Gulf Coast Beach Bars: From Funky to Fancy

We combed the bays and bayous of Mississippi, Alabama and Florida to find 14 beach bars that give new meaning to the phrase “drinking in the view.” The Gulf of Mexico’s shoreline between the Louisiana/Mississippi border and the southwestern tip of Florida presents an amazing array of coastal features — barrier islands, bays, mangrove swamps, wetlands, Read More

Southern Waterfront Communities

COASTAL, COMMUNITY-BASED living seamlessly pairs the land and the sea. With convenient water access and top-of-the-line marine facilities showcased in many of these developments, how do you decide which one is right for you? The choices seem endless with stellar amenities such as challenging golf courses, active clubhouses, tennis courts, pools, spas, walking and biking trails, and palate-pleasing Read More

Florida’s West Coast Sweet Spots

LIKE NIGHT AND DAY, the glitz and glamor of Florida’s East Coast gives way to nature and nurture on the state’s laidback Florida West Coast. Here, crowd-free white sand beaches stretch along the Gulf of Mexico; vast preserves are packed with more fish, bird, and wildlife than people; and smaller cities wear their history and Read More

Southern Cocktails – A History

IN AUTUMN THE South truly shines. Temperatures wane. Action on the gridiron heats up. And before you know it, here come the holidays. As this issue of Marinalife looks southward, I thought it apropos to serve up stories and recipes about iconic southern cocktails indigenous to Southern shores. Two come from the great drinking city of New Read More

Holiday Gift Guide for Boaters

FUN & FAMILY-FRIENDLY HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE Ultimate Dual Water Slide Sprinkler & Splash Pool Thegennaio Perfect for body boarding on a hot summer day, the kids will love this inflatable, double-wide sprinkler slide. The set includes a 190” slide ending in a splash pool, two speed boards and sprinklers that soak kids the entire way Read More

Chesapeake Farmers’ Markets

ON A HOT DAY in July, sweat beads up on your forehead as you reach for a juicy, ripe peach and take a big bite — there is nothing more replenishing or refreshing. The first taste of the season brings the sweetest flavor to the soul and lingers on your tongue all summer long. Eastern Read More

Family Beaches on the East Coast

ARE YOU HANKERING for fresh, salty air after hunkering down all winter? Here are eight family beaches where you and your family can stretch out and breathe easy again. After spending a chunk of early 2020 not going anywhere except the grocery store, the prospect of salty air and endless space seems like a dream. Read More

Chesapeake Bay Anchorages

THE CHESAPEAKE BAY’S 11,684 miles of shoreline are packed with great places to drop the anchor, turn off your engine and kick back to enjoy the view. Whether you’re seeking a place to take a refreshing dip in the water, drop a line to catch dinner, hook up with friends or take the dinghy ashore Read More

Garden State Sampler on a Summer Cruise

ONE OF MY FONDEST memories of summers cruising along the Garden State shore actually happened about an hour inland. We were on Route 70, an ages-old highway connecting Philadelphia to the state’s seaside communities, where six lanes dwindled to two past the town of Medford. There we would stop at one of the two, back-to-back Read More

Summer Book Club 2020

WHETHER WE’RE OUT on the water or nestled in our homes, we enjoy dreaming about great getaway places and planning our next voyages. The Summer Book Club 2020 is officially titled “Adventures from your Couch,” because you can kick back in your living room, curl up with these eight gorgeous coffee table books and let Read More