Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Tamarindo bay

This is the main part of Tamarindo beach, viewed from a  boat in the bay.  The southern end of the bay is protected from the ocean by an offshore island and reef.  That causes the water to be calm enough to enable boats to be moored in the bay, as you see in this photo.  

The little boat in the foreground of this photo is an example of one the small boats that is used to shuttle people from the beach out to the fishing or excursion boats that are moored in the harbor.  

The area of the beach on the left side of this photo is not protected by the island and reef at the southern end of the bay, so that part of the beach is popular with surfers riding the ocean's waves.

5 comments:

brattcat said...

Interesting. How deep is the bay?

Leif Hagen said...

Beautiful water photo! Looks like a wonderful, summer day for a boat ride - wish I were there!

Sharon said...

So that is why the water is calmer in this area. I didn't know that.

Jarart said...

Perfect in every way!

glenda said...

This looks so inviting. We are experiencing temps. of 113 and 114 and a beach would be great.

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