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walk to Karakters? #72973
10/29/2015 11:45 AM
10/29/2015 11:45 AM
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Rose Tree, PA
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Is it possible to walk from Beacon Hill Rd along the beach to Karakters? If so, how long is the walk? Or must we drive around the airport to get there?
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Re: walk to Karakters? [Re: PatT] #72974
10/29/2015 12:01 PM
10/29/2015 12:01 PM
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You can walk there. The amount of time it takes is relative to the individual or group but I personally find it a very reasonable walk.


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Re: walk to Karakters? [Re: PatT] #72975
10/29/2015 12:32 PM
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It depends on what you mean by "along the beach". You can definitely walk FROM Beacon Hill Road to Fan Coral Road or over to White Sands Road and thereafter get to the beach and then walk all the way to Karakter if you want. You cannot do so all the way on the beach, as there is no sand, there are in fact cliffs below the condos on Fan Coral Road. You can walk from Beacon Hill Road to Fan Coral Road and take the stairs beside those condos, down to the beach, before Beachside Villas, and then walk the additional 1/4 mile to Karakter down the sand. Or you can walk back to White Sands Road and down White Sands Drive and out to the beach, and then walk the rest of the way to Karakter from there on the sand. Check out Google Maps for the names and locations of those various streets.

Once you are at Beachside, it is around 1/4 mile from there to Karakter on the beach. I would guess the entire distance from Beacon Hill Road to be maybe about 1/2 mile. If you go by White Sands Road, it's flat. If you go Fan Coral, there are some hills there and a pretty steep staircase down. I would not want to climb back up that staircase after a few drinks and a long day in the sun, especially if you're hauling towels, etc. You could walk there and get a cab back.

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Re: walk to Karakters? [Re: Carol_Hill] #72976
10/29/2015 01:45 PM
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It depends on what you mean by "along the beach". You can definitely walk FROM Beacon Hill Road to Fan Coral Road or over to White Sands Road and thereafter get to the beach and then walk all the way to Karakter if you want. You cannot do so all the way on the beach, as there is no sand, there are in fact cliffs below the condos on Fan Coral Road. You can walk from Beacon Hill Road to Fan Coral Road and take the stairs beside those condos, down to the beach, before Beachside Villas, and then walk the additional 1/4 mile to Karakter down the sand. Or you can walk back to White Sands Road and down White Sands Drive and out to the beach, and then walk the rest of the way to Karakter from there on the sand. Check out Google Maps for the names and locations of those various streets.

Once you are at Beachside, it is around 1/4 mile from there to Karakter on the beach. I would guess the entire distance from Beacon Hill Road to be maybe about 1/2 mile. If you go by White Sands Road, it's flat. If you go Fan Coral, there are some hills there and a pretty steep staircase down. I would not want to climb back up that staircase after a few drinks and a long day in the sun, especially if you're hauling towels, etc. You could walk there and get a cab back.

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Thanks for the scoop. We're near the "Hill" in "Beacon Hill Rd" near the cul de sac. So I guess we walk beacon hill to fan coral rd then hit the beach and hoof-it. 1/2 mile should be no problem. Any good plane photography from over there?


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Re: walk to Karakters? [Re: PatT] #72977
10/29/2015 01:56 PM
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It is a really nice view out over the airport from there on Fan Coral Road. I guess maybe you could stand there by the stairs and take pictures from there. Otherwise on Fan Coral, I'm not sure where you could get a clear view, that you would not be trespassing. In June, they were doing some construction of some new condos close to that stairway and I assume, without knowing, that someone can access that stairway still.


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