CLOSED! Go Home. Beaches are Closing All Over the Place

A compilation of beach closure stories by CNT

No surprise that the beaches are closing but, unless you're looking around, it might seem like a local story. It's not. So, here you go, a skim of beach closures::

Galveston closes beach facilities, asks visitors to stay away  Galveston County Daily News

Eglin Beach Property in Okaloosa Island closes due to COVID-19

Destin orders closure of all city beaches - News  Destin Log

LIST: Beaches closed throughout Florida due to coronavirus pandemic  WEAR

A Beach Town Wrestles With Cutting Its Economic Lifeline  WIRED

Coronavirus concerns disrupt beach vacation rentals for renters, owners  News-Press

Deputies: 3 arrested on Florida beach after violating Governor's coronavirus order  WEAR

Daniel Uhlfelder sues Ron DeSantis to close public beaches during pandemic  Florida Politics

Kure Beach votes to close beach access, commissioner says hand was forced by other towns  WECT

All Duval County Beaches Closing To Prevent Spread Of Coronavirus  WJCT NEWS

Pinellas County closing public beaches and beach parking  Suncoast News

WATCH LIVE: Alabama beaches are closed  WKRG News 5

Panama City Beach, Bay County close beaches to stop COVID-19 spread  The News Herald

Panama City Beach and the Florida Keys announce beach closures amidst coronavirus pandemic  NBC2 News

New Hanover County issues state of emergency, limits public gatherings, closes public beach access  WECT

After ‘community outcry,’ Hilton Head mayor closes beaches, parking lots for coronavirus  Hilton Head Island Packet

Delray Beach community reacts to beach, restaurant dining room closures  cw34.com

Destin orders closure of all city beaches - News  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Online Originals: Carteret County Government close all County maintained beach access points  WNCT

Police ordered to break up large crowds on South Carolina beaches  ABC NEWS 4

Lowcountry municipalities announce restricted beach access in response to COVID-19  WIS10

Fort Myers Beach bans commercial activity on beachfront, restricts beach accessparking  Fort Myers Beach Observer

Anna Maria Island beaches are closed, but not empty, as many ignore coronavirus order  Bradenton Herald

Wrightsville Beach, Surf City will close all beach access Friday  WECT

Folly Beach to restrict beach access in COVID-19 pandemic  Live 5 News WCSC

Eglin AFB closes beach property  WKRG News 5

Coronavirus: City of Marco Island closes its public beach access  Marco News

Volusia to close all beach access ramps this weekend  Ormond Beach Observer

Residents object as Yarmouth adds beaches to list of closures  Milford Daily News

Manatee County public beaches closing Friday  The Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper

Emerald Isle closes beach accesses | News  Carolinacoastonline

Matagorda County to close beaches effective March 23 | Free Share  Bay City Daily Tribune

Collier County to close beaches Thursday due to COVID-19; Naples extends state of emergency  Naples Daily News

Dauphin Island closes beach parking lots to limit crowds  FOX10 News

Lee County to spring breakers: Go home  News-Press

What the Clearwater mayor said that convinced the City Council to close Clearwater Beach  St Pete Catalyst

Marlette: ‘Idiots’ invading Florida beaches? We must stop the insanity.  Pensacola News Journal

Close the Damn Beach Already | Pierre Tristam  FlaglerLive.com

Miami-Dade County closes beaches, most businesses  The Miami Times

St. Simons beaches closed due to coronavirus concerns  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Escambia, Santa Rosa Beaches To Remain Open; Okaloosa And Walton BeachesClose  NorthEscambia.com

UPDATED: South Padre Island off-limits to large gatherings of spring breakers  WTAJ - www.wearecentralpa.com

International Tourism Fair in Cuba suspended  OnCubaNews

Tourists' departure leaves Madagascar forlorn as coronavirus fears bite  KFGO News

US advisory grinds Jamaica tourism to a halt  NYCaribNews

Coronavirus hits tourism industry on Kenya's coast  Standard Digital

Surf City closing beaches, public parks  WCTI12.com

Tourist hotspots to ghost towns: Popular resorts are left deserted amid coronavirus lockdown  Daily Mail

Aruba Launches Aggressive Measures Against Coronavirus  Caribbean Journal

Tourists stranded in Boracay in limbo  Manila Bulletin

'Quite a bit of a drop off': Businesses along Oregon Coast hurting during coronavirus pandemic  KGW.com

Florida Keys to close all hotels starting Sunday in response to coronavirus crisis  Miami Herald

Coronavirus hits tourism industry on Kenya's coast  National Post

'Stay home': Kimberley coronavirus tension prompts call to restrict 'unsafe' tourists  ABC News

‘Get off the beach’: Florida’s governor under pressure as images of crowded beaches go viral  Q13 News Seattle

Close the beaches  Dothan Eagle

Understanding SLO County's shelter at home order  Cal Coast Times

Waiting for disasters is a risky game  Bangkok Post