Delaware town throws shade on beach tents to help relieve overcrowding

May 26, 2017
On holidays like Memorial Day, the sand can get pretty crowded, so some cities are banning tents and barbecues.
The boardwalk at Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. The town attracts about 7 million people a year.
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The surprising story behind the rise of flip-flops

Aug 5, 2016
The humblest shoes of summer got their start thousands of years ago
The classic, inexpensive summer shoe got its start centuries ago.
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The explosive birth of the bikini

Jul 11, 2014
How war rations and atomic testing brought about the world's skimpiest suit.

Beach fire pits spark battle between private interests and public land

Apr 8, 2013
Southern Californians are known for their laid-back attitude. But a fight over beaches has split folks who own expensive beach front homes and beach-goers who gather around fire pits.
Southern Californians are known for their laid-back attitude. But a fight over beaches has split folks who own expensive beach front homes and beach-goers who gather around fire pits.
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British beach shack sells for $270,000

Jun 19, 2012
This might be a hard story for you to hear if your house has lost value in the last few years. But there are some places where the housing market is still pretty overheated -- like a small corner of…

Which states have the cleanest and dirtiest beaches?

Jul 28, 2010
The National Resources Defense Council has released their annual beach report--highlighting the country's dirtiest and cleanest swimming spots....