The island is located in the Baltic Sea. There are lots of things to do in this island, and a seaside setting is a given.

The meaning found in a dictionary was "a known or established fact or situation", but it doesn't fit in this context. Does it mean that "seaside setting is naturally gifted/so good"? or does it mean that "seaside setting is a must-see"?

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No, it does mean what the dictionary is saying in that context. The author is talking about being on an island. When you are on a small island you know the sea will be nearby. It's a given.

  • The expression was common in geometry problems when I was at school. "Given that two angles of a triangle are 90 and 30 degrees, state the third angle". Given that a place is an island, the sea must be nearby, although the inhabitants of Coton in the Elms, in Derbyshire, might argue, since the nearest sea is 70 miles away. Mar 10, 2019 at 19:15

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