Five far-flung tourist gems you can only get to by boat

Published online: Jun 04, 2010 News George Webster for CNN
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London, England (CNN) -- It's a long way to travel for a glass of beer.

The Old Forge pub in Knoydart is on a small peninsula off the west coast of Scotland and it's only accessible by boat -- or a 20-mile hike through the formidable Scottish Highlands.

It is Britain's most remote watering hole, say its owners, yet, in spite of its far-flung location, it is regarded as one of the country's finest pubs.

"We've won more awards than we know what to do with," owner Jackie Robertson, told CNN.

"We get hippies, millionaires, musicians, novelists, actors, poets and politicians," she said of the visitors who park their yachts at the pub's private moorings.

It is one of a number of attractions around the world that can only be got to by boat. We take a look as some of the best.

Navagio Beach, Greece
Navagio Beach, Greece

Navagio beach, Greece

Its picture-perfect golden sands and crystal blue waters encased by sheer white cliffs, Navagio is a secluded paradise well worth hiring a sailing boat for.

Also known as Shipwreck Bay and Smuggler's Cove, Navagio beach acquired its epithet from the giant, decaying boat marooned on its shore.

In the 1980s the freighter, suspected of carrying vast quantities of illegal cigarettes and wine, was pursued by the Greek navy until it crashed on this beach on Greece's west coast.

Pak Ou caves, Laos

A jagged hole in the limestone cliffs of Pak Ou, near Luang Prabang in north central Laos, reveals a spectacular assembly of hand-carved Buddhist figures.

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