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Surfers prepare to go into the water at Ocean Beach on June 21, 2011 in San Francisco, California. On the first day of summer, the San Francisco Bay Area is experience its first heat wave of the season with temperatures in the 70's at the coast and up to 100 degrees in the inland areas. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

New App Allows San Francisco Beachgoers To Check Water Quality

Next time you go to the beach, bacteria is a danger that could make you sick. San Francisco officials have released an app promising an early warning.

09/15/2014

Thousands of jellyfish-like creatures washed up on beaches in Pacifica. (CBS)

Thousands Of Jellyfish-Like Creatures Wash Up On Pacifica Beaches

The beaches in Pacifica were glimmering blue after thousands of jellyfish-like creatures washed up on shore earlier last week.

07/28/2014

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Best All-Inclusive Tropical Family Vacations

All-inclusive vacations offer families a chance to experience a tropical vacation without having to worry about paying for all of the extra costs associated with traditional vacations.

06/25/2014

“Into the Jaws of Death — U.S. Troops wading through water and Nazi gunfire” A landing craft from the U.S. Coast Guard-manned USS Samuel Chase disembarks troops of Company E, 16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division (the Big Red One) wading onto the Fox Green section of Omaha Beach, Normandy, France on the morning of June 6, 1944.

D-Day 70th Anniversary: The Beginning Of The End Of WWII

Friday marks the 70th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy, known as D-Day, the largest seaborne invasion in history.

06/05/2014

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Northern California Beaches Dominate List Of State’s Dirtiest

Last week we learned that Santa Cruz’s Cowell Beach ranked as the dirtiest sand strip in the state, according to Heal the Bay’s annual survey of conditions. However, a closer look at the data shows far more Northern California spots on their “Beach Bummer” list than SoCal locations for the first time in recent years. The designation means that researchers recorded the lowest water quality during the year at those locations.

05/29/2014

Baker Beach near the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco.

High Surf Advisory Issued For Bay Area Beaches

Mariners, surfers and beachgoers in the Bay Area were advised by the U.S. Coast Guard to use caution as high surf is expected to pass through Northern California Sunday.

04/20/2014

Keekee the Sea Lion was released near Marin.  (CBS)

Bay Area Beachgoers Warned To Stay Away From Harbor Pup Seals

As Harbor pup seals are now being born on Bay Area beaches, beachgoers are reminded to stay away from newborn pups even if they are concerned that the pup may be orphaned, officials at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said.

04/08/2014

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Visit A Vodka Distillery… In Paradise

If year-round sunshine, epic waves, and surfer chicks aren’t enough to lure you to Maui, the island’s solar-powered, organic vodka distillery might do it. Check out Ocean Vodka, an 8-year-old company that recently opened a visitor-friendly complex. Aloha!

01/17/2014

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The Jamaica Destination Guide

Jamaica is a quintessential Caribbean travel destination. Here’s a guide to both the basics and the intoxicatingly refreshing things to do.

10/31/2013

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How To Do Hawaii Like A Man

Kauai is the place to visit if you like your slice of paradise served with a healthy dose of well-earned cuts and bruises, and a sore muscle or two. It’s an amazing, exotic place that’s definitely worth the visit, but if you’re going to attempt it — you should do it right. And here is how.

10/30/2013

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