25 Basketball Courts With The Best Views In The World

When you’re spending quality time on the basketball court, the last thing you wanna be doing is standing around checking out the scenery. And since most courts are wedged between city buildings, you’re really not missing out on much. But there are a few basketball courts scattered across the world that boast some amazing views. These are the kinds of courts where you won’t mind hanging out on the sidelines for a while so that you can take in the amazing views around you.

So, if you’re a basketball fan looking for something unique to add to your bucket list, then I suggest you aim to check out all of the courts below in your lifetime.

1. Beach Road, Orange County, California

beach road basketball court

Imagine playing a little basketball while breezes from the Pacific keep you cool. This awesome court is just a few steps from the water and one of the best kept secrets in Southern California.

2. Hannah’s Beach Resort, Philippines

philippines basketball court by ocean

At this resort, you can vacation in paradise and get in a few games of Horse with a buddy. Or, just hang out on the sidelines and catch an amazing sunset.

3. Venice Beach, California

venice beach basketball

This iconic basketball court has appeared in countless Hollywood movies and is always packed with top talent. Definitely worth checking out if you find yourself visiting Los Angeles.

4. Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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Another great view from a basketball court located on a public beach. So, if you’re in Florida, this is definitely one to check out.

5. Playas del Yunque, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico

Playas del Yunque, Rio Grande seaside basketball court

If you’re planning a vacation to Puerto Rico, then staying in this condo gives you access to the cool beachfront basketball court.

6. Kitsilano, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

vancouver basketball court
source: Flickr, Ruth Hartnup

Though Canada might not be the first place to spring to mind when you think of basketball courts by the water, but there is no denying that this one offers amazing views.

7. Avila Beach, California

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Find this beach front court in the Central Coast area of California, about midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco.

8. Húsadalur Valley, Thorsmork, Iceland

Húsadalur Valley, Thorsmork, Iceland
source: Flickr, enteromorphe

Yeah, this looks like a pretty remote area where your basketball game will be a game of one. But look at that snow-covered mountain in the background!

9. Oaxaca, Mexico

Oaxaca, Mexico basketball court
source: Flickr, Audim Culver

Sure, it doesn’t have those amazing water views, but you can’t deny that the desert mountain scenery here is pretty great.

10. Placencia Village, Stann Creek District, Belize

belize tropical basketball court
source: travelblog.org

This is another great tropical basketball court…complete with it’s own horse. Sorta gives a whole new meaning to playing horse, eh?

11. Esplanade Court by St Lawrence Market, Toronto, Canada

Esplanade Court by St Lawrence Market
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Though this court is in a city, you can beat that unobstructed view of Toronto’s CN Tower.

12. Rucker Park, Harlem, New York

harlem rucker park

This well-known basketball court in Harlem offers great views of Manhattan while you shoot some hoops. And it puts you in the perfect location for a hearty after-game meal at Sylvia’s.

13. Paris, France

Paris, France
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What better way to work off all those French pastries than getting in a game on this court with amazing views of the Eiffel Tower?

14. Palm Springs, California

palm springs basketball court
source: Pinterest

Mountains AND palm trees! It’s the best of both worlds when you check out the view from this Palm Springs basketball court.

15. Pahang, Malaysia

pahang malaysia basketballcourt
source: DailyMail

Here you can take in the lush island greenery while you shoot some hoops.

16. Himmafushi Island, Maldives

maldives basketball
source: DailyMail

If you’re visiting the Maldives, you can find this court with the awesome views of the Indian Ocean by the Cyprea Marine Foods processing factory.

17. Styra, Central Greece, Greece

greece basketball court
source: airbnb

Located near Athens, staying in this AirBnB villa gains you access to the court with the amazing views of the Aegean Sea.

18. Kula, Maui, Hawaii

maui basketball court
source: HomeAway

For rates starting at $90,000 per month (!!), you can enjoy the nice views of Maui when you rent this luxury estate.

19. Nosara, Costa Rica

costa rica basketballc court
source: LuxuryRetreats.com

Careful not to get distracted by the lush scenery and lose your ball when you’re playing on this court! You can play some hoops on it when you rent this luxury villa.

20. Sabang, Philippines

sabang basketball court
source: thisworldrocks.com

Known as the “basketball court at the end of the world,” this one is located in the small village of Sabang. When you’re done sweating it out on the court, you can enjoy a refreshing coconut drink on the beach.

21. Phuket Beach, Thailand

thailand basketball
source: AsiaTravel.com

Spend a few nights at this hotel and you can enjoy the view of those turquoise waters while you shoot some hoops.

22. Aruma River Resort, Walker Flat, South Australia

austrlia basketball court
source: arumariverresort.com.au

If you prefer river views to sea views, then this southern Australia resort has the perfect basketball court for you.

23. Somewhere along the West Highland Way, Scotland

scotland basketball court
source: The Happy Hermit

If the game isn’t challenging enough for you, the rocks on this Scottish basketball court makes it more of an extreme sport. You’ll probably need more than some knee sleeves to stay injury-free here.

24. Lehi, Utah

lehi utah basketball court
source: WRNS Studio

If you work for them, you can take in some stunning mountain views from the Adobe Utah campus. time for a new job, anyone?

25. Trust St.Patrick School, Arusha, Tanzania

tanzania basketball court
source: Miti Overseas

Sure, it’s technically part of a private school so you probably can’t join a pick up game here, but you gotta admit that the view of Mount Meru is pretty awesome.

Shawna Newman

Shawna currently lives in Las Vegas where she gets in lots of great hiking at Red Rock Canyon and Valley of Fire State Park. When she has time, she visits National Parks in a quest to visit each one in the U.S. Shawna’s favorite outdoors activity is hiking and her favorite National Park (so far) is Badlands National Park in South Dakota.

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