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What is a good place in Goa to stay with a beach and scuba diving? [closed]

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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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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Seaside destinations in Japan for nature and scenery? [closed]

I'm seeking seaside resort towns for a nature getaway or retreat, where I can enjoy views of water too. I tried https://www.japan.travel/en/us/ and Need seaside town suggestion please - Japan Forum -...
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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 there....
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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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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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Turkey sea-side cottages [closed]

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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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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Any free (no fee) beaches in Cape May?

Are there any free (no fee) beach areas in Cape May, where you don't need a beach tag?
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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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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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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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Simple, safe beach towns in southern California with at least a supermarket in walking distance? [closed]

This might sound like a weird(ly specific) request. (Details edited out; see edit history if curious.) I need to move as soon as possible to somewhere in California, preferably southern California, ...
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Why black sand beaches have black sand? [closed]

Why black sand beaches have black sand?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Is the beach in Iquique, Chile near to the city centre and tourist accommodation?

Is the beach in Iquique, Chile near to the city centre and tourist accommodation? Can I easily walk around the city and to the beach or do I need public transport?
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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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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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What are some of the best beaches without large crowds in Japan that are good to visit in September/October? [closed]

What are some of the best beaches in Japan that meet the following criteria: 1) no large crowds, 2) good to visit in September/October (no heavy rainfalls, good weather)?
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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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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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Looking for a zen place in the Thailand/Cambodia/Vietnam Area where I can be incredibly productive [closed]

I'm a Software Developer and 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 would be nice. OK housing should be ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...