsters and a New York crowd. There are new restaurants at every price point, three hotels, multiple new businesses, and expensive condos. Some old favorites remain: the boardwalk, Convention Hall, Madame Marie's, and even the Stone Pony where Bruce still makes an occasional unannounced appearance. But commercialism and overdevelopment have ruined this unique, small beach town. But that's a different post.

On the other side of the Atlantic lies the remote and lovely Achmelvich Beach. Bordered by white sand, tall grasses, craggy rocks, and steep cliffs, the water is a blue-green that looks more like the Caribbean than a bay off the Atlantic. Near the town of Lochinvar on the northwest coast, the pristine beach is a well-known and popular spot with camping and caravan sites. Even the car park is a bit of a hike from the beach area, so the beach itself is protected. I for one hope it stays that way.

Posted by teethetrav 07:29 Archived in Scotland Tagged scotland caravan achmelvich_beach asbury_park best_beach money_magazine

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