the most beautiful bays
the most beautiful bays
. A bay is a body of water partly enclosed by land. A small bay is called a cove whereas a large bay can be called a gulf. Whatever size they are they re often stunningly beautiful. Check out some of the most beautiful bays in the world. (Pictured: Sydney Harbor)
Bay of Terre de Haut Guadeloupe
. With small villages dotting its rolling hills and yachts in its waters this bay is deservedly described as one of the most beautiful in the world.
Trunk Bay St John US Virgin Islands
. Nestled in the Virgin Islands National Park this bay boasts white sand beaches and turquoise blue waters.
Santorini Bay Greece
. With white painted houses perched on its steep hills Santorini offers an unmatched view of the Aegean Sea.
Guanabara Bay Brazil
. Surrounded by unusually shaped rocks and beaches the bay punctuates the breathtaking views of Rio de Janeiro from the Serra do Mar mountains.
Phang Nga Bay Thailand
. Located 60 miles off the coast of Phuket this bay is known for its aquatic grottoes and limestone islands.
Bay of Many Coves New Zealand
. Close to a cycle trail in New Zealand this bay offers spectacular views from its hills.
Port Jackson Australia
. Port Jackson is Sydney s natural harbour and includes several bays including the famous Sydney Harbour. It s the largest of its kind in the world.
Paradise Bay Antarctica
. Among Antarctica s most beautiful places this bay is surrounded by ice cliffs and is perfect for penguin sighting.
Ha Long Bay Vietnam
. With hundreds of green topped islands Ha Long (literally descending dragon ) Bay offers an unforgettable view of limestone karst pillars.
Bay of Kotor Montenegro
. Considered one of Europe s most beautiful bays the Bay of Kotor in the Adriatic Sea has many tranquil beaches and tourist resorts along its shores.
Waterfall Bay Tasmania
. With some great seaside waterfalls this bay offers spellbinding views across the highest sea cliffs in Australia.
San Francisco Bay United States
. Situated on the California coast the famous Golden Gate Bridge spans this urban West Coast bay where it opens to the Pacific Ocean.
Keem Bay Ireland
. Flanked by Croaghaun with some of the highest sea cliffs in Europe the horseshoe shaped Keem Bay is close to a famous seam of the semi precious stone amethyst.
Bay of Fundy Canada
. This bay on the Atlantic coast of Canada is famous for its strangely shaped rock formations the Hopewell Rocks.
Bay of Islands New Zealand
. Popular among sailing yachts on world cruises and big game fishermen this bay has abundant marine life which includes whales penguins dolphins and marlin.
Bay of Kemer Turkey
. Situated in the city of Antalya Kemer Bay Beach skirts the western Taurus Mountains and the Mediterranean Sea.
Puerto Vallarta Mexico
. Known for its nightlife its beachfront is lined with sculptures restaurants nightclubs and outfitters for paragliding over the bay.
Victoria Harbor Hong Kong
. One of the deepest container ports in the world it offers splendid views of the Hong Kong island skyscrapers on one side and the Tsim Sha Tsui on the other.
Puerto Galera Bay Philippines
. Awarded as the most beautiful bay in the world by UNESCO in 2005 Puerto Galera is among the top diving destinations in the Philippines.
Bay of Bodrum Turkey
. Situated in the town of Bodrum the bay is famous for the Mausoleum of Mausolus one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Costa Brava Spain
. Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea Spain s Costa Brava is celebrated for its rocky coves and pristine waters.
Porthcurno Bay UK
. Apart from white sand lush hilltops and picturesque beaches this bay also boasts the Minack Theatre an open air theatre where matinees are held twice a week.
Mindelo Bay So Vicente
. Belonging to the volcanic Cape Verde archipelago the Bay of Mindelo has a deep natural harbour which makes it ideal for large container vessels.