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August 30, 2020 2 min read


National Beach Day, held on August 30th each year, celebrates all the sandy beaches our earth has to offer. 

National Beach Day was founded in 2014 by Pet & Family Lifestyle Expert, Conservationist, Author and Artist, Colleen Paige, who wanted to celebrate the place she spent most of her time as a child.  On one of those special beach days she came across a baby Pelican who was starving to death because it had a fishing line wrapped around its wing and beak, after she rescued this bird she vowed to create a day that would help highlight the plight of ocean mammals and sea birds who have to live with rubbish left by humans on beaches.

Meaning behind this day

So apart from celebrating how amazing our beaches are and what they have to offer it should also encourage us to do our part and clean up after ourselves and others.  It is a very disturbing fact that thousands of our ocean wildlife are killed or injured every minute of the day by our rubbish. 


This waste of innocent lives can be reduced just by picking up at least one piece of litter each time you visit the beach.

By doing this it gives us a greater opportunity to help keep these relaxing places clean and give them the exposure they deserve so we can continue to enjoy all they have to offer for decades to come!


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Keeping Safe whilst enjoying #NationalBeachDay

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When it comes to swimming at the beach make sure you observe the following advice:

  1. Swim with a lifeguard present and only in designated areas
  2. Never swim alone, always ask a friend to accompany you
  3. Watch for currents, moving water, and riptides. These occur in oceans, lakes, and rivers
  4. Swim within your depth. Don’t swim longer than you are physically capable of doing
  5. Take swimming lessons
  6. Learn CPR


Beach Clean Ups

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One fantastic activity very close to Planet Mermaids heart is a beach clean-up! With the summer holidays in full swing and the chance to visit the beach, why not make a difference and organise a local clean up or even just spend an hour or so during your trip picking up rubbish that has been washed to shore or left by fellow holiday makers.  You never know if people see you doing such an amazing thing they may offer to help!

Take lots of photos and share them on social media and use #NationalBeachDay along with @PlanetMermaid to promote your amazing work.

Just remember…

"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever."
-Jacques Cousteau

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Keep safe!



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