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Beaches Quiz I

  1. Oddicombe Beach, Meadfoot Beach, and Babbacombe Beach are just three of the main beaches at which British seaside resort?
  2. Who played lifeguard "C.J." Parker in the television series Baywatch?




  3. Which two colours on a flag mean that lifeguards are on patrol and you should only swim in the area between the flags?
  4. The long sandy beach at Oxwich Bay can be found in which Area of Outstanding Hatural Beauty?
  5. How many players are there in a beach volleyball team?
  6. Name the 2017 British drama film adapted from a 2007 Booker Prize-nominated novella by Ian McKewan?
  7. Bondi Beach is a popular beach in a suburb of which Australian city?
  8. In August 1979, which seaside resort openned Britain's first nudist beach?
  9. Who directed the 2000 drama thriller film The Beach?
  10. True or False. Waikiki Beach is a famous surfing beach in New zealand?
  11. Where in the UK would you find Sandown Beach, Shanklin Beach and Freshwater Bay?
  12. Which city on the Bay of Biscay is considered to be France's surfing capital?

Answers:

  1. Torquay
  2. Pamela Anderson





  3. Red and yellow
  4. The Gower
  5. 2 per side
  6. On Chesil Beach
  7. Sydney
  8. Brighton
  9. Danny Boyle
  10. False. It's in Hawaii, USA.
  11. Isle of Wight
  12. Biarritz



Beaches Quiz II

  1. Which Spanish resort in the province of Alicante has the three major beaches: Playa de Levante, Playa de Poniente and Playa de Mal Pas?
  2. The beach on the island of Monuriki, Fiji, was made famous by which Tom Hanks film?
  3. Which 1964 film ends with both men enthusiastically dancing the sirtaki on the beach?
  4. In which British resort town would you sunbathe on Thorpe Bay Beach and Three Shells Beach?
  5. In which county is Berrow Beach, the longest sandy beach in the UK?
  6. Which 1953 Oscar winning film featured the famous beach scene between Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr?
  7. Lunderston Bay is the nearest sandy beach to which UK city?
  8. Which certification by the Foundation for Environmental Education is awarded to beaches that meets its stringent standards?
  9. Walking on the beaches of Swansea and Gower area every year, around 40 stings are recorded from what type of fish?
  10. "One day, about noon, going towards my boat, I was exceedingly surprised with the print of a man's naked foot on the shore, which was very plain to be seen on the sand" is a line form which book?
  11. Copacabana beach is located on the coast of which ocean?
  12. Which former Manchester United player captained his country in beach football and was in the team that won the first ever FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup?

Answers:

  1. Benidorm
  2. Castaway
  3. Zorba the Greek
  4. Southend-on-Sea
  5. Somerset
  6. From Here to Eternity
  7. Glasgow
  8. The Blue Flag
  9. Weever fish
  10. Robinson Crusoe
  11. Atlantic
  12. Eric Cantona



Quiz III

  1. You might recognise West Sands Beach at St Andrews, Scotland, from the opening scenes of which film?
  2. Which holiday resort town in South Wales has two Blue Flag beaches at Trecco Bay and Rest Bay?
  3. Fistral Beach, which has a reputation as one of the best beach breaks in Cornwall, is in which town?
  4. Spiaggia Grande is the main beach of Positano which is a resort town on which famous stretch of coastline in Italy?
  5. What name is given to the wood that is found washed onto a shore or beach by the action of winds, tides or waves?
  6. Which beach on the Merseyside coastline has since 2007 been the permanent home of the 'Another Place' sculptures by Antony Gormley?
  7. In 1924 who set a world land speed record on Pendine Sands in his Sunbeam 350HP car Blue Bird?
  8. What name is given to the the study of mollusc shells?
  9. The Marinha Beach is located in which region (not country!) of continental Europe?
  10. In the USA, which Brooklyn neighbourhood is famous as a destination where locals and tourists crowd its beach?
  11. Camber Sands is the only sand dune system in which English county?
  12. Saint Tropez's Tahiti beach was popularised in which 1956 Brigitte Bardot film?
  13. Daytona Beach in the United States is the headquarters for which American sport?
  14. What sort of beach features pebbles or small to medium-sized cobbles?
  15. Zandvoort is one of the major beach resorts of which country?
  16. The beaches of Venus and La Fontanilla can be found in which Spanish city?

Answers:

  1. Chariots of Fire
  2. Porthcawl
  3. Newquay
  4. Amalfi Coast
  5. Driftwood





  6. Crosby beach
  7. Malcolm Campbell
  8. Conchology
  9. The Algarve (Portugal)
  10. Coney Island
  11. East Sussex
  12. And God Created Woman
  13. NASCAR
  14. A shingle beach
  15. Netherlands
  16. Marbella



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