The word coast is a noun. Coast means (1) the act of moving smoothly along a surface while remaining in contact with it, (2) the area within view, (3) a slope down which sleds may coast, (4) the shore of a sea or ocean.
Coast is also a verb that means (1) move effortlessly; by force of gravity.
The following articles and web pages elaborate on the word coast.
There are plenty of excellent surfing spots located on the Atlantic Ocean along the East coast. Learn about them here and find links to surf shops from Maine to Florida.
Gold Beach is on the Oregon South Coast where October still has some summery days. There are a number of lighthouses to visit along the coast. A seaside hike is a nice alternative to the beach.
When one thinks of the hottest surfing spots, the West Coast of the USA often comes to mind, specifically California. And California has some of the best surf shops in the country as well.
This is the official website for the U.S. Coast Guard, which was founded in 1790 and in 2003 became a branch of the Department of Homeland Security. The USCG is responsible for enforcing maritime law and for search and rescue on the seas. It protects the U.S. from threats to our shores. On the website, users can find out more about the mission and activities of the USCG, as well as how to join.
This is the website for Southwest Airlines which was founded in 1971. It began by flying three Boeing 737s to three Texas cities. Today it operates more than 3,300 flights a day, coast to coast. On the website, users can book travel, check in online, and check flight status. There are also special vacation and travel deals, and hotel and rental car links.
The Bahamas lie fifty miles off the coast of Florida and are a popular vacation destination for travelers. Learn more and find travel and tourism links for planning a Caribbean getaway.
From dramatic cliffs in the north, windswept Atlantic beaches in the east, and flat pastureland in the south to white sand beaches on the west coast, Barbados covers an area of 166 square miles.
Located on the east coast of Sweden at the mouth of Lake Malaren, Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, is a city built on water. The city is made up of 24,000 islands.
Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland and home to the Scottish Parliament, is located on the Firth of Forth, a large, narrow estuary located on the country's east coast.
The picturesque municipality of Alesund is the center of the Alesund Region on the west coast of Norway. Located adjacent to the Hjorund and Geiranger fjords, it has a maritime climate and is spread over seven islands.
Located in the Indian Ocean off the southeast coast of Africa, the country of Madagascar consists of the world's fourth largest island surrounded by a number of smaller islands. Many of Madagascar's wildlife species are endemic to these islands.
The Bahamas, comprised of 700 islands and starting just 50 miles off the coast of Florida, are the perfect place for a beach vacation. The water is clear, the climate is tropical, and the sand is white. It's a year-round place to escape to.
Philadelphia is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the second largest city on the East Coast of the USA, and the fifth-most-populous city in the USA. The Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) is the official Tourism Promotion Agency for the City of Philadelphia globally and the primary sales and marketing agency for the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
The Outer Banks, or OBX, is a string of narrow barrier islands off the North Carolina coast. The Outer Banks islands are a major tourist destination with its beaches and temperate climate. It's a favorite spot for surfers and windsurfers. The Wright brothers' first powered flight took place at Kill Devil Hills near Kitty Hawk.
The following articles provide recent coast-related news.
The barrel jellyfish is named for its massive size and silly-looking head, but it's rare for researchers to get up close and personal with one. Two divers in the U.K. recently had the chance.
Live Science. Tuesday, 16 Jul 2019 06:37:00 EDT.
Oil prices fell on Monday on mixed Chinese economic data and signs that the impact of a tropical storm on U.S. Gulf Coast production and refining would be short-lived.
CNBC. Monday, 15 Jul 2019 10:08 GMT.
Even though tropical depression Barry did not unleash catastrophic flooding in Louisiana, many across the Gulf Coast were urged to take heed of tornado and flash-flood warnings Monday as the storm moved north.
CBC News. Monday, 15 Jul 2019 02:28:26 EDT.
Tornado and flash flood warnings remain in place across the US Gulf Coast even though Tropical Depression Barry failed to unleash catastrophic flooding which had been predicted in Louisiana.
Irish Independent. Monday, 15 Jul 2019 06:49:58 +0100.
Barry has dumped up to 15 inches of rain in some parts of Louisiana. The Coast Guard has rescued at least a dozen people, including this man and his nervous puppy. Omar Villafranca reports.
CBS News. Sunday, 14 Jul 2019 19:43:24 -0400.
Tropical Depression Barry dumped rain as it slowly swept inland through Gulf Coast states Sunday, sparing New Orleans from a direct hit but stoking fears elsewhere of flooding, tornadoes, and prolonged power outages.
Frank Miles. Fox News. Sunday, 14 Jul 2019 22:46:53 GMT.