5 Amazing City Beaches


Wednesday, September 19, 2012 | 10:25 AM




Author: Adam Zettler


Cities are playgrounds where one can find almost anything-even natural retreats! Here are 5 fun urban beaches, some iconic and well known, some in places where you might not have expected them.......


Paris Plages

Each summer Paris blocks off a section of the Seine River and creates an artificial beach, complete with palm trees and sand.


(image courtesy of PetitParisBedandBreakfest)


Place de l'Horloge Montreal

"Clock Beach" in Montreal opened to visitors this year, and comes complete with deck chairs and parasols. There are amenities like a cash bar and misting station.


(image courtesy of guideeventement.com)


Strand Zuid Amsterdam

Located close to Amsterdam's Beatrix Park, this 2000 square meter terraced urban beach is a cool place to have dinner or just relax in a lounge. It is somewhat upscale, but there is something to do for everyone, including restaurants, BBQ's in July and August and DJs on the weekend.


(image courtesy of University of Amsterdam)


South Beach, Miami

One of the most gorgeous and iconic urban beachscapes in the world, located near the heart of the city of Miami. Travelers can enjoy the white sands and warm tropical waters, rent a jet-ski or a segway. After a day in the sun, travelers can enjoy the hundreds of nightclubs that line Ocean Drive.

Miami South Beach, Florida (74)

(image courtesy of lonelyplanet.com)


Waikiki Beach, Honolulu

A surfer and snorkelers dream, located in Honolulu on the island of Oahu. Waikiki Beach has easy access from most of the hotel strip, and has myriads of beachfront bars and restaurants to cool off. Waikiki also has one of the best beach boardwalks in the world.

Waikiki - USA

(image courtesy of New Tourist Places)

Recommend your favourite city or urban beach in our discussion below!




snorkeling, bars, surfing, beaches, vacations, cities, urban, tourism, travel, Waikiki Beach, South Beach, Amsterdam, Paris, Montreal, Paris Plages, Place de l'Horloge, Strand Zuid, Miami, Honolulu

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