The Oceans are undoubtedly a beautiful sight but just how beautiful a sight, depends on where you see it from. Here are 10 sites to get perhaps the best Ocean views:
01: Mirador Escénico, San Carlos, Mexico
Located four miles from San Carlos, this site gives an open view of the Gulf of California, complete with Tetakawi, a volcanic hill peeping out of the Ocean.
02: Kalaupapa, Molokai, Hawaii
This is the site of the world’s highest cliffs. Access to Kalaupapa National Park, at the foot of the cliffs, is only possible by mule train down the 3,315 ft cliffs. This was once the site of a leper colony but closed as such in 1969.
03: Cape Leeuwin, Australia
Located at the southwestern tip of Australia, you can witness where the Southern Ocean meets the Indian Ocean. During the summer you can see the vast expanse of water and in the winter you can witness the force of the Ocean as it crashes against the shoreline.
04: Sur to Aija, Oman
On Oman’s northeastern coast is the town of Sur. From Sur, you can look across a creek to Aija, a fishing village with brightly colored huts and traditional Dhows bobbing on the surface of the waters.
05: Látrabjarg, Iceland
At this westernmost point of Europe, the cliffs are 1,457 ft high and stretch for 8.7 miles. Looking out from this vantage point, you can not only see the sea stretching into the distance but by looking along the coastline, you can see white sandy beaches and the Snaefellsjokull Glacier as it meets the sea.
06: St. John’s Head, Hoy, Orkneys, Scotland
This is the highest vertical sea cliff in Britain and from here you can get a great view of the sea that includes, the Old Man of Hoy, a 450 ft sea stack jutting up from the sea.
07: Son Marroig, Mallorca, Spain
The scenery around this point on Mallorca’s north coast is stunning. From here you can see Na Foradada (pierced peninsula), complete with its massive 59 ft hole in its center.
08: Sagres Bay, Portugal
This is the most southwesterly point in Europe and offers great views of the open seas. So much so, that in the 15th century, it inspired Prince Henry the Navigator to open his School of Navigation to be set up here.
09: Dun Aengus, Aran Islands, Ireland
Cliff forts sit atop these 328 ft unclimbable cliffs. The view from here includes one over Irishmore Island to the distant Connemara coast.
10: Coast Road, Western Sahara
This is part of the Paris to Dakar Rally’s most remote leg. As well as views of the open seas, from here you can see, what seems like an endless coastline of untouched sand and rocks. A word of note is needed here: If approaching this point by motor vehicle across the land, because of an abundance of un-exploded mines in the area, it is strongly advised that you employ a local guide to avoid accidents.