National Beach Day- History, Timeline, Importance, and How to Celebrate it?

Updated September 19, 2023

National Beach Day is Celebrated on August 30 every year. The day is celebrated to raise awareness of the beauty of beaches and encourage to keep them clean and safe. Beaches are one of the most amazing and beautiful places, where everyone loves to spend a good day.

There are a lot of activities we can do on beaches for our enjoyment, but this is not the only purpose of National Beach Day. Enjoying this special day is good, but it must be in second priority. The first thing that you should think about, and do on this day is take care of our beautiful beaches.

Keeping our beaches clean and safe will not only increase their beauty but also help the environment’s betterment. Of Course, cleaning beaches can’t improve the health of our environment drastically but should we stop doing this?

I say, Never. Taking these small steps will definitely give us a long-term advantage. By doing this amazing social work, you are not only benefiting our environment but a lot. 10 Benefits of Cleaning Up Your Local Beach:

1. You protect aquatic life
2. You protect our natural wonders.
3. You keep harmful substances out of the water.
4. You help the local economy

5. You make the environment safer.
6. You are able to properly dispose of rubbish
7. You make seafood safer
8. You get to be outside

9. You meet tons of new people
10. You get some good exercise

History of National Beach Day

We all know that beaches are loved by almost everyone. With access to saltwater oceans or freshwater lakes, beaches offer fun and healthful outdoor activities like swimming, sports, building sand castles, going on picnics, playing frisbee, and just relaxing with your toes in the sand.

However, the world’s beaches are deteriorating as a result of human intervention and global climate change. That’s why National Beach Day has started to inspire people to spend time at the beach and make it more enjoyable for everyone.

The Knights of Columbus out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin launched National Beach Day for the very first time in 1929 as part of their convention plans. However, it never took root.

The Day was founded in 2014 by Colleen Paige, an animal activist, and lifestyle expert. Her motive for beginning the day was to persuade people to clean up the beaches’ natural resources in order to make them attractive and long-lasting so that everyone may enjoy them in the future.


1948– The Clean Water Act
1972– The Coastal Zone Management Act
2000– The BEACH Act Passes

How to Celebrate National Beach Day

The sun’s rays are intensified for your skin by reflection off the ocean water. You are exposing yourself to a lot of UV (ultraviolet) rays while you spend the day outside. Apply sunscreen to protect your skin. You’ll protect your skin from early aging as well as avoid sunburns and bee stings.

Invite your friends to join you for a beach party that promotes sustainability. Make sure you have enough hot dogs and other popular beach snacks for your visitors.

You can enjoy yourself at the “beach” even if you don’t live close to the water. Put on your best beach soiree attire and transform your backyard.

Most Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Can You Visit the Beach in the Off-Season?

Ans: Yes! It’s a great way to enjoy the beach alone.

Q. What are the Best Days to go to the Beach?

Ans: Although the weekends are the busiest, choose a Saturday or Sunday if you prefer people watching. However, head to the beach early on Friday if you want to avoid the crowds. Because most tourists use that day for travel.

Q. What are the Beaches?

Ans: A beach is a short stretch of land that divides an area of water from the land. Sand is typically composed of microscopic rocks and minerals that have been beaten down by the relentless force of wind and waves to form beaches.

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