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The 5 Best Beaches In New York City

New York City has 14 miles of beaches, from beauties in the Bronx to the historical sands of Brooklyn to surfing in Queens.

05/21/2014

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New Jersey Weighs Smoking Ban At Beaches, Parks

The bill is designed to eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke at beaches and parks, cut down on litter and improve fire safety in those public areas. Smoking would still be allowed in parking lots near beaches and parks.

02/20/2014

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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

Dead dolphins have been washing up on Long Island and New Jersey beaches in growing numbers over the summer. (Credit CBS 2)

Dead Dolphins Continue To Wash Up On New Jersey Beaches

State officials have been working with the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine to determine why so many dolphins are dying.

08/17/2013

A no swimming sign is seen at a beach in Mamaroneck on Tuesday, July 16, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Westchester Health Officials Close Some Beaches Due To Sewage Leak

County health officials have issued an advisory urging all recreational boaters and swimmers to avoid the Long Island Sound until further notice.

07/16/2013

Beachgoers at Coney Island (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

A Guide To New York City’s Free Beaches

Time to kick off beach season in the Big Apple. To help, here’s a look at the city’s shores.

CBS New York–07/15/2013

Sunken Meadow State Park (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Sunken Meadow State Park Closed Off After Reaching Capacity

The beach at Sunken Meadow State Park on Long Island was so busy on July 4 that, for several hours, the park had to be closed to new visitors.

07/05/2013

Portuguese Man O' War

Dangerous Portuguese Man O’ War Invade Long Island Beaches

Beachgoers have been advised to be on the lookout, as dozens of venomous Portuguese man o’ war have been washed ashore on beaches along the East End of Long Island.

07/03/2013

Gray skies over the beach on Coney Island on Memorial Day Weekend (Credit WCBS 880 Monica Miller)

Report: Nearly 1,900 Beach Closings, Advisories Issued In NY & NJ Last Summer

The National Resources Defense Council is out with its 23rd annual beachwater quality report.

06/26/2013

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LA’s Best Public Beaches And Reservoirs

From among any other big cities in the entire country, Los Angeles is arguably the most alluring when it comes to enjoying a sensational summer day spent by the sea.

06/25/2013

Coney Island In The Summer

Summer Kicks Off With Special Meaning For Sandy-Ravaged Areas

The weather Saturday was perfect for a summer kickoff, and nearly eight months after Superstorm Sandy, this season has very special meaning.

06/22/2013

Beachgoers on Long Island are enjoying the surf before Hurricane Earl may hit the shores with dangerous storms.

More Lifeguards, Swimming Opportunities On Long Island This Year

New York Gov. Andrew this week announced expanded swimming opportunities, and lifeguard coverage, for state pools and beaches along Long Island.

06/01/2013

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Best Public Beaches In San Diego

With a plethora of extraordinary free public beaches that will make your getaway go absolutely swimmingly, San Diego offers a beautiful array. Here are five of the best public beaches for visitors to enjoy in San Diego.

05/30/2013

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