There are many animals living in the sea such as jellyfish, sharks, whales and all kinds of fish, but what are you able to see for animals that are also lying or sitting at the beach? Here is a list of the greatest beach animals.
Well known for masses of penguins at a beach are Cape Town and the surrounding coastline at South Africa. Next to beautiful landscapes and amazing beaches it has this one special beach called Boulders beach. It is home to over 2000 endangered African Penguins, who are breeding at this place. As the beach is wind sheltered has a sandy shore, it is perfect for the colony of penguins. From a walkway you can have a great sight at the African Penguins and their nesting and breeding sites. Another beach that offers a viewing experience on African Penguins is Foxy Beach, which is near Boulders Beach.
In the Bahamas are pigs swimming in the turquoise water; therefore, the beach is called Pig Beach and the whole island Pig Island. Originally the names are Big Major Cay and Major Cay, but Pig Beach is easier to remember. The island is uninhabited but for the swimming feral pigs. This is a unique and special experience and you are able to swim with the pigs, which is a great activity. If you do not want to swim you may just relax in the sun while watching the pigs. How they came to live at the island is unknown as they are not native and the island is uninhabited. When visiting the Bahamas, you should take a look at the pigs!
If you do not like swimming with pigs that much, what about swimming with sea turtles? For many people it is a dream to have a chance of swimming with turtles. You are able to swim with turtles on any continent except for the Antarctica; you just have to find your favorite location. Very popular is Hawaii. At Turtle Town you have a beautiful snorkel site, which is the sanctuary for the Hawaiian green sea turtle. At Barbados you might see and swim with the hawksbill and leatherback turtles. The Cook Islands Marine Reserve in Australia gives visitors the opportunity to see a variety of tropical fish species like clown fish, angel fish and of course green sea turtles. Other countries you might see sea turtles are Mexico, Greece and Turkey.
Once again the sanctuary is South Africa. Seal Island in False Bay is home to over 60 000 seals. As there is more marine life to be found, the seals are a great menu for the great white sharks, which are patrolling this area. Seals are very beautiful while under water, but even on the surface they are fascination animals. You are able to get to the island and it is said you would feel like watching some exotic soap opera in another language with 60 000 actors.
For animal lovers this might be some inspiration of where to go to for the next vacations. It does not even matter, which animal you want to see, all of them are great and very interesting. Great is that the beaches and the whole area around are good for tourists too as they offer great activities, restaurants and the chance to just relax in the sun.