10 Most Beautiful Sailing Destinations in the World 2017

by James Thomas

Sailing is one of the best ways to explore our beautiful nature. However, the whole experience of sailing will depend on the destination that you choose. There are a number of pristine locations around the world that are perfect for sailing. The reason why location is important for sailing is because a picturesque destination would enhance the overall experience of sailing. Along with the views and the attractions, winds, obstacles and the currents also play their role in sailing.

In order to make the whole job of choosing the best sailing destinations an easy one, I am going to showcase the 10 most beautiful sailing destinations in the world.

 

1) Whitsunday Islands

The Whitsundays is an archipelago of 74 islands. Sailing on any of these islands is a completely refreshing experience. Especially talking about the Hamilton Island which is one of the islands that make up the Whitsundays, you will be offered with all the different ways for sailing around the region. It doesn't matter whether you are an amateur sailor or an experienced one, there are a number of ways in which you can enjoy this amazing part of the world. You can find numerous cruises that will enable you to visit and explore more than one island on a single day while sailing.

 

 

2) Croatia

Croatia in recent years has emerged as one of the must-go destination for the different types of travelers. There is an abundance of natural as well as man-made creations that can be found on the country's long coastline. With the steady winds and the crystal clear waters, there is no better way than sailing for experiencing the beautiful coastline. Regarded as one of the premier destinations for sailing, it has also become one of the most traveled destinations in Europe. Going on a sailing trip to Croatia would be one of the most unforgettable and memorable experiences that you would ever have.

 

 

Croatia in recent years has emerged one of the must-go destination for the different types of travelers. There is an abundance of natural as well as man-made creations that can be found on the country's long coastline. With the steady winds and the crystal clear waters, there is no better way than sailing for experiencing the beautiful coastline. Regarded as one of the premier destinations for sailing, it has also become one of the most traveled destinations in Europe. Going on a sailing trip to Croatia would be one of the most unforgettable and memorable experiences that you would ever have.

3) Greece

 

 

Greece is one of the most hospitable and inspiring countries in the world. You will be able to island hop on the Cyclades and even enjoy a relaxed trip around the Sporades. Greece is one of the top 5 sailing destinations in the world. You will be able to experience a piece of history along with sailing the coast from the capital city Athens. You can even spend a complete week just meandering from one island to another. Once you go on a sailing trip to this amazing country you will definitely want to return back to it.

 

4) Spain


Spain is home to one of the most diverse island chains, incredible beaches, seaside resorts and the colorful coastal cities. Spain is among the most popular destinations for sailors wishing to sail in the Mediterranean. Sailing in the Canary Islands is a great experience that you will not forget for the rest of your life. While sailing along the coast of northwestern Africa, the rock formations will form a stunning backdrop. You can plan a trip to the Canary islands typically anytime of the year as the region enjoys a great weather all year round.

5) Galapagos Islands, Ecuador



The Galapagos Islands is a tiny collection of islands that are situated in the eastern Pacific Ocean. These islands are remote but they are still able to allure people from all around the world. Along with sailing, you will be able to experience the abundance of wildlife that includes the giant tortoises, sea lions, penguins and the footed boobies. This is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity. All you need to do is just fly in and explore the islands on a cruise. Along with sailing, you can even snorkel or dive during the day time.

6) Zanzibar

Zanzibar is situated off the coast of Tanzania in the Indian Ocean. This destination will enable you to travel back in time and experience the ancient kingdom of Persia. You will be able to sail through the turquoise blue waters and witness the picture perfect beaches. In order to get the best sailing experience, sail on a traditional dhow which is an ancient sailing vessel. Seeing the beautiful sunsets along with diving or snorkeling is best way to make your trip to Zanzibar an unforgettable one. The average water temperature of the region is just over 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

7) French Riviera, France

 

 

There is no better romantic spot to sail which is better than the French Riviera. It is a breathtaking Mediterranean coastline that covers the southeast corner of France. It is home to the pristine beaches, unspoiled islands and the rocky inlets. The whole region houses some of the largest cosmopolitan resorts of Cannes, Saint-Tropez and Nice. You can go to Marseilles, Antibes or Cannes for hiring a set of sails.

8) Bay of Islands

 


Bay of Islands is located in New Zealand's winterless north and is among the most astonishing spots in the world. You will be able to witness crystal clear waters which can be deep or turquoise. These islands are best for all those you are looking to enjoy their sailing trip in seclusion. The white sandy beaches and the wide range of seafood which is available on the islands are enough to make your time on the islands a worthwhile one. 

9) Southern Coast of Turkey


Turkey's Southern Coast is one of the best spots to relax on the planet. The stunning surroundings of the cost will enable you to rejuvenate your body and mind. During the summer time, you will be able to find good wind speeds and moderate seas that will amplify the whole sailing experience. You must also visit the historic sites and the historic towns in order to make your sailing experience a comprehensive one.

10) The Azores

 

 

The Azores is a perfect place to spend your holiday. You will be surrounded by the pristine beauty of the exotic island chains of Portugal. These volcanic islands are well known spots for all those who love adventure and nature. All over the Azores, you will be able to find the diverse landscapes that include the rough coastal lines and the lush green hills. In order to sail, you will need a prior experience and skill level.

 

Above are the 10 most beautiful sailing destinations that you must definitely visit if you love sailing. You must try to visit a few of them if not all. The memories which you will return back home with are enough to last a lifetime.

James Thomas has been a professional Blogger for last 5 years. His major contribution is to Sailing Whitsundays which offers world class sailing adventures at Whitsunday Islands. In his free time, he loves doing research on traveling, fashion and photography which suits his personality.

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