What is the Most Popular International Beach? (Hint: It Has Penguins)
Where sand meets penguins: Boulders Beach in South Africa (Photo: Charles J. Sharp/Wikimedia Commons)
Everyone loves heading to the beach in the summer. There’s nothing like sand and sun on a hot day. But the only thing that’s more fun than driving to the local beach is visiting an international spot. Why not combine traveling abroad with dipping your toes in the water?
Here are some of the most searched international beaches on Yahoo — all guaranteed to deliver gorgeous coastlines and unique experiences.
In recent years, South Africa has become an increasingly popular tourist destination. The secret is out: These beaches are breathtaking — and they come with penguins. Outside Simon’s Town, near Cape Town, Boulders Beach is part of the Table Mountain National Park. The main attraction is a colony of nearly 3,000 African penguins that has made the beach its home since 1983. While the penguins’ habitat is protected, visitors can see them up close and swim among the boulders at adjacent beaches.
Grace Bay, Providenciales (Courtesy: The Somerset)
2. Grace Bay
Turks and Caicos is a tropical nation made up of over 40 small islands and cays. Providenciales, one of the western islands in the chain, is the main tourism center and home to Grace Bay, which is known for its crystal-blue water and pristine white sand. There are a number of luxury hotels and restaurants in Grace Bay, such as The Somerset resort or The Grace Bay Club.
Rabbit Beach,on an Italian island, is a challenge to reach, but visitors love it. (Photo: Marco Molino/Flickr)