Contest #759 – Positano Spiaggia, Positano, Italy

On the Amalfi Coast in Italy, this gem of tourist town is home to handmade sandals, limoncello, and this black sand beach on the Mediterranian. It is often referred to as the “Vertical City” because everything leads down to the beach. It’s also one of the most expensive locations to stay in all of Europe.

Those who found it before the hint:

  • Lighthouse
  • Paul Voestermans
  • hhgygy
  • Phil Ower
  • Graham Hedley
  • Jesus Rodriguez
  • Garfield
  • Martin de Bock
  • Glenmorren
  • Andy McConnell
  • Ashwini Agrawal
  • Eloy Cano
  • Tamas Ny
  • Bas van Limpt
  • Lisa G

None after the hint

Contest #758 – Grace Bay Beach, Turks and Caicos

For 2022, Tripadvisor rated this beautiful stretch of Caribbean coastline as the World’s best beach. It’s not really hard to see how they could put it here, given that sand is soft and the water is crystal clear. Tripadvisor has handed out this award 9 times to this particular beach.

Those who found it before the hint:

  • Martin de Bock
  • Phil Ower
  • Glenmorren
  • Garfield
  • Graham Hedley
  • hhgygy
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Ashwini Agrawal
  • Eloy Cano
  • Lighthouse
  • Bas van Limpt
  • Jesus Rodriguez
  • Tamas Ny

and after the hint:

  • Andy McConnell

Contest #757 – Nazaré, Portugal

La grande plage de Nazaré - panoramio (20).jpg
By Mister No, CC BY 3.0, Link

Any time you read an article or see a video of someone setting a record for surfing the tallest wave in history, they are probably doing it down the beach from this beautiful spot, complements of a large underwater canyon (the Nazaré canyon). Waves of over 60′ / 18 m crest to trough are not unusual – the world record is from here and is 80′ (24.4 m). A few waves of over 100′ / 30 m have been measured here. In 2021, HBO released a documentary about chasing those gargantuan waves

Those who found the site before the hint:

  • Graham Hedley
  • Lighthouse
  • Phil Ower
  • Glenmorren
  • Martin de Bock
  • Andy McConnell
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Garfield
  • Ashwini Agrawal
  • Bas van Limpt
  • hhgygy
  • Eloy Cano
  • Jesus Rodriguez
  • Tamas Ny

And after the hint:

  • Robin
  • Robert