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If you are looking for the top cities near the beach along the Atlantic and Indian coastlines, Cape Town should be in your shortlist. Visit the African capital preferably during summer and enjoy a backdrop of scenic mountains as you watch the sunset in Clifton beaches. Sunbathe at Camps Bay, Llandudno and Boulders beaches or take your recreational sport to the next level in Milnerton and Blouberg. There are tot-friendly tidal pools in the eastern False Bay coast.
Speaking of the best beach cities, Sydney has over 100 finest spots. Some are very close to the city e.g. Bondi which is 20 minutes away from downtown. Bondi has a crescent of golden sand, synonymous with a laid-back Aussie life. Visit the beach for booming surf or watch the migrating whales between May and October. Other popular beaches in Sydney are Coogee, Queenscliff, Manly and Balmoral.
If you have never stepped on the cool sand pathway with a sprinkler system, a city beach break in Rio is worth taking. There is a 25-mile shoreline with several beaches including Copacabana where the water is a bit fierce but brings on the drama if you watch it from Sugarloaf Mountain. You can jog, surf, paddle board, skate or cycle at Rio Beaches.
Los Angeles is among the most coveted beach cities in Southern California. From Malibu to South Bay, L.A beaches draw thousands of tourists every day. Take your family to bask in the sun, build sand castles or play at the waters' edge. Diverse options are found near the Malibu shore and Palos Verdes Peninsula. Find a romantic experience in El Matador and Leo Carrillo State Beach. Get your surfboard and head to Malibu Surfrider Beach or Santa Monica Beach to catch perfect waves of a sea breeze.
In Dubai, you'll find the best beaches in UAE, most of which are associated with hotels. Showers, changing rooms, lifeguards and clean sands are ever present in Al Mamzar Park and Jumeirah beaches. These two bear the Blue Flag status. Take caution when swimming as strong currents are a common phenomenon. To snap a picture in front of the world's tallest building (Burj Al Arab), go to Kite beach and jump into the crystal clear water. Sunset beach, JBR, La Mer and Black Palace beaches are just to mention a few places for a perfect family day out.