Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Anthony's Beach

 Biking to the beach.  The red back has towels, books, sun lotion the green bag is a beach chair.

Boston Magazine recently ran a special on the SouthCoast of Massachusetts.  Buzzards Bay was often mentioned for sailing, fishing, swimming among other things.  It mentions that the Bay is fed by the Gulf Stream which keeps us from the freezing cold and snows common to areas away from the Bay.  The beaches are numerous and have been a destination for decades. This time of year, the Gulf Stream warms Buzzard Bay to a comfortable 75F.  Very nice for a dip or a swim, which is what we have been doing daily for the past couple of weeks.

Fort Phoenix was our destination for the past few summers, but budget cuts have forced area town to now charge for beach access at a cost of $15/car.  Naturally, walk on(s) and bikes are free. However, the towns have also banned parking on the streets near the beach with a fine of $35 if ticketed.  Fort Phoenix is the only free beach that has ample free parking and access which is good for most but it now attracts the shit bums too.  Those are the ones who rifle through bike bags,  break into cars and steal anything that is left unattended, including blankets, chairs, coolers or whatever.       

Because of biking, wifey and I rediscovered this little secluded beach in town that I had know about forever but because the others were so popular and nice, we never thought to swim there.   That's all changed, it's a mile from our home and still a hidden gem. 
 Secluded and empty Anthony Beach in Fairhaven, MA on Buzzards Bay

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