Beaches are supposed to be open to all. But as privatization sweeps the debt-smothered territory, treasured shorelines face new threats.
"Oh, no, no, no, no, no," an observer said on video as the drama suddenly unfolded.
The coronavirus pandemic has affected summer plans across America, but for these lifeguards in New Jersey, ensuring the safety of beachgoers is still their first priority.
Some people seem to confuse lower COVID-19 risk with no risk. But the outdoors aren't magic, and you should still take precautions.
"The only prudent thing to do to tamp down this recent uptick is to crack down on recreational activities," said Miami-Dade County's mayor.
Experts share their guidance for visiting beaches amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Beaches were for Memorial Day weekend, despite upticks in cases in many states across the country.
Video footage of an event on a Texas beach showed maskless people twerking, drinking and standing way too close together.
The closures came just one week after Naples reopened the beaches to the public.
Some counties, including Los Angeles, have kept beaches closed, but Orange County's were open and people flocked to them last weekend.