Beach or city? City or beach? Why can’t we have both? Summer is just around the corner and if you haven’t planned your holidays yet, check out this post. If you don’t know whether spend your holidays exploring cities or bathing on the beach, check out our suggestion with the best cities with beaches in the world and make up your mind.
The Best Cities with Beaches in the World.
Brighton Beach, Brighton, England.
Firstly, special mention to one of the most beautiful beach from our country. Brighton has everything you could want in a city: stunning beach (rocky, not sandy), promenade with terraces overlooking the sea, one of the best Piers of England, which has a park theme park, much leisure and a vast array of things to do all over the city. Do you want unique attractions? How about a unique Palace? A visit to the Royal Pavilion, one of its kind in England. Are you looking for shopping areas? You can enjoy a pleasant stroll along the Lanes and visit one of its numerous shops.
Waikiki Beach Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Located in the centre of the capital of Hawaii, Waikiki is a safe bet all year round for all those travellers looking for sun and beach. The turquoise waters of Waikiki Beach were already a place of relaxation in the early 20th century when Hawaiian royalty visited it looking for the perfect place to surf. And if soaking up the sun is not your thing, you have a large array of outdoor activities that you can do like surfing, snorkelling or diving. Waikiki Beach also has beautiful places to wander around, such as the promenade or the historic Waikiki route. Other popular areas are Pearl Harbor or the lookout point of Nuuanu Pali.
South Beach Miami, Florida, United States
South Beach is not just a beach where both locals and tourists bask in the sun, but it’s a trendy place with top restaurants, hotels and nightclubs. It also has the best shops to go shopping. Located in Miami Beach, South Beach has gone from being a less-than-developed area to becoming one of the most luxurious places. But do not let the budget overshadow the party, as there is also a wide range of restaurants and affordable hotels.
Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
This four-kilometer-long sandy beach is always crowded with people sunbathing, flying a kite, skating or practising beach sports. The promenade of Copacabana, with its iconic black and white waves, accompanies the beach from start to the end and is a popular place for tourists and locals alike. From the beach, you can enjoy great views of the Sugar Loaf, Corcovado and the blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. And if Lorenzo warms up a lot, you can always refresh yourself in a bar and enjoy a Caipirinha (the Brazilian national cocktail).
Camps Bay – Cape Town, South Africa
Camps Bay offers you a little of everything: you can go surfing, scuba diving, picnicking in the grassy areas, eating a seafood platter in a luxury restaurant or enjoying an open-air flea market. Victoria Road, the main road parallel to the beach, has lots of pubs, restaurants, hotels and shops.
Barceloneta Beach, Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona offers not only world-renowned culture, gastronomy and architecture but also an ideal place to relax beside the Mediterranean. The Barceloneta is a sandy beach of four kilometres in length located in one of the oldest neighbourhoods of the city of Barcelona. The beach is full of bars, hotels, shops and restaurants. And when the sun goes down, Barceloneta has a lively nightlife.
Here our selection with the best cities with beaches in the world! Do you like all of them? Comment!