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Latest beach news

Red Tide is back on the Gulf Coast, but the government shutdown hampers tracking efforts

With some federal agencies currently shuttered, scientists are having a hard time tracking the toxic algae as well as they did over the summer.
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Tampa Bay Frogman Swim reaches 10th anniversary

The event has raised $3.5 million for the Navy SEAL Foundation, and has expanded to Boston and San Francisco.
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Humpback whales sighted off Daytona Beach, Flagler Beach areas (w/video)

Volusia and Flagler counties report rare whale sightings far off shore, after a record-low number of sightings last year.
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Pinellas County asks court to help deal with Redington Long Pier

The landmark was damaged by a storm's strong winds; Officials say it must either be repaired or torn down entirely.
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Florida boaters killed a record number of manatees in 2018

The total number of deaths falls just shy of the record set five years ago.
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Latest travel guides

Seaside Travel Guide

A well-planned community that sparked the New Urbanism movement — and is so cohesive and fun that it makes for an ideal family vacation spot.
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Siesta Key Travel Guide

With a popular beachfront that boasts award-winning sand and stellar sunsets, the island is an ideal place for a more laid-back visit to the Sarasota area.
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Bald Point State Park Travel Guide

A secluded, largely undeveloped beachfront on the edge of the Forgotten Coast.
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Patrick AFB Beaches Travel Guide

A stretch of oceanfront that offers a break from overdevelopment, for more than base personnel.
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Cocoa Beach Travel Guide

Once known as the home of NASA employees and 'I Dream of Jeannie,' the Space Coast beach town beckons surfers and families.
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Daytona Beach Shores Travel Guide

A laid-back community south of Daytona Beach, catering to families on vacation and retirees with time-shares and condos.
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