The closest major ocean beaches to Kentucky are the beaches in Atlantic City, Myrtle Beach and Virginia Beach. The distances vary depending from where in Kentucky a person travels, but if a person were to travel from Lexington, he would need to travel about 519 miles to reach Virginia Beach, about 691 miles to reach Atlantic City and roughly 503 miles to reach Myrtle Beach.Continue Reading
Kentucky is closer to the beaches of the Great Lakes than it is to the ocean. Lexington is roughly 323 miles from Chicago and 331 miles from Cleveland, which border Lake Michigan and Lake Erie, respectively.
Those who choose to go farther to reach a beach that borders an ocean may choose a beach based on what can be found in Atlantic City, Myrtle Beach and Virginia Beach. Atlantic City is known as a resort town that features several casinos. As is often true with resort cities with casinos, Atlantic City is also filled with a variety of attractions, including shopping, golfing and entertainment venues. Myrtle Beach has more than 400 hotels that are able to accommodate nearly 100,000 visitors. Virginia Beach's main attraction is a three-mile boardwalk that is home to many hotels, restaurants and entertainment options.Learn more about The South
On June 1, 1792, Kentucky became the 15th state to be admitted to the Union. The land and its inhabitants were originally part of the state of Virginia. After the American Revolution, the area west of the Appalachian Mountains sought separation and autonomy as a separate state.Full Answer >
A county map of Kentucky shows 120 counties in the state, one of the larger number of counties in a single state in the country. Franklin County is home to the state capital of Frankfort.Full Answer >
Contact the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Department by emailing them at the proper address for the topic, by calling their toll-free 800 number, or by visiting the agency in person at their offices in Frankfort, Kentucky. The agency also reserves a special telephone line for reporting criminal violations.Full Answer >
Kentucky 31 tall fescue grass, also called KY-31, is one of the oldest varieties of grass available in the United States. KY-31 is a drought- and disease-resistant dark green grass that grows quickly and withstands heat, traffic and neglect.Full Answer >