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Op-Ed: Best southeast beaches in the U.S for Spring Break getaways

After a record breaking, bone-chilling winter coast to coast, spring cannot come soon enough. If you can't wait to get somewhere warmer, consider a few of these top Southeast U.S. beach destinations for your Spring Break getaway 2014.

Photo Essay: Jersey in the summer Special

Jersey is a beautiful island, containing castles, pretty harbor villages, sites of historic interest, and some interesting countryside. This photo essay highlights some of the island's treasures.

Photo Essay: Summer fun at New Jersey's Long Beach Island Special

New Jersey's Long Beach Island is a popular summer destination. As one of the areas hard hit by Hurricane Sandy in 2012, the region is recovering. As Labor Day 2013 creeps up, many people are still out on the beaches and having fun in the sun.

Blue shark false alarm chased holidaymakers from the water

After a swimmer reported being attacked by a shark on Tuesday, tourists on five beaches near L'Escala (Alt Empordà) in Catalunya, Spain were told to stay out of the water for several hours.

Photo Essay: Beautiful beaches in Florida's Panhandle Special

The beaches along the Panhandle are Florida's "best-kept secrets," according to the Travel Channel. Two of those beaches with white sand and turquoise water are featured here.

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Spring Lake rebuilds a boardwalk Special

Spring Lake - Despite the recent Stronger Than The Storm advertising campaign in support of the Jersey shore's resilience in the face of Hurricane Sandy, the Spring Lake area is still weathering the damage.

Photo Essay: Alanya, Turkey, castle by the sea Special

Alanya - Two hours' drive east of Antalya, Alanya is a Turkish town built by a hilltop castle above the Mediterranean Sea. Swimming coves next to stone walls and olive groves beckon visitors who long for a sunny place.

Review: Coos Bay Oregon beaches, lighthouses, hiking and biking

Coos Bay and Charleston, Oregon have super beaches, hiking and biking trails and of course plenty of lighthouses to enjoy.

Cleaning up Marseille beach, one cigarette butt at a time

Marseille - A recent Surfrider Foundation cleanup, at Prado beaches, near the city of Marseille on France’s Mediterranean coast was designed to highlight the insidious effects of one particular source of pollution – cigarette butts.

Review: Capitola, Ca. get away from the madding crowd Special

Capitola, California has beautiful beaches, great hotels, beautiful beaches, fine dining, and beautiful beaches. Did I mention the beaches?

Video: Manatees pay a surprise visit to Florida beach-goers

Fort Lauderdale - Fort Lauderdale beach-goers were treated to an unexpected and pleasant surprise Sunday when a group of manatees joined a crowd of swimmers enjoying the shallow surf.

Beaches closed in Santa Barbara County after fatal shark attack

Three beaches in Santa Barbara are still closed after a shark attack on Friday which left a student dead. There have been 12 fatal shark attacks in California since 1950.

Nova Scotia closes parks, provincial beaches due to Earl

Kentville - Hurrican Earl has been downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane but it's still expected to begin affecting Nova Scotia late Friday night. Provincial authorities have closed camping parks and provincial beaches as they expect severe weather conditions.

Toronto NDP candiate Matthew Kellway talks to residents Special

Toronto - New Democrat Party candidate Matthew Kellway was at Coxwell Subway Station in Toronto Tuesday morning to talk to residents about taking back his riding in the Beaches-East York region.

Nova Scotians Flock to Beaches as Humidity Soars Special

Environment Canada issued a humidex warning for Saturday making the actual temperature of 32 degrees Celsius feel like 40 degrees. The people of Novia Scotia did everything in their power to stay cool.

Rotting seaweed gives off lethal fumes on French beaches

Tourists are being warned to stay away from the beaches in northern France because the rotting seaweed may be lethal. Researchers blame Intensive agricultural practises.

Beach Camping and Wine and Cheese Tasting on the Oregon Coast Special

Oregon's coast offers some of the most spectacular vistas in the West with its long beaches, steep cliffs, and old-growth forests. Don't spend all your time observing nature though, make sure to experience some of the coast's culinary treasures too.

Researchers Find Staph Clings To Beach Goers

When you go for a pleasant swim at your local American beach you may be coming out of the water with a killer. There is a 37 percent risk of leaving the beach with a staph bacteria including Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA.

Study: Great Lakes Water Level Sensitive to Climate Change

The water level in the Great Lakes has varied by only about two meters during the last century, helping them to play a vital role in the region’s shipping, fishing, recreation and power generation industries.

Hammerhead sharks sighting closes Sydney beaches

Maroubra, Coogee and Bronte beaches in Sydney’s eastern suburbs were closed today because of Hammerhead shark sightings.

A Bid To Ban Topless Sunbathing In Australia Brings Forth Protest

Apparently, a conservative Christian lawmaker is trying to get topless sunbathing bad. However, the move is not without backlash.

From a vagabond to mutli-lingual tour guide, tourism success story from Goa

Can you fathom the idea of a vagabond, make the transition to a multi-lingual bird guide - in the rarest of rare cases that happens - and that holds true for thirty-nine year old Shiva Mandre, who speaks an astonishing twenty-five languages.

US beaches harbor dangerous diseases

Public health experts from John Hopkins University are warning that beaches contain a host of pathogens that have come from human feces dumped into the sea via sewage. They found pathogens in 30 per cent to 60 per cent of beach water samples tested.

Crushed Glass to Be Spread on Beaches

Picture a beautiful serene beach with miles of coastline, gently lapped by aqua-colored water, and sprinkled with glass. Don't worry, Ouch? It feels just like sand, but with granules that sparkle in the sunlight.

Cocaine Bags Wash Up On Florida Beaches

About $600,000 worth of cocaine washed up on a Central Florida beach Tuesday hours after nearly $500,000 worth of cocaine washed up in South Florida.

Exploring Bulgaria Beyond The Beaches

VARNA, BULGARIA (dpa) - After years of mounting problems, tourists are returning to Bulgaria in strength this summer. Yet although German and other tour operators have concentrated heavy investment on the infrastructure, especially in hotels on the ...
 

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A smoking ban is part of a proposed initiative to clean up Oregon beaches.
A smoking ban is part of a proposed initiative to clean up Oregon beaches.
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Folks using the South most fishing area at Long Beach Harbor MS. Goodbye -- until we can fish again.
Folks using the South most fishing area at Long Beach Harbor MS. Goodbye -- until we can fish again.
Coastal Route Viña del Mar - Concon. Large sand dunes and low-level vegetation constitute a unique ...
Coastal Route Viña del Mar - Concon. Large sand dunes and low-level vegetation constitute a unique habitat in the area that people living along the shoreline are struggling to protect from further construction of apartment buildings.
Public understanding of the difference between Beach advisory and beach closure can make the differe...
Public understanding of the difference between Beach advisory and beach closure can make the difference of whether beach rentals stay in business or fold.
The loss is about lifestyle in addition to finaces.
The loss is about lifestyle in addition to finaces.
Coastal Route Viña del Mar - Concon. A lonely bather resting on the rocks admires the scenery along...
Coastal Route Viña del Mar - Concon. A lonely bather resting on the rocks admires the scenery along the route between Concon and Viña del Mar.
Sunbathers  surfers and swimmers enjoy the breezy beaches of Long Beach Island during August 2013.
Sunbathers, surfers and swimmers enjoy the breezy beaches of Long Beach Island during August 2013.
Coastal Route Viña del Mar - Concon.  Playa Amarilla  (Yellow Beach) enjoys active sea and a gentle...
Coastal Route Viña del Mar - Concon. "Playa Amarilla" (Yellow Beach) enjoys active sea and a gentle beach slope, particularly suited to children.
One of the sandy beaches in Hyères region of France  looking onto the shimmering blue Mediterranean...
One of the sandy beaches in Hyères region of France, looking onto the shimmering blue Mediterranean Sea.
Folks regularly fished our jetties and piers. Some fished in order to add food to their table.
Folks regularly fished our jetties and piers. Some fished in order to add food to their table.
Coastal Route Viña del Mar - Concon. The construction of high-rises overlooking the ocean threatens...
Coastal Route Viña del Mar - Concon. The construction of high-rises overlooking the ocean threatens with invasion and the destruction of the sand dunes and their natural beauty.
Coastal Route Viña del Mar - Concon. The Radisson Hotel  Concon  offers accomodation right on the r...
Coastal Route Viña del Mar - Concon. The Radisson Hotel, Concon, offers accomodation right on the rockeries.
US Navy Blue Angels perform at the 2012 Chicago Air & Water Show.
US Navy Blue Angels perform at the 2012 Chicago Air & Water Show.
Another shot from Jim Simpson Pier facing Long Beach Harbor. Our culture has changed so drastically ...
Another shot from Jim Simpson Pier facing Long Beach Harbor. Our culture has changed so drastically, it feels like we are visitors to a new and foreign land.