Beach Haven Motels and
The Coral Seas Motel back in the 1960's was a two-story
oceanfront getaway for thousands of island visitors. But when we
hand carried the 1960's postcard (above left) to the spot today
to recreate the scene, we were shocked to see that the motel
gained an extra floor over the years!
The Sierra Apartments (above left) was also a popular
oceanfront hideout for sun-seekers. It would later be converted
to its present use - a Condominium!
The Engleside has been an island tradition for many, many
years. In the 1960's postcard shown (above left) we see it bathed
in spotlights for an impressive nighttime image. The current
image (taken in October 2000) shows just how high that little
pine tree in the front of the office has grown - it is now the
height of the building! The glowing red rooftop sign was recently
replaced with a sign that does not light up.
The Beach Haven Boardwalk
are some rare images of the Beach Haven boardwalk, which ran for
16 blocks. Many of today's visitors don't realize that Beach
Haven even had a boardwalk. I'll go back to some of
these spots someday to show what the area looks like now.
Copyright 1999-2012 Bruce A. Clark SixOfOne AT netreach DOT net
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