White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Saturday, October 12, 2013

White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA


The weather has been so spectacular lately that I keep accumulating more images from my beach walks. This gull's next wingbeat was liftoff - either that or he was in the water.

Manomet Point in the distance. The surf is churned up by the strong onshore wind today.

I find it interesting that the former "Full Sail" derelict bar somehow keeps a logo freshly painted on the door. Whoops, that sentence was worded badly, it's the building that looks rather derelict not that the patrons were necessarily derelict. In my dozen years of beach-going here, the structure has been just an abandoned single story building in a prime location. I've always wondered why the owner(s) don't do anything with the property. Online public town tax assessor records show it was built in 1960 and was a bar. 

Here's the full structure.  Imagine trying to build something this close to a roadway in today's world.  I don't think the zoning/building folks would approve such a thing. Maybe that's why nothing has happened to improve it.

But a short walk away, I always especially enjoy this lane when walking home from the beach. (Although I did Photoshop out some of the overhead wires).

8 comments:

  1. Dear Joe,

    Actually, the "Full Sale" began life as "The Beachway" restaurant, serving all sorts of tasty seafood back in the sixties and seventies. I remember it well as a child growing up at WHB in the summers.

    Thanks for all the fine pictures!

    Larry

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    1. Larry, thanks for your comments. I appreciate knowing more about the history. I'm still amazed that nothing happens year after year. What a property location.

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  2. The Full Sail just burned down yesterday morning 4 am. It use to be the Beach Way as mentioned above. It was a cute little restaurant with delicious seafood and quaint wooden booths. The Full Sail opened before I was allowed to drink and was an very happening spot at the time. In the 80's and 90's when I was allowed to enter it was a fun spot for locals to hang out. I have fond memories of the Way it Use to Be. The Owner did not like those making him close his doors so he left it as an eye sore for many years. But alas now it is no more... Though I still see the Beachway and the Full Sail when it was open when I pass by. There also use to be a delicious Pizza and Sub Family Store called Santoros at the corner of Avenue B. They will both always live on to those who have been long time summer residents of WHB. I have been going to this beach over 50 years. My parents bought our cottage when I was one years old. Beautiful Photos :)

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    1. Trish, thanks so much for your comments. I've only been coming here for 15 years so hearing the unwritten early history is wonderful to me.

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  3. I loved the Beachway pizza in the 60's... The owners were acquaintances then. Capella was the last name, I think. They treated us kids to freebies quite often in the summer months!

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  4. I remember Pappy Santoro standing outside with his apron on, he always gave me a pat on the head. I wish I had a picture of him standing there.

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    1. Me too - thanks for commenting.

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