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Old 08.12.2011, 11:36
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Does somebody knows the nearest beach from Basel area??

I come from Spain, so i just think about Barcelona. But i heard that in France there is one, not that far away.
Any idea??

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Old 08.12.2011, 11:50
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Re: Does somebody knows the nearest beach from Basel area??

City beach Basel. Perhapts a bit chilly now.
http://www.city-beach.ch/beach/Messeparking/lounges/
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Old 08.12.2011, 13:44
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Re: Does somebody knows the nearest beach from Basel area??

EasyJet flies from Basel to Tenerife.
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Re: Does somebody knows the nearest beach from Basel area??

Would be nice going to Tenerife, but im talking about going by car somewhere, i come from Gran Canaria, so i already know about easy jet.
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Old 08.12.2011, 13:52
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Quickest by car would be the Italian riviera.
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Would be nice going to Tenerife, but im talking about going by car somewhere, i come from Gran Canaria, so i already know about easy jet.
Unless you wanna drive to Italy, great trip by the way, the closest thing you get to a beach is on lake Constance around the Altenrhrein area.
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Would be nice going to Tenerife, but im talking about going by car somewhere, i come from Gran Canaria, so i already know about easy jet.
Your nearest car-trip from Basel then will be to the Genoa area (~5.5 hours), but I hear the beaches there are very rocky.

Lake Constance on the Swiss/German/Austrian border (~1.5 hours) is also popular, but it's more of a Summer attraction.

French beaches require a longer drive. (~7.5 hours to Marseille)
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Lake Constance its a lake...not a beach.
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Old 08.12.2011, 15:15
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French beaches require a longer drive. (~7.5 hours to Marseille)
7 hrs to Calais - big flat beautiful beaches.
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Old 08.12.2011, 15:16
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Re: Does somebody knows the nearest beach from Basel area??

But lakes can have beaches too. What is a beach? - the bit where the water meets the land. Flattish, stones, pebbles or sand.
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Old 08.12.2011, 16:06
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Re: Does somebody knows the nearest beach from Basel area??

I know somebody driving up to London at the weekend. They could drop you at Calais.



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7 hrs to Calais - big flat beautiful beaches.
Belgium has some beautiful beaches too and might be slightly easier to get there too. Really really wide and flat beaches with soft white sand. And then of course they have better beer than the French. And they know how to do moules. And don't get me started on the "coffee". I love it there. I recommend checking out Blankenberge.

Considering driving versus Easyjet, you might find flying is both cheaper and less hassle. Alicante is a good airport to fly to. You can actually walk from the airport to the beach (technically you can in Barcelona too, but its much more of a hassle, and that particular bit of beach isn't that nice).

Also consider Nice and Marseille.
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That's Blackpool you're thinking of.
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Lake Constance its a lake...not a beach.
Yeeees! However like I said, the closest thing your will get to a beach, nice shallow water, sand, grassy areas, and behind you a forest.
Just at the back of Altenrhein airport
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Lake Constance its a lake...not a beach.
You will have to say what exactly you are looking for. The closest part of the Med is the Italian Riviera... but my wife for example was completely disappointed by it as it isnt sandy. I'd recommend to drive one hour longer to the Cote d'Azur. Nice, Antibes, Cannes...
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Lake Constance its a lake...not a beach.
Ahh, much similar sentiment to what I feel myself every time I go to the lakes here. Don't get me wrong, in the dog days of summer, it really is nice to get into some very chilly water and go for a swim, beach or not.

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It's just not the same.








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I suppose that's one of those subjective things, like "love" and "friendship" ... what a beach IS perhaps depends a bit upon what you're used to expressed as being a beach.
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