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Can I reserve a beach spot by leaving an umbrella and lounge chair overnight (Italy)?

Just to clarify: it's typical in Italy to have two kind of beaches, free access ones and paid ones. I'm answering about the free ones, as it's obvious you can't do that on paid ones (well...you could, ...
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Does any beach in Sentosa Island in Singapore allow swimming after 7pm?

No, they do not. There are only three beaches on Sentosa (Tanjong, Palawan, Siloso) and they're all managed by the Sentosa Development Corporation with the same rules. The reason you're not allowed ...
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Is it legal to light and send off sky lanterns on the beaches of Hawaii?

Sky lanterns are banned in Hawaii. In July 2012, Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie signed into law HB2113, a bill which imposed a total ban on aerial luminaries, including the ignition, possession, ...
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Does anyone know where this beach is located?

This is a photo of Gray Whale Cove State Beach, taken from the Pacific Coast Highway.
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Sentosa Island sea hazards

Sentosa's beaches -- which are all 100% artificial, mind you, even the sand has been imported -- are manicured and well-maintained, so marine critters are generally not a problem: Sentosa's ...
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Can I walk along the ocean from Cannon Beach, Oregon, to Hug Point or Adair Point?

It appears to be possible at low tide, according to the website for Hug Point State Recreation Site: North of the parking area at low tide you may walk along the original stagecoach road, still ...
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Where on Ko Samui can I find a clean, non-tourist beach?

I lived on Ko Samui about 7 months from september 2013 to march 2014. I visited all the beaches of the island several times each one of them. Most touristic Chaweng and Lamai As far as I can ...
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Can I reserve a beach spot by leaving an umbrella and lounge chair overnight (Italy)?

does it work to leave an unfurled umbrella (or other beach gear) set up on the beach overnight? Does it violate any regulations? Yes. It's not a grey area; it is illegal by law (and also uncivilized) ...
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Does anyone know where this beach is located?

This looks a lot like Gray Whale Cove State Beach in California, just south of San Francisco. Your picture (while certainly 'photoshopped' to some degree) seems to have been taken from a similar ...
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The best place for swimming in Arctic Ocean

Scandinavia is brushed by the Gulf Stream and therefore warmer than other regions at the same latitude. So the north of Norway is a good candidate. Norway is part of the Schengen Area. The south-west ...
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Men in thongs on mediterranean beaches?

To be legally covered (pun intended), just make sure that you have some piece of clothing around your scrotum and the shaft. The social aspect is quite more complex and the acceptable degree of ...
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On which Canary island is it possible to sleep on the beach?

Technically, sleeping in the beach is forbidden in the whole country. However, there are some exceptions detailed in 7 playas donde puedes acampar that is, 7 beaches where you can camp. In there it ...
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How many beaches are suitable for swimming in Cebu City?

There isn't swimming, not in Cebu City itself. The Cebu City waterfront is on reclaimed land that forms Cebu International Port along the Mactan Channel, the narrow strait between Cebu and Mactan ...
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Which place was this video shot in?

The peak in the background is Mount Otemanu on the island of Bora Bora in French Polynesia. I am not 100% sure exactly where the video was shot, but it could be from the laguna of the St. Regis Bora ...
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Can I walk along the ocean from Cannon Beach, Oregon, to Hug Point or Adair Point?

Supplemental info to Michael Seifert's good answer how to determine when the tide is low enough? Call the recreation park and ask at what water level it's safe/dry to walk. Use the tide table to ...
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Could you please help me to identify the location?

This is probably not a real place. It looks stylistically very similar to this painting on Alibaba, which are churned out in bulk by painting "factories" like Dafen in China by mix and ...
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Is it safe to swim at Clifton Beach, Pakistan?

It's not the cleanest beach but it's clean enough to swim. However, depending on the season (June to August is particularly bad), the currents may be too dangerous to swim. There are other better ...
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Are there lockers on the beaches of Tel Aviv?

According to this 2015 Ynet article (Hebrew), Lockers were placed in most Tel Aviv beaches. A locker is opened with a 10 ILS coin, which is not returned. The official visit-tlv site has a beaches ...
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Do the Canary Islands always have high waves?

You can find different kind of beaches in the islands for every taste. The north/east part of the Islands usually has strong currents and waves although you can find some naturals pools or other ...
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Why isn't it safe to swim on Goa's beaches in the "off season" (June-September)

I looked around for some more information and found this study from 1997 conducted by the National Institute of Oceanography, Goa which evaluated 17 beaches all over Goa and concluded: "Based on ...
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How much wind is too much wind on a sandy beach?

I can't attest to what your personal taste in wind is, but if you look at the Beaufort scale 2 m/s is described as a light breeze, For Sea: Small wavelets, still short but more pronounced; crests ...
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Unknown beach in California

Hearn Gulch beach, California? http://www.californiabeaches.com/beach/hearn-gulch-beach/
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Does anyone know where this beach is located?

While I cannot identify the specific beach, that area looks very much like the California coast, especially the Devil's Slide section just south of San Francisco, in its ruggedness and the presence of ...
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Does anyone know where this beach is located?

Whether or not this image represents a real location, there are several artefacts of image manipulation visible. In the top right there are interrupted lines visible. They resemble power lines to me, ...
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Children-friendly beaches in Los Angeles, Southern California, USA

Credits to @Dorothy for the link to kid-friendly beaches in OC and LA. Best Beaches for Kids and Families in Los Angeles & Orange County 6/3/13 - By Martha Hall > Malibu Leo Carrillo State ...
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Almeria Spain beach season

Easter ("Semana Santa", the Holy Week) is probably the second most important holiday season in Spain. Coastal cities are usually full of national and foreign tourists which enjoy both the cultural ...
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The best place for swimming in Arctic Ocean

My own answer as follows: The beach of Ягры, Северодвинск, Russia allow you to swim in Arctic Ocean's White Sea while overlooking occassional nuclear submarines passing by. I have been there and it's ...
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Exits from Black's beach in San Diego

If you head south you will be able to exit at Torrey Pines City Beach, a path leads up to a suburb from which you can easily exit on to N Torrey Pines Road. Further along south you can walk all the ...
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Where in Palma Majorca is it possible to sleep on the beach?

As I said in my answer to your previous, similar question, On which Canary island is it possible to sleep on the beach?, Camping and sleeping in the beach is not easy. Moreover, it is forbidden in ...
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