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Calif. resort to pay $1.6 million penalty over public beach access

One of Northern California's most exclusive hotels, the Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay, where rooms rent for $1,000 a night and Silicon Valley companies regularly hold posh retreats, agreed Thursday to pay $1.6 million in penalties to the California Coastal Commission to settle years of violations of state coastal laws.  

Best beaches on Milos, Greece

Dazzling white rock formations, hidden caves and breathtaking beaches contrast with arresting blue seas to make Milos one of the most impressive islands in Greece.

The Caribbean: Beautiful beaches and more

Aquamarine waves as warm as bathwater, fish so fresh you can still taste the saltwater and balmy breezes gently swaying the palm trees are all reasons travelers love the Caribbean.

10 irresistible winter beach hotels

Moody skies, chilly sea spray and windswept coastal walks possess a certain blustery charm, especially when they're followed by a soothing hot toddy.

Toxic algae closes 3 Madison beaches

Toxic blue-green algae prompted Madison and Dane County Public Health officials to close James Madison, Tenny and Warner beaches, all along Lake Mendota, Monday.