Do your vacation dreams usually revolve around water? You prefer seaside cities to landlocked ones. You look for hotels with ocean views. Your favorite activities require a bathing suit. Plus sunsets only count if they disappear over a shimmering horizon. Yes, you’re obsessed. So add these fishing villages—in the United States, Iceland, Turkey, Egypt, and Morocco—to your oceanfront wish list.
Unalaska: Find treeless mountains, large colonies of seabirds, a Russian church, World War II historic sites, and king crab fishermen on the Aleutian Islands.
Ísafjörður: Discover an old fish warehouse, a delicious smell, a seafood feast, timber-framed houses, and great hikes in the Westfjords.
Bozburun: Return to a rocky peninsula, ancient ruins, old marble quarries, little islets, the sweet smell of thyme honey, and a summer home that’s been turned into a boutique hotel in Marmaris.
Hurghada: Explore white-sand beaches, clear water, coral gardens, dive sites, shipwrecks, a Bedouin camp, and a buzzing bazaar along the Red Sea.
Taghazout: Escape to the foothills of the High Atlas mountain range, famous right-hand breaks, a surfing outfitter’s boutique hotel, and a rooftop garden along the Atlantic Ocean.