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.
This amount of money can go further, depending on the location.
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.
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.
As an old outdoor hobby draws new followers, metal detectors are sweeping the country.
A beach. A ski resort. Dracula’s house. Some Covid-19 vaccine sites are more interesting than others.
Tensions between protecting and capitalizing on the image of the famous Australian beach town have exploded over a new reality show.
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.
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.
The city’s beach and outdoor pool season is starting on schedule after a partial and delayed reopening last summer.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
With a few easy-to-find items, you can discover the archipelago’s breathtaking biodiversity, savor its flavors and music, even delight in an island-inspired Thanksgiving.
A goal of the SharkEye project is to one day produce automated “shark reports” for beachgoers to help them gauge levels of risk.
There are destinations around the world that home buyers are just discovering.
Visitors from the United States make up the largest share of foreign tourists on the Italian island, and this year their absence is denting local businesses.
To live in New Smyrna Beach, Fla., is to know sharks and forget fear.
Here’s how to plan a safe, relaxing Labor Day beach trip, even during the time of Covid-19.
The country’s interior minister had to defend a “precious” freedom after topless sunbathers were wrongfully asked to cover up.
Where the Bruce is loud, and the Rolling Rocks are cold.
Guards have tested positive. After-work parties are frowned upon. The pandemic has upended lifeguarding.
Even during a pandemic, we cannot get the white shark out of our minds. Despite the rare attack, experts say humans have little to fear.
Tens of thousands of Palestinians slipped through holes in Israel’s security barrier, with Israel’s tacit approval, for a rare day on a Mediterranean beach.
Fearing the spread of Covid-19, some cities in Connecticut and Long Island are trying to keep nonresidents off the sand, butting up against legal mandates that require them to maintain public access.
Rockaway Beach has a land’s-end bacchanalian spirit, but it is also a place where you can get to know people just by being there.
This is a very strange, subdued summer for a country with an economy that relies heavily on tourism and merrymaking. But E.U. aid is on the way.
A month ago, Corpus Christi had hardly any cases of coronavirus and business was booming. Now it is struggling to contain one of the state’s fastest growing outbreaks. What happened?
Shorelines are finally open for swimming, but outbreaks across the country have given officials pause about the city’s wider reopening.
A popular spring break and summertime destination on the South Carolina coast is linked to clusters of coronavirus cases among teenagers and young adults in several states.
Visitors are being urged to be wary of sharks this July 4 weekend while remaining vigilant about slowing the spread of the coronavirus.
History is repeating itself as pools, beaches and clubs open — but mostly for the privileged few.
With pubs and restaurants still closed in a country that has the world’s third-highest reported coronavirus death toll, crowds have flocked to beaches, parks and streams this week.
Every May, these birds stop in the Delaware Bay on their way to Arctic Canada. But a shortage of food this season puts their flight at risk.
The hunt for pools is fierce as homeowners search for ways to stay cool in the safety of their backyards.
Our photographer went to see how Atlantic City, a place already struggling with poverty and high unemployment, is weathering coronavirus.
Many have seized the chance to return to the sands, soak up the sun and take a swim. But social distancing? Maybe, maybe not.
At beaches, seaside arcades and other attractions, many people hoped to turn the page from the past few months. But neither the weather nor the pandemic made that easy.
Officials shouldn’t let the coronavirus end a long history of helping people stay cool.
Memorial Day weekend in New York City usually marks the beginning of a vibrant summer to come. But this year traditions have been altered under the shadow of the coronavirus.
Annoyed by the city’s decision to keep its shoreline closed, officials in nearby areas are limiting beach access to keep outsiders at bay.
A dismal season is predicted. If there is one at all.
The coronavirus has upended the rhythms of summer at the shore, a 130-mile coastline that is equal parts economic engine and cultural touchstone.
As states reopen, experts say socially distant outdoor activities, like swimming or running along the shore, are some of the safer ways to re-engage with the world. Here, tips for how to enjoy the beach now.
The large reptiles make decoy nests to distract predators during an oft-ignored behavior following their egg laying, researchers say.
Nearby beaches will open in time, but for now the pandemic will deprive New Yorkers of that pleasure closer to home.
A stir-crazy nation wonders: Is it safe to stroll on the beach in a deadly pandemic? How about a picnic in the park? Or coffee with a friend at an outdoor table? The risk is in the details.