Humans seem to be drawn to beaches, and although remote beaches are hugely appealing, most of the world’s population lives in a city so the chances are that the nearest beach to you will be an urban or city beach.
Even when you are on vacation, you may still be staying on the edge of a city so your beach, once again, it likely to be backed by a cityscape. In this article I look at the world’s most iconic urban beaches. The best places to go when you are city bound and want to catch some sun on the sand. All these beaches are fantastic, famous and worth a visit.
In my selection, Waikiki is warm and tropical as is Miami Beach. In fact, Miami beach has two faces, “South Beach” pictured above and “North Beach” where you will find a mix of high end hotels such as the gorgeous new Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club. Bondi and Coogee are famous urban beaches on the shoreline of Sydney. And of course Ipanema beach is so iconic that a song has been written about it!
The beach at Waikiki is certainly not a beach to get away from it all. Bordering the city of Waikiki, the tourism hub of the Hawaiian Islands, this beach is busy and fun. It is protected from the ocean by… Read More.