Over the decades, beaches have always been a major attraction for travellers. There really is nothing better that sitting by the sea, watching the waves lap at your feet, while the sun shines down on you – a book in one hand, a drink in the other, while all the cares of the world fade away.

In fact, advancements in science and technology have meant cities that previously did not have the luxury of having a beach at its shores now do! Here are some of the most impressive manmade beaches in the world.

Diamante Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
The 10-acre golf club and resort, Diamante Cabo San Lucas is now equipped with a saltwater lagoon and white-sand beach zones where families can enjoy the water without worrying about children wandering off into the dangerous sea. The members-only club boasts of facilities for sailing, swimming, kayaking and even stand-up paddling. It also happens to have a state of the art golf course that is said to have been designed by Tiger Woods himself.

Larvotto Beach, Monte Carlo, Monaco
Larvotto is the only public beach in Monaco and has been built in the waterfront facing the city. This way, you don’t need access to a privately owned beach to enjoy some sand and waves. The great thing about this beach is that it is dotted with restaurants and bars that remain open for most of the year, even when the tourists are long gone.

Sentosa Island, Singapore
Sentosa is Singapore’s biggest tourist destination. It is located a short ferry-ride away from the mainland and has some of the most exciting tourist attractions in the world – spend a day enjoying the wild rides of Universal Studios, or the Insect Kingdom for another sort of thrill, and head to the manmade beach to watch the sunset, with a Singapore Sling in hand.

Odaiba, Japan
Obaida happens to be one of the main attractions in Tokyo. What most people don’t know is that Obaida is a manmade island built by the Japanese in 1853 to protect the city from sea invaders. These days it is known for shopping arcades, museums and other leisure-related activities. The beachfront surrounding the island is popular with tourists who, after a day of shopping, like to spend some time next to the relaxing waters.

Streets Beach, Brisbane
This beach sits inside the South Bank Parklands, which is a hub of activity in Brisbane. With a large blue lagoon that is filled with fresh water and surrounded by tropical trees, this is a slice of the tropics right in the heart of Brisbane. It is a favourite with parents who want to introduce their children to the joys of the paddling and swimming without worrying about safety. But fear not – the lagoon is regularly cleaned and the water is recycled everyday.

Lounge on a beach anywhere in the world
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