The Dirt on Sand at California Beaches
Do you love sand? California is filed with 1,000 miles of
sandy beach, and when you go to Sand City or Guadalupe San Dunes, you'll
find there are enough grains to go around a thousand time over.
How is sand formed? Here's a little synopsis about the
formation of sand
at California's beaches.
And when you just want to play in the sand, or enjoy the
festivals affiliated with it, you can visit one of the many
sandcastle and sand sculpting events held throughout the year in places
such as Imperial Beach.
Are you looking for a hotel basically on the sand? Be sure
to check out the
Sandcastle Inn in Pismo Beach, where sand is right out your door.
The good news is that sand offers a world of enjoyment for
all ages, be it sand volleyball games, sand soccer, or sunbathing. Do enjoy
the sand...but here's one piece of advice to take and heed as you like.
A recent study suggested that water quality has overshadowed
the issue of sand quality. It appears that sand along the shoreline where
beaches suffer water quality issues may be more concentrated in collecting
the same bacteria and other ingredients that can make for illnesses. What
this means is that when going to a beach and checking water quality reports
(healthebay.org) be sure play in the sand a distance from the waterline, and
keep children also further away at beaches where there are failing grades
during your visits. While most kids will be fine, children do put things in
their mouths, and that can include sand or sand toys.