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27

Aug

fromgrapevine:

Truly remarkable sand sculptures
A vivid sunset is no longer the most artful thing you’ll see on a walk along the beach. Intricate sand sculptures dot coastlines across the globe, both for recreation and for competitions. Sand, water and hours of work go into shaping these incredible works of art, which go way beyond your average oceanside sand castles…

14

Aug

Fit for a king: 11 realistic sand castles

Forget cookie-cutter molds: These meticulously sculpted works take days to create — and give the real buildings a run for the money

02

Aug

27

Jun

1 in 10 beaches in the U.S. not fit for swimmingBeaches in the Great Lakes region had the highest rate of pollution, with beaches along the Gulf Coast not far behind.

1 in 10 beaches in the U.S. not fit for swimming
Beaches in the Great Lakes region had the highest rate of pollution, with beaches along the Gulf Coast not far behind.

31

May

These gravity-defying drip castles are out of this world

21

May

Comber’s delight: 8 exceptional beaches for seaside treasure huntingFrom Hawaii to Brooklyn, we’ve scoured the country for the top beachcombing hotspots.

Comber’s delight: 8 exceptional beaches for seaside treasure hunting
From Hawaii to Brooklyn, we’ve scoured the country for the top beachcombing hotspots.

16

May

These gravity-defying drip castles are out of this world
These whimsical sand castles are the painstaking creations of one Boston-area student and artist who is known to the Internet as simply “Sandcastlematt.”

26

Aug

Geese-scaring drone keeps Canadian beach cleanOfficials hope the aircraft will help prevent unsafe E. coli counts, which have caused beach closures in the past.

Geese-scaring drone keeps Canadian beach clean
Officials hope the aircraft will help prevent unsafe E. coli counts, which have caused beach closures in the past.

09

Aug

treehugger:

New York City is getting a new beach! "The area — 11,000 square feet at low tide — will feature sand, terraced seating, a kayak launch, a spot for fishing, tree-lined walkways and concession stands, all just minutes from Wall Street in the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge."via NYC to build Brooklyn Bridge Beach along East River

treehugger:

New York City is getting a new beach!

"The area — 11,000 square feet at low tide — will feature sand, terraced seating, a kayak launch, a spot for fishing, tree-lined walkways and concession stands, all just minutes from Wall Street in the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge."

via NYC to build Brooklyn Bridge Beach along East River

30

Jul

8 best secluded beaches in North America