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National Beach Day

Make a splash on National Beach Day! Grab your sunscreen, beach towels, and favorite tunes for a fun day in the sun!
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August 30
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Get ready to celebrate National Beach Day on August 30! This special day was created in the early 2000s to honor our love of sandy shores, crashing waves and all things beach-related. Whether you're enjoying a relaxing stroll along the shoreline, taking a dip in refreshing water or having a picnic with friends on the sand - National Beach Day is your chance to enjoy some fun in the sun!

History of National Beach Day

National Beach Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>4000 BC</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Early Beach Usage</div><div class='timeline-text'>Early civilizations near the Mediterranean sea used the beach as a place for fishing, trade, and relaxation just like today.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>18th Century</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Emergence of Beach Resorts</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first seaside resorts for leisure and health benefits appeared in Europe, making beaches a destination for relaxation.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1923</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Bathing Suit Revolution</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first form-fitting bathing suit was created, revolutionizing beach fashion and signifying an evolution of societal norms.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1964</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>The Beach Boys' Influence</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Beach Boys popularized beach culture globally through their music, contributing significantly to how we perceive the beach today.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1972</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>The Coastal Zone Management Act</div><div class='timeline-text'>The United States Congress passed a law to regulate the development and preservation of coastal zones, including beaches.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>Early 2000s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Establishment of National Beach Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Beach Day was created to cherish the splendor of beach life, promoting the protection of marine environment with fun-filled activities.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Beach Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go for a beach picnic</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Pack up your favorite snacks, picnic blanket and beach toys and head out to the beach. Nothing beats a day at the beach with a home-cooked lunch.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Build a sandcastle</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Grab your shovels, buckets, and molds and get to work creating your dream castle! Get creative with your design and don't be afraid to add some color to make it really stand out.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go on a beach scavenger hunt</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Make a list of things you want to find on the beach and have a scavenger hunt. Some ideas include seashells, driftwood, sea glass, starfish, sand dollars, and more!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Watch the sunset</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather up some blankets and chairs and take in the beauty of the sunset over the horizon. Don't forget to take pictures too.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Learn about marine life</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Visit an aquarium or natural history museum nearby that offers interactive activities to learn about ocean creatures like dolphins, whales, sharks, jellyfish, crabs, etc.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Beach Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Beaches are relaxing</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>There's nothing quite like the sound of the waves rolling in and the feeling of sand between your toes. Beach days can be a great way to unwind after a long week, while also enjoying some fun in the sun. Just don't forget to put on plenty of sunscreen!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Beaches offer a variety of activities</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Whether you're looking for something adventurous or just want to kick back and relax, you'll always find something to do at the beach. Popular beach activities include building sandcastles, swimming, snorkeling, paddleboarding, and more.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Beaches are great places for bonding with family & friends</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>A day at the beach is always a good time to bond with loved ones. Play games such as Frisbee or volleyball, have a picnic lunch or dinner together, search for unique shells and sea glass - these are all perfect ways to catch up and spend quality time with family and friends!</p></div></div>

5 Uncovered Secrets of National Beach Day

National Beach Day FAQs

When is National Beach Day?

National Beach Day is celebrated on August 30 every year. In 2024 National Beach Day will occur on a Friday.

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