Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Coast of Summer” as Want to Read:
The Coast of Summer
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Coast of Summer

3.97  ·  Rating Details ·  29 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Armchair sailors and practical yachting people will treasure this account of half a lifetime spent on the waters of New England.
Paperback, 368 pages
Published April 25th 1999 by Sheridan House (first published 1994)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Coast of Summer, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Coast of Summer

Community Reviews

(showing 1-51)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Julie Barrett
Feb 13, 2015 Julie Barrett rated it really liked it
The Coast of Summer
Excited to learn that in this book about sailing the coast of New England that the author also stops at the island my mom and dad lived in the RI area.
Liked hearing of the landmarks one sees from the water as we know them from the landside. Island hopping at its best.
What adventures! Love the tour of all the islands and what makes each special for fresh seafood, people met along the way, seashelling or just day tripping.
I received this book from National Library Service for my
...more
Peter Peaquin
Aug 08, 2013 Peter Peaquin rated it it was amazing
This is a book that I keep on my shelf and take it down every spring to prepare for the coming summer. As cruising narratives go, this is not a page turner, jumping from one death defying moment to the next, rather it is very well written celebration of the experience of being afloat. This genre is normally populated by adventurers trying to write, but Mr. Bailey represents a writer sharing his adventures.
Suzanne
Since I sail in Buzzard's Bay and Vineyard Sound this memoir of the Bailey's sailing life appealed to me. I know too well the challenges of getting a boat ready for a cruising vacation. I am familiar with many of the ports they visited and enjoyed reading about their experiences. I would recommend it to those who love spending time on the water, particularly in New England.
Doug
Mar 26, 2016 Doug rated it really liked it
Anthony Bailey sure knows how to write a great story! He is the type of writer you would enjoy traveling with or having a long dinner chat with! I have never travelled the areas covered in the book, but I sure feel like I have now been there! Great read, highly recommended!
Nst22
Oct 15, 2014 Nst22 rated it really liked it
Sometimes tedious, sometimes entertaining read about cruising on their sailboat off New England waters.
Kevin A.
Sep 04, 2012 Kevin A. rated it liked it
The perfect companion for long winter nights, dreaming of sailing the New England coast.
Sandra
Feb 12, 2011 Sandra rated it it was amazing
An absolutely delighful book - more so, if you enjoy sailing or any kind of boating. One of the few books on my shelf that I've read over and over.
Care
Jun 05, 2009 Care rated it really liked it
Recommended to Care by: Linda Stresser
menhaden p?, p. 57 - ref to NovaScotia and Lisbon, p 63 vernissages & caiques
Lisa Nelson
Lisa Nelson rated it it was amazing
Dec 06, 2014
Emmett Harty
Emmett Harty rated it it was amazing
Dec 08, 2012
Jayway
Jayway rated it really liked it
Nov 14, 2013
Stuart
Stuart rated it it was amazing
Dec 20, 2012
Jacquie Lyerly
Jacquie Lyerly rated it it was ok
Nov 16, 2010
Michael Wolf
Michael Wolf rated it really liked it
Dec 27, 2011
Lucilletln
Lucilletln rated it really liked it
Aug 18, 2012
Mike
Mike rated it liked it
Oct 20, 2008
Randy Cadenhead
Randy Cadenhead rated it liked it
May 18, 2014
Laurie
Laurie rated it it was amazing
Sep 11, 2012
Raymond L Crosby
Raymond L Crosby rated it really liked it
Feb 05, 2015
Robert Ditterich
Robert Ditterich rated it liked it
Jun 05, 2013
Roger McKeon
Roger McKeon rated it it was amazing
Feb 28, 2015
Ralph
Ralph rated it really liked it
Jan 26, 2013
Laine
Laine rated it it was ok
Aug 17, 2007
Daria Blackwell
Daria Blackwell rated it it was amazing
Sep 02, 2013
Robert M Duffey
Robert M Duffey rated it it was amazing
Jan 01, 2016
Lynda
Lynda rated it liked it
Nov 18, 2012
Jeffrey King
Jeffrey King rated it it was amazing
Nov 15, 2015
David
David rated it really liked it
Sep 29, 2009
Amy
Amy rated it liked it
Oct 13, 2014
Keelin
Keelin added it
Mar 07, 2009
Laura
Laura marked it as to-read
Sep 04, 2009
Deb
Deb marked it as to-read
Feb 25, 2011
Lauren
Lauren marked it as to-read
Jul 26, 2011
Mama
Mama marked it as to-read
Oct 31, 2011
Diana
Diana marked it as to-read
Feb 02, 2012
Kristin
Kristin marked it as to-read
Jun 22, 2012
Caryn Elizabeth
Caryn Elizabeth marked it as to-read
Jul 25, 2012
Louise
Louise marked it as to-read
Aug 24, 2012
Morgan
Morgan marked it as to-read
Oct 20, 2012
Diana Feather
Diana Feather marked it as to-read
Nov 25, 2012
David Blanchard
David Blanchard marked it as to-read
Dec 25, 2012
Ricky Komans
Ricky Komans marked it as to-read
Jun 01, 2013
James Snyder
James Snyder marked it as to-read
Aug 15, 2013
Amelia JMD
Amelia JMD marked it as to-read
Sep 29, 2013
M
M marked it as to-read
Jan 13, 2014
Skye
Skye is currently reading it
Feb 25, 2014
Martin Lewis
Martin Lewis marked it as to-read
Aug 26, 2014
David
David marked it as to-read
Oct 11, 2014
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Anthony Bailey (born 1933) is a British non-fiction writer, and art historian.

He was evacuated to Dayton, Ohio, in 1940 during World War II. For many years he was a writer for the New Yorker magazine.

He lives in Mersea Island, near Colchester, Essex, with his wife Margot. They have four daughters: Liz, Annie, Katie and Rachel.
More about Anthony Bailey...

Share This Book