QuantumMelody29 on Feb 25th 2018 at 11:17:49 AM
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QuantumMelody29 on Jun 5th 2018 at 8:26:56 AM
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In real life, beaches are incredibly diverse. They can have different types and colours of sand or even have no sand at all. The vegetation varies greatly depending on where the beach is and the weather on the beach. Said weather can range from perfectly sunny, to cold, wet and windy. It seems the only constant is the fact that they are near a large body of water, be it a lake, sea or ocean.
- The beach has soft, golden sand. No black sand or beaches that consist purely of rocks.
- The weather is always warm and sunny. You rarely ever see a beach in fiction where it rains.
- It is spotlessly clean. There is no rubbish or waste anywhere.
- It often has some kind of tropical plants, like palm trees.
This trope is often used as it is the ideal beach for a vacation and unless it is a 'ruined holiday' style plot, the episode is normally more focused on other things, like volleyball, Fanservice and the occasional attack from the Monster of the Week, if it's that kind of show.
Compare Holiday Appropriate Weather and "Far Side" Island, as well as It's Always Sunny in Miami and It's Always Spring (if the weather is pleasant and sunny all year round). This setting is usually a part of Hula and Luaus and Welcome to the Caribbean, Mon!.
Lampshades and Aversions only please!
- Pokémon Sun and Moon has many beaches that adhere to this trope, but also averts it with a black sand beach, namely Poni Breaker Coast.
- In the second Drawn to Life game, the first world is themed around beaches and the sea. For most of these stages, the beaches are idyllic and sunny. However, in the last world, which is a combination of all previous worlds, one of the two beach stages has storm clouds and an evil rain cloud, contrasting it with the sun stage it's paired with.
- In an episode of Peppa Pig, Peppa and her family go to a rocky beach. Peppa is rather surprised by the lack of sand when they first arrive.
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