Beaches

A Pacifica beach. (4/15/15)

Coast Guard Warns Of Rip Currents At Bay Area Beaches

The U.S. Coast Guard is asking beachgoers in the San Francisco and Monterey Bay areas to be cautious in and near the ocean Sunday, Coast Guard officials said.

08/30/2015

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5 Best Beaches In North Carolina

There are many quaint beach towns located throughout North Carolina; however, only a few stand out and are definite must-see destinations for those looking to enjoy an Oceanside vacation.

08/06/2015

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California Beaches, Parks Turning Off Showers, Foot-Faucets To Save Water During Drought

California state beaches and parks are turning off the taps starting Wednesday.

07/15/2015

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High Bacteria Levels Prompts Warning For Swimmers At Monterey Area Beach

Swimmers are being warned to stay out of the water at Monterey Municipal Beach after tests found high levels of bacteria, county health officials said Tuesday.

07/14/2015

Santa Cruz

Drought Prompts Shutdown Of Showers At California State Beaches

The outdoor showers at beaches across drought-stricken California will be shut off to save water, so surfers and sunbathers will have to get creative this summer when it comes time to shake off the sand.

07/10/2015

Screenshot of virtual tour inside a brewery on Street View in Google Maps (CBS)

Virtual Tour Of North Bay Vineyards, Breweries, Scenic Spots Along Highway 101 On Google Street View

You won’t need a designated driver to tour wineries and breweries along California’s Route 101 anymore now that the scenic route has been added to Street Street View on Google Maps.

06/30/2015

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15 Great White Sharks Spotted Near Santa Cruz; Lifeguard Competition Cancelled

A competition for junior lifeguards had to be called off after more than a dozen great white sharks near the cement ship in the Aptos area south of Santa Cruz.

06/26/2015

Santa Cruz Cowell Beach Most Polluted

3 Of California’s Dirtiest Beaches Right Here In The Bay Area

Despite cleaner beaches statewide due to a lack of storm runoff caused by the drought, a beach report card released Wednesday says that three of California’s most bacteria-laden beaches are located here in the Bay Area.

06/17/2015

Workers wearing protective overalls examine and scrape oil from rocks on Faria Beach in Ventura, California, U.S., on Friday, June 5, 2015. A pipeline the oil market had all but forgotten resurfaced like a painful memory last week, spilling 500 barrels of heavy oil into the Pacific Ocean. (Kevork Djansezian/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Crews Say 44 Percent Of California Coast Oil Spill Cleaned

Cleanup teams have determined that 44 percent of 96.5 miles of California coastline is clear of oil from the Refugio Oil Spill, a state official said Sunday.

06/08/2015

Sheila Semans of the NOYO Center for Marine Science provided this picture of a killer whale that died on a beach north of Fort Bragg. (Courtesy: Sheila Semans)

Killer Whale Beaches Itself, Dies North Of Fort Bragg

Researchers flocked to the Mendocino coast after a killer whale beached itself and died, giving scientists the chance to study the rare occurrence.

04/21/2015

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