Ever wondered where are the best places to go sailing? Look no further as we dissect five of the best destinations you can visit and take to the water.
The world’s best sailing destinations
- Isles of Scilly, UK
- Whitsunday Island, Australia
- West Scotland
- Lofoten, Norway
Isles of Scilly, UK
With its gorgeous beaches and wonderful sites, the Isles of Scilly are aesthetically pleasing and perfect for any sailor’s boat trip. It’s one of the cosiest sailing destinations for families and couples, with white sandy beaches and romantic sea views. The Isles of Scilly are perfect for a UK retreat, and the best part is that it’s one of the warmest places in the UK.
Whitsunday Island, Australia
Why not travel to the other side of the world to get your sailing kicks, Whitsunday Island is the perfect destination. The best part about this sailing location is that it’s located in the Great Barrier Reef, so you can immerse yourself with the wonderful sites that Australia has to offer. You could even go for a snorkel with the fishes while you’re there.
The west coast of glorious Scotland showcases its natural charm, and it’s no surprise that it’s one of Europe’s most popular sailing destinations. With breathtaking views of the cliff fronts, it’s a truly amazing place to sail around, allowing you to take in all of Scotland’s scenery. After you’ve finished your sail, why not experience some of the culture Scotland has to offer?
A bit of a different scene for a sail, but the Lofoten archipelago in Norway is just as mesmerising as any other location on our list. Take in the snowy alps while you sail and feel the cold breeze—just remember to wrap up warm. Bringing some tea in a flask is also a great idea. This route is definitely for those more adventurous sailors to enjoy.
Increasing in its popularity for sailing, Croatia is a becoming a more and more popular place to be. The central European country has many sailing points to be enjoyed, making it a great place to visit as there is so much too explore. The views are truly stunning, and with the deep blue ocean underneath you, it will truly feel like the kind of paradise you’ve never experienced before
So why not get your sail on and explore what these places have to offer? They might even become one of your favourite sailing destinations. Other places worth mentioning are the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean, which is truly a paradise destination. Also, there are the Bay of Islands in New Zealand, and though it’s further for most to travel, the scenery will give you everything you want in a sailing trip.
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