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Isla Holbox, Mexico’s best barefoot beach

Celebrate, Inform
Mar
16

Isla Holbox is a small, slender island just north of Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula in the Gulf of Mexico. It’s a gorgeous destination, with clear green-blue waters in every direction, and aquatic-inspired art is everywhere.

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Ailsa Craig

Inform
Mar
16

It has been a haven and sanctuary for pirates, smugglers, and religious dissenters. The Romans may have set up camp on this rock, and Catholic Spaniards and British and Scottish soldiers built a castle and other military garrisons on it. But these days, the tiny islet is known for two things: seabirds and curling stones.

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Storms uncover carriage tracks from 1800s on Orleans beach; Massachusetts

News
Mar
15

The barrage of storms in March has relentlessly pounded down on Orleans’ beaches, bringing 35-foot-tall waves and high winds. But officials recently discovered something else — horse and carriage tracks reportedly from the late 1800s or early 1900s.

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The Sculpting of Ebro Delta

Just over 200 kilometers southwest of Barcelona, Spain’s largest river meets the Mediterranean Sea and creates the Ebro Delta. At 350 square kilometers, the delta is the fourth largest on the Mediterranean. It is an important wetland ecosystem and a productive agricultural area. Yet, humans, who indirectly drove the growth of the delta over the past 2100 years, are today starving the delta.

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Sands of time: world’s oldest message in a bottle found on Australian beach

News
Mar
9

The oldest known message in a bottle was found on an Australian beach, north of Perth, the capital of Western Australia state, 132 years after being thrown from a German ship in the Indian Ocean as part of an experiment to track currents.

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6 Gorgeous Sea Glass Beaches In The U.S.

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Mar
8

The only thing more special than taking a long walk on the beach might just be discovering a treasure while on that stroll—like a sea shell or a piece of sea glass.

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Shelly Island: There and Back Again

News
Mar
8

Despite the public attention paid to the rise and fall of Shelly Island, such swift changes are common along barrier island systems. The shoreline and cape tips along North Carolina are constantly in motion, as waves and currents redistribute land-building materials.

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Best beaches in the UK and Europe: readers’ travel tips

A selection from Ireland to southern Italy.

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Trucking Mud to the Beaches Means More Sand but Dirtier Waters, CA

News, Pollution
Feb
9

When Santa Barbara County dumps tons of mud from the catastrophic debris flow of January 9 on the shores of Goleta and Carpinteria, this wasn’t like anything that’s happened before. So residents are asking, “Will there be long-term effects? Might there be other locations that can share the impacts..?”

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