4 Dream Destinations For Sailing Enthusiasts
Sailing is an activity that requires the perfect backdrop. It is true that sailing can be enjoyed anywhere, but for the perfect experience you will need to go sailing at the perfect location. Here are 4 amazing destinations that every sailing enthusiast will enjoy.
Cape Town, South Africa
The African continent has some amazing sailing destinations on its coastline. However, the waters of the continent also harbour pirates. This makes most destinations an unviable option for sailing enthusiasts. Thankfully, there is still one place in Africa whose shores are devoid of piracy and the sailing is top notch – the South African city of Cape Town. The 2nd largest city in South Africa, Cape Town has longed enjoyed the reputation of being one of the premiere holidaying destinations in Africa. This is in no small part thanks to the fantastic sailing opportunities that are present off its coast. Whether you sail from Green Point or Hout Bay Harbour, just outside Cape Town, expect fantastic sailing conditions and a beautiful coastline that everyone will admire.
Bellingham, WA, United States of America
Tucked away in the Northwest of the United States is Bellingham, perhaps the best sailing destination in the country. Bellingham Bay and the San Juan Islands are perfect for any sailing enthusiast, irrespective of their level of expertise. As a result, Bellingham has a host of sailing schools where even the most experienced sailor can learn a thing or two from the local instructors. A stone’s throw away from Canada, the islands off the shore of Bellingham provide a scenic backdrop for the perfect sailing experience.
There is no doubt that the Mediterranean Sea is perfect for indulging in some sailing. But, where do you begin? Should one head for the famed French Riviera? Or should explore the Mediterranean from the Eastern coast of Turkey? While everyone may have their own preference, one cannot doubt the fact that Greece is the best European destination for any sailing enthusiast. Island hopping between Mikonos, Naxos and Ermoupoli has a joy of its own that few other sailing destinations can offer. Even exploring the coasts of Crete is a very special experience on its own. With a rich naval history, sailing enthusiasts will find Greek harbours to feature excellent facilities.
Great Barrier Reef, Australia
There is no lack of good sailing destinations in Australia. However, the Coral Sea still remains the best option for sailing aficionados. Although there are a number of places from where you can explore the Great Barrier Reef, Airlie Beach, in Queensland, is perhaps the best location from where to embark on your sailing adventures. The pristine waters of the Coral Sea and the gorgeous Great Barrier Reef are quite enchanting. Sailing in these waters usually involves indulging in a bit of diving and snorkeling as well. Besides the Great Barrier Reef, sailors can also explore the waters around Whitsunday Island and head down the coast to Conway National Park.
The next time you are looking to get away to a perfect sailing destination, make sure that these 4 locations are at the top of your list.
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