Everyone has heard of the French Riviera and everyone has heard of the Italian Riviera, but did you know there are loads more Rivieras around the world. Why not hop in your yacht and explore the quieter Rivieras in the world. If you can’t afford your own yacht, why not think of a new career as a yacht crew man.
Join me as I go through some of the less well known Rivieras.
Santa Barbara – USA
The self-styled America Riviera, Santa Barbara is found in the state of California and one of the reasons that it takes the name Riviera is because its climate has been described as being very similar to the Mediterranean. The city has an approximate population of 88,000 as of the last census. The city is a vital part of Californian tourism and is an important power politically.
Santa Barbara is a centre for the arts in this part of California, which means you should pop in and have a look at what Santa Barbara has to offer, from the performing arts to museums, Santa Barbara has it all, however if the arts aren’t your bag, then why not enjoy a host of restaurants, a beautiful wharf, or even the zoo.
The Gold Coast – Australia
Okay, not exactly a hidden gem or a Riviera, most people have heard of the Gold Coast, but still, it’s one of the most picturesque places to take your shiny new yacht to. The Gold Coast is a coastal city in the southern eastern part of Queensland, which is on found on the east coast of Australia.
The Gold Coast attracts many surfers to its stunning beaches (if you want proof, they even named one of their beaches Surfer’s Paradise), however surfing isn’t the only thing the Gold Coast offers for its 10 million annual tourists. The city is famed for its music, including its orchestra and music festivals, it boasts a world class ballet company, film studios, and the city has a good foot in many sports.
Torbay – United Kingdom
Maybe not as exotic as the previous two, but just as lovely. England has a quiet beauty to it, and you’ll love the quaint-ness of Torbay. The Torbay area consists of three towns: Torquay, Paignton, and Brixham.
Here’s a list of some famous people from the area:
- Agatha Christie
- Rudyard Kipling
- Peter Cook
- Lily Cole
- Isambard Kingdom Brunel
There’s history in Torbay as well, as scientist found 4 human skeletons, which they deduced must be the oldest found modern humans in the whole of Europe. This has always been one of the main reasons that England has remained a popular tourist destination: the history.
If you owned or worked on a yacht there’s no end to where you can go. I’ve just gone through 3 suggestions, but there’s hundred and thousands of places to visit and like I said earlier, if you can’t afford a yacht, then consider working on one, if you want more information, check this site out: onboardonline.com as it has information for anyone looking to sail the seven seas.
Get on board and feel the wind in your hair. If you have you own boat then you owe it to yourself to get out there and see the world in all its glory. If you leave it sat in some marina gathering barnacles, it’s going to waste! Lift up that anchor and explore!