"According to the U.S Census Bureau's Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, Table 1240, 58.67 million people went to the beach in 2010." Now that statistic is 5 years old. One can only assume that the number of americans enjoying time along the many beautiful coastlines has dramatically increased. As a beach goer it is your responsibility to leave it better than you found it. Have fun in the surf and sand but back out your trash and remember that the ocean is home to thousands of creatures big and small.