St. John's picked by National Geographic as one of top 10 oceanfront cities
An iceberg is seen just outside of the Narrows of St. John's Harbour on Friday, June13, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Daly
The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, February 4, 2015 7:59AM EST
Last Updated Tuesday, March 3, 2015 9:12AM EST
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. -- The city of St. John's, N.L., has been named by National Geographic as one of the world's Top 10 oceanfront cities.
The historic port city is No. 3 on the list, behind Tel Aviv in Israel and Tallinn in Estonia.
The magazine's website cites the city's icebergs and "whales that spout offshore."
National Geographic says the city has a frontier personality, but with Irish folk music floating from oceanfront bars, "it feels more like Dublin."
Also on the list: San Diego, California; Marseille, France; Perth and Brisbane Australia; and Durban, South African.