The Atlantic Beach Casino Resort – An Oasis of Solitude Surrounded By Excitement

The Atlantic Beach Casino Resort offers luxurious oceanfront solitude surrounded by all the excitement and activity any vacationer could want. Located on the beach in Misquamicut, RI, the ABC Resort as it is referred to is an 8-unit condominium complex a mere 50 yards from the Atlantic Ocean. The resort is comprised of two buildings, four units in each, both connected by a large, lounge chair-and-gas grill-filled sundeck. The upper four units are the two-floor townhouses while the four lower units are one floor.

Each unit has its own private deck overlooking the resort’s private beach and the Atlantic Ocean. Your morning cup of coffee and the lounge chair on your private deck finds you alone with the sights and sounds of nature. The beach is empty at this early hour save for the seagulls searching the shoreline for crabs. The gulls’ forlorn screeches and the breaking waves are the only sounds you hear. Looking out to the horizon are commercial fishing boats in a line extending from Block Island to Long Island.

To get one’s day off to a relaxing start there is the enclosed, heated saltwater swimming pool and Jacuzzi just a few steps away. Breakfast on the beach is a mere three-minute walk south along the shore to Sam’s where everything and everyone seem to be over easy. On Sam’s outdoor deck, waffles and waves make for a perfect combination. If you wish to do the cooking, the resort boasts several gas grills at the poolside picnic area.

Later in the day the private beach beckons for a few hours of basking in privacy. And yet, just yards away from this peaceful oceanside condo oasis is plenty of activity. There is an amusement park next door. Across the street is a huge waterslide, gift shops, a batting cage, go-carts, bars and restaurants. Next door to your condo is the Windjammer where big name musical acts of the past still perform and bring back memories of one’s childhood and teenage years. Recent shows at the Windjammer and other nearby venues have included Al Sewart (‘The Year of The Cat’ and ‘Time Passages’), the 1910 Fruitgum Company (admit it, they were fun!), Barry McGuire (‘Eve of Destruction’), John York of The Byrds, Terry Sylvester of The Hollies plus acts like Blue Oyster Cult, Steppenwolf, The Knack, Iron Butterfly and Blues Image (‘Ride Captain Ride’).

The Mystic (CT) Seaport Aquarium and Olde Mystic Village are just 20 minutes away and for nighttime entertainment, a 20-minute drive puts you at either the Foxwoods or Mohegan Sun Casinos.

Your evening return to your townhouse or lower flat finds you relaxing in the full kitchen or taking advantage of the fireplace or whirlpool bath after which you enjoy a cocktail in your deck lounge chair as you take in the fresh sea air and the sights and sounds of the quiet nighttime ocean.

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Interesting Facts About the Atlantic Ocean

If the ocean could talk, what tales it would tell! From famous pirates to treasures on its ocean floor, and everything in between, the ocean is full of extraordinary facts! Among the five major oceans, the Atlantic Ocean is the second largest ocean in the world. The name “Atlantic” originated from the famous island of “Atlantis”, according to Plato, the famous Greek writer. You will impress your friends and family with interesting facts about the Atlantic Ocean as you explore the fascinating trivia provided below!

  • The Atlantic Ocean is 31,660,446 miles wide. The Puerto Rico Trench, located seventy miles north of Puerto Rico, is the deepest part of the ocean. It drops down more than five miles (28,374 feet) below sea level. The trench, or slice in the sea floor stretches about 1100 miles to the east.
  • The first ocean crossed by an airplane and by ship was the Atlantic Ocean.
  • The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean was Amelia Earhart in 1928.
  • A huge underwater mountain range called the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, runs south of Iceland about ten thousand miles. It is wider than the Andes Mountains and splits the Atlantic Ocean north to south.
  • Greenland is in the north where the Atlantic comes together with the Arctic Ocean. It is the largest island in the ocean and ice covers most of the island. At times, icebergs will break off and move through the water.
  • The largest ship in the world during the early 1800’s was the famous Titanic. The shipbuilders claimed it was “unsinkable”, but in 1812, on her maiden voyage to America, the Titanic sank in the Atlantic Ocean after hitting an iceberg.
  • The Atlantic Ocean is much saltier than the Pacific Ocean.
  • The Tiger Shark, the most dangerous after the Great White Shark, is only located in the Atlantic Ocean.
  • The Great Atlantic Shark weighs about four tons and is the second largest in the world. There are around 450,000.
  • About one fifth, or twenty-one percent of the earth’s surface consists of the Atlantic Ocean. The widest part of the ocean is between Mexico and Spain.
  • In the 1850’s, the Cunard Cruise Line developed a line of steamers and began carrying passengers across the Atlantic Ocean. They are the pioneers of World Voyage Cruises. Today, the Cunard Cruise Line offers luxury vacations to the Caribbean, Mediterranean, and Europe.
  • The Concorde, carrying up to one hundred passengers, was the first supersonic flight to cross the Atlantic Ocean at twice the speed of sound. It took less than four hours to cross the Atlantic.
  • The most mysterious area in the ocean is known as the Bermuda Triangle. Located off the southeastern coast of the United States, the triangle points are at the island of Bermuda, San Juan Puerto Rico, and Miami, Florida. It covers about five hundred thousand square miles in the Atlantic Ocean. The mysteries began in 1945, when a group on United States fighter planes disappeared. Since that time, there have been many unexplained disappearances of ships, people, and aircraft. The mysteries still continue to be debated.
  • The Atlantic Ocean is home to the world’s second largest barrier reef located off the coast of Mexico. It is called the Cancun Reef.
  • The highest tides in the world, around fifty feet high, occur at the Bay of Fundy, Canada. The bay is on the east coast of Canada and stretches from New Brunswick to Nova Scotia. The area of the ocean bay is one hundred seventy miles long.
  • One fourth of the world’s fish are caught in the Atlantic Ocean.
  • The ocean borders the west side of Namibia, in Southern Africa. This is a desert region where most of the world’s diamonds are found. Today most of the diamond mining is done offshore because the supply near the coast has been depleted.
  • From 1716 to 1718, Blackbeard the Pirate and his crew would sail the Atlantic Ocean terrorizing other sailors. He was very well- known along the Outer Banks of the Carolina coast. He had a reputation of being a ruthless monster and was killed in 1718 on Ocracoke Island. His head was attached to the bow of the ship. As the legend goes, Blackbeard left a great buried treasure along the Carolina coast, but it has never been found.
  • In the middle of the ocean, near the West Indies, is the Sargasso Sea. It is also known as the “floating desert”. The water is very calm and is filled with seaweed. The water moves in a clockwise rotation, contains very high salt levels, and is extremely clear and very blue in color. One of the most bizarre things is that eels are attracted to this area and come from all over to mate and lay their eggs.

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