When you think of America's National Park Service, you might think of the forests of Redwood National Park, or perhaps towering peaks like the ones in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. You might not, however, think of beaches. That's okay — neither did the U.S. government when the National Park Service was first established. It would be another two decades before America named its first National Seashore. But once you hear the fascinating history behind the one they chose, you'll understand why they had no option but to give it this honor.