Posted on Jul 01, 2011 | Comments 0
With the earth consisting of so much water it’s just natural there are so many beautiful locations located in seas and oceans. These are some of the most scenic sailing spots on the planet.
1. Hamilton Island, Australia
(photo by andy_tyler)
Hamilton Island is situated in the famous Great Barrier Reef, which is the country’s most popular sailing spot. It’s warm all year round because of the area’s tropical climate. The average temperature for the year is just over 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. The Bahamas
(photo by jules flickr)
The Bahamian islands are one of the world’s most popular and best destinations for sailing. They’re ideal for expert sailors as well as beginners. Exumas and the Abacos are two of the most popular yachting locations due to the crystal clear waters and rich history.
3. The Greek Islands
(photo by ed_baseheart)
There are approximately 6,000 Greek islands, with many of them being deserted and uninhabited. They’re among the most beautiful in the world and you could spend a lifetime there exploring all of their beauty.
4. The French Riviera, France
(photo by coleinMSP)
This popular area is known as one of the world’s playgrounds for the rich and famous. However, you don’t have to be either rich or famous to enjoy these waters. Thousands of sailors from all over the world head to the French Riviera every year.
You can anchor your boat between the historic and picturesque cities of Monaco and Nice in the Bay of Villefranche, and soak in the breathtaking scenery.
5. The British Virgin Islands
(photo by choicecamps)
The British Virgin Islands are generally considered to be the Caribbean’s sailing capital. There are more than 60 islands that are just begging to be explored and they’re all equally as impressive. Of course, the Caribbean also has a long, rich history when it comes to sailing.
(photo by sendling_74)
Some of the most gorgeous islands on the planet are located in Thailand. They’re quite exotic and are filled with pristine beaches, sparkling blue and green waters and some spectacular scenery. They’re ideal to explore just about any time of the year due to the fine weather.
7. Stockholm Archipelago, Sweden
(photo by driedfigs)
There are about 24,000 islets and islands in this group that joins Sweden’s historic capital city of Stockholm with the Baltic Sea. It’s a superb spot to explore and practice your sailing skills while taking in the excellent scenery that surrounds you.
8. Mahe, Seychelles Islands
(photo by idee_per_viaggiare)
This wonderful little island sits in the north-eastern region of the Seychelles Islands group. The main port is located here and it’s the perfect spot to begin a sailing adventure.
The chain of islands is perfect sail from one to another. One of the highlights is sailing to Aldabra, where you’ll find the largest raised coral atoll on the globe. It’s also listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
9. Bay of Islands Maritime Park, New Zealand
(photo by emanistan)
This exceptional maritime park is made up of 144 islands, untouched coastline, natural harbours, and secluded bays. They offer some fantastic scenery and are a pleasure to explore at any time of the year.
10. The Aegean Coast, Turkey
(photo by greecetrip2007)
The Aegean Coast just off of Turkey offers spotless waters, exceptional views and a great climate. It’s easy to see why it’s one of the most popular sailing destinations out there. You can just relax and enjoy the sun and sea while taking in all of the sights.
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