10 Most Beautiful Coastal Cities In The World

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If you like beaches and seaside but you don’t want to leave urban scenery, you can have it both with these ten cities.

1. Honolulu

Honolulu is the only big city in Hawaii. It has about 385,000 residents and it is business, cultural and political center of the state. It is the capital of Hawaii since 1845.The first impression may bring disappointment.

Some tourists expect to see long beaches, palm trees and hula dancers, and instead they get welcomed by concrete, glass, skyscrapers, wide and busy streets. But disappointment is very short-lasting, because it is the city that has lot to offer to tourists, and the beaches they were expecting are nearby. Downtown is a mixture of past and present, with modern high-rise buildings opposite to the magnificent buildings from the Victorian era. Waikiki is the place you want to go if you want to spend your days at amazing beaches.

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2. Rio De Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is a city that everyone should visit. This is the city where life happens on the street, and you can find pretty much anything with the help of its residents.

It also manages to be an industrial center, transportation center, a city of tourism and the center of the carnival for the whole world. No need to worry about missing the carnival because as soon as the one ends they are already preparing for the one that will take place next year. Sunset and the ignition of the first night light in Rio is something that one simply has to experience, as well as a gondola ride to the top of Sugar Loaf which offers a magnificent view the port of Rio, Copacabana and Gulf Guanabanara.

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3. Los Angeles

Los Angeles, also known by its acronym LA, is the city that is located along the coast of the Pacific Ocean in the south of the State of California.

LA is known as one of the most important global economic, cultural and entertainment centers. The city has numerous universities, research institutions, theaters and museums. It is the center of the film and television industry, which is located in its suburb – Hollywood, and it is an important center of the music scene as well. The city has also hosted the Olympic Games twice which were held in 1932 and 1984. L.A. is also known for its spectacular beaches, so no matter what you like, you can find something that will capture your mind.

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4. Mumbai

The city of Mumbai, formerly called Bombay, is located in the Indian state of Goa. With a smile, music and “Namaste”, the first thing you will learn, your adventure may begin. Mumbai is the city on the Arabian Sea, India in small, the meeting place of many nations and cultures, religions and languages.

Today, it is the richest and most elegant city in this country with its 15 million inhabitants that will welcome you with the sounds of Bollywood, which is known as the largest film production center in the world. The only thing that you will need to know when in Goa is “shanti”, everything else is irrelevant. “Shanti” means peace and it is used in the sense of “a relaxed, unrushed” which is a philosophy of life in Goa – live slowly and relaxed.

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5. Brighton, England

Brighton and nearby place How make one city together. At first glance, is not easy to determine where one ends and another begins. Brighton and How share steep streets that lead down to the sea, stunning architecture and amazing family homes with a lovely idyllic gardens.

They are dominated by white, pink and blue hydrangeas, making these gardens very diverse and colorful. Due to the city charm along with the good night life and entertainment, Brighton has a good reputation. Throughout the year, especially in the summer months, there are two times more visitors than local people. For the British this place is known as London by the sea. The coast has brand new hotel, as well as many shops and boutiques which pretty much offer anything you desire.

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6. Cape Town

All the way to the South of Africa shines Cape Town, one of the most popular destinations in this country. Close to the big city there is a famous beach Blaauwberg, as well as the magnificent Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden.

At the Cape of Good Hope lies the nature reserve with unreal scenic views, hiking trails and wildlife. In Cape Town you can get acquainted with the rich South African cultural tradition in food preparation, dance and drumming. The city has emerged as a mix of European settlers, Indians, slaves and Madagascans – South East Asia on one side and the native Xhosa and Khoi on the other. Many visitors think that Cape Town is best to visit in summer (December-February), but the city is active all year round. Summer days are long and warm and the nights are mild.

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7. Barcelona

It is a stunning city situated on the Mediterranean coast, oriented to the sea. The most important seal is given by the works of genius Antonio Gaudi, the modernist architect, whose buildings made Barcelona very popular.

The harmony of nature and architecture here is brought to perfection and at times you feel like you are in a fairy tale. Marvelous houses and weird forms, done by the famous Gaudi, immediately ” get under the skin ”. Of course, unavoidable is main street La Rambla which connects Plaza Catalunya and the coast, from where Christopher Columbus sailed to America. Rambla is always full, from morning to evening – street performers on every corner, restaurants, shops and interesting architecture. There is also the famous Boqueria market, a market that operates since the 1840’s.

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8. Miami

In Miami everything exudes glamour, elegance and cosmopolitan happenings. Located in the southeastern part of Florida, it has a sunny and warm weather throughout the year. The cultural life is very diverse. It is touched by the influences of Caribbean islands, Latin America and Europe. The city has exceptional beaches, unforgettable nightlife, excellent shopping and numerous restaurants with delicious cuisine.

Miami has the famous South Beach , where you can see a very beautiful and sometimes eccentric people. Art Deco district of South Beach has the largest concentration of Art Deco architecture. Contrasting North Beach boasts examples of modern architecture and not so much visited beaches. Do not forget to visit the picturesque neighborhood of Little Havana, where you’ll get the impression that you are in Cuba. Clear skies, sparkling blue ocean, pale sandy beaches and swaying palm trees are waiting for you in a city where life is not only work but also pleasure.

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9. Hong Kong

Hong Kong is located in southeast China, on the shores of the South China Sea. It is a mosaic of united disparate materials and as such it represents the beauty in its own way.

Exclusive boutiques, parks full of peace, the crowd on the sidewalk, gardens on the balconies of the buildings, different clothing styles, different building styles, skyscrapers, skyscrapers, skyscrapers and beautiful trams on two floors! On one side – the world of Disney cartoon, on the other side of a Buddha statue, on the third market where you can find anything at reasonable prices, on the fourth, the heart of the city beating rapidly. Hong Kong has over 260 islands and an excellent climate, which already points to the stunning beach, whose abundance you can’t quite comprehend.

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10. Sydney, Australia

Sydney is a beautiful city mainly because of the water that surrounds it. City exudes with positive atmosphere and it is full of beautiful views so it is not surprising that the most desirable neighborhoods are located on the shores of Port Jackson.

And what can be better than waking up with views of the islands and the small port? This city lives on the water, and its residents know how to enjoy it. Darling Harbour in the city center is full of restaurants and it is arranged as a promenade. It is an ideal place in the city to escape sometimes overwhelming rush. If you like surfing you will be happy to take advantage of ocean waves. Bondi, Manly, Coogee, … are just some of the beaches that are crowded when the weather is good .