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Find Your Beach

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Summer? the beach, of course! For some of us who weren’t lucky enough to live near the ocean or Hawaii (lucky bastards), beach time is crucial. We try to plan trips that include lounging beachside, sipping on mai tais and basking in the glorious sun. There are tons of beautiful beaches around the globe but there’s always that one place that stands out. Check out what others had to say about their favorite beach and why they just can’t get enough of it!

Koh Tao, ThailandTara | ShaTara Travel

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Koh Tao in Thailand won my heart early on in our trip, but my favourite beach of all, was in a tiny, out of the way bay called Sai Nuan I. This beach is accessed one of two ways: by a long tail boat, or by a 15 minute walk along a jungle path that winds through another resort, past another bay, and over some rocks, before opening up to this beautiful, sheltered, white sand beach. This paradise is well worth the effort of finding, and if you feel like a few days away from the party scene of Koh Tao, you can even rent a bungalow right there on the beach! There are two swings hitched to the palm trees which make for amazingly relaxed afternoons, and even better photographs. There is a slack line to practice your balancing skills, coral wind chimes hanging from the beach-side huts, and the bay allows for great snorkelling. What more could you ask for in a beach?

Sperlonga, Italy – Florence | Reporter on the Road

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Sperlonga is one of Italy’s best kept secrets. Located in between Rome and Naples, it is a medieval town with small houses surrounded by green hills. It is absolutely stunning. The place offers the perfect combination to spend a good moment where landscapes, golden sand, good weather and delicious food meet together. 

Flic en Flac, Mauritius – Sarah and Kris | Jetsetting Fools

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We’ve seen beautiful beaches around the world, but none quite as stunning as the beach in Flic en Flac, Mauritius. The powdery sand beach stretches far, from the fishing rocks in the north to the pine tree-shaded public beach to the high-end resorts in the south. The view beyond the resorts encompasses Le Morne mountain that juts into the sea on a peninsula. The refreshing, turquoise water of the lagoon is protected by the outer reef, an ideal spot for snorkeling. During the day, water activities are plentiful and at sunset both locals and tourists congregate on the sand to watch the vibrant sky change to colors of purple and orange.

Honeymoon Island, FloridaCandy and Crystal | Travel Pockets

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Crystal and I love the beaches in Central Florida. We recently visited Honeymoon Island State Park and it’s gorgeous! The sand is so white that it almost looks like snow from afar. Not only is the sand beautiful to look at, but it also feels so good on your feet. The sand has a soft, powdery feel that that you just want to keep your feet in them all day long!

Rockley Beach, Barbados – Danielle | The Thought Card

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Rockley Beach (also known as Accra Beach) is one of my favorite beaches in Barbados. It never felt crowded and I loved the lively atmosphere. The waves were gentle making it perfect for swimming and boogie boarding. You can also rent beach chairs and umbrellas or lounge on the soft white sand. If you’re feeling hungry, grab lunch at The Tikki Bar. They serve fantastic Bajan fish cakes and rum punch. Barbados is incredible and if you have a chance to visit, Rockley Beach will not disappoint.

Castel Plage, France – Evan | Pretty Wild World

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In general, Nice is a lovely city on its own – it is the French Riviera after all! Castel Plage is the beautiful beach we hung out nearly every morning to have breakfast and to dive in for our morning dip – the water is so clear that you can see the bottom even when you swim farther! So far this is the best beach I’ve been perhaps because I was there with my girlfriends, sometimes it is the experiences which make a particular place so unique. Plus, it is the Mediterranean sea. The water is so inviting the moment you set your eyes on it; it has this unique blue in it that makes is special!

Fig Tree Bay, CyprusDora | Trip Experiences 

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Fig Tree Bay is a beautiful beach with crystal clear waters and golden sand in Protaras in Cyprus. It takes its name from the Fig Trees located near the beach. I love this beautiful sandy beach because its always clean and I enjoy swimming through its shallow waters.

Panglao Island, Philippines

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If you’re familiar with the Philippines, then you know there’s no shortage of beautiful beaches there. One of my all-time favorites can be found in Bohol. I’m not kidding you when I say it’s one of the most stunning beaches I’ve ever been to. Abundantly tall palm trees, crystal blue waters and a white sand beach; I just can’t get enough of it! On our first night in Bohol, I remember taking a stroll just before sunset. With the sand between my feet and the wind lightly blowing through my hair, all I could hear was the sound of the waves crashing against the shore. It was definitely one of the best memories of my trip to the Philippines.


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54 Comments

  1. Travel Pockets

    August 3, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    All of these beaches sound amazing. I mean who doesn’t love beaches?!?!?! I would love to check out the beach in Panglao Island, Philippines. I’ve heard so many great things about the beaches in the Philippines 🙂

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      August 11, 2016 at 11:38 pm

      You said it! I dont know anyone who doesn’t love the beach! 🙂 You have to check it out for yourself ladies! Philippines has some of the best beaches in the world!

  2. Hallie

    August 4, 2016 at 6:07 am

    I think any beach would suit me just fine if the water is warm and the sun is in the sky. Beautiful ones to share though. ^^

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      August 11, 2016 at 11:56 pm

      I like that you’re not picky Hallie! 🙂

  3. Rob Taylor

    August 4, 2016 at 7:05 am

    Flic en Flac looks wonderful. We need to explore beaches more. Cities are such a draw, but beaches are amazing!

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      August 11, 2016 at 11:56 pm

      I love cities too! But my heart always leads me back to the beach. <3

  4. Jo

    August 4, 2016 at 10:07 am

    I am a big time beach bum and have still only been to a couple from this list. Cyprus , Honeymoon island – infact all of these look soooo inviting. I love the pictures shared by these bloggers too, so wonderful. They just instantly fueled my wanderlust (Which needs no fueling btw)

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      August 11, 2016 at 11:57 pm

      Hello fellow beach bum! 🙂 I agree with you. Beautiful pictures by some amazing bloggers!

  5. marie

    August 4, 2016 at 10:08 am

    I’m definitely a beach bunny, so explore new beaches. I’m looking forward to visiting the Philippines later in the year. Thank you!

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      August 12, 2016 at 12:01 am

      You’ll love the Philippines Marie. Make sure you visit Panglao Island when you go! Trust me, you’ll never want to leave!

  6. Florence

    August 4, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    These are all very beautiful beaches! They are all different and from different places… 🙂
    I’ll try to go to the Philippines!

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      August 12, 2016 at 12:01 am

      Yes, beautiful beaches indeed! Promise me you’ll check out Panglao Island, Florence! 😀

  7. Chantell Collins

    August 4, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    Yay! I am headed to Koh Tao in less than 3 weeks! Super excited for some time on the beach before I head to a European Autumn, It looks incredible! I have also read Tara’s blog posts and am super excited 🙂

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      August 12, 2016 at 12:03 am

      Oh nice! Perfect timing! I’m so happy that you’ll be traveling to Europe this fall. I’m planning to do a Euro trip soon. Let me know the best spots! 🙂

  8. Vyjay

    August 4, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    Love beaches anywhere in the world, this list is great and would love to visit all of them. But I do find that each beach does have its unique character and appeal.

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      August 12, 2016 at 12:06 am

      Yes, each beach does have its own unique character which makes them special to these amazing bloggers. Which one’s your favorite Vyjay?

  9. Samantha

    August 6, 2016 at 4:13 am

    I LOVE THE BEACH! I actually just came back from a day at the beach in Busan – Korea’s coastal city. I would love to visit all of these beaches some day!!

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      August 12, 2016 at 12:07 am

      Oh that sounds so awesome Samantha! I’d love to visit Busan someday. Glad you had a fun beach day in Korea!

  10. Hugo Cura

    August 6, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    Nice set of beaches! I’m not an avid beach goer but I do appreciate a decent beach with warm water to relax a bit. Bonus, if it has some colorful fish 🙂

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      August 12, 2016 at 12:09 am

      It’s always a great time when you see some colorful fish while you’re swimming in the beach!!

  11. Cameron

    August 6, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    I could add a whole list of beaches just from the past year. However, that being said, Fig Tree Bay in Cyprus is fantastic!

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      August 12, 2016 at 12:07 am

      A lot of you seems to be liking Fig Tree Bay and I couldnt agree more! I love the beautiful scenery and the water is so clear!

  12. Lillie

    August 7, 2016 at 10:03 am

    Oh my goodness — gorgeous! Of all these, the Cyprus option stands out the most to me. Stunning.

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      August 12, 2016 at 12:09 am

      I agree with you Lillie! Cyprus is stunning!!

  13. Erika Bisbocci

    August 7, 2016 at 11:39 am

    I actually haven’t beem to any of these beaches, though I’d love to visit them all! Cyprus and the Philippines are high on my list!

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      August 12, 2016 at 12:10 am

      Awesome picks Erika! Hope you’ll get to visit those two someday!

  14. Natasha Amar

    August 7, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    Koh Tao and the Philippines, both are on my bucket list and I might be heading to the former later this year!

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      August 12, 2016 at 12:11 am

      Awesome! Sounds like you’ll be having a great time sunbathing in Koh Tao later this year! 😀

  15. anna

    August 7, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    Love the pin it image! Thanks for sharing this post-i’m always on the hunt for new beaches to visit!

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      August 12, 2016 at 12:11 am

      Thanks Anna! No problem at all. Hope you got some beach inspiration from this!

  16. Sally

    August 7, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    I wouldn’t be able to decide on my favourite beach, we are so blessed in Australia! That one in Cyprus looks amazing though!

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      August 12, 2016 at 12:12 am

      Ahhh Australia! I know what you mean! I wish I could visit Australia and see those beautiful beaches for myself!

  17. Rosemary

    August 7, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    Gorgeous beaches. All of them look incredible. One other suggestion to you list are the beaches in Maui. I don’t have a specific beach in mind, but I do remember enjoying the warmest and bluest waters. Simply incredible! Great list. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      August 12, 2016 at 12:13 am

      I believe all the beaches in Maui are gorgeous! I don’t think its fair if I made you choose just one! 😀 I hope to visit Maui someday and see these beautiful beaches for myself!

  18. anto

    August 7, 2016 at 10:24 pm

    We are having a horrible summer so far. Lots of wind and rain and very cold days. I look forward to digging my toes into the hot sand again…

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      August 12, 2016 at 12:15 am

      Oh no! Its that time of the year again huh. Im actually sick of the very hot weather we have here in Nevada. Hopefully it rains soon so it cools down a bit. I think we need to switch places! lol

  19. Salini

    August 8, 2016 at 2:31 am

    I love beaches too.. I was lucky enough to stay close to ocean during my collage days in Goa or in Kerala. There are amazing beaches. I love waling through the beaches. I loved the vibrancy of Castel Plage. Great collection of beaches.

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      August 12, 2016 at 12:16 am

      Goa, from what I heard, is gorgeous! I wish to see it for myself someday Salini!

  20. Maria

    August 8, 2016 at 8:07 am

    Who doesn’t like a nice beach day? I love your suggestions, but I have to disagree with the beach in Nice. Those pebbles are sooo uncomfortable to lay on, and when you get up, you have red marks all over your body, haha.

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      August 22, 2016 at 11:09 am

      Right? I dont know anyone who doesnt like a nice beach day! 🙂 Oh no, that’s not good! haha but I think Evan made it her favorite not because of the beach itself but more on what her experience was when she was there. To each her own I guess? Thanks for stopping by Maria!

  21. Danielle Des

    August 8, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    It’s too bad that I’ll be visiting Florence in November, so the beach won’t be on my beloved itinerary. If it was spring/summer, I would be there!

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      August 22, 2016 at 11:11 am

      Aww no! That’s okay though, I heard Florence is amazing year round. Have fun in Florence! 🙂

  22. Vicky and Buddy

    August 8, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    I’m definitely a beach girl! I grew up in Miami so I’ve been lucky enough to be around beautiful beaches all of my life. I’ll never get sick of it though and when I travel I still try and find more beach time to relax and lay in the sun!

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      August 22, 2016 at 11:11 am

      Ahh lucky you! I’ve never been to Miami. Only Orlando and Jacksonville. I have to get my butt to South Beach and see what the hype is.

  23. Karilyn

    August 8, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    ack I want to go to them all!! I have to say that so far my favorite beach is probably the Yasawa Islands in Fiji. Pristine water, beautiful white sands and totally secluded. My second favorite would be the Cook Islands or Maldives!!

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      August 22, 2016 at 11:12 am

      Fiji!! I’ve never been yet but from the pictures I saw, you’re right about the beaches there! You’ve been to some great spots Karilyn! Im jealous!

  24. sophie nadeau

    August 9, 2016 at 4:42 am

    Love this idea- totally dreaming of the sea now!

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      August 22, 2016 at 11:12 am

      Thanks Sophie! Glad we inspired you! xx

  25. Monika

    August 9, 2016 at 9:08 am

    Looking at the list: I’ve only been to Kho Tao, but I’d love to visit the beach in Barbados – seems like the beach I’d love 🙂

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      August 22, 2016 at 11:19 am

      Nice! I haven’t been to any of these except the one I posted of course hehe but Koh Tao looks amazing!

  26. Karla

    August 9, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    Always so hard to choose which beach to go to. I love the beach . all these look amazing its so hard to choose.

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      August 22, 2016 at 11:19 am

      It is! These amazing bloggers have been to stunning beaches all over the world, its hard to choose! Happy travels Karla! xx

  27. Annika

    August 17, 2016 at 9:38 pm

    I also envy those people who lived in beach side of the continent because they can get an unlimited vitamin-sea every day!

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      August 22, 2016 at 11:20 am

      YES! I envy them too Annika! I wish I lived close to the ocean.

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