Summer has officially drawn to a close, and the sunny days of sprawling on the sand are numbered. For fans of the coast, though, the end of summer doesn't necessarily mean the end of beach trips. The world is still full of spectacular coastlines to explore, many of which are more famous for their breathtaking views, cultural heritage, and unique geography than for their hazy beach-bum appeal.
According to The Huffington Post, from the magical bays of Southeast Asia to the rugged, red coasts of North Africa, the world's 10 most dramatic coastlines includes Halong Bay in Vietnam, the Twelve Apostles in Australia, Legzira in Morocco, Cap Blanc in Mauritania, Los Gigantes in Spain, Cliffs of Moher in Ireland, Cape Town in South Africa, Lofoten Islands in Norway, Krabi in Thailand and Amalfi Coast in Italy.
The website says that Vietnam's Ha Long Bay is a UNESCO-recognized wonderland of over 3,000 whimsically-shaped islands jutting sharply out of the tranquil green waters. Aside from sheer visual splendor, Ha Long Bay is also home to countless caves, many offering privileged views of the surrounding islands, and a wide variety of endemic wildlife.
It advises travelers to buy a bunk on one of the local boats, which regularly take excursions to key points in the bay, to thoroughly explore the nooks and crannies of this magical coast./.