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Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 05/25/2012

Delaware and Maryland beaches

At Ocean City, you can take surf lessons from a legend, Bruce "Snake" Gabrielson, who got his start in Huntington Beach, Calif. ( Judy G. Rolfe/For the Washington Post)
We go to the beach to be outdoors: to soak up the sun, splash in the waves or grill in the yard of a beach house. But there’s so much more to do by the ocean than lie on a towel and bake. You can learn to surf, ride a bike to a picnic near wild horses or paddle a kayak in search of bald eagles.

Ready to find out how? Our Beach Guide is full of tips on these activities, what to do when it rains, plus updates on weather and beach traffic, design ideas for your beach house and much more. And we’ll keep adding to it all summer long. Check it out before you hit Route 50, so this summer, you can catch a break.

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