The World’s 10 Best Urban Beaches

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Getaways from the stress of city life that are only as far as the water’s edge—the urban beach.

Living in a bustling metropolis can be a thrilling experience. But with this excitement often comes exhaustion. Traffic jams, train delays, long workdays, little personal space, a sense of disconnection from nature—all among the more commonly cited aggravations that come with city living.

For those urbanites living in large metros, tranquility can be found in public parks—think London’s Hyde Park and New York City’s Central Park. But for those who live in these ten international cities, there’s another getaway option for them that few other places in the world can offer: the urban beach.

Here are ten urban beaches from around the world that are as great as the cities that surround them.

Tel Aviv boasts one of the world’s most vigorous business…
Situated in the Jumeirah district of Dubai, this beach really…
With its festive nightlife, explosive New Year’s fireworks celebration and…
Massive stone boulders separate Cape Town’s four beaches. While the…
Mercer’s Global Quality of Living Survey ranked Sydney number 10…
Some of Barcelona’s finest restaurants can be found along the…
One of Vancouver’s most popular beaches, “Kits” Beach looks out…
Brooklyn’s famed Coney Island boardwalk continues to capture the imaginations…
Winters in Chicago can be brutally cold. Luckily for the…
Otherwise known as “Chowpatty Beach,” Girgaum Chowpatty is a popular…
The mega-mansions of Hong Kong’s wealthiest can be found in…
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