Tuesday, July 12, 2011
The Google Maps Good Beach Guide
Danish public television network DR has made a Google Map showing the best beaches in Denmark.
The best beaches (and the worst) were voted for by DR's viewers. The good beaches are displayed on the map with smiley map markers. The sad markers display the beaches that received bad reviews.
You can add your own review of a beach by clicking on the map and completing a short form.
Denmark's 122 Best Beaches
Coast Radar is a comprehensive global beach guide. Whether you are looking for a beach holiday, a day at the coast, a coastal path walk, tourist attractions or energetic sports activities, this site has all the details.
The site uses a Google Map as one way to find reviews about different beaches around the world. Finding a beach is simple with Coast Radar's map guide. Simply click on a map marker, if the marker is a cluster the map will automatically zoom in. At the lowest level you can retrieve a guide to a beach by clicking its marker.
Do you want to know whether you should pack your wet suit before heading for the beach? Wetter is a German website that has a great Google Map that provides not only beach reviews for the whole world but can tell you how cold the water is as well.
The map uses a simple colour coded system to indicate the sea temperature of the world's oceans. The beaches are shown by beach umbrella map markers. Clicking on a map marker opens an information window that displays the current weather and rates the beach in a number of areas, such as 'sand', 'infrastructure' etc.
The site is in German only.