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Cape Town Ranked in World’s Top Ten Best Shorelines
The Mother City’s gorgeous beaches are making waves once again
Last Updated: 27 October 2016
Earlier this week we revealed the Mother City as second in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2017 list and now, we’re divulging that Cape Town has also been ranked seventh in the World’s Top Ten Best Shorelines.
And frankly, we’re not even surprised – especially since our pretty shore is home to 10 Blue Flag status beaches.
The latest ranking is based on a new mathematical study, commissioned by Royal Caribbean, which was spearheaded by psychologist, Dr Davis Holmes. Taking into account factors such as the clarity of shoreline’s horizon, sea colour, sand quality, cleanliness, interesting features, air quality and the weather, Dr Holmes devised a mathematical equation in a bid to scientifically prove which of the world’s shorelines is the most seductive.
And here they are:
1. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2. Blackpool, United Kingdom
3. Gulf of Mexico, United States of America
4. Cape Cod National Seashore, United States of America
5. Inchydoney, West Cork, Ireland
6. Twelve Apostles, Victoria, Australia
7. Cape Town, South Africa
8. Cavelossim, Goa, India
9. Krabi, Thailand
10. Whitehaven Beach, Whitehaven Islands, Australia
"While this formula may not account for every eventuality, the top ten hopefully helps holidaymakers identify the shorelines which are, scientifically, most impactful," Dr Holmes said.
"All countries have good and bad shorelines; however some are stunning in their unpretentious beauty combined with iconic features. Shorelines such as Dubai in UAE score well across all elements of the formula, whilst others such as Inchydoney in Ireland offer wonderful experiences with the added benefit of attracting smaller crowds."
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