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Blue waters and white sands of Balos Beach in Crete, Greece.
Image: Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto/picture alliance


A beach is a sloping strip of land that lies along the edge of a lake, ocean or river. Some tourist destinations are famous for their beaches, which attract millions of visitors.

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