A beach is a landform along the shoreline of an ocean, sea, lake or river.

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What to do with your valuables on a low-cost holiday while swimming/diving in Central America?

I am planning to go to central America (Costa Rica + Panama) for a rather budget holiday, and I am wondering what people usually do with their documents, money, cameras, etc. when staying in a budget ...
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If a hotel staff asks me for buffet food, can there be consequences if I bring him food?

Last year I went to a resort in Mexico and the towel boy asked me to please bring him some food from the buffet. He told me he didn't eat breakfast and is not allowed to get food from the buffet. I ...
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Getting to the sea from Oxford

I live in Oxford, UK, which is a lovely place, but I do wish it was a bit closer to the sea. What's the best way to get to a beach, starting from here? I sometimes have access to a car, so driving ...
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Is sleeping in tents / hammocks allowed in Malaysian beaches?

Whenever I have visited beaches in Malaysia, I have stayed in beach-side chalets or shacks. I know that most island beaches there are designated as 'marine reserves', so is it allowed to set up a tent ...
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Where can I go looking for amber in Gdańsk, Poland?

I've read that one can find amber easily in the beaches in Gdansk. I believe it, but how to get to those beaches? Will anyone be offended if I go there and spend one hour looking for amber?
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What places offer both good scuba diving and surfing?

It seems like most places are either good for surfing or diving, but not both. Purely anecdotally, it seems like the clearer the water, the smaller the waves are. I'm an intermediate level surfer ...
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Turkey sea-side cottages

We’d like to go to Turkey next summer to have two weeks holiday. There will be relatively big number of us – 6-8 adults and 3-4 kids. People will be coming from different places – mostly UK, Russia ...
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Why isn't it safe to swim on Goa's beaches in the “off season” (June-September)

The Wikivoyage Goa page contains the following snippet: just don't get into the water at all in the off season. The safe swimming period in Goa is November to early May I was at one of the ...
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Camping near a beach, not far from Tokyo

I am looking for a place to camp (tent, coming by bicycle or train), at walking distance from a beach, and not far from Tokyo. Any recommendation? I have found a few lists of camping addresses, but ...
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Swimwear customs on Côte d'Azur?

I will travel to Porquerolles on Côte d'Azur in France. I struggle about swimwear: I use to wear speedo-style swimwear and I don't really like shorts. However, I haven't been to a beach for ages, so I ...
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What parts of the Central or South Coast of California should I consider when looking for a surfing beach with beachfront hotels?

After asking "What affordable beachfront hotels in or near San Diego should I consider?", it occurred to me I may want to consider other areas of the South Coast or even Central Coast of California. ...
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Looking for a small scenic beach town village in Spain or Portugal

A few friends and I are looking for a small Spain/Portugal beach town or village to stay at for a week. We want something scenic, ideally with cliffs or terrain on the beach. We are all 28 to 30 and ...
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Three days in Montenegro, looking for good beaches, where should we go?

I'm planning to stay three days in Montenegro. I'm looking for fine beaches and I'm travelling by bus. I've been to Budva earlier in my holiday and it was ok, but I'd like something less "commercial" ...
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Is there any similar alternative to Zanzibar, in Tanzania?

I'm looking for a place in Tanzania that has the same qualities as Zanzibar (beach, food and rest), but preferable with less tourism and maybe even cheaper prices. Preferable somewhere with access to ...
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Where is the closest free beach where free camping is permitted to Georgia, the country?

When winter is over in Tbilisi and I can start hitchhiking again it would be good to find a nice warm free beach to camp on for a while. I know there is Vama Veche on the Black Sea in Romania, but ...
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Italian equivalent to French St. Tropez or Spanish Marbella?

You got these rich people orientated tourist beach towns like Marbella in Spain and St. Tropez in France. My question is, which town/city is the Italian equivalent of Marbella or St. Tropez? I mean, ...
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What are some camping tips in general and at East Coast Park in Singapore?

What are the good tips while planning for camping for 1 or 2 nights near a beach. I am talking about East Coast Park in Singapore. We pretty much have nothing to fear there, but I would still ...
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Does anything happen at Lady Bay, Sydney on New Year's Eve, or is it closed like some other beaches?

Lady Bay is a small nudist beach near Watsons Bay in Sydney Australia. I seem to recall that there's at least a partial view of the city from there. Possibly not the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney ...
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Good (and Bikini) beaches in Turkey (including Izmir and Antalya)?

Please don't get me wrong! I know where Turkey is and I have been to Istanbul 3 times and Ankara 2 times. All I know is that Istanbul is a prime destination for tourists going to Turkey. However, I ...
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Beach activities for 60 year old parents in Langkawi, Malaysia?

My parents are in their 60s and we are planning to bring them to Langkawi, Malaysia. I'm not sure what kind of activities they might enjoy over there, so, could you please suggest some. UPDATE They ...
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8 hour Los Angeles layover - going to the beach?

Some friends and I have an 8 hour layover at LAX and, since it'll be summer, we'd like to get out and go check out Venice beach or something. Say we take a taxi - How much $ are we looking at and how ...
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What affordable beachfront hotels in or near San Diego should I consider?

I'm looking for a beachfront hotel in or near San Diego for my family (on the theory that the water there is warmer than say Los Angeles or certainly Pizmo Beach). I'm hoping to find a hotel near a ...
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Getting from Paradise Island to a Pink Sand Beach

We'll be staying a few days in the Bahamas on Paradise Island, right across from Nassau. We already have a hotel paid for but we would like to see one of the pink sand beaches as a day-trip form ...
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Two months in the Caribbean - With Diving Available

I am searching for some simple accommodation on some Caribbean islands, in Costa Rica, Panama or similar to stay for 2 months. It should be near to the beach, and I'd like to learn diving, so a diving ...
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Is it acceptable to use resort beach towels at another beach?

We are heading to a resort in the Bahamas and they provide beach towels which I fully expect to use at the beach on the resort property. Now, there are other interesting beaches which we would like ...
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What are good and cheap places in South America to surf?

I'm in Argentina. I'd love to go to new beaches (not in Argentina, in south america) that are good to surf. But the cost must be low, given our cheap currency. I'm talking about costs for staying in ...
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Any beaches along the New York - Boston corridor? [closed]

I want to stop between Boston and New York for a day on my travel to go swimming near a sandy beach, traveling by car. Are there convenient places located along the route?
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Beaches accessible from central Porvoo

I'm visiting Porvoo (known for its historic centre) tomorrow. It's going to be quite hot (for Finland anyway) at 26°C, so, besides sightseeing, chilling at a beach and maybe even dipping in the ...
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Quiet beach near Istanbul [closed]

Are there are any places to have quite relax on the seaside near Istanbul (less than 100 km)? It would be nice to have place to stay for few nights in this location.
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Warm weather options in SE Asia (near Shanghai) in the winter

My wife and I have about 12 days of vacation before she starts a short internship in Shanghai in January. We are both Americans and don't speak Chinese and this will be our first time in China. ...
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What is a good place in Goa to stay with a beach and scuba diving?

We are going to Goa with small children and are trying to find a nice beach resort, but with a decent dive shop, so that the adults could also do some diving. Any ideas?
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Looking for beach in Long Island, accessible by transit from NYC

Are there any beaches in Long Island that one can get to purely by a combination of the NYC Subway, LIRR, and a short walk or some kind of shuttle bus for the last mile? I'd be going there from ...
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Is there a site for ranking Caribbean Beaches? [closed]

This is kind of a broad question, but is there a site that ranks beaches? I know there is a CNN article that has "The 100 Best Beaches in the World", but I didn't find it that great. Obviously its a ...
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Late May or early September for a beach holiday in Kusadasi, Turkey?

I want to go for a beach holiday in Kusadasi, Turkey this summer with a family but can't decide -- should we go late May or better early September? What are pros/cons going late May/early September?
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Are the sand dunes at Knolls, UT safe to visit?

There are very nice sand dunes at Knolls, UT, just off of I-80. However, according to Wikipedia, Knolls is also a site of a hazardous dump, at Grassy Mountain. Are the sand dunes in Knolls safe to ...
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Beach huts closest to London

Where is the closest place from London (in terms of travel time, assuming flight and public transport further on) that has beach huts like these? I am after cheap and simple huts, rather than an ...
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Is the beach in Iquique, Chile, near to the city centre and tourist accomodations?

Is the beach in Iquique, Chile, near to the city centre and tourist accomodations ? Can I easily walk around the city and to the beach or do I need public transports ?
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Looking for a zen place in the Thailand/Cambodia/Vietnam Area where i can be incredibly productive [closed]

Headline basically says it all - i'm a Software Developer and i need to get away from all the noise to focus on a project. The only thing required is a good internet connection and fresh food. Beach ...
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How to protect electronics on a beach holiday/vacation [closed]

In a world full of personal electronics from mobile phones to cameras, does anyone have ideas to keep them safe from water and sand on seaside holidays? That is, besides: Not bringing them (can't ...
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Belize with two small children [closed]

I'd like to visit Belize in January with my family (2 adults, one child of 2.5 yrs, one infant of 8 months) ideally to spend some time on the beach (Ambergris Caye?) and a day or two gawping at Maya ...
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Coastal/seaside destinations in Japan for nature and relaxation?

I reference this Meta and am asking about seaside/costal regions for picturesque, scenic relaxation, resembling that of a nature getaway/resort/retreat. I tried ...
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Beach North Italy [closed]

I am doing a road trip next summer and will be near Genoa in Italy. I am wondering does anyone have the name of some smaller towns/hotels on the sea around there? I searched TripAdvisor's Best Beach ...
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Any free beaches in Cape May?

Are there any free beach areas in Cape May, where you don't need a beach tag?
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All inclusive resorts - Are they worth it? [closed]

We are looking to do a trip to the Caribbean around March of next year and are trying to decide if an all-inclusive resort (such as Sandals) would be a good experience. Our trip budget (including ...
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Is it safe to bathe off of I-80 in the Great Salt Lake?

If you look at the aerial photographs of I-80 in Utah around Salt Lake, near Grantsville, UT, you could potentially see that in some years, the lake "extends" to the south of I-80, whereas in others, ...
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West Australia luxury beach resort [closed]

I am looking for a honeymoon destination (resort or hotel). The constraints: beach - white sandy if possible Western Australia - stunning views optional constraint: close to Perth (we intend to fly ...
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Perfect beach in Central America / Mexico?

I've been to Tamarindo in Costa Rica, Caye Caulker, Belize and several places in Mexico. Of all the beaches I've been to in Central America, Tulum, Mexico offers the ideal combination of pleasant ...
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Cheap relaxing area in the Philippines close to a big city? [closed]

In febraury -> april next year, I plan to travel for 2 months, while writing a master thesis. I plan to spend ~3 weeks in the Philippines, ~3 weeks i Thailand and then several other countries for some ...
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Recommend good beaches in Massachusetts except for Cape Cod [closed]

Cape Cod belongs in its own category and it takes more than 1 hour to reach it from Boston, whereas the rest of the Massachusetts shore line is not. Please recommend good beaches and rank them / ...
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Which beaches you must see in your lifetime? [closed]

There are some beaches you must see in your lifetime. My top three, if we exclude almost every Maldives atoll (which would win hands down), are: Trunk Bay @ Virgin Island ...