Top 10 Locations to Go Sailing

Top 10 Locations to Go Sailing

The warm season is approaching, which means that more and more people will head towards the beach. There are so many great places to go boating! We have picked ten great locations, that attract sailors from around the world. Even if you don’t sail, you will find boat tours offered to the visitors.

10. Antigua

Surrounded with unspoiled reef, Antigua features a dramatic coastline of white sandy beaches and harbors. The shores attract sailors for the Sailing Week – an international event. It is also one of the sunniest islands in the Caribbean, having a summery climate all year round and very little rain.

Why to sail there?

It is also one of the diving and snorkeling spots in the Caribbean, attracting the enthusiasts from all around the world.

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Antigua

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9. Sardinia, Italy

Being the second largest island in the Mediterranean, Sardinia has a very long coast and numerous sandy beaches. The nature is versatile and provides all year round activities: horseback riding, sailing, even skiing in winter. And the cuisine is exquisite.

Why to sail there?

Various activities, beautiful nature, great Italian cuisine and never ending pleasant weather.

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8. Lake Garda, Italy

Situated in the alpine region, formed by the glaciers, surrounded with popular cities like Verona, Venice and Milan, Garda is the largest lake in Italy. Numerous historic towns and villages are scattered along the shoreline and provide visitors with the cozy restaurants, spa centers, hotels and historic architecture. Sailing and windsurfing are among the most popular activities here.

Why to sail there?

Needless to say, the natural beauty of this alpine gem and its surroundings is impeccable.

Panorama of Lake Garda or Lago di Garda in Italy

Panorama of Lake Garda or Lago di Garda in Italy

Old Castle in Malcesene, Lake Garda, Italy

Old Castle in Malcesene, Lake Garda, Italy

Lake Garda or Lago di Garda in Italy

Lake Garda or Lago di Garda in Italy

7. Zakynthos Island, Greece

The iconic Navagio beach on the north-west shore of the island is incredibly beautiful. The white sandy beach and clear blue water are accompanied by the steep limestone cliffs, that isolate the beach and make it an intimate retreat. The best way to get there is by boat.

Why to sail there?

The cove attracts thousands of visitors every year. It can also be approached from the top of the cliffs. Most of the tourists love sunbathing and swimming in the crystal water.

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Photo by Dragan Todorović

Navagio-Photo by Dragan Todorović

Photo by Dragan Todorović

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6. Hvar Island, Croatia

It is regarded a jewel of the historically and culturally significant Dalmatian islands, scattered in the Adriatic Sea. Since antiquity Hvar has been an important port for the Greeks, Romans and Byzantines. Versatile history is present in numerous architectural monuments, that attract not only curious tourists, but scientists, historians and archeologists as well.

Why to sail there?

Probably the most crystal water as you can get. Also the harbor and facilities will make your trip easy and comfortable.

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Hvar-Photo by Europe Trotter

Photo by Europe Trotter

Hvar-Photo by Ilja Veselica

Photo by Ilja Veselica

5. Dubrovnik, Croatia

Besides being one of the most popular tourist destinations in Mediterranean, Dubrovnik is also protected by UNESCO for its historic prominence. There is a lot to do and see here: from exploring amazing architecture with a cable car, visiting exciting summer festivals, to sailing and relaxing on the beaches.

Why to sail there?

Historically and culturally diverse town, with great beaches and resorts.

Dubrovnik-Photo by Zsolt Varanka

Photo by Zsolt Varanka

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Dubrovnik-Photo by Kevin McClish

Photo by Kevin McClish

4. Capri, Italy

Island in the Tyrrhenian Sea has numerous small beaches around its coast. They are covered with small smooth pebbles. Some stretches of the coast feature quite dramatic rocks, protruding from warm crystal clear water. Approaching the coast from a boat tour is a popular activity here.

Why to sail there?

Capri is a glamorous island, known for it luxurious villas, steep hills and Limoncello. Despite the expensive lifestyle maintained here, there is a lot of free beaches for all the guests who visit the island.

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3. Corsica, France

The island’s volatile history is reflected in the dramatic landscape. A witness to various historic events, today Corsica attracts tourists for numerous reasons: a beautiful coastline, mountainous landscape, mild climate. The cuisine is splendid: a lot of fresh ingredients and local drinks will please every gourmet.

Why to sail there?

Great nature, historic architecture, exquisite cuisine are awaiting the sailors there!

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2. Menorca, Spain

The tiny island in the Mediterranean Sea is often called a Balearic Jewel: it has 120 amazing beaches! It is certainly one of the most exciting spots from the Balearic Islands group. Besides swimming in the crystal clear water, canoeing and kayaking are other popular activities.

Why to sail there?

This is one of the most popular island among the sailors in Spain. Crystal turquoise water and pristine beaches attract happy vacationers from around the world.

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Menorca-Photo by Carles Alonso

Photo by Carles Alonso

Menorca-Photo by Basilio Ochando

Photo by Basilio Ochando

1. Sydney, Australia

Since there are a lot of landmarks in the harbor as well as islands, there is no better way to explore it than going on a boat tour and sailing around.

Why to sail there?

It is one of the most popular tourist attractions and one can find a boat any time of the day.

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Sydney

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Sydney-Photo by Robert Montgomery

Photo by Robert Montgomery