Photos -- Beach Roads
Beach Road Promenade
Quoting a Northern Governess visitor during the 1850s, "As many as 60 private carriages were driven up and down the beach road every afternoon, along with many public conveyances. . . "
"There is properly only one street in the town, but this street is four miles long, open on one side to the breezes of the gulf, and on the other, bordered by the handsome villas most of its length. There is a pretty chapel, and in keeping with the place, but its worshipers are the humble class of Creole fishermen and descendants of the old French families, for the Pass was once almost wholly French."