Measuring at 125, 567 miles (202, 080 kilometers), Canada has the longest coastline worldwide. All provinces or territories except Alberta and Saskatchewan have coastal land. You will find beaches on Prince Edward Island and in Toronto, Alberta, Nova Scotia, Ontario and more. Mangrove swamps and coral reefs also exist in some places, which gives sections of the largest country by coastline, which spans across three oceans, a tropical feel.
Coming it at second, Indonesia’s coastline measures 61,567 miles or 99,083 kilometers. You will find mangrove forests in Northeast Sumatra, Papau and Kalimantant. Its position between the Pacific and Indian Oceans offers much beach access. Travelers enjoy locations such as Pink, Tanjung Aan, and Padar Island Beaches. However, it also is home to Ring of Fire hotspots including the Andean and Ojos del Salado. The world’s largest eruptions and earthquakes occur in Indonesia.
Norway, the country with the third longest coastline, has land by water stretching about 36,122 miles or 58,133 kilometers. Hoddevik, Sola or Bunes Beaches are located here. In addition to seacoasts, you will see the Scandinavian Mountains. One popular visitor spot is Mount Ahkka, which you will find in the Stora Sjöfallet National Park.
Also covering one-eighth of the world’s lived-on land area, Russia ranks as the 4th largest country by coastline length. It has 23,396 miles or 37,653 kilometers of beaches and waterside landscape. The coastal area stretches across three oceans. Major Russian islands include Novaya, Kuril and Franz Josef plus several island groups.
This popular vacation hotspot has 22,549 miles or 36,289 kilometers of coastline. In addition to the Boracay, El Nido and Bohol beaches, it has strings of bays, islets and gulfs. One primary income source here comes from fishing, and about 60 percent of the people living in some of this island’s largest cities live on the coast.
It has 6,852 islands and a coastline that spans 18,486 miles or 29,751 kilometers. Largest masses include Kyushu, Shikoku, Honshu and Hokkaido Islands, which take up most of this country’s total land area. Fishing, agriculture and aquamarine pursuits support the economy. Ranking sixth of countries by coastline length, Japan experiences quite a few high tides throughout the year.
Mount Fuji stands near the Pacific Coast near southwestern Tokyo, which is a popular beach spot. There’s also a black sand beach that people stand on to view Mount Fuji from a distance.