The beach is a prominent archetype in our collective imaginations, symbolizing peace, romance, meditation, and friends and family bonding, and World Beach Day celebrates this special connection.
World Beach Day was created by Patti Jewel after a year-long 2010 project to visit all the beaches in Florida. She started the holiday to bring awareness to ecological problems ruining beaches, such as pollution, erosion, overdevelopment, urban run-off, and contaminated sands, which harms beach wildlife and beach enjoyment. World Beach Day is a day to both enjoy and celebrate beaches and protect and clean them for years of fun to come. World Beach Day commences World Beach Month, which features events and special days to promote beach pollution awareness and beach appreciation.
Are you familiar with the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch”?
Or perhaps the Garfield phone beach?
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a 1.6 million square kilometer 1.8 trillion piece of plastic trash patch weighing 80,000 tons and located halfway between Hawaii and California. The “GPGP” is the largest of five offshore accumulation zones in the world’s oceans: it’s three times the size of France.
Half of the trash that accumulates in the ocean is lighter than water, and the stronger and more buoyant plastic floats on the ocean’s surface, winding in sea currents and converging in giant patches of debris.
If you’re in the market for antique Garfield phones, you might want to check out Garfield phone beach, a thirty-year beach pollution mystery. Garfield phone beach is in Brittany France on the Iroise coast. Pieces of vintage collectible Garfield cat phones from the 1980s have been washing up on the coast for decades. In early 2019 a lost cargo shipment was found in a rock fissure on the coast, solving the mystery of the never-ending supply of orange plastic cats; however, the shipment container is inaccessible to anti-litter clean-up groups.
World Beach Day is the perfect day to visit your local beach with family or friends and enjoy the sand and sea water and beach life.
Hold a beach games tournament to celebrate
It’s also important to protect and preserve the beaches