Come on in. The water’s fine.

Check before you swim: Beaches are mostly clean in Del., Md., Va., but many in U.S. can make you sick.

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    8 best nearby beaches

    8 best nearby beaches

    We explored the shores of the Chesapeake Bay, its tributaries and a lake to come up with ideas to enjoy the sand and sea spray.

    Going nature’s way on Virginia’s Eastern Shore

    Going nature’s way on Virginia’s Eastern Shore

    Discovering the many hidden natural beauties of Virgina’s Eastern Shore.

    Mid-Atlantic beach getaway itineraries

    Mid-Atlantic beach getaway itineraries

    Dog owner? Family? Couple? We have suggestions for several types of travelers.

    Outer Banks climate outlook prompts a change of forecast

    Outer Banks climate outlook prompts a change of forecast

    Local leaders were outraged by long-range projections of severe flooding, so N.C. officials put time on their side.

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    Toughest summer getaway route will be due south

    Toughest summer getaway route will be due south

    I-95 is one long work zone, but all vacation routes from D.C. have their challenges.

    Ocean City vs. Rehoboth: A tale of two beaches

    Ocean City vs. Rehoboth: A tale of two beaches

    Talk to folks in the two Delmarva towns, and you’ll hear (mostly) polite criticism of the “other” beach.

    Skip the boardwalk, tunnels: 5 Va. beaches you’ve never heard of

    Skip the boardwalk, tunnels:              5 Va. beaches you’ve never heard of

    If you want a break from the boardwalk, consider this list of five beaches not far from Virginia Beach.

    Virginia Beach celebrating a new party this summer

    Virginia Beach celebrating a new party this summer

    The city welcomes any reason for a celebration, and this summer it’s marking a 50th anniversary.