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Cleanest, Most Polluted Beaches Revealed
2012-06-28 09:48:21

Even though the number of days that beaches in the United States decreased 3% from last year, pollution levels at these summer getaway spots were still at their third highest level over the past 22 years.

2011-05-06 09:13:00

WALTON COUNTY, Fla., May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The quiet lap of water against sugary sands; a soft breeze coursing through untouched dunes; and the sounds of a child's laughter and imprints of footsteps along the shore are the sights and sounds families are joyfully returning to this summer.

2008-08-21 21:00:21

Authorities in Myrtle Beach, S.C., are warning beach-goers to stay away from some sandy areas after a sunbathing tourist was run over by a lifeguard's truck.

2008-08-18 21:00:18

By Miguel Rodriguez When you're a precocious, awestruck 9-year-old visiting the beach for the first time, it's easy to think one of the Great Lakes is the ocean.

2008-07-30 12:00:36

There's nothing like a refreshing dip in the Mediterranean on a sweltering summer's day. Yet the sea can be treacherous, as it was this past weekend. The surf was up, and so were warning flags atop lifeguard huts.

2008-07-20 00:00:19

Douglas Communications at Seabreeze Products, Inc. Christie Anna, 610-889-1784 www.beachpockets.com With August being the most popular vacation month of the year, families heading to the beach will be taking along that "Million Dollar' beach umbrella design.

2008-07-18 09:00:41

By RYAN HUTCHINS By Ryan Hutchins The Virginian-Pilot Nags Head Efforts to widen Nags Head beaches have failed over the years at the federal, county and local levels, but another idea goes on the table today.

2008-07-16 09:00:44

By Kelly Marshall Fuller, The Sun News, Myrtle Beach, S.C. Jul.

2008-07-07 21:00:17

By Maria Ceraulo TORONTO -- The popular Beaches International Jazz festival celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and event promoters expect the biggest turnout ever as more than 700 artists are expected to perform at three venues. The festival kicks off July 18-20 in Woodbine Park.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.