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Digging in Sand on a Florida Beach Ends With Girl Dead

A young boy was also partially submerged in the sand in Tuesday tragedy

(Newser) - A young girl was buried in sand and died Tuesday when a deep hole she was digging with a little boy collapsed on them both at a south Florida beach, the AP reports. Emergency crews responding around 3pm to Lauderdale-by-the-Sea found the boy, who is about 8 years old, buried...

Plane Lands on Beach, Killing Man There With Wife

The incident happened Sunday in Puerto Escondido, Mexico

(Newser) - A 62-year-old man who was on a beach in southern Mexico with his wife Sunday was killed when a plane landed nearly on top of him. CBS News reports the unidentified man died when a plane carrying four Canadian skydivers crash landed on the beach in Puerto Escondido along the...

In This City, an App Keeps Beach Harassers at Bay

Safer Plage app sends mediators to contend with obnoxious beachgoers in Marseille, France

(Newser) - Women in one French resort community are sick of being harassed while getting some rays on the beach—and now, there's an app to help them fend off such harassment. Time Out reports that the Safer Plage (Safer Beach) app has been downloaded more than 1,300 times since...

Mystery Object That Washed Up on Aussie Beach Identified
Mystery Object
That Washed Up on
Aussie Beach Identified

Mystery Object That Washed Up on Aussie Beach Identified

Australian Space Agency says it's space junk from Indian rocket; India's space group needs to confirm

(Newser) - The mystery of a giant metal object that washed up on an Australian beach may finally be solved. reports that when the "bulky, barnacle-encrusted cylinder" turned up in mid-July on the shores of Green Head, located north of Perth in Western Australia, whispers circulated that it could...

This Is America's Best Beach
This Is America's
Best Beach
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This Is America's Best Beach

St. George Island State Park in Florida is No. 1 in new 'Dr. Beach' ranking

(Newser) - The coastal scientist known as Dr. Beach is out with his annual list of America's best beaches ahead of Memorial Day, and one on the Florida Panhandle takes top honors. This particular ranking gets more attention than most because Stephen Leatherman of Florida International University has been putting it...

Senior 'Skip Day' at Beach Marred by Gunfire
'Looks Like a
Scene Out of Jaws'

'Looks Like a Scene Out of Jaws'

6 injured after gunfire rings out during senior 'skip day' at South Carolina beach

(Newser) - A senior "skip day" turned chaotic at a South Carolina beach when gunfire broke out, injuring six beachgoers. Kevin Cornett, chief of police in the seaside city of Isle of Palms, says the shooting took place around 5:20pm on Friday, among "a large crowd of individuals" believed...

Japan Would Like to Know What This Giant Ball Is

No one has yet IDed the hollow metal orb that washed up on the beach in the city of Hamamatsu

(Newser) - As US and Canadian officials are still scratching their heads over a series of mysterious objects that floated over North America earlier this month, a new mystery has cropped up across the Pacific. According to TV Asahi, a woman taking a stroll Tuesday on Enshuhama Beach, located in the Japanese...

Harry Potter Character's 'Nuisance' Memorial Is Saved

Dobby's admirers are asked not to leave trinkets that threaten wildlife on Wales beach

(Newser) - A stone memorial for a house-elf doesn't just exist in the final Harry Potter book. Fans of the series have created a real-life memorial for the fictional Dobby—a former servant/slave freed by Harry, whom he pays back with his life—on the beach in Wales where his death...

Grenades Are Turning Up on the Beach in Oregon

Police in the city of Newport, Ore., say 3 potentially explosive devices have been found so far

(Newser) - Some people collect seashells by the seashore, or even lost jewelry if they've got a metal detector. In one Oregon city, however, locals are making a more surprising, and potentially dangerous, find. In an alert issued last week, police in the city of Newport are warning beachgoers to beware...

Cops: Mom Likely Drowned 3 Kids at Coney Island Beach

A sad scene overnight in Brooklyn

(Newser) - Three children died after being found on a New York City beach early Monday, and police believe they were drowned by their mother. The children—a 7-year-old boy, a 4-year-old girl, and a 3-month-old boy—were discovered on Brooklyn's Coney Island beach shortly after 3am and taken to a...

Seeking Sun and Surf? These US Beach Towns Won't Break the Bank

Port Arthur, Texas, comes in at No. 1

(Newser) - Dreaming of a home near the ocean? A new assessment by PropertyShark susses out the most affordable beach towns and cities in the US. The site calculated median price per square foot to crown Port Arthur, Texas, as the champ. Generally, locales in Texas, Mississippi, and Florida dominated the top...

Chaos at Beach Has 'Everybody Running Like Godzilla' Is Coming

But sea lions were likely engaging in normal breeding-season behavior, not chasing humans

(Newser) - A day at the beach in Southern California ended in chaos last week when two sea lions appeared to go on a rampage, spurring a viral video and reminders by local officials to leave wildlife alone. Per NBC News , the footage was shot by Charlianne Yeyna, who was visiting San...

Here Are the 10 Best Beaches in America
This Is the
Best Beach
in America

This Is the Best Beach in America

Kick off summer with a visit to this sought-after shoreline, or one of Dr. Beach's other top picks

(Newser) - July Fourth weekend is when summer really kicks off—which is why it seems the ideal time to present Dr. Stephen Leatherman's annual list of the top 10 beaches in America. Time Out reports that the man known as "Dr. Beach" has been offering up his shoreline rankings...

Maine Teen Dies While Digging Hole at NJ Beach

Levy Caverley, 18, died after hole he and sister were digging in Toms River collapsed

(Newser) - A Maine teen died this week along the Jersey Shore after the hole he was digging with his sister collapsed. Police say 18-year-old Levy Caverley was at a beach in Toms River, NJ, on Tuesday afternoon, reportedly enjoying a day in the sun by carving out a 10-foot-deep hole in...

Massive Sewage Spill Mucks Up California Coast

Sewer line failure caused a stink in LA County

(Newser) - A sewer line failure of epic proportions is causing a real stink in Southern California. Per the LA Times , beaches stretching from Los Angeles to Long Beach have been shut down after millions of gallons of raw sewage on Thursday spewed into the Dominguez Channel, which terminates into the Los...

Tourism Forces Closure of Beach Dicaprio Made Famous
Beach DiCaprio Made Famous
Reopens Years Later

Beach DiCaprio Made Famous Reopens Years Later

Thailand's Maya Bay features in the 1998 film 'The Beach'

(Newser) - Update: Nearly three years after the public was barred from the idyllic beach that featured in the Leonardo DiCaprio movie The Beach, tourists will once again be welcomed back. The closure of Thailand's Maya Bay was supposed to last just four months but was extended to achieve a rehabilitation...

Cops Thought He Drowned, Then Heard the Horrible Claims

Scot Kim Avis gets 15 years for rape, failure to appear after faked death in California

(Newser) - Numerous people have drowned at Monastery Beach in Carmel-by-the-Sea, Calif., earning it the nickname "Mortuary Beach." Kim Avis is not one of them . The Scottish street vendor reported missing at the notoriously dangerous site in 2019 in fact faked his own death while facing dozens of accusations of...

People's Feet Turn Black From Walking Through Beach's Dead Bugs
Beachgoers Find Out
What's Been Staining
Their Feet and Ew, No
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Beachgoers Find Out What's Been Staining Their Feet and Ew, No

Millions of dead bugs make up black mystery substance at Maine's Wells Beach, scientists say

(Newser) - People who've recently visited Wells Beach in Maine have often gone home to find their feet stained black—and scientists say they've figured out the gross reason. State officials say it's millions of dead bugs, washed ashore to form a black, slimy substance that resembles tar. Local...

'Dr. Beach' Offers His Top 10 US Picks
Here Are the Best
Beaches in the US

Here Are the Best Beaches in the US

From Hawaii to Cape Cod, America's choice shorelines await you

(Newser) - It's the time of year when "Dr. Beach"—aka geoscientist and coastal ecologist Stephen P. Leatherman—makes his picks for America's best beaches, and 2021's list marks an important milestone: It's the ranking's 30th anniversary, per Forbes . Leatherman notes that, due to the...

Family of 4 Went to the Beach. Only One Left It

2 kids presumed dead after father drowns in sneaker wave

(Newser) - A California woman went to the beach with her partner and two children on Sunday, but tragically, she was the only one to return home. A sneaker wave struck at Blind Beach near Jenner around 2:30pm, knocking down the couple, their 4-year-old son, and 7-year-old daughter, Monte Rio Fire...

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