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No sex on the beach: Wis. officials limiting nude beach

Wisconsin officials say they will close down a well-known nude beach on weekdays to reduce problems with outdoor sex and drug use.


TripAdvisor voters crown Italian beach as world's best

Rabbit Beach

A remote beach in Sicily, Italy, was named on Thursday as the best beach in the world by a survey of travelers, while a UK beach managed to sneak into the top 10.


Search ends for boy swept to sea in California

No sign of boy who drowned going after family dog... Howard Kuljian and his family were out for a walk on a damp, overcast morning at Big Lagoon beach, playing fetch with their dog Fran as 10-foot (3-meter) surf churned the water just feet away like a washing machine. Signs near the beach warned of "sneaker waves," the kind that suddenly roar ashore.


After Shark Kills Surfer, Central California Beach Closed

Shark Attack

Surf Beach near Vandenberg Air Force Base along California's central coast is closed after the death of a 39-year-old man who was attacked by a shark Tuesday while surfing.


New Jersey boy dies after sand collapses at beach

Sand Tunnel

Police say a boy who was rushed to the hospital Tuesday after a sand tunnel collapsed over him at a beach in Long Branch, N.J., has died.


Goats wow Calif. beachgoers with their surfing skills

California beachgoers, who have no doubt seen it all, have something new to add to the list: two goats named Goatee and Pismo surfing on Onofre State Beach.


America's most crowded beaches

Independence Day brings to mind fireworks, barbecue, and, if you live in Ocean City, crowds. More than 300,000 sun-seekers flood this small Maryland town each July 4th, packing restaurants, boardwalk attractions, and, of course, the beach.


Which e-reader should you take to the beach?


Readers who insist on visiting the beach this summer — there is really nothing to see except sand and water, but I digress — need to make some fundamental decisions not just about what they want to read while dry-roasting themselves in the sun (new John Grisham vs. new Toni Morrison) but about how (e-reader device vs. Gutenberg device).


Fatter and fewer German nudists as numbers dwindle

The naked sunbathers who once crowded Germany's Baltic beaches and city parks are becoming an endangered species due to shifting demographics, the fall of the Berlin Wall, growing prosperity and widening girths.


Beach town businesses offer free gas to draw visitors

Beach town businesses offer free gas to draw visitors

Many hotels and condo complexes in Ocean City, Md., are giving away gas cards of up to $50.


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