Beaches

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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

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CBS 2 Exclusive: Steel Wall To Be Mounted To Protect Jersey Shore Towns From Storms

A four-mile steel wall is going up along the Jersey Shore beachfront, in one of the biggest projects that New Jersey will undertake to keep residents safe from storms like Superstorm Sandy.

06/11/2014

Beachgoers hit the sand in Belmar, N.J., on May, 25, 2014. (credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Jersey Shore Communities Still Fighting To Bounce Back After Superstorm Sandy

The streamed in by carload to hit the sand. Kids played volleyball and wiffle ball. Others just tried to put the long, tough winter in the past.

05/25/2014

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Nassau County Reopens 3 of 6 Beaches Closed Following Wastewater Plant Malfunction

The beaches were closed Friday night and all day Saturday due to a wastewater plant malfunction that released thousands of gallons of sewage into Oyster Bay Harbor, the Nassau County Department of Health said.

05/25/2014

The Long Island Sound in Bayville. (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Sewage Bypass Closes 6 Long Island Beaches Over Memorial Day Weekend

Anyone in search of sand and surf over the weekend will have to avoid some Long Island beaches.

05/24/2014

Restoration at two beaches in Babylon, Long Island will be complete for the Memorial Day weekend. (Credit: CBS 2)

Sandy-Ravaged Babylon Beaches Fully Restored For Memorial Day Weekend

Two Sandy-damaged beaches on Long Island have been fully restored, and are now ready to open for Memorial Day.

05/21/2014

A man smokes a cigarette. (credit: Getty Images)

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

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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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