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Northeast
Recreation

NY - Truck Beach Battle Fallout: All Beach Driving Permits Revoked

The East Hampton Town Board voted unanimously last Thursday to revoke all beach driving permits previously issued by the town clerk's office and declare that no permit issued by the town before or after the resolution confers the right to drive on the 4,000-foot stretch of ocean beach at Napeague popularly known as Truck Beach.

Hawaii & Alaska
Recreation

HI - Maui County Warns Lanai Resorts To Not Block Public Beach Access

The company said it closed the park because of flooding. A resident says the gate stayed shut after the water receded.

Caribbean
Recreation

USVI - Governor Announces Territorial Park System and Board Members St. Thomas Source

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. announced the formation of a Territorial Park System that includes 30 properties so far, with a partially formed board of directors at a press briefing Monday morning.

International
Recreation

BZ - A Brazil Proposal to Privatize Beaches for Hotels and Developers Roils Locals

Brazil is utilizing privatization to grow its tourism infrastructure. On privatizing sections of beachfront, it runs the risk of building a tourism industry that can’t sustain itself if it doesn’t take into account the input of local communities.

Northeast
Recreation

MA - After Outcry, Trustees Revisit Beach Access on Chappy

It’s the last Friday in July. At the edge of Katama Bay just west of Wasque Point, a tiny plover chick skitters nimbly across a patch of sand flecked with shells and seaweed. Nearby, a parent bird keeps a watchful eye as the chick forages for food.

Northeast
Recreation

NJ - Video: Surfer Ben Gravy Catches Waves At All 43 New Jersey Beach Towns In One Single Day

Ben Gravy's Instagram bio describes him as a "semi pro novelty wave surfer", but I've been following him on Insta for years now & would also add "absolute delight" to that. He's been vlogging his surf adventures since 2015 & has such an affable, positive, contagiously enthusiastic energy that it's impossible not to feel a little happy watching his videos, even if you've never surfed a day in your life.

Southeast
Recreation

SC - A boat with wheels! Amphibious Search & Rescue Boat drives directly into NMB ocean surf

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WPDE) — A boat in North Myrtle Beach astonished people Tuesday morning, stopping beach-walkers in their tracks.

Hawaii & Alaska
Recreation

HI - Journal article documents sunscreen runoff from beach showers in Hawaiʻi as an environmental threat

In advance of Maui County’s ban on reef-damaging chemical sunscreens taking effect on Oct. 1 of this year, Councilmember Kelly Takaya King announced she and Councilmember Tamara Paltin have co-authored a scientific journal article documenting that sunscreen washed off at beach showers in Hawai‘i pollutes the environment at levels that pose a threat to shore and marine ecosystems.

Gulf of Mexico
Recreation

FL - Destin, Florida neighbors sue for harassment over Parcel B beach access

DESTIN — A long-simmering feud between Holiday Isle neighbors has found its way to the courtroom.

West Coast
Recreation

CA - Beaches Are Failing Water Quality Tests, But They're Still Open

Even though San Diego beaches are failing water quality tests after public health officials implemented a new, more sensitive testing technology, the County of San Diego is leaving them open.

West Coast
Recreation

CA - As cannabis votes near, beach cities officials grapple with tough choices

The city councils for the South Bay beach cities have opposed cannabis dispensaries. But now, voters are set to decide the issue via ballot measure.

International
Recreation

ESP - Ecologists Ask for Changes to Beach Cleaning Methods

Mechanically cleaning beaches is not the best thing for the critters that live and use the beach

Northeast
Recreation

RI - A restaurant selling beachfront reservations ignites new controversy over shoreline access

After backlash on social media, Rhode Island’s Coastal Resources Management Council is looking into complaints about The Andrea restaurant in the Misquamicut area of Westerly that’s selling access to beachfront spots adjacent to its building.

Coastwide
Recreation

USA - 8 Types Of Salmon And How To Cook Them

Salmon is by no stretch of the imagination an exotic good; you can find its signature pink flesh brightening up the seafood aisle in grocery stores across the country.

International
Recreation

World - The Untold Truth Of Seafood Boils

Seafood boils aren't all created equal. What distinguishes the Gulf and East Coast styles are the actual proteins (and other ingredients) involved, the spices and seasonings, as well as the actual method of cooking. 

Northeast
Recreation

CT - Barriers to the beach: access to coastal New England past and present

As summer heats up, people across New England are flocking to the beach. But there’s been a long battle in CT, for access to the shoreline. This week on Disrupted, we look back at an episode about the history of exclusion on the Long Island sound. And we hear from descendants of the historically Black communities of Oak Bluffs, MA and Sag Harbor, NY.

Coastwide
Recreation

World - Climate change presents existential challenges for the sport of surfing

From sea-level rise to extreme weather events and temperatures, climate change threatens the survival of surfing as we know it today.

Southeast
Recreation

FL - Manatee County's new skimmer boats will help clean up red tide fish kills

Only background levels of the red tide organism Karenia brevis have been detected in the Gulf of Mexico, which is normal. But when a bloom arrives again, Manatee is now better prepared.

Great Lakes
Recreation

MI - New bathrooms, fishing pier: $16M in improvements coming to 10 Michigan state parks

LANSING, MI -- Brick repairs on a historic lighthouse, a new universally accessible fishing pier, and renovations at one of the nation’s oldest glass houses are among the improvements coming soon to state parks across Michigan.

Northeast
Recreation

MA - Many Massachusetts Beaches Face a Severe Lifeguard Shortage

Westport's Horseneck Beach Reservation has lifeguard coverage seven days a week, but not all Massachusetts beaches do.

Great Lakes
Recreation

IN - Lake Michigan Beach Access - 3 Federal Judges Agree Shoreline Owners Cannot Prevent Use

A federal appeals court has rejected to overrule an Indiana Supreme Court decision that declared Lake Michigan beach access to the coastline is and has always been owned by the state of Indiana for public use.

International
Recreation

NZ - Lines in the sand - Beach driving causes controversy

Should people be allowed to drive vehicles on beaches? It's a divisive question in Clutha District. As well as hearing from ecology experts, Bruce Munro talks to those up-in-arms on both sides of the argument and discovers a surprising, potentially flammable, point of agreement.

Caribbean
Recreation

Caribbean - Scientists Create First-Ever Guidelines to Help Caribbean Tourism Sector Conserve Coral Reefs

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (June 21, 2022) – At a critical time for economies and the ocean, The Nature Conservancy, the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association and the United Nations Environment Programme joined forces to create, for the first time in the Caribbean, a guide to coral reef restoration designed specifically for the tourism sector.

Gulf of Mexico
Recreation

TX - Galveston Island State Park to reopen June 27 after beachside renovations

Galveston Island State Park is reopening the beachside of the park on June 27 after completing a major redevelopment project which began in the summer of 2019.