7 gorgeous, man-made beaches from around the world

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What's better than a day at the beach? Most of us would argue there aren't many things that beat hours in the sun, on the sand with the sound of ocean water. But while your version of the perfect beach day probably lies in an actual all-natural ocean, you may be missing out on other, non-traditional beauties around the world. We're talking man-made beaches!

If you've never been to one before, you may be thinking that man-made beaches aren't anywhere near as nice as a regular beach -- but in reality, some can be even more beautiful. After all, several artificial beaches are actually some of the most expensive, luxurious and remote getaways around the world. That being said, we're about to bring the beach to YOU with 7 gorgeous, man-made beaches from all around the world!

1) Larvotto Beach, Monaco



2) Sun City, South Africa



3) Simon Bolivar Park, Bogota



4) Antofagasta, Chile



5) Odaiba, Tokyo

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6) Hamburg, Germany



7) South Bank Parklands, Brisbane, Australia



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10. Hong Kong - 8.66 million visitors

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9. Seoul - 10.35 million visitors

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8. Kuala Lumpur - 11.12 million visitors

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7. Singapore - 11.88 million visitors

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6. New York - 12.27 million visitors

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5. Istanbul - 12.56 million visitors

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4. Dubai - 14.26 million visitors

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3. Paris - 16.06 million visitors

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2. Bangkok - 18.24 million visitors

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1. London - 18.82 million visitors

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