<p class="c5 c11"><b>The world over—from France to Australia, from Brazil to South Africa, from Florida to Hawaii and countless other areas—we are drawn to our magnificent beaches.</b></p> <p class="c5 c11">For many, the attraction is the sand, sea, and surf. For others, it’s the mesmerizing sounds of rhythmically crashing waves and the vast expanse of the seemingly endless horizon. Then there are the breathtaking morning sunrises and evening sunsets that are the definition of peace and serenity.</p> <p class="c5">The archival picture above shows a German beach in 1928.</p> <p class="c5"><i>—E. Ray Walker, Photo Edit by Kathy Moran</i></p>

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The world over—from France to Australia, from Brazil to South Africa, from Florida to Hawaii and countless other areas—we are drawn to our magnificent beaches.

For many, the attraction is the sand, sea, and surf. For others, it’s the mesmerizing sounds of rhythmically crashing waves and the vast expanse of the seemingly endless horizon. Then there are the breathtaking morning sunrises and evening sunsets that are the definition of peace and serenity.

The archival picture above shows a German beach in 1928.

—E. Ray Walker, Photo Edit by Kathy Moran

Photograph by Wilhelm Tobien, National Geographic

Pictures: Our Beaches—Sand, Sea, Serenity—Through Time

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