Best Waterside Locations You’ve Never Considered

The warm weather means your mind is on sandy beaches, outdoor cafés, and perfect sunsets. The last thing you want is to be stuck inside with the air conditioner blowing on you. Here are five waterside locations where it will be all too easy to waste the day away.

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Photo: Uploadalt (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
Essaouira: Wander through the Medina and the busy harbor before sipping cocktails on a roof deck on the coast of Morocco.

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Photo: Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed [CC-BY-SA-3.0-nl (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/nl/deed.en)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
Axim: Learn about Ghana’s chilling history, watch dolphins play offshore, and eat freshly caught seafood in West Africa.

Photo: Faten Aggad (http://www.fotopedia.com/items/faten-3dsibwOmfKE) [CC-BY-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Photo: Faten Aggad (http://www.fotopedia.com/items/faten-3dsibwOmfKE) [CC-BY-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
Annaba: Explore Ottoman architecture, French colonial buildings, ancient ruins, and a waterfront promenade in Algeria.

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Photo: clafouti via stock.xchng

Chiloé Island: Find wood-shingled churches, stilted houses, relaxing hotels, and gorgeous scenery on a Chilean island.

Photo: Cmasi (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Photo: Cmasi (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
Encarnación: Travel to landlocked Paraguay to relax along the riverside “pearl of the south.”

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