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    Default east beach or east coast

    I am not sure how to express the following sentences more naturally.

    1. I went to East beach( or East coast, what is the differnce??) and swam and camped there.

    2. At XX mountain, I took a cable car and ate XX in the restaurnat there.

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    Default Re: east beach or east coast

    As a Brit, but not a teacher, and using the Oxford Dictionary as my guide for the definition of "beach":

    beach

    noun a pebbly or sandy shore at the edge of the sea or a lake.
    verb bring or come on to a beach from the water. ORIGIN perhaps related to an Old English word meaning brook.

    The "East Beach" must be a pebbly or sandy shore at the edge of the sea or a lake.

    The "East Coast" is an area of coastline on the East side of a landmass that may or may not have a beach (i.e. it may have high cliffs that fall directly into the water, without any significant beach).

    1st sentence OK.
    2nd sentence OK, apart from the spelling (restaurant)

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