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.
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
Major landforms in Kentucky include the Appalachian Plateau, the Interior Low Plateaus and the Coastal Plain. The Appalachian Plateau is also known as the Cumberland Plateau and is located in the east of Kentucky.Full Answer >
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 >
Kentucky is located in the Mid-South region of the United States. Neighbors include Ohio and Indiana to the north, Illinois to the northeast, Missouri to the west, Tennessee to the south, and Virginia and West Virginia to the east.Full Answer >
As of 2014, the three largest cities in Virginia based on population are Virginia Beach (population 447,021), Norfolk (population 245,782) and Chesapeake (population 228,417). The capital city of Richmond is Virginia's fourth largest city, with a population of 210,309. The largest city in Virginia based on area is Suffolk, which is 429.1 square miles and has a population of 85,181.Full Answer >