I have a doubt and I do not know which preposition should I use. I have been looking for this a few days and I do not find any explanation about it.

Should I say 'Sunrise in Bondi beach' or 'Sunrise at Bondi beach'? And why?

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    Possible duplicate of When do we use "arrive at" versus "arrive in"?
    – WS2
    Feb 4, 2019 at 23:30
  • Are you talking about being there at a certain time of day or are you talking about watching the process and, possibly, writing the caption for a photograph. If it's the latter then "sunrise over" may be more appropriate than either 'at' or 'in'.
    – BoldBen
    Feb 5, 2019 at 0:34
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    Note also that "beach" is part of the name of the location and should therefore be capitalised: Bondi Beach. Feb 5, 2019 at 1:54
  • @BoldBen I meant being there watching the process.
    – abaracedo
    Feb 5, 2019 at 4:33
  • You can't have a Sunrise in a beach, that would mean inside of the beach. It has to be at a beach. "At" means located there. In this case, the sunrise occurred there.
    – Karlomanio
    Feb 5, 2019 at 15:49

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Sunrise at Bondi, at implies a very specific spot.

Sunrise in NSW, in seems to imply a wider area and not a specific location.

That's how I use it; I realize that there is flexibility in how broad an area or how distinct a location can be for either use depending on the context.


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