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Picturesque Rocky Coastal Destinations

Are you one for dramatic scenery and picturesque coastal towns? We’ve got you covered, compiling a list of some of the world’s most awe-inspiring coastlines and the best things to do there. The stunning coastal landscapes offer a well-needed break from the usual city views, or if you’re lucky enough to live on the UK coastline, you may just be looking for something a bit different to the familiar grey waters of the UK. So make sure you’re equipped for the sun with our perfect beach bundles, containing everything you need for your sunny coastal escape! 

Popular Global Coastlines: 

Dubrovnik (Croatia) 

Dubrovnik, also deemed ‘the pearl of the Adriatic’, is amidst crystal clear waters in the gorgeous city of history and Old Town architecture, offering a city and coastline unlike any other. Away from the hustle and bustle, brags a coastline of serendipity and peace. The walking trails unfurl before you, a road to a fantasy land by the sea, with the best views of the island coming from the mountain looming over it. Ascend in the cable car to get a simple overview of the island and then descend amongst nature, following the winding path back down. The coastline is equally as impressive from close up kayaking adventures, as you navigate the coastline yourself in a popular sea-kayaking experience. 

Amalfi Coast (Italy) 

The Amalfi coast is one of the most popular destinations in the world for those looking for stunning coastline views. Situated between the rocky hills and the ocean, this holiday destination offers incomparable views. Its winding coastline glory stretches 25 miles, connecting quaint villages, lemon groves, vineyards and cliffs – it’s no wonder the Amalfi coast is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. As well as the stunning coastline and scenery, the Amalfi coast offers the finest food, with Naples being the home of pizza and the proximity to the sea providing the freshest catch every day. So hike up the hills for extraordinary views of the ocean, or take a boat out for a day trip looking up upon the architecture of the coast. 

Vietnam Central Coastline

If you’re looking for a coastline straight from the movie Avatar, then Vietnam’s coastlines can transport you to a world unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Vietnam offers perfect beaches with views out of this world. Southern Vietnam was once the kingdom of Champa, with its remains still scattered amongst the shore; it’s no wonder Vietnam has become such a popular tourist destination for those in search of the perfect beach. Fishing is still Vietnam’s lifeblood, so watch the fishing boats at work on the coast or go snorkelling yourself. Vietnam still has an old charm, with no rush of modernisation to meet tourists’ needs – that being said, it brags some luxurious resorts and fine dining experiences. 

Madeira (Portugal) 

Madeira is known for its namesake wine and warm, subtropical climate. As well as one of Europe’s most stunning coastlines, Madeira is also one of the safest as it’s practically crime-free! With towering cliffs overlooking deep blue oceans, the coastline of Madeira offers a fusion of beauty between the land and sea. Madeira has been named ‘the best island in Europe’ for seven years, with stunning beaches, natural lava pools and picturesque hiking trails. So whether you want to hike up the spectacular mountains or try some of the world’s finest wines, there’s something for everyone in Madeira. 

Morocco’s Mediterranean Coastline

Morocco is the ideal destination for exploring mountainous shores and clear blue bays. Go caving in the Caves of Hercules’, a popular tourist attraction, with caves extending 30km, with openings to land and sea. With jaw-dropping views, Morocco is a popular destination for those looking for long hikes up mountains and exploring small traditional villages. There are even luxury hiking hotels along popular routes, attracting tourists who want to relax for some of the trip. 

If you’re dreaming of booking that flight and heading to the coast, then do it! You deserve it after this year in the UK. Why not treat yourself further and take Universal Flip’s ethically sourced accessories with you, so you can look as good as the beach you’re visiting!