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The most breathtaking ports in the world: the ultimate list of places with beautiful waterfront

The most breathtaking ports in the world: the ultimate list of beautiful waterfront places, from America to Australia via Italy and Norway

  • This series of sparkling snaps takes you on a maritime journey around the world
  • Some harbors are framed by towering skyscrapers, others by rolling snow-covered mountains
  • Dubrovnik, Portloe in Cornwall, Marina Corricella in Italy, Monte Carlo, Stockholm and Rio are all featured

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Water wonderful world of waterfront.

There is something undeniably romantic and enchanting about a beautiful harbor, as these enchanting images show.

This series of sparkling snaps takes you on a maritime journey around the world, from where seaplanes land in Vancouver to breathtaking ports in Italy, Sweden and Norway.

Of course South America and Australia also occur.

Just like an extremely cute bay in Cornwall.

Scroll down – you can almost smell the sea air …

The Old Town Harbor in Dubrovnik, Croatia, is part of a 15th-century fortress and once served as a hub for the city’s trading fleet. Today, there is a larger port elsewhere in the city, but cruise ships still pass the old port along the way. The most notable feature of the harbor is the Fortress of St. John, built in 1346 to protect the city from pirates and other enemy ships

Sea-ing believes: the fairytale harbor of Portloe - one of the most beautiful villages in Cornwall

Sea-ing believes: the fairytale harbor of Portloe - one of the most beautiful villages in Cornwall

Sea-ing believes: the fairytale harbor of Portloe – one of the most beautiful villages in Cornwall

The impossibly romantic rainbow-like harbor of Marina Corricella on the island of Procida in the Gulf of Naples

See the 203ft high rock of Monaco, which lies between Port de Fontvieille (photo) and Port Hercule in Monte Carlo

See the 203ft high rock of Monaco, which lies between Port de Fontvieille (photo) and Port Hercule in Monte Carlo

See the 203ft high rock of Monaco, which lies between Port de Fontvieille (photo) and Port Hercule in Monte Carlo

The breathtaking coastline around Rio de Janeiro, with the Sugarloaf Mountain guarding the mouth of Guanabara Bay and the 124 ft Art Deco Christ the Redeemer statue looking out from the top of Corcovado Mountain

The breathtaking coastline around Rio de Janeiro, with the Sugarloaf Mountain guarding the mouth of Guanabara Bay and the 124 ft Art Deco Christ the Redeemer statue looking out from the top of Corcovado Mountain

The breathtaking coastline around Rio de Janeiro, with the Sugarloaf Mountain guarding the mouth of Guanabara Bay and the 124 ft Art Deco Christ the Redeemer statue looking out from the top of Corcovado Mountain

Entering Venice - which is a Unesco Heritage in its entirety - is one of the most memorable maritime experiences you can have

Entering Venice - which is a Unesco Heritage in its entirety - is one of the most memorable maritime experiences you can have

Entering Venice – which is a Unesco Heritage in its entirety – is one of the most memorable maritime experiences you can have

Bergen is framed by seven hills and harbors, not only a beautiful harbor, but also adorable top-notch clapperboard houses and museums

Bergen is framed by seven hills and harbors, not only a beautiful harbor, but also adorable top-notch clapperboard houses and museums

Bergen is framed by seven hills and harbors, not only a beautiful harbor, but also adorable top-notch clapperboard houses and museums

The port of Geneva and Lake Geneva are a feast for the eyes. The pictured fountain, Jet d'Eau, shoots water to a height of 140 meters (460ft)

The port of Geneva and Lake Geneva are a feast for the eyes. The pictured fountain, Jet d'Eau, shoots water to a height of 140 meters (460ft)

The port of Geneva and Lake Geneva are a feast for the eyes. The pictured fountain, Jet d’Eau, shoots water to a height of 140 meters (460ft)

A fishing village on the west coast of the island of Flores in the Nusa Tenggara region of eastern Indonesia, Labuan Bajo has a very enchanting harbor and is a starting point for trips to the nearby island of Komodo and the island of Rinca, where Komodo dragons live

A fishing village on the west coast of the island of Flores in the Nusa Tenggara region of eastern Indonesia, Labuan Bajo has a very enchanting harbor and is a starting point for trips to the nearby island of Komodo and the island of Rinca, where Komodo dragons live

A fishing village on the west coast of the island of Flores in the Nusa Tenggara region of eastern Indonesia, Labuan Bajo has a very enchanting harbor and is a starting point for trips to the nearby island of Komodo and the island of Rinca, where Komodo dragons live

English Harbor and Nelson's Dockyard out there on the paradise island of Antigua and Barbuda

English Harbor and Nelson's Dockyard out there on the paradise island of Antigua and Barbuda

English Harbor and Nelson’s Dockyard out there on the paradise island of Antigua and Barbuda

Yes we Canada: Vancouver Harbor is a great destination - we recommend arriving by seaplane

Yes we Canada: Vancouver Harbor is a great destination - we recommend arriving by seaplane

Yes we Canada: Vancouver Harbor is a great destination – we recommend arriving by seaplane

The 305 ft high (if you bring the pedestal) looks out to the immense New York skyline. This is truly haven royalty

The 305 ft high (if you bring the pedestal) looks out to the immense New York skyline. This is truly haven royalty

The 305 ft high (if you bring the pedestal) looks out to the immense New York skyline. This is truly haven royalty

A breathtaking aerial view of the port city of Svolvaer in the Norwegian Lofoten archipelago

A breathtaking aerial view of the port city of Svolvaer in the Norwegian Lofoten archipelago

A breathtaking aerial view of the port city of Svolvaer in the Norwegian Lofoten archipelago

No it's not a CGI, this is a photo of a real place - Kotor on the Adriatic coast of Montenegro

No it's not a CGI, this is a photo of a real place - Kotor on the Adriatic coast of Montenegro

No it’s not a CGI, this is a photo of a real place – Kotor on the Adriatic coast of Montenegro

Without this scene, no photo frame of major ports would be complete. One of the best ways to view Sydney's beautiful waterfront is to hop on a ferry that passes the Opera House and Sydney Harbor Bridge

Without this scene, no photo frame of major ports would be complete. One of the best ways to view Sydney's beautiful waterfront is to hop on a ferry that passes the Opera House and Sydney Harbor Bridge

Without this scene, no photo frame of major ports would be complete. One of the best ways to view Sydney’s beautiful waterfront is to hop on a ferry that passes the Opera House and Sydney Harbor Bridge

An enchanting aerial panoramic view of Aberdeen Harbor and Ap Lei Chau Bridge in Hong Kong

An enchanting aerial panoramic view of Aberdeen Harbor and Ap Lei Chau Bridge in Hong Kong

An enchanting aerial panoramic view of Aberdeen Harbor and Ap Lei Chau Bridge in Hong Kong

The Marina di Porto Rotondo on the Italian island of Sardinia is bellissimo in every way

The Marina di Porto Rotondo on the Italian island of Sardinia is bellissimo in every way

The Marina di Porto Rotondo on the Italian island of Sardinia is bellissimo in every way

The Grand Harbor, also known as the Port of Valletta, in Malta. Visitmalta.com rightly states that it is one of the most spectacular ports in the world. It has been 'a hive of activity for 2,000 years,' it adds

The Grand Harbor, also known as the Port of Valletta, in Malta. Visitmalta.com rightly states that it is one of the most spectacular ports in the world. It has been 'a hive of activity for 2,000 years,' it adds

The Grand Harbor, also known as the Port of Valletta, in Malta. Visitmalta.com rightly states that it is one of the most spectacular ports in the world. It has been ‘a hive of activity for 2,000 years,’ it adds

Nice harbor - current name Port Lympia - is a great place to spot superyachts and gaze at beautiful 18th century buildings

Nice harbor - current name Port Lympia - is a great place to spot superyachts and gaze at beautiful 18th century buildings

Nice harbor – current name Port Lympia – is a great place to spot superyachts and gaze at beautiful 18th century buildings

An enchanting view over the beautiful old town and the waterfront of Stockholm

An enchanting view over the beautiful old town and the waterfront of Stockholm

An enchanting view over the beautiful old town and the waterfront of Stockholm

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