There’s something about coastal cities that seems to have propelled them to the very top of tourism fame. Some of the world’s largest cities are all coastal wonders that have always been big hits with the tourists obsessed with sun, sand, and surfs! Keep reading and find out which coastal cities are the top picks among the Brits.
Promising a blend of old city charm and modern opulence, Nice is a stunning beachside city in France. Located in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region of the country, this town is famed for its pristine beaches, fabulous markets and glorious architecture.
Blue, Neptune Plage, Voilier Plage and Paloma are the best beaches in the city, all perfect of seaside frolicking and enjoying water sports. Promenade des Anglais, Palais Masséna, Vieux Nice (Old Town), The Cours Saleya and Musée Matisse are among the top attractions in Nice.
From unspoilt beaches to sparkling harbours and from lush gardens to attractive corals and hidden lagoons, Sydney is a beautiful coastal paradise.
Nestled along the mighty Pacific Ocean, this city is teeming with a wide range of experiences for travellers who fly to Australia. Harbour Bridge, Opera House, Darling Harbour, Port Jackson, Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, The Rocks and Hyde Park are some of the city’s major lures along with the beaches.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Famed for its natural riches and never ending carnivals, Rio de Janeiro is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. Featuring an extensive coastline along the Atlantic Ocean, this stunning coastal city is blessed with beautiful golden sand beaches, scenic surrounding landscapes and an amazing nightlife. Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf Mountain, Copacabana, Corcovado, Santa Teresa, Sambódromo, Botafogo and Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon are the top attractions of the city.
Barcelona is another beautiful coastal paradise in Europe. Founded as a Roman City the Middle Ages, the city is famous for its pristine white sand beaches, ancient structures, and traditional monuments and forts. Sagrada Família, Park Güell, Casa Milà, Gothic Quarter, La Boqueria and Tibidabo Amusement Park are among the must visit attractions in the city. Passeig de Gracia, Carrer de la Portaferrissa, Carrer de la Boqueria, and Carrer de Ferran are the thriving commercial and shopping hubs of the city.
Cape Town, South Africa
Perhaps the most beautiful of them all, Cape Town delights the travellers with the best of sun and sand. Located on the shore of Table Bay, the coastal city is famed for its unique skyline that’s punctuated by the Table Mountain that sits slap bang in the middle of the city.
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Robben Island, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Two Oceans Aquarium, Lion’s head and Castle of Good Hope are the different city attractions that are visited in hordes. Boulders Beach, Long Beach and Muizenberg Beach are the top spots to have beachside fun.