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Long Beach officials took the extraordinary step Thursday of closing the 2.2-mile Boardwalk because of a rising number of coronavirus cases on the barrier beach and continuing foot traffic.
GALVESTON -- In an unprecedented move, the city on Sunday closed beaches to the public and banned vehicular traffic from the West End beaches as it continues to deter visitors and public gatherings.
Tempers flared on both sides of the barricades and some coastal South Carolina towns regrouped after the abrupt beach restrictions were put in place late last week because of the new coronavirus.
State and city leaders have been on a mission lately to publicize the extent of the coronavirus crisis in Louisiana and specifically in the New Orleans area, which is experiencing an alarming number of illnesses and deaths and has seen its tourism-reliant economy grind to a halt. This is a good thing. Attention must be paid, and it belatedly is.
Coronavirus: Plenty of people pack Volusia boat ramps, beaches, despite restrictions
An intimidating device that looks exactly like a naval mine came ashore on the Outer Banks, alarming people in the small town of Kill Devil Hills.
FOLLY BEACH — Residents protested the reopening of the island to visitors Saturday morning amid the coronavirus outbreak.
If you were thinking about riding out the coronavirus pandemic at the beach, think again – unless you already own oceanfront property.
The coronavirus outbreak has lawmakers in South Carolina’s coastal tourism areas calling for the unimaginable — telling visitors to stay home.
Some members of the Newport Beach City Council want to harden the city’s coronavirus-related closures, including sealing off the boardwalks and nonresident access to Balboa Island — at least for the coming weekend.
Mayor Anthony E. Vaz announced today that effective immediately the Seaside Heights ocean and bay beaches are closed until further notice.
Government will prosecute beach operators who flout the directives of social distance, Mr Akwesi Agyemang, the Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) has said.
Several have passed by the capital recently.
SEASIDE HEIGHTS — If you want to get outside during the governor's stay-at-home order (which still allows for solo outside activity), one Shore town has taken itself off the list of possible destinations.
Point Pleasant Beach has temporarily closed its boardwalk and plans to ban rentals in the borough until the worsening coronavirus pandemic in New Jersey is brought under control, the mayor said Tuesday.
Last week, I wrote that the appropriate economic response to the coronavirus crisis was to “bail out everyone,” including crippled industries like airlines and hotels. There is one notable exception to this rule, however.
The spring of the coronavirus feels a lot like the summer of oil to residents along the Gulf Coast.
A compilation of beach closure stories by CNT
As access to Hilton Head Island’s beaches was restricted Saturday to prevent the spread of coronavirus, there were reports of people jumping in boats and congregating on sandbars throughout Beaufort County.
Nearly half of Tunisia's sandy beaches are threatened by coastal erosion: bad news for tourism, which accounts for 8% of the country's GDP
It was one of the first outbreaks of the coronavirus to capture global attention: For weeks in February, the cruise ship Diamond Princess was moored off the shore of Japan with hundreds of infected people aboard.
BAY COUNTY, Fla. -- Three people were arrested in Florida on Wednesday after violating Governor Ron DeSantis' order of not gathering in large crowds on the beach.
Two cruise ships won't be allowed to disembark in Honolulu after being turned away by other ports, even with no positive cases of coronavirus on either vessel, officials said Wednesday.
The Royal Canadian Geographical Society ship Resolute quietly slipped out of Buenos Aires, Argentina the night of March 5. The ship was arrested last October by various companies that were owed money by Squamish, B.C.-based One Ocean Expeditions.
In an example of the measures that cruise lines are taking as they wind down operations, the Cruise and Maritime Voyages (CMV) vessels Columbus and Vasco da Gama swapped their European and Australian passengers at sea Wednesday so that all could return home.
Holland America Line said Tuesday it will bring the Westerdam cruise ship to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, instead of Juneau after it had been turned away from several Asian ports over the coronavirus.
Florida's famed South Beach is to close to prevent the spread of coronavirus as spring break revelers continue to party at the popular college getaway spot.
With no Disney and no school, and people avoiding malls, the beaches are packed, but some South Florida cities are closing those too.
The Sunshine State faces a dearth of tourism dollars due to closures of Disney parks and other destinations, but hoteliers hope for a return of the staycation.
One by one, major cruise lines are halting operations and mothballing ships as they face biggest challenge since 9/11
The ship landed off the coast of Chile after the country's Minister of Health announced a ban on cruises docking at the country's ports.
As North Carolina’s coronavirus count climbed and Gov. Roy Cooper ordered all public schools closed, local social media lit up with a debate over visitors spending their own downtime on the Outer Banks.
The Grand Princess cruise ship is getting prepared to leave the Port of Oakland, Governor Gavin Newsom announced Sunday in a press conference.
“Some of my best times have been at large gatherings like concerts and festivals. I really enjoy public spaces, busy downtowns, crowded squares and public transit. Further, I'm from Boston, not an area known for hugging and PDAs, but I live among huggers and have become fully acclimated. Further, about a third of US households are one-person households, many of whom don't currently get enough human contact. When the COVID 19 tsunami passes, let’s be sure we return to, and build on, our humanity and not dive further into isolation and technological solitude.”
After saying Miami Beach would remain open for business despite coronavirus fears, the city administration declared a state of emergency Thursday and publicly called off spring break.
As coronavirus outbreak grows, cruise industry grapples with an unflattering spotlight
Scott Rechler was negotiating a deal to build Airbnb rentals in a Manhattan office tower when the real estate developer had an epiphany. Tree houses and other unconventional lodgings were popular on the home-sharing site. Why not a ship?
‘I am convinced the sea air always does good,’ declares Henrietta Musgrove in Jane Austen’s Persuasion. Austen often poked fun at the Georgian notion of the sea as a source of bountiful health and healing; in many respects, it was the eighteenth century’s answer to today’s wellness fad.
Community poll rejects development as a tourist destination, but a group of residents and business owners is pressing a ‘vision plan’ for just that.
A state move to divert taxes meant to aid tourism drew widespread ire from industry leaders here Tuesday, but an official rebuke from Miami-Dade lawmakers failed to advance.
Most New Zealanders and tourists from elsewhere enjoy spending time in and around the sea over summer. There is likely to be many more warm or mild days to enjoy a New Zealand beach before the weather turns cold.