Top 10 Most Beautiful Bays in the World
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What is bay? You can either define bay as a place of water partly enclosed by land. More accurately we can refer bay as the place where waters are calmer than the surrounding sea. Even, ships can also think of this place as better shelter from the weather.
But sometimes large and deep bays become natural harbors. In those cases bays can be of great strategic and economic importance.
There are a lot many great cities in the world those are located on a natural harbor. Here are going to find out some of those most beautiful bays in the world. One thing, keep in mind that these most beautiful bays are not only good to see but also of great importance for the countries.
This one is an amazing Brazilian bay. Located in southern Brazil, Guanabara Bay is surrounded by tropical forests, unusual shaped rocks, high mountains of Serra do Marl, beaches and most importantly neighborhoods of Rio de Janeiro. The famous Portuguese explorer Gasper de Lemos discovered the bay in January 1, 1502. He named it Rio de Janeiro, which means January River, as he thought it was a large river. After so many decades finally it was renamed as Guanabara (Tupi-Guarani0.
Bay of Fundy
Located on the Atlantic coast of Canada, The Bay of Fundy is very famous for its high tidal range. The most beautiful bay also features unique shape and difference in water level. Sometimes it can sum up 16 meters between high tide and low tide. If you are looking for suitable place here to watch the tides, then find out the Hopewell Rocks, which is possibly the best stand for that purpose. The base of the rock formations are covered in water twice a day. You can see this from the ground level at low tide.
I believe, the name is quite something that will make you dreamy even without knowing much about the great bay. In our list of top 10 most beautiful bays in the world, we are keeping the Paradise Bay at number nine. This is one of only two places used by cruise ships to stop on Antarctica. On the other hand, this bay is one of Antarctica’s most popular tourist attractions. The amazing bay is surrounded by heavily glaciated mountains and ice cliffs. Visitors can join activities like cruising between icebergs with inflatable zodiac boats. In fact photographing penguin habitats is another memorable experience in this bay.
Bay of Islands
This bay is one of my most favorites. In fact The Bay of Islands can also be regarded as the most popular tourist attractions in New Zealand. This area is contained with more than 144 islands and few secluded bays with sandy beaches. One thing you will face here is abundance of marine life including Dolphins, whales, big marlin and penguins. Definitely this kind of bay have to be the most popular gathering place for sailing yachts on world cruises. This most beautiful bay is also historically significant. The place was actually the first part of New Zealand settled by Europeans.
Bay of Kotor
The seventh of our most beautiful bays in the world list is the Bay of Kotor. On the Adriatic Sea, this bay is located in south-western Montenegro. The historical bay is often regarded as the most beautiful bay in Europe. Many have already mistaken this as a fjord. But the bay is actually a submerged river canyon. There are several tourist resorts and numerous beaches lined with the shore of the Bay of Kotor. There are also picturesque towns of Perast, Risan and Kotor.
Phang Nga Bay
Phang Nga Bay is one of most scenic areas in Thailand. The bay is located just over 95 km from the island of Phuket. You can enjoy aquatic grottoes, limestone Islands and beautiful caves around the place. The most famous island in the bay is a needle, which is formed of limestone rock called Ko Ping Kan. Now a day many know this as the James Bond Island. The Island was featured in the James Bond movie “The Man with the Golden Gun”. The most common ways of visiting Phang Nga Bay is by sea kayak. In fact it is the only way to get inside the grottoes and sea caves.
Victoria Harbour is probably the deepest container ports in the world. The well-known bay is undoubtedly the major tourist attraction in Hong Kong. It offers stunning views of the skyscrapers of Hong Kong Island. Some other sides features the Tsim Sha Tsui shoreline. Victoria Harbour is also one of the busiest harbors in the world. You will find hundreds of ferries and speed boats darting up and down the shore. If you plan for a trip to the bay then it will be great with Star Ferry accommodations.
Port Jackson is one of the most beautiful natural harbor in Sydney. I think many will agree with me about the beautiful city and its bay. Of course the bay is the main attraction for visiting the city. With its hundreds of coves, bays, waterways and beaches, the harbor contributes to the city’s scenic beauty. If you are planning for a Sydney trip then you must not forget to visit two of Sydney’s most famous landmarks. The Sydney harbor bridge and the Sydney Opera House will definitely be memorable experience for the tourists.
San Francisco Bay
This is one of the most common and most beautiful bays in the world. Perhaps many of you are more familiar than me with the San Francisco Bay in Californian coast. The second largest urban area with approximately 8 million residents is situated in this bay area. San Francisco is the financial center of the Bay Area. And San Jose probably is the most populous city. You will find so many islands including the small island of Alcatraz. This was more specifically a prison before 1963. But above all, the most famous architecture here is the Golden Gate Bridge. The gate opens the bay to the Pacific Ocean.
Ha Long Bay
Believe me, this most beautiful bay in the world is such a piece that will make you feel like entering the epic stories. Situated in North Vietnam, Ha Long Bay is around 120 kilometer long coast line. The international meaning of this bay expresses a lot about this amazing bay. The name is literally translated as “Bay of Descending Dragons”. Undoubtedly it is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Vietnam. It features thousands of Islands. Most of these Islands are topped with thick jungle vegetation, which makes spectacular seascape of limestone pillars. Some of them are enormous caves. But the most fascinating thing about the beautiful bay is those floating villages of fishermen. You must not miss this while in Vietnam.