Why Do People go to the Beach?

Why Do People go to the Beach?

Something totally whimsical here, and you might be surprised by what seems important to them.  Or maybe not.

As summer unofficially comes to an end this Labor Day weekend (summer doesn’t officially come to an end until September 22), most families have already wrapped up their summer beach vacations.

But what exactly defines a good beach? 

In a survey of Americans of what is “very important” when considering a nice beach, ‘no marine debris’ and ‘good water quality’ led the rankings with ‘scenic beauty or view’ closely behind.

At the bottom of the list, respondents appear not to care whether fishing or surfing was available.

Sorry surfer dudes!

Beach Characteristics deemed very important by respondents