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Astonishing coastal cities to add to your bucket list

Living by the coast must be a dream come true for many, especially if it’s in a scorching hot country! Universal Flip’s Founder, Nicky, used to live in Australia by a beach and was constantly there soaking up the rays and splashing around in the waves.

There are plenty of benefits as well, such as breathing in cleaner air, taking in more Vitamin D from the sea, and improvements in mental health thanks to an increase in neurotransmitters. Need we say any more about why more and more people need to live here? No? Good!

If you are looking to explore the sea through different global regions, then you have come to the right place. Some of these coastal cities are head and shoulders above the rest. So, in no particular order, here are our picks for the Top 10 Coastal Cities to add to your Bucket List:

Auckland, New Zealand

Experience the serene outdoors in Auckland where you’ll find black sand beaches, volcanoes, and the Hauraki Gulf which encompasses 1.2 million hectares of coast, sea and islands. The weather isn’t too bad either as it can reach 25°C on a sunny day and 11 on a winter’s day. It’s safe to say that Auckland is high on your list!

Bangkok, Thailand

Go to Bangkok and get lost in the amazing culture that envelops all around you. There are countless tours you can take, cruises to board and plenty of other activities that will ensure you have a great time! The street food scene is immense as is the nightlife. You will surely want to try absolutely everything there, so do we!

Barcelona, Spain

Along with the large attraction of football in the city, Barcelona also offers amazing architecture, fantastic food and dreamy beaches just inviting you to lay on. Admire some art at the Picasso Museum, take a stroll around Park Güell, and enjoy a tour around Camp Nou while you’re there. And, if you catch it right, experience the glorious 30+°C temperatures!

Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen is such a great place to visit, with an innovative food scene, gorgeous locations, and divine culture. It always ranks highly in everyone’s ‘World’s Best Cities’ list and is up there for us when it comes to coastal cities for sure. You can wander around the streets of one area and find yourself somewhere equally beautiful. How great’s that?!

Helsinki, Finland

Another sustainable city to add to your bucket list is the incredible Helsinki. Helsinki has dynamic food, design and architecture. It even has a subway with just one line, how cool is that?! Get with the times and bike around or go out and enjoy a concert or festival. And, as a must, we implore you to try a sauna!

Los Angeles, California

The City of Angels is an iconic location that you need to travel to at least once in your life. Since there is an average 23.8°C, it would be rude not to check out Venice Beach. And, while you’re at it, Santa Monica Pier is just north of there. Oh, and see if you can spot a few celebrities!

Perth, Australia

When you think of Australia, the first thing that usually springs to mind is Sydney. But Perth is just as stunning as The Emerald City. Discover an extensive range of lush beaches, wonderful wild animals and wander historic streets while exploring urban villages. When there, you are bound to live the Aussie life, so get in the spirit and enjoy!


As one of the most modern cities in the world, Singapore has so much to offer. The magnificent architecture is out of this world and the Chinese, Indian, Malay and European influences truly make this a destination suited to all. There are UNESCO World Heritage sites on display as well as a world-class food scene due to the cultural mix.

Vancouver, Canada

A picturesque looking city, Vancouver is fantastically located between mountains and the sea. So if you want to go hiking one day and chill at a beach the next, then go right for it! The diversity of its European, Asian and First Nations cultures ensure that you feel right at home. Visit Stanley Park, the Vancouver Aquarium and also Gastown. 

Venice, Italy

The Floating City is located just off the mainland of Italy and is one of the most romantic places on Earth. Take a boat through the ancient canal network and get lost in the beautiful architecture. Also, as you’re in Italy, you will be treated to only the best cuisine imaginable. This is one you have to see to believe!

If you are looking to catch a flight sooner or later, then Universal Flip can help make your stay an enjoyable one with our range of sustainable beach accessories. Click here to browse now.