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The best place for swimming in Arctic Ocean [closed]

So I have overheard a conversation where some guy wondered if it's possible to swim in Arctic Ocean, the only ocean he didn't do yet. I actually have an answer, but maybe there are better options. ...
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Why black sand beaches have black sand? [closed]

Why black sand beaches have black sand?
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Best beach/island to visit in Croatia on Interrail? [closed]

I'm planning to go on an Interrail trip around Europe this May, and I was wondering what beach/island in Croatia would be the best place to visit. My Interrail route so far is: Copenhagen, Berlin, ...
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Almeria Spain beach season

We sometimes go for a beach holiday in the province of Almeria Spain and we always have a good time. However, we have only previously been in August or September. We are considering going in March ...
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Where in Palma Majorca is it possible to sleep on the beach? [duplicate]

My previous question was on Canary Islands, but now am asking the same thing about Palma. We are planning a two-night trip to Palma Majorca (PMI airport we are flying to). Travel dates are last week ...
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On which Canary island is it possible to sleep on the beach?

We are planning a two-night trip to the Canary Islands. The cheapest options include Lanzarote and Las Palmas for flights. Travel dates are last week of November, so I guess weather should be okay. I ...
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Is it safe to swim at Clifton Beach, Pakistan?

Wikivoyage says of Clifton Beach: This was the world's most popular silver-sand beach and health resort throughout the 20th century, but it was affected by an oil spill in 2003 when the Greek ...
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Rocky beach accessible from Faro by public transport [closed]

We'll be spending a couple days this summer in Faro, and we would like to visit a nice beach with cliffs near the sea. The difficulty is that we won't have a car, so we will use public transport, but ...
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Are there lockers on the beaches of Tel Aviv?

I would like to go swimming without being afraid of leaving valuables out in the open. Are there secure lockers at Tell Aviv beach where I can leave my stuff? If so, where are they located?
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Do the Canary Islands always have high waves?

We are considering to travel to the Canary Islands for the holidays, mainly to visit the seaside. Since we have a one-year-old toddler, we are interested in beaches which tend to have a low wave ...
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Is it legal to light and send off sky lanterns on the beaches of Hawaii?

My family is traveling to Hawaii, specifically, Oahu next spring, and we wanted to do activities that included the entire family. We have always wanted to release sky lanterns into the sky because it ...
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How many beaches are suitable for swimming in Cebu City?

As I research it, there might only be beaches used for commercial/cargo purposes. I can't find beaches for swimming. But when I search google images for Cebu City, a bunch of beautiful beaches come up....
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Which place was this video shot in?

I don't think we have a Google Video Search and I am very curious about this: Which city is depicted in this video? Someone said Gran Canaria, others said Croatia, but I don't think it's either of ...
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Children-friendly beaches in Los Angeles, Southern California, USA [closed]

We plan to visit Los Angeles with young children (age 2 and 5) in the summer. I have been to Los Angeles before and am quite familiar with the beaches there (eg Venice Beach, Santa Monica pier). But ...
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Sentosa Island sea hazards

I recently read that Sentosa Island's beaches have rules to avoid hazards such as stone-fishes and jellyfishes. Is it safe to swim in the sea, even if it is between the yellow and red flags, or is it ...
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Why aren't there any big buildings on coastal regions [closed]

While this isn't exactly travel-related, I have seen that big buildings are not built on coastal regions i.e. regions next to the beach. Is this because of the danger of floods, the kind of soil and ...
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Snorkeling in South-East Ishigaki (between airport and city)

In Ishigaki, I am planning to walk or cycle from the airport to the city center, along the South-East coast. QUESTION: Are there snorkeling spots on the way? Close enough to the beach to reach ...
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How to get to closest (nice) beach around Heraklion

I'm going to Heraklion for a short time because of my job, and fortunately I have half a day off. I would like to go to a nice beach. However, looking at the map, it looks like Heraklion is on a ...
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Can I reserve a beach spot by leaving an umbrella and lounge chair overnight (Italy)?

During August the beaches in Italy are notoriously crowded and unless you arrive early (and we're talking before sunrise in some places), you cannot get a spot close to water. I have observed that ...
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Where on the Eastern Coast of the US can one find beaches beneath scenic ocean cliffs or bluffs? [closed]

And what are the names of some of those beaches?
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Does Abkhazia have sandy beaches, or just pebbles like in Georgia?

A few years ago during a prolonged visit to Georgia I ventured to the most northern beach it was possible to visit, Anaklia, in search of sand. The beach in Anaklia was pretty dirty and not really ...
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Unknown beach in California

I am planning a road trip along the coast from Portland to San Francisco. I read about a small secluded beach somewhere between Fort Bragg California and San Francisco (I think). I google mapped it ...
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How much wind is too much wind on a sandy beach?

I was looking at beaches meteo forecast. They announced some wind from 2 m/s to 7 m/s depending on the beach. I have a hard time to realize how unpleasant is such wind. I aim to read and don't want ...
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July/August vacation in Southeast Asia: any area not is dry and not affected by typhoon?

I want to take a July/August vacation this year at a beach somewhere in Southeast Asia ( except Malaysia or Singapore, for I am all too familiar with those places). I was planning to go to Boracay, ...
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Men in thongs on mediterranean beaches?

So I am travelling in a few weeks to Barcelona, Cote D'azur, and to Genoa Italia and was wondering if men wear thongs on these beaches. I want to try it personally but am unsure how taboo it would be. ...
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Does anyone know where this beach is located?

This is a beautiful beach, ocean picture that I am trying to identify. I hope someone can help me figure this mystery out.
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Where on Ko Samui can I find a clean, non-tourist beach?

I am going to Thailand in a few months but I still don't know where to stay. I read many things about the northern islands. Some of them are beautiful but very touristy. Is there any place that is ...
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What are the guidelines for summer beach clothes in Morocco?

I would like to visit Morocco (the country on Africa, it is Arab). I know the temperature there is good to go to beach. Can I wear typical European beach clothes there? (I mean the beach clothes that ...
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Can anyone identify this beach?

Can anyone identify the location of this image? A few websites claim that it is from Neil Island in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands of India. But it is not correct as far as I know. None of my ...
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Do beaches / beach resorts in Cebu employ lifeguards?

Me and my friend are planning to go swimming in an exclusive resort or stay in a beachfront hotel within Cebu as long as the beach is perfect. But unfortunately none of us know how to swim well but we ...
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Are the beaches in Rosarito Mexico clean enough for swimming?

I know the Pacific is cold, and I'm OK with that, but I'm trying to find out if the beaches in Rosarito are clean enough for swimming. I love doing open water swimming and am comfortable in the ocean, ...
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Things required for nice beach experience [closed]

I am travelling to Goa this October. This is my first time to any beach and I am not sure what should I keep in my bag and back pack to be ready for nice beach experience. My friends told me few ...
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Importing shells from a US beach into Japan

Can someone take sand dollars found on a U.S. beach to Japan in their suitcase? Do they have to be treated to get through customs?
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“Tropical beach” in continental Europe? [closed]

I'm looking for a very specific destination. Basically - as close to "tropical paradise" as possible, while still in continental Europe - flying is not an option, so aren't ships, but we can use ...
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What are these “stone walls” in the sea on Cyprus?

I'm currently on a vacation in Limassol, Cyprus and one thing I found interesting are these wall-like structures made out of stone that seem to exist along the whole coast. They seem to be created ...
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Accommodation on Tailana island, is there any now in 2015?

Tailana island is a tiny island, part of the Banyak islands in Sumatra, Indonesia. See Banyak islands map further down. I found information on accommodation on Tailana island (Sumatra, Indonesia) on ...
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What's the safest way to protect your valuables from theft at the beach?

I am travelling solo to Barcelona. I was wondering if anyone has any tip on how to enjoy the beach when travelling alone. As in, is it safe to leave your belongings on the beach when you go for a ...
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Is it possible to make a day-trip to a beach, from Seoul?

I will have to spend some time in Seoul for my job, in late August, early September and my wife and my 2 kids will join me. Now I would like to know if it is possible to make a day-trip to a beach ...
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Until when are Barcelona's beaches warm enough to swim?

I'm looking to book a flight sometime this fall to Barcelona. How far away can I be sure that the water is going to be warm enough to swim? Obviously there are seasonal variations, so I'm interested ...
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Traveling without paying lodging fees in America

I want to travel around the East Coast without paying for lodging. I'd be willing to sleep in my car or even pitch a tent somewhere. Is this a problem? Legal? I really want to get to the beach this ...
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Clearest water beach close to Athens (Greece)

What are the most convenient beaches near Athens (Greece) that are 2 hours or less to get to? All I care about is the water being clear. I.e. if I am ending a Europe trip and have 3 days to blow. Is ...
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Which Beaches in the Canary Islands are Closed Due to the Oleg Naydenov Oil Spill? [closed]

I am posting this wondering if anyone knows which beaches are now closed if any due to the wreckage of the Oleg Naydenov ship. See this website for information about the spill if your wondering. I ...
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Are Turkey Black Sea beaches suitable for bathing in summer?

In June-July, it is possible I take a short trip to the north of Turkey. I'd like to know if their beaches worth a visit or not. Specifically, I'd like to know if: Weather is appropriate for bathing (...
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Where I can find beaches with still water in beginning of April in Sri-Lanka?

I am going to Sri Lanka in the beginning of April. I want to spend about a week on the beach, just taking sunbaths and swim near coast. I don't need any water sports. I want to find the place with ...
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As of January 2015, are Phukets beaches that have been “cleaned up” by the government still clean?

There were news in July 2014 about the government having cleaned up the beaces of Phuket from vendors, restaurants and sun chairs. Are these changes permanent until today? Or have the businesses ...
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Resort reservation: Booked for 5, 6 are staying [closed]

I'm booking a week long trip at a beach resort in the US and the largest room says it sleeps 5 people. There will be 6 of us. But one person will just bring an air mattress because it is a VERY ...
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Beaches near Amsterdam [closed]

Which will be best beaches near Amsterdam to be visited during 8th to 11th November? By best beaches, I mean 1. travel time should be within 1 hour from Amsterdam City Center. 2. hip and happening ...
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Old Scheveningen beach play structure. What's it called?

Decades (sigh) ago I played with a permanent "one-person ferris wheel"-like structure on (I think) Scheveningen beach. I consisted of two posts maybe 3 m tall and 1 m apart supporting a beam on an ...
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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 beaches ...
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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 ...