Montauk, the Development Boom and Entrenched Family Businesses

In Montauk, millennials are taking over their parents’ restaurants, hotels and shops to preserve a bit of tradition.

#beaches, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #montauk-ny, #restaurants, #shopping-and-retail

We Will All End Up Paying for Someone Else’s Beach House

As extreme weather events compound, the obvious perils of waterfront living are growing both more obvious and more perilous.

#army-corps-of-engineers, #beaches, #coast-erosion, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #floods, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #oceans-and-seas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #sand-and-gravel

3 Days. 68 Kids. Snapshots of Summer on Coney Island.

The New York Times for Kids visited the quirky but classic destination.

#amusement-and-theme-parks, #beaches, #children-and-childhood, #coney-island-brooklyn-ny, #fashion-and-apparel, #summer-season

Beat the Heat by Taking to the Water

From kayaking to ferries, enter the splash zone in New York’s waterways.

#beaches, #new-york-city, #rockaway-peninsula-queens-ny, #summer-season, #surfing

Exploring Italy’s Salento Region

In this southernmost region of the country’s bootheel, the Ionian Sea is to the west, the Adriatic to the east, and the countryside is filled with stone walls and twisted olive trees, fields of long golden grass and wildflowers.

#beaches, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #lecce-italy, #restaurants, #travel-and-vacations

Too Many New Yorkers Can’t Swim. It’s Time to Change That.

New York City is letting down its residents by nixing swimming lessons.

#adams-eric-l, #asian-americans, #beaches, #black-people, #bronx-river-bronx-ny, #deaths-fatalities, #drownings, #education-department-nyc, #education-department-nys, #health-and-mental-hygiene-department-nyc, #hispanic-americans, #hochul-kathleen-c, #medicine-and-health, #new-york-city, #oceans-and-seas, #politics-and-government, #poverty, #rockaway-beach-queens-ny, #rockaway-peninsula-queens-ny, #summer-season, #swimming-pools, #whites

Time Capsule of ’70s Los Angeles Beaches From Tod Papageorge

The photographer, at age 82, is still making waves, with a show at the Danziger Gallery in Los Angeles that debuts a body of work from his past.

#beaches, #content-type-personal-profile, #danziger-gallery-los-angeles-calif, #los-angeles-calif, #nineteen-hundred-seventies, #papageorge-tod, #photography

A Perfect Weekend in Asbury Park, N.J.

An hourlong drive from Manhattan offers a seaside idyll for rockers, diners, surfers, art patrons and fans of just relaxing on the beach. Here’s how to make the most of a weekend there.

#asbury-park-nj, #bars-and-nightclubs, #beaches, #isbell-jason, #lesh-phil, #music, #pinball-machines, #springsteen-bruce, #travel-and-vacations, #van-zandt-steven

N.Y. Lifeguards Now Watch for Sharks, Facing Dramatic Increase in Sightings

Amid an increase in shark sightings, lifeguards are increasing patrols and adopting new strategies, but marine experts say “the danger to people is infinitesimal.”

#beaches, #jones-beach-ny, #lifeguards, #long-beach-ny, #long-island-ny, #point-lookout-ny, #robert-moses-state-park-babylon-ny, #sharks, #summer-season

A Herd in Exile: Riding Horses on Mozambique’s Bazaruto Archipelago

A photographer spent a few weeks helping run a horseback riding program on the white-sand beaches of Benguerra Island. Here’s what she saw.

#animals, #beaches, #family-business, #horses, #islands, #mozambique, #photography, #travel-and-vacations

Why Lifeguards Are Scarce This Beach Season

Lifeguards are in short supply around the country this year because of low unemployment and Covid’s effects on training. Pools have been left closed and beaches unguarded.

#beaches, #labor-and-jobs, #lifeguards, #milwaukee-wis, #summer-season, #swimming

Rockaway Beach Is Partially Closed. That’s Not Stopping These Beachgoers

Access is restricted along a popular stretch of the beach until at least mid-July because of work to protect the shoreline from coastal flooding.

#beaches, #coast-erosion, #coastal-areas, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #rockaway-beach-queens-ny, #summer-season

Helicopters vs. Homeowners: A Very Hamptons Fight

The East Hampton Airport is set to close on May 17, but frequent fliers, business owners and others have filed lawsuits to keep it open.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #beaches, #blade-inc, #dans-papers, #east-hampton-ny, #east-hampton-airport-long-island-ny, #hamptons-ny, #helicopters, #high-net-worth-individuals, #netjets, #noise, #private-aircraft, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #roads-and-traffic, #southampton-ny, #suffolk-county-ny, #summer-season

A Woman Alone in Oman: Three Weeks Along the Arabian Coast

In December, a photographer set off on a 2,600-mile road trip, traveling from the Yemeni border to the Strait of Hormuz. Here’s what she saw.

#beaches, #camps-and-camping, #dunes, #foreign-workers, #oman, #photography, #politics-and-government, #road-trips, #travel-and-vacations, #women-and-girls

Zipolite es un oasis playero para la comunidad LGBTQ en México. ¿Podrá perdurar?

El pueblo, ubicado en el oeste mexicano, se ha convertido en un refugio para la comunidad queer. Pero, a medida que aumenta su popularidad, algunos temen que el espíritu de la población desaparezca.

#beaches, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #mexico, #oaxaca-mexico, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #travel-and-vacations

This Beach in Mexico Is an L.G.B.T.Q. Haven. But Can It Last?

The town of Zipolite in western Mexico has become an oasis for the queer community. But as its popularity has surged, some worry that the town’s spirit is beginning to vanish.

#beaches, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #mexico, #oaxaca-mexico, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #travel-and-vacations

Miami Beach Announces Curfew After Spring Break Shootings

“We can’t endure this anymore, we just simply can’t,’’ said Mayor Dan Gelber. “This isn’t your father’s, your mother’s spring break. This is something totally different.”

#bars-and-nightclubs, #beaches, #curfews, #florida, #miami-beach-fla, #south-beach-miami-beach-fla

Six Days Afloat in the Everglades

After a storm disrupted plans for a 99-mile paddling trek, a Times journalist’s time on the water took a more reflective turn. Come look and listen alongside him.

#alligators, #beaches, #birds, #camps-and-camping, #douglas-marjory-stoneman, #everglades-fla, #everglades-national-park, #florida, #forests-and-forestry, #gulf-of-mexico, #islands, #lake-okeechobee-fla, #levees-and-dams, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #rivers, #tornadoes, #travel-and-vacations, #water, #weather, #wetlands

Shark Kills Swimmer in Rare Death Off Sydney Coast

The fatal shark bite occurred on Wednesday near Little Bay. Mayor Dylan Parker of Randwick City, Australia, said, “To lose someone to a shark attack like this is chilling.”

#australia, #beaches, #florida-museum-of-natural-history, #international-shark-attack-file, #new-south-wales-australia, #sharks, #sydney-australia

Peru Vows to Make Refinery Pay for Oil Spill After Tonga Volcano Eruption

A leak at a refinery tarred miles of Pacific Coast beaches. The company blames waves caused by a distant volcano eruption, but the Peruvian government has vowed to “defend the sea.”

#beaches, #castillo-pedro-1969, #oil-spills, #peru, #politics-and-government, #refineries, #repsol-sa, #tidal-waves-and-tsunamis

Beaches Closed After 7 Million Gallons of Sewage Spill in Los Angeles County

Officials contained the spill on Friday but were still working to repair a sewer main that collapsed, leading to the release of untreated sewage into the Dominguez Channel.

#beaches, #dominguez-channel-calif, #environment, #hahn-janice-k, #los-angeles-calif, #sewers-and-sewage, #waste-materials-and-disposal, #water-pollution

A Trash Can From Myrtle Beach Washed Up in Ireland

“It reminded me straight away of maybe like a message in a bottle type scenario,” said Keith McGreal, who discovered the bin on Sunday afternoon while strolling on a beach with his family.

#beaches, #county-mayo-ireland, #ireland, #myrtle-beach-sc, #oceans-and-seas, #water-pollution

A Turtle, a Pool and the Fight to Save Puerto Rico’s Beaches

An attempt to rebuild a beachfront pool turned into a much bigger story about the threats of erosion and overdevelopment on the island.

#beaches, #building-construction, #coast-erosion, #coastal-areas, #condominiums, #conservation-of-resources, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #hurricane-maria-2017, #oceans-and-seas, #puerto-rico, #turtles-and-tortoises

On the Portuguese Coast, an Appealing Spot for Seaside Homes

It wasn’t too long ago that Comporta was relatively unknown, but it’s seeing a spurt of development and now may be the time to buy.

#alentejo-portugal, #beaches, #coastal-areas, #portugal, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

Months Before Oil Spill, Pipeline May Have Taken Quiet Damage

It’s likely that a large vessel’s anchor hit the pipeline, off the coast of Orange County, at some point up to a year ago, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

#beaches, #beta-offshore, #california, #huntington-beach-calif, #newport-beach-calif, #offshore-drilling-and-exploration, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #oil-spills, #orange-county-calif-oil-spill-2021, #pacific-ocean, #pipelines, #santa-barbara-calif, #united-states-coast-guard

Oil Spill Off California Coast Sends 126,000 Gallons Into the Pacific

The spill created a 13-square-mile slick that extended from Huntington Beach to Newport Beach as dead fish and birds began to wash ashore in some areas.

#beaches, #california, #environment, #huntington-beach-calif, #newport-beach-calif, #oceans-and-seas, #offshore-drilling-and-exploration, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #oil-spills, #orange-county-calif, #pacific-ocean, #pipelines

The Environment Affects Baseball. These Players Want to Help.

Beach cleanups, plastic reduction, rethinking travel: A group of major leaguers is pushing back in a wasteful sport.

#ahmed-nick-1990, #baseball, #beaches, #cruz-nelson-1980, #dickerson-chris-1982, #dominican-republic, #environment, #global-warming, #major-league-baseball, #norris-daniel-1993, #plastic-bottles, #players-for-the-planet-nonprofit, #recycling-of-waste-materials, #sustainable-living, #suter-brent

Climate Change Is Winning the Battle Over Our Coastlines

As the climate changes, rising and warming seas will bring more supercharged storms.

#beaches, #coast-erosion, #coastal-areas, #hurricane-ida-2021, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #infrastructure-public-works, #louisiana, #united-states, #wetlands

Lightning Strike Kills Jersey Shore Lifeguard: ‘It Was Like a Bomb’

Keith Pinto was working at a beach on the Jersey Shore when lightning struck, killing him and injuring other lifeguards and beachgoers.

#beaches, #lifeguards, #lightning, #new-jersey, #seaside-park-nj

At Rockaway, Dancing for the Sea, the Sky, the Sand and the Birds

This season, Beach Sessions has just one dance: “Repose,” a meditative, durational work by Moriah Evans.

#beaches, #dancing, #evans-moriah-a-1979, #okshteyn-sasha, #repose-dance, #rockaway-beach-queens-ny

Last Stop on the Way to the Cosmos? No Thanks.

A small Southern county hopes to land a starring role in the commercial space race. But for residents of the exclusive islands in the flight path, the stakes feel sky-high.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #beaches, #branson-richard, #cumberland-island-ga, #federal-lands, #musk-elon, #national-parks-service, #rocket-science-and-propulsion, #space-and-astronomy, #travel-and-vacations, #wilderness-areas, #wildfires

How a Rockaways Locations Rep Spends Her Sundays

If Claudia Bloom is not surfing or swimming in the ocean, she’s walking or biking down the boardwalk to find friends, yoga, tacos or music.

#arverne-queens-ny, #beaches, #bloom-claudia-1959, #content-type-personal-profile, #movies, #rock-locations-production-co, #rockaway-beach-queens-ny, #surfing, #television

Los Angeles Criticized After Release of 17 Million Gallons of Sewage Closes Beaches

Officials took more than 12 hours to alert the public about the discharge, drawing a rebuke from environmental watchdogs and elected representatives.

#beaches, #los-angeles-calif, #sewers-and-sewage, #water-pollution

Next Year, Brits Will Fly Abroad. For Now, It’s Bognor Bingo.

With flying discouraged, vacation spots that had been fading and unfashionable are having a moment.

#beaches, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elizabeth-ii-queen-of-great-britain, #europe, #european-union, #george-v-king-of-great-britain, #great-britain, #joyce-james, #merkel-angela, #politics-and-government, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings

Something Weird on the Beach Was Staining Their Feet. But What?

Dozens of people in Maine and New Hampshire complained that the sand had turned the soles of their feet black. Now the mystery is solved.

#beaches, #flies, #maine, #new-hampshire

Have $500,000? Here Are Five Waterfront Homes for You.

This amount of money can go further, depending on the location.

#algarve-portugal, #beaches, #coastal-areas, #cornwall-england, #east-quogue-ny, #eleuthera-bahamas, #playa-del-carmen-mexico, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #second-homes-and-non-primary-residences

Red Knots in Steepest Decline in Years, Threatening the Species’ Survival

The annual count along the Delaware Bay beaches showed another severe drop in numbers of the shorebird, whose migration is one of the longest avian journeys in the world.

#animal-migration, #atlantic-states-marine-fisheries-commission, #beaches, #birds, #crabs, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #your-feed-science

Sri Lanka, Facing ‘Worst’ Marine Disaster, Investigates Cargo Ship Fire

A fire has raged on a cargo ship off the coast of Sri Lanka for 12 days, sending toxic chemicals and tons of plastic into the country’s waters and polluting its beaches.

#beaches, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #oil-spills, #plastic-bags, #ships-and-shipping, #sri-lanka, #water-pollution

The New Detectorists

As an old outdoor hobby draws new followers, metal detectors are sweeping the country.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #beaches, #gold, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #hobbies, #treasure-troves

Here Are Some Fun Places to Get the Vaccine

A beach. A ski resort. Dracula’s house. Some Covid-19 vaccine sites are more interesting than others.

#american-museum-of-natural-history, #baseball, #beaches, #castello-di-rivoli-museum-of-contemporary-art, #colorado, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #great-britain, #hockey-ice, #miami-beach-fla, #museums, #new-york-city, #palaces-and-castles, #philadelphia-flyers, #salisbury-cathedral-salisbury-england, #seattle-wash, #seattle-mariners, #seattle-sounders, #st-paul-saints, #transylvania-romania, #turin-italy, #vaccination-and-immunization, #westminster-abbey-london

Netflix Chronicles Byron Bay’s ‘Hot Instagrammers.’ Will Paradise Survive?

Tensions between protecting and capitalizing on the image of the famous Australian beach town have exploded over a new reality show.

#beaches, #byron-bay-australia, #instagram-inc, #luxury-goods-and-services, #netflix-inc, #reality-television, #social-media

Phuket Was Poised for Tourism Comeback. A Covid Surge Dashed Those Hopes.

Phuket, one of Thailand’s top tourist havens, had an ambitious plan to reopen to the world this summer. But with a spike in cases, the island’s desperate situation is unlikely to end anytime soon.

#beaches, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #phuket-thailand, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #thailand, #travel-and-vacations, #vaccination-and-immunization

Do We Still Need to Keep Wearing Masks Outdoors?

Science shows that the risk of viral transmission outside is very low. The “two-out-of-three rule” can help you decide whether to mask up.

#beaches, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #hikes-and-hiking, #masks, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #vaccination-and-immunization

A Bright Future for New York City’s Summer

The city’s beach and outdoor pool season is starting on schedule after a partial and delayed reopening last summer.

#beaches, #broadway-manhattan-ny, #bronx-nyc, #coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #new-york-botanical-garden, #new-york-city, #summer-season, #swimming-pools

Black Family Seeks Return of Its Beach Resort Land Near L.A.

Willa and Charles Bruce were among the first Black people to settle in Manhattan Beach, Calif., but the city shut down their resort in 1924. Now, the county is considering returning the land.

#beaches, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #bruces-beach-manhattan-beach-calif, #california, #discrimination, #eminent-domain, #los-angeles-county-calif, #manhattan-beach-calif, #segregation-and-desegregation

Israel’s Beaches Are Littered With Tar After Mysterious Oil Spill

The environmental damage is being called one of Israel’s worst ecological disasters in decades. “I feel like I want to cry,” said an official. “It’s everywhere.”

#beaches, #offshore-drilling-and-exploration, #oil-spills

Reggie Jones, Jones Beach’s Longest-Serving Lifeguard, Dies at 93

He began keeping an eye on beachgoers in 1944 and kept doing it for 64 summers. He made more than 1,000 ocean rescues in his career.

#beaches, #deaths-obituaries, #jones-beach-ny, #jones-reggie, #lifeguards, #swimming

Northwest’s Salmon Population May Be Running Out of Time

The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office found that some salmon species are “on the brink of extinction.” Habitat loss, climate change and other factors are to blame, it said.

#beaches, #columbia-river-pacific-northwest, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #federal-state-relations-us, #global-warming, #levees-and-dams, #pacific-northwestern-states-us, #population, #puget-sound, #salmon, #united-states, #washington-state, #water

How to Pretend You’re in Tunis Tonight

The Tunisian capital beckons with white-sand beaches, the medina, cafe districts and Roman ruins that speak to its place in history. Luckily, there are ways to capture its spirit at home.

#art, #beaches, #food, #music, #national-bardo-museum-tunis-tunisia, #sidi-bou-said-tunisia, #travel-and-vacations, #tunis-tunisia, #tunisia

Australian Shark Attacks Jump, Raising Questions

Eight people have been fatally attacked this year, the most in nearly a century. But scientists say these numbers don’t tell the full story.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #animal-behavior, #australia, #beaches, #oceans-and-seas, #sharks, #surfing