Equality

America’s Disappearing Public Beaches

How classism and racism are pushing beach access out of reach for many.

Sean Kernan
5 min readNov 27, 2023

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Baby standing with mother holding his hands.
Me learning to walk, with a cameo by my mother’s legs. Circa 1983.

My earliest steps were practiced on the sands of Cocoa Beach, Florida. At every turn of my childhood, there remains a beach-infused moment that is enshrouded in nostalgia. I graduated high school in Virginia Beach, and spent my 20s in…

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Sean Kernan

Writer and writing instructor. Always on the hunt for a good story. That guy from Quora. Writing out of Tampa, Florida.