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National Geographic coastal maps

National Geographic is offering a new family of Coastal Recreation maps that serve both landlubbers and boating enthusiasts. Striking a balance between professional boating charts and topographic maps for land, these hybrids can be used for onshore and offshore recreation. The series includes Cape Cod and, in Florida, Fort Myers Beach, Naples, and Marco Island-Ten Thousand Islands. Waterproof and tear-resistant, the maps include detailed shoreline bathymetry with marine aids to navigation marinas, boat ramps, and access points; wilderness areas; sanctuaries and wildlife refuges; beaches; detailed topography with clearly marked trails for hiking, paddling, biking, horseback riding, and more, $11.95.