Best Beaches in South Africa, Top 3 South African Beaches

October 6, 2011 by  
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South Africa is quickly becoming one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. It is the only country in Africa where you can go on a African wildlife safari just a few hours drive from a worldly city like Johannesburg. South Africa can boast a myriad of landscapes, including the high mountains of the Drakensberg, the arid beauty of the Karoo and the coastal forests of Knysna.

But South Africa can also claim 1,500 miles of coastline and two oceans: the cold Atlantic and the warm Indian oceans. If you want to experience both coasts, the best way to do this is to pick up a car rental. South Africa offers some of the most scenic road trips in the world. Its national roads are comparable to any you would find in North America and Western Europe.

The most popular road trip in South Africa is called the Garden Route. The trip starts in Cape Town. It is South Africa’s oldest and most beautiful city. Most visitors to Cape Town arrive via cheap flights from London. The Garden Route follows the N2 heading east from Cape Town, with most travelers finishing up in Port Elizabeth, about 450 miles away.

This coastal route takes in some of South Africa’s great beaches. The first stop of your tour must be Clifton in Cape Town.  

Clifton 4th Beach, Cape Town, Western Cape

As the name indicates, Clifton has four beaches, but Clifton 4th is by far the most popular beach of the bunch. Clifton 4th is on the list of South African beaches that have earned the coveted ‘Blue Flag Status’. This international accreditation is only awarded to those beaches that meet the highest standards of safety, environmental management and water quality. As clean as the water is, you might not want to hop into these Atlantic waters, unless you are ready for a chill! Even on summer days, the waters off Cape Town’s Atlantic seaboard remain cold. 

Even on summer days, the waters off Cape Town’s Atlantic seaboard remain cold. Locals and visitors from all over the world flock to Clifton to work on their tans while lying on this beach’s brilliant white sands. Visitors should be prepared that the only way to get down to the beach is via long staircases that start at the side of the road.

Clifton Beach

Clifton Beach

Dolphin Beach, Jeffrey’s Bay, Eastern Cape

Affectionately called ‘J-Bay’ by the laid-back locals, this coastal town is one of the most celebrated surfing venues on the planet. For decades, it has attracted some of the world’s greatest surfers to participate in major surfing competitions like the annual Billabong Pro ASP World Tour. But surfing isn’t the only activity at Dolphin’s Beach.

It is also known for the abundant shells that wash ashore. The collecting of seashells is a great activity to do with the kids. Also a nearby entertainment park has water slides, mini golf, and quad bikes. A car rental is especially handy for checking out the nearby village of St. Francis. This is where affluent types from Johannesburg spend their summers. The village is notable in that according to local ordinances all houses must be painted white and have black roof tiles. Adjacent to St. Francis is Cape St. Francis. It has a historic lighthouse that makes for a great photo opportunity. Beyond that is Oyster Bay, which is perfect for those looking for some peace and quiet.

Kelly’s Beach, Port Alfred, Eastern Cape

Most end their trip along the Garden Route in Port Elizabeth, but if you venture just two hours further up the coast you will discover the splendors of the Sunshine Coast. This region is home to one of the largest coastal dune fields in the world, and some of the sunniest weather you will find anywhere. The center of the Sunshine Coast is the tourist town of Port Alfred. Kelly’s Beach is another of South Africa’s famed Blue Flag beaches. The beach itself is quiet and almost untouched by development. It is popular with surfers but there are designated areas for surfing and swimming so both can share this beach safely. The beach is less than a mile from the Kowie River mouth. After a hard day relaxing on the beach, take a boat up the Kowie with a glass of South African white wine in hand and watch an African sunset. 

Myrtle Beach Attractions, Best Beach Vacations, South Carolina Best Destinations, Best Family Beach in the US

Myrtle Beach, SC, an excellent beach vacation along the US East Coast in South Carolina, presents you with so many attractions that you must take more than one visit to this wonderful travel destination. There are so many Myrtle Beach attractions like the world’s biggest sculpture garden, amusement and water parks, championship- as well as mini-golf courses, a wonderful aquarium, live theaters, amazing sightseeing, shopping, and affordable resorts to name just a few.

With more than 123 golf courses here, Myrtle Beach, SC, can easily be called the nation’s golf capital. The Atlantic Ocean’s crystal blue blends perfectly with the powdery white sands at the Myrtle Beach. To understand why Myrtle Beach and Grand Strand area is so popular, it is awesome to know that this area attracts more than twice tourists that Hawaii enjoys! You will see more than half a million people on a single summer day enjoying Myrtle Beach various attractions. Myrtle Beach attractions have made South Carolina as the second best vacation destination in the United States, next only to Florida. It’s also well-known as the “Best Family Beach in the US”.

Some Of The Myrtle Beach Attractions Are:

Myrtle Beach Waves Water Park

This is South Carolina’s biggest water park, which is spread over 20 acres of swerves, curves, and waves. It attracts more than a quarter million visitors every year. The Myrtle Beach Waves Water Park has 32 rides, Ocean in Motion Wave pool, and a slow ride around the park, the LayZee River. There is also the Bubble bay, which is a 7,000 ft. leisure pool. Other attractions are the saturation Station, which has waterfalls, splashes, and slides. Read more

Laguna Beach Vacations, USA’s Best Beach Destinations, Best Beach Vacations

December 14, 2008 by  
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Southern California offers an excellent vacation area, Laguna Beach. It is located between Los Angeles and San Diego and offers a golden sandy area and fresh water. The sunlights drop in your soul while you are lounging in the hammock. It attracts a great attention with its warm weather.

Laguna Beach, is known for having some of the most beautiful beaches in southern California. The city has good hotels, unique shops and restaurants, world famous art galleries and art festivals. Many movies and TV shows have been filmed here.

Laguna Beach consists of 30 beaches. Scuba diving, sailing, bird watching, surfing, and beach volleyball are the most preferred activities here. If you prefer outdoor activities, you have an access to hiking, cycling, golf, tours, and picnics. Laguna Beach is a popular weekend vacation in Southern California.

Aside from activities, if shopping is inseparable part of your vacations, Laguna Beach presents a variety of them. You can find clothes, hand-made jewelleries, and antique shops. Besides, there are art galleries in which the works of artists are exhibited. Festivals are also held in Laguna Beach, which is well known by people all around the world. Read more

World’s Top 5 Beach Destinations, World’s Best Beach Destinations, Superb Beach Destinations

December 13, 2008 by  
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Beaches have always been an address for joy and entertainment. Whenever you want, you have access to the beaches worldwide. You just make your choice.

 

1. Polo Beach (Hawaii)
Located in South Maui, Polo Beach offers not only a golden beach but also a vast and clear sea. The visitors of Polo Beach can not stand swimming or snorkelling in that fresh water. Luxury and elegance describe the beach exactly with the right words.

 

2. Seven Mile Beach (Jamaica)
Jamaica is famous for its Seven Mile Beach. It attracts visitors with its sight and deep sea. It is near to Negril and has the longest sandy area. You can enjoy yourself by sipping your drink under the shadows of palm trees.

 

3. Atlantis Paradise (Bahamas)
As it can be inferred from its name, it is a land from paradise. It is an excellent part of Caribbean in which you can take the pleasure of beach walks with your love. Also, Atlantis Paradise offers many water activities for everyone ranging from a child to an adult. Thanks to its tropical climate, most visitors find what they are looking for. Read more

Philippines Beaches, World’s Top Beaches, Philippines Beache Photos, Boracay Photos, World’s Best Beach Destinations, Philippines Islands, White Sand Beaches

The Philippines have been well known for its fantastic beaches. Here are some of the best beaches in the Philippines that one may consider visiting; Boracay Island,  Pagudpud, Mactan Isaland, Panglao, Camiguin Island, Dakak, Honda Bay, El Nido, Pearl Farm and Siargao Island.

With 7,107 islands, and a coastline twice the length of that of the United States, the Philippines can claim to be Asia’s Beach Capital. Enjoy the warm crystal blue waters of both the China Sea and the Pacific Ocean. Mention the Philippines and images of long, white sand beaches and bodies of water blessed with a variety of marine life come to mind.