the beach

We often use the word "the" in front of "beach":

I'm going to the beach this weekend.

I love the beach!

You can say "the beach" even if your listeners don't know which exact beach you mean.

A "beach", of course, is anywhere next to the ocean, especially somewhere where people go swimming. Sometimes swimming areas on lakes are also called "beaches", but you probably wouldn't call one of those areas "the beach".

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