Summertime is beach season, so it’s no wonder the first week of July is national Clean Beaches Week. A little sand and surf have always been part of summer vacation, and it’s up to us to make sure our beaches are able to welcome visitors for many seasons to come. This Clean Beaches Week, we’re looking at the simple ways we can help keep our beaches beautiful.
The Clean Beach Coalition is a network of organizations and individuals dedicated to helping maintain fun, well-managed beaches around the world. Check out the Clean Beach Coalition website for updates, beach safety tips, and opportunities for you and your family to participate in Clean Beaches Week.
Caring for our oceans plays a big part in caring for our beaches and our planet. More than 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered by oceans, and we can all play a part in keeping such a big portion of our planet healthy. Check out these tips for teaching your kids how easy it is to take care of our oceans!
The first step for maintaining a clean, fun beach for everyone is bringing the right supplies. Sunscreen, swimsuits, and beach towels are a must, but there are plenty of beach must-haves you’re likely to forget. Did you bring a floating strap for your underwater camera so you don’t lose it in the waves? What about a beach mat to keep sand from invading all your belongings? Here’s a list of things savvy beachgoers bring on every trip — and the things they leave at home!
The truest way to celebrate Clean Beach Week is to get out there and enjoy some of our nation’s wonderful beaches. Travel Channel lists the top 10 best beaches in America, from sea to shining sea.