10 WORST Beaches In America
Are you thinking about heading to the beach this 4th of July weekend?
Read this first! You might want to pick different spot for your holiday picnic
or other summer fun activities if any of these beaches listed are in your area.
Harriet Baskas of msnbc writes - Before you wade into the water this summer, you may want to consult the beach water report releasedÂ Wednesday by the Natural Resources Defense Council. â€œThe beaches in many places are open and many beaches are very clean,â€ said Jon Devine, senior attorney in the NRDC water program. â€œBut there are pollution problems that lead to beach contaminations, closures and advisories that have not been adequately been dealt with at the national scale.
The 10 Worst Beaches - the ones with persistently poor water quality are on the NRDCâ€™s â€œrepeat offenderâ€ list. Water samples at these beaches exceeded public health standards more than 25 percent of the time each year between 2006 and 2010:
- California: Avalon Beach in Los Angeles County (3 of 5 monitored sections)
Avalon Beach â€“ Near Busy B CafÃ©
Avalon Beach â€“ North of GP Pier
Avalon Beach â€“ South of GP Pier
- California: Cabrillo Beach Station in Los Angeles County
- California: Doheny State Beach in Orange County (2 of 6 monitored sections)
Doheny State Beach â€“ North of San Juan Creek
Doheny State Beach â€“ Surf Zone at Outfall
- Florida: Keaton Beach in Taylor County
- Illinois: North Point Marina North Beach in Lake County
- New Jersey: Beachwood Beach West in Ocean County
- Ohio: Villa Angela State Park in Cuyahoga County
- Texas: Ropes Park in Nueces County
- Wisconsin: Eichelman beach in Kenosha County
- Wisconsin: South Shore Beach in Milwaukee
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