June 30, 2021

Sustainable Beach Vacation Tips

Sustainable Beach Vacation Tips

It’s summer time here in the US, which means lots of people head to the beach for vacation. With parties, holidays, and leisure happening at the beach, it can be easy to forget – or some people may never even know in the first place – that beaches are habitat for lots of wildlife. 

I’ve seen so many fun animals at the beach in my adventures across the world like tropical fish, eels, dolphins, seals, coral, sea urchins, sea stars, and probably more that I can’t remember.

But our visits to the beach are not just visits; us humans have lingering effects on this environment from the sand to the sea. You may be doing some things that are harmful to wildlife without even knowing it. 

In this episode of the Fancy Scientist podcast, I share with you my top tips for reducing your impact on beach ecosystems while still making sure you have fun. All of these tips are easy to do!

Specifically we’ll go over:

  • Beaches as ecosystems – some of the species I’ve seen and that you may expect to find
  • Best practices at the beach – what you should be doing before and after your visits
  • How you can reduce the impact of others at the beach
  • Animals that can be impacted by us at the beach
  • Businesses and products to support 


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