Driving along the open coastal road can be an exciting experience no matter what type of car you are driving. You will get to breathe in fresh air with wind blowing against your face. Long coastal road can span hundreds of kilometers and takes hours of non stop driving to complete. Throughout the route, there are various attractions that you can stop by. The following are the 5 best BeachSpot: Coastal Road Trips in the world.
1. Route 62
Route 62 is a 748 km coastal road that takes about 9.5 hours of non stop driving to complete. As you drive pass the route, you will get to see many wineries. The road stretch from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth. In between this two destinations, the passenger can observe mountain, river and cliffs. You can stop by at the Warmwaterberg Spa to relax after spending hours of driving on the highway. Along the way, you can also stop by at Donkey Trail. If you follow the Donkey Trail on foot, you will be able to cross over the Swartberg Mountains in 2 days. Further down the Route 62 road is the Kaasvoogds Game Reserve where you can observe wild animals like wildbeast, and zebra.
2. Jebel Hafeet
Jebel Hafeet is an 11.7 km coastal road situated in the desert in United Arab Emirates (UAE). It takes only 30 minutes of non stop drive to complete the route. The road does not take you to any destination but to the palace and luxurious hotel. The snake road is carved around the Hafeet mountain. It has a slow section for people who want to drive slowly and a fast section for people who want to drive at fast speed. In the hot weather during the summer, the drivers may see illusions of the sand dunes moving. There is a golf course at the end of the route on top of the hill.
3. Atlantic Road
The Atlantic Road is an 8 km high octane coastal route made up of belly flips and bridges in Norway. It can be an exhilarating experience to drive pass the route. During storm, there may be waves on the ocean which can increase the tense in driving through the route. It can be fun too because you will get to sea seals and whales frolicking on the coastline. Sometimes birds will fly pass your car. Along the route, you can stop by at the Bremsnes Cave in the Bremsneshatten Mountain. Many people would stop by the roadside and jump onto the shore to go scuba diving. There are lots of marine lives that you can observe of up to 60 m under the water.
4. Alcan Highway
The Alcan Highway, also known as Alaska Highway, is a long highway that connect Canada to Alaska. It takes about 1 day and 7 hours of non stop driving to complete the 2,167 km route. During the entire journey, you will experience cold harsh weather so you should take along a winter jacket. Passengers riding in the car will have the opportunity to see the snow covered mountains, bison, moose, dog sledge and grizzly bear. Hiking enthusiasts can stop by to hike the Muncho Lake, Llard River, and Llard River Hot Springs. Along the Alcan, you can stop by at the gas stations to refill the fuel. The gas station often open late at night and close early in the morning. When driving, make sure the radar detector is turned off.
5. Great Ocean Road
Great Ocean Road is a 253 km route that takes about 4 hours to complete. Driving along the route is a great way to observe the scenery like oceans and cliffs and lighthouses. Along the way, you can also stop by at the national parks that are home to native animals like kangaroos and koalas. There are speed camera to catch those who speed on thee highway.