Top 10 Most Beautiful Coastal Cities Around the World
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It's wonderful to visit the coastal cities because being near a beautiful beach can make you happier and calmer. Swimming, surfing, and scuba diving are also fantastic pursuits to get involved in. Most of you, however, don't have unlimited access to such pleasures. But suppose you reside in a region where you have access to both city living and beach recreation.
Which are the Most Beautiful Coastal Cities in the World?
1. Venice, Italy
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The city of Venice, often called a "floating city" due to its location on several islands in the Adriatic Sea, is truly unique. Located on the coast, this city is stunning and rich in cultural attractions. The city's prime waterfront location means that gondolas and water taxis are common modes of transportation. Because of its unparalleled allure and magic, this location is ideal for a honeymoon or other romantic getaway.
Dorsodouro and San Polo, on the other side of the Grand Canal, offer a glimpse into local Venetian life. The months of September through November are the least crowded time to visit Venice. You'll need to pack some warm clothes for chilly days, but you'll also find much more reasonable hotel rates at this time.
2. Honolulu, Hawaii
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The only major metropolis in Hawaii is Honolulu. It is the economic, cultural, and political hub of the state, and is home to roughly 385,000 people. It has served as Hawaii's capital since 1845.The initial impression could be disillusioning.
The concrete, glass, skyscrapers, wide, and busy streets may not be what some visitors envision when they think of Hawaii. The beaches that visitors were hoping to visit are not far away, so their disappointment lasts only a short time. Modern high-rises stand in stark contrast to the historic Victorian architecture that dominates downtown. If you want to spend your days at beautiful beaches, Waikiki is the place to be.
3. Edinburgh, Scotland
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Coastal After Glasgow, Edinburgh is Scotland's second-most populous city. Edinburgh, the Scottish capital, hosts the largest international performing arts festival, the Fringe Festival, every August. Visit Edinburgh Castle, where the Scottish crown jewels are kept, and hike up Arthur's Seat, an extinct volcano, for spectacular city vistas. Plan your trip around the city's burgeoning gin scene, or at least include some gin-related activities.
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4. Bangkok, Thailand
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It's no surprise that Bangkok is included on this list; the city is home to winding canals, floating markets, stunning Buddhist art and architecture, and some of the best street food in the world. Tourist hotspots or hidden gems? Surprisingly, Bangkok is also home to some top-notch golf courses and cycling tours. The most visited and revered of Bangkok's many Buddhist temples is Wat Phra Kraew, located within the Grand Palace.
5. Istanbul, Turkey
Istanbul is situated on the coast of the Sea of Marmara and the Bosphorus Strait. Because of this peculiar piece of land, no one in Istanbul ever has to go more than a short distance from their hotel to the sea. There are more than 2,500 years of history and culture to explore in Istanbul. In addition to the Turkish baths and local markets, the stunning Blue Mosque is a major draw for visitors to Istanbul.
Istanbul's cuisine, like its culture, is a seamless fusion of Eastern and Western influences. In that case, you must sample the local Turkish wines and the sweet Turkish mezes. The nightlife and retail sectors are both thriving here. The Grand Bazaar and the Spice Bazaar are great places to go shopping, and most of the city's nightlife can be found along the Bosphorus.
6. Camden, Maine, USA
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Many of Maine's major cities and smaller towns can be found along the state's rugged coastline. Camden, a former manufacturing village turned one of the most picturesque New England coastal towns, is located in this area. It's located along the Penobscot Bay, and it's common to see lots of boats in the city's harbor.
Camden's downtown is revitalized and charming after being destroyed by fire in the late 1800s. Mount Battie, Camden Hills State Park, and Camden Harbor Park offer some of the best natural scenery in the area. Boat tours are popular here, and the High Street Historic District is a great place to walk around and discover the town.
7. Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona, Spain, is a magical city that stretches along the Mediterranean Sea for a total of 2.7 miles. The city boasts no less than seven pristine sandy beaches. All of the city's beaches are, in fact, man-made. However, they have some of the best beaches anywhere.
Barcelona's beaches were constructed for the Olympic Games in 1992. It's a huge improvement for the city. Apart from its extraordinary architecture, modern Barcelona is renowned for its lovely beaches. Barcelona's beaches are well-maintained and equipped with modern amenities.
8. Perth, Australia
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Cities in Australia tend to cluster near the coast because the continent is also an island. When compared to other major coastal cities, such as Sydney and Melbourne, Perth is often overlooked. However, Perth, Western Australia, is a fantastic vacation spot thanks to its proximity to the Indian Ocean. Music festivals, national parks, and the beach are just some of the things to do in and around Perth.
9. Oslo, Norway
Tourists will love visiting Oslo, as it sits on the water's edge of a beautiful inlet. In nice weather, you can enjoy a picnic in one of the many parks, and there is also a fun Viking Ship Museum to visit. The Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, the Fram Polar Ship Museum, and Vigelandsparken are also must-sees while in Oslo.
Visit the Akershus Fortress to get a feel for Oslo's past. The local street art makes this a great city to explore on your own. Sign up for a food-focused walking tour or bike tour to burn some calories and get some local insight.
10. Ilulissat, Greenland
Greenland is a large island with many settlements spread out along its coast. Colorful buildings from the 1700s have made Ilulissat famous. There was a time when different colors of constructions indicated different uses. Despite this, these buildings' bright hues continue to stand out against the white backdrop of winter.
World of Greenland and the Ilulissat Museum are great places to learn about the area and see sights like the Ilulissat Icefjord and the Eqip Sermia Glacier.
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