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‘Enticed through the gates of heaven’: readers’ best French beaches

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We spotted the beach at Èze on the train back to Nice after a hot sweaty day trip to Monaco – we couldn’t resist jumping off the train and heading down for a dip in the clear water we saw. A long wide bay, framed by m...

Private paradise: The French Polynesian island locking locals out of beaches

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Last November more than 2,000 people arrived on Temae beach, the heart of Mo’orea island in French Polynesia. The gathering was a a traditional cultural ceremony called a tahei, which saw people tie braided ti leaf co...

Bondi beach swallowed by tide waters and other Sydney beaches flooded over

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Huge swells have lashed Sydney, swallowing beaches under tide waters and ripping boats from their moorings inside the harbour. Bondi and Clovelly beaches were flooded over and waves battered the walls of the beachside...

Pick up the pieces: the battle to clean up Cornwall’s beaches

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When eight-year-old Harriet Orme saw a dead hawksbill turtle in her Cornwall village’s harbour three years ago, the image haunted her. Not because the huge, critically endangered turtle had crossed the seas from the t...

NSW floods: Sydney inundated by torrential rain with parts of northern beaches evacuated – video

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The weather system that caused flooding in Queensland and northern NSW has now reached Sydney, with flooding affecting the northern beaches. Manly Dam began spilling, potentially impacting some 2,000 people and 800 ho...

Wild weather leads to murky water and shark warnings at popular Sydney beaches – video

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Experts have warned Sydneysiders to avoid swimming in the city's beaches due to the increased risk of shark encounters following the wild weather that has hit Australia’s east coast. Sydney has endured its wettest sum...

Australia news live updates: Covid restrictions in NSW and Victoria eased, beaches re-open in Sydney

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Dancing and singing are back in NSW and Victoria from today, as measures introduced to curb the spread of Omicron are lifted

Little Bay shark attack: public warned against swimming at 13 of Sydney’s beaches

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Police are continuing to scour the water off Sydney’s eastern beaches as the search continues for a large shark responsible for the death of a male swimmer. The swimmer died from catastrophic injuries after being targ...

‘We thought we’d die’ – after their treacherous journeys, what awaits the refugees landing on British beaches?

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Only the hardy wade into the Channel in winter, and this year I’m one of them. Nearing the end of my stone-cold morning swim at Mermaid Beach in Folkestone, Kent, I notice something out of the ordinary. A commotion ha...

California officials close beaches after man dies in shark attack

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California authorities have closed some beaches in San Luis Obispo County after a 31-year-old man was pronounced dead following an encounter with a shark on Friday. The fatality marked the first death in a shark attac...

Can the Gambia turn the tide to save its shrinking beaches?

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When Saikou Demba was a young man starting out in the hospitality business, he opened a little hotel on the Gambian coast called the Leybato and ran a beach bar on the wide expanse of golden sand. The hotel is still t...

Public told to avoid potentially deadly plant washed up on Cumbria beaches

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Plants that look and smell like parsnips but are highly poisonous and potentially deadly have been washed up on beaches in Cumbria after the recent stormy weather. Coastguards have warned people to avoid the plants ca...

A local’s guide to Montenegro: sights, beaches, food and places to stay

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From green lakes to the blue Adriatic coast to massive mountains in the north, Montenegro’s has a definite wow factor. People come here looking for untouched nature and to escape the crowds and, apart from certain spo...

California beaches closed as ‘devastating’ oil spill threatens wildlife

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Temperatures in southern California surged on Sunday, but Huntington state beach was devoid of the umbrellas and beach blankets that would typically line its shore. Instead, public works officials were working feveri...

Thousands of fish killed by toxic red tide wash ashore on Florida beaches

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Hundreds of tons of dead marine life have washed ashore and wafted a putrid stench along Florida’s beaches in recent weeks amid a toxic red tide bloom spreading in its waters. Thomas Patarek lives just a half mile awa...

Sea, sand and dogs galore: the best British beaches to run free

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A blue flag beach that’s fantastic for families – and dogs are welcome all year from the area by the beach office up to the border with Poole’s first beach, Branksome Chine. Take an hour away from the beach to visit t...

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