Category Archives: Ebb Tide Cafe

1959: When the "Beat Scene" Hit Miramar Beach, Part IV

Armed with a sociology degree from UC Santa Barbara, Pete Douglas set out to create what he called “a spontaneous scene” at the Ebb Tide Cafe at Miramar Beach–(today the home of a reborn Ebb Tide Cafe and the longtime … Continue reading

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Birth of the Ebb Tide Cafe: Interview w/Pete Douglas Part 4 (1979)

June: And so then you ran it as a cafĂ©. Pete: For about a year after I got it. I was still working for the county probation department. I worked for about four years before I was canned on a … Continue reading

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The Fantasy: Interview with Pete Douglas (1979) Part III

(At this point, Pete had moved to Menlo Park with his wife, Pat, and their daughter, Linda). June: And then you moved to the Coastside? Pete: Well, to give you a little background on that, I was going nuts in … Continue reading

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Interview with Pete Douglas, Part II (1979)

Left: Me, on the beach, at the time of the interview. Right: Pete Douglas (Pete & I talked about the Miramar Beach Inn and how one owner closed the old bar and turned the building into an unsuccessful grocery store … Continue reading

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Interview with Pete Douglas: Part I (1979)

Here’s the first installment of an interview I did with Pete Douglas (Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society at Miramar Beach) in June 1979. The Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society is a world class jazz house founded by Pete Douglas. The … Continue reading

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