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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
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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...

The Issue With the 1999 Policy That Protects Hawaii's Beaches

The state and county governments have spent 2 decades granting exemptions to it

(Newser) - There are no private beaches in Hawaii—all are open to and owned by the public. But a private activity is whittling them away, reports ProPublica and the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. More specifically, the shores of Oahu, Maui, and Kauai have been cut down by about 25% over the last century,...

'Sneaker' Wave Sweeps 4-Year-Old Off Beach

Luckily, an anonymous rescuer dove into the waters near Calif.'s Clam Beach to save little Aeris

(Newser) - In the shock of having witnessed the near-death of her daughter, Sincee George forgot to ask the name of the man who saved her. Now she's reaching out with thanks courtesy of the Lost Coast Outpost , which reports the Nov. 25 rescue came at the scariest moment of George'...

Woman Lying on Beach Crushed to Death by Tractor

Woman crushed to death during dredging project in Oceanside, Calif.

(Newser) - A woman was lying on a California beach on Monday when she was crushed to death by a tractor. The unidentified woman appeared to be sleeping on Oceanside Harbor Beach around 10am when the "very tragic accident" occurred, Oceanside Police Department Lt. Tom Bussey tells NBC San Diego . Crews...

Teen Surfer Killed by a 'Really Big Great White'

Mani Hart-Deville, 15, lost his life in Australia on Saturday

(Newser) - A teen surfer died Saturday after a suspected shark attack left him with severe leg injuries, Australia's News Network reports. Seems 15-year-old Mani Hart-Deville was surfing in New South Wales, Australia, when the shark bit him and other surfers dragged the wounded boy to shore on Wooli Beach. "...

Swimmer Seen Prying Open Shark's Mouth

'It was so crazy, like a movie. Like Jaws.'

(Newser) - A swimmer in Delaware was caught on camera prying a shark's mouth open with his hands this weekend in an effort to free it from a fishing hook, the AP reports. The video shows the man grabbing onto the shark at a beach in Cape Henlopen State Park. He...

America's 10 Best Beaches
America's 10 Best Beaches

America's 10 Best Beaches

Grayton Beach State Park in Florida takes top honors in annual ranking

(Newser) - Imagine a beach with "sugar-white sand and emerald green water," a short distance from sand dunes, tidal lakes, and freshwater ponds. You're imagining Grayton Beach State Park in the Florida panhandle, the best beach in America, according to Dr. Beach . The doctor, aka Stephen Leatherman, is out...

Defying Order, California Official Headed to Beach

Sonoma County's emergency manager Chris Godley took his family along, too

(Newser) - People have routinely been making headlines for violating shelter-in-place orders amid the coronavirus pandemic. You just wouldn't expect an emergency management official to be among the number. Chris Godley, director of emergency management for California's Sonoma County, where he also heads the Emergency Operation Center, took his family...

Belligerent Surfer Fined $1K for Ignoring Virus Closure

Many beaches in California are closed due to COVID-19

(Newser) - Much of California's coastline is closed amid the coronavirus pandemic—but on Saturday morning, a surfer who apparently really needed his fix was fined $1,000 for ignoring the rules, the Los Angeles Times reports. A Los Angeles County lifeguard at Manhattan Beach ordered the man to stay out...

New Trouble for Billionaire Claiming Beach as His Own

California commissions sue Vinod Khosla over access to Martins Beach

(Newser) - The California Attorney General's Office has filed suit against a billionaire who's long tried to block the public from accessing a beach he claims as his own . The suit, filed Monday on behalf of the California State Lands Commission and California Coastal Commission, claims Sun Microsystems co-founder Vinod...

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