Questions tagged [beach]
Questions referring to beaches.
Can you use a firepit on Deal beach
My question was more around a specific beach, Deal, Kent to be exact. Can you have and use a fire pit in the evening on the public beach around a few drinks that would be carefully monitored?
What coastal creature leaves braid-like trace that has clear landing and take off points?
June 29 around 8 PM EST (within 40 minutes after downpour) the depicted trace was found in swash zone at Jacob Riis Park in NY. For reference the boot size is 12.
Is it legal to launch a kayak from a public beach in Chicago?
I live in Chicago and would like to get a foldable kayak. As far as I can tell the only thing I need to do to be able to use it in Lake Michigan is get a watercraft registration. Once I have that ...
Are these tracks on the sand in Portugal dormouse tracks?
I've found these tracks just a couple of days ago on the Ursa beach near Cabo da Roca, Portugal. I'm not familiar with the fauna of this place and the only possible candidate I've found for now is a ...
Pully rig hook release problem
So I'm still learning about beach fishing and trying different rigs. Been using the pully rig on one rod with big baits (bluey, squid/worm wraps etc) and now and again on the cast the hook releases ...
Telescopic surf fishing rods - Are less segments better?
I am looking for a telescopic surf fishing rod of about 14 feet length & lure weight up to 250grams/8oz. Is it better if a telescopic surf rod has less segments or does it not matter ? This one ...
Beach fishing - Should I get waders or long rod to cast further into the sea?
Many beaches where I want to do surf fishing (from shore) are almost flat for many feet into the sea. Some of the beaches have a steep slope into the sea. I hope to catch striped bass, perch or ...
What are these rusted metal objects found on a beach?
On a very secluded beach on the Faroe Islands (half a day's hike from the nearest road, and you have to climb down a 50m cliff using an old rope), I found these rusted metal objects. They're about ...
Riding a bicycle on the beach?
A friend just came back from the beach and he mentioned he decided not to take his bike because he wasn't sure if it would be easy/comfortable to ride it on the sand. We started discussing if it ...
Why should lights be turned off on beaches where turtles breed?
I have a friend who lives in Orlando, Florida. She and her husband are avid sailors and travelers. They also hunt lighthouses, and have seen over 100 different ones. They're currently on a trip from ...
Who should I contact if I want to have a campfire? [duplicate]
I want to have a campfire on Southport beach in a few weeks as a small birthday celebration with some friends. I was wondering who I should contact to request permission to do so, as I know it's ...
Will a live clam on the beach have a better chance of staying healthy if I put it in the water?
Usually when I'm at the beach, especially at low tide, there are many pieces of open or broken shells of mollusks, including clams. They can't survive without their shells, so those broken pieces are ...
How can I tell if there's a living snail in the shell, without picking it up?
When I go to the beach, I love to look at sea shells. I never take them with me because they're vital to the eco-system. I just gently pick them up, have a close look and sometimes take pictures, then ...
Did I save, or prolong the death throes, of the tuna crabs?
Walking along the strand this morning in Monterey, I was confronted by hundreds (at least) of stranded (no pun intended) tuna crabs (I thought they were shrimp, but a visitor from San Diego told me ...
Can deep wave action be partially predicted by lunar phases?
Where I walk weekly (Del Monte Beach in Monterey, California), I beachcomb for shells, glass, and particularly stones. Most of what gets cast up is rather dull and uninteresting - gray and black rocks ...
Are Dolphin sightings seasonal or serendipitous?
I walk along Del Monte Beach in Crow City, USA (Monterey, California) quite often. It is not too rare to see dolphins frolicking (so it seems to me, although they may just be going about their ...
Are the birds that snatch bread out of the air "more citified" (tamer) than those who let it drop?
I often take a slice of bread to the beach when I go on my beachcombing ramblings, and throw pieces of it to the shore birds that are, like me, combing the beach but, unlike my search for "jewels" are ...
What makes some beaches better spots for beachcombers than others?
I live within walking distance of Del Monte beach in Crow City, USA (Also known as Monterey, California). I enjoy scouring the beach for interesting-looking stones, seashells, and bits of seaworn ...
Best saltwater fishing rigs
I am unfamiliar with saltwater shore fishing rigs I have seen some premade, but I am looking to make my own. Generally the most common ones I have seen online seem to have a large weight on the ...
Is this sand dollar with barnacles attached to it at all rare?
While taking my usual stroll along Del Monte beach in Monterey yesterday, I found this sand dollar with a clump of barnacles attached: Is this rare at all? Any observations on why it would wash up ...
How do Plover sentinels give the "move out" signal?
During my usual weekend morning jaunt along Del Monte Beach in Monterey (California), I noticed for the first time the Plovers, who normally seem to forage nonstop, actually taking a communal break. ...
What would cause sudsy surf?
I took my usual weekend stroll along the strand (Del Monte Beach in Monterey, California) today. It was different today than ever before. For one thing, there were no Sandpipers or Plovers or Gulls ...
Why do Sandpipers show off their catch?
I noticed a couple of Sandpipers today who, after extracting a larger-than-normal morsel from the sand under the receding waves, "strutted their stuff" and dropped the morsel they had discovered for ...
Why do Sandpipers sometimes hop on one leg?
While walking on the beach in Monterey, I have noticed several Sandpipers that I at first thought had lost a leg; they hop along on the one, eliciting pity from naive onlookers. Then, though, they ...
Why do Sandpipers and Plovers "hang out" together?
I walk on Del Monte beach in Monterey, California quite often. I see LOTS of Sandpipers there; and always with them are Plovers (which remind me of little frenetic Killdeer). The Sandpipers dig into ...
What's that stinging feeling when I swim in the sea?
When I swim in the sea around Singapore, I get stinging/prickling/electric sensations on my skin in certain areas of the water sometimes. There aren't any visible creatures nearby. What are these? ...
Does a tent need special after-trip care when camping on and near ocean beaches?
Does a tent need any special care after camping on or near ocean beaches? I know that salt can corrode metal (e.g. metal in the poles, stakes, zippers, etc.) and sand can mechanically abrade many ...
What are some effective ways to deal with sand when camping on or near the beach?
I've done plenty of camping in my life, especially since it's part of my job, but one area where I've been particularly challenged is camping where sand is involved. It just gets everywhere and into ...
Island camping tent advice
I am planning on camping on the beach in Florida. Since I will be on an island I have to pack what I can carry. I do not have a tent yet, and was wondering what I should look for in a tent for a ...
Can pregnant women parasail?
My wife and I, are going to a a location full of beaches. My wife is 4 months pregnant and she wants to do a para-sailing session. They take off from the beach, fly over the sea for 5 minutes and ...
Is it normal for a double skin popup tent to leak in slight rain?
About a year ago I was given a three person dual skin popup tent. Almost new but possibly a factory second. (It's made by "Vango" and I think it could be a "reject" because one of the four guy ropes ...
Are there any year round beaches with nearby bouldering?
I want it all in one. I recently went to Florida and fell in love with West Palm Beach, but I could never live there due to the lack of climbing. Are there any locations which combine year round ...
Are there beaches on the East Coast (US) where one can camp without a permit?
Every summer I have a strong desire to go camping on a beach. However, I've discovered that the places near me (Long Island, New York, northern New Jersey) often either: Have a limited number of ...