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, Thailand – Tara | ShaTara Travel
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
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
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, Florida – Candy and Crystal | Travel Pockets
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
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
Fig Tree Bay, Cyprus – Dora | Trip Experiences
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
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.
What about you? What’s your favorite beach?
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