CNNGo rates Clifton tops

2012-05-25 09:18
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Top 10 World Beaches

The best beaches around according to CNNGo.

When you hear the word "city," what do you think of? Skyscrapers? Traffic jams? Great restaurants? Bad service? How about beaches? 

This is the rhetorical question CNNgo recently asked their readers, going on to list 10 great city beaches where "the working class can strip off the suit and tie, jump into the swimming shorts or bikini and enjoy a day with their toes in the sand without having to leave the urban perimeter."

Cape Town managed to catch the eye once more, as Clifton's series of beaches joined the likes of Rio De Janeiro's Impanema Beach, Sydney's Bondi Beach and Barcelona's Barceloneta. 

Each beach was given a rating out of 5 for cleanliness, visual stimulus, food/drink options, safe swimming and party factor. 

This is what Clifton's score looked like:

Lowdown (marks out of 5)

Cleanliness: 5 -- The beaches have been awarded the Blue Flag for excellent environmental standards by the international Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE).

Visual stimulus: 5 -- The beaches' fashionable patrons make great efforts to look trim. The spectacular scenery and sunsets scrub up quite well too.

Food/drink options: 2 -- There's not much in the way of restaurants and drinking alcohol is not permitted on the beach.

Safe swimming: 2 -- Shark attacks are not unknown and the water is cold all year round. Cold but clean however.

Party factor: 2 -- There are occasional parties on 2nd and 4th beaches but otherwise Clifton is pretty subdued.

The other beaches on the list were Kitsilano Beach in Vancouver, Miami Beach in Florida, Jumeirah

Beach in Dubai, Brighton Beach in England, Wakiki Beach in Honolulu and Gordon-Frishman Beach in Tel Aviv.

What do you think of Clifton's ranking?

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