We have listed five of our top inspirational beaches from around the world. Here is just a taster:
Being a big island, Phuket is surrounded by many magnificent beaches such as Rawai, Patong, Karon, Kamala, Kata Yai, Kata Noi, and Mai Khao. Laem Phromthep Viewpoint is said to feature the most beautiful sunsets in Thailand. Few islands can boast of such an abundance of sandy beaches and clear waters as Phuket. The winding coastal roads along the west coast of this 540-square-km island offer stunning views and easy access to some of the world’s finest beaches. Whether you want to sample the frenetic pace of Patong or find solitude on a remote stretch of sand in the north, Phuket’s beaches have it all for the sun seeker. Many also have nearby restaurants or wandering food sellers, so there is no need to interrupt your bronzing for lunch. The monsoon rains of May-October can bring unpredictable swimming conditions, so heed the posted flag warnings.
There are more than 200 beaches around Mallorca’s beautiful coastline. Over 40 of these are designated as ‘Blue Flag’, which assures not just the water quality but the provision of bathroom facilities, lifeguards and other tourism services. Mallorca’s beaches range from long stretches of golden sand sliding into shallow blue seas to quiet rocky coves with crystal clear waters. Many of the bigger beaches have been claimed by resorts but there are many more to discover off the beaten track. The north and south have the largest sandy beaches, whilst the east coast is filled with pretty little coves with sheltered turquoise seas. The west coast is famous for its rugged mountainous coastline, cliff edges dominate the landscape which means there are only a few small beaches to visit.
Anguilla has 33 pristine beaches and over twelve miles of stunning, white powder sand and tranquil waters ranging from aquamarine to cobalt blue. Beaches of all kinds, from the long, gentle shoreline of Rendezvous Bay perfect for strolling, to the colorful beach barsthat rest on the blinding white sands of Shoal Bay. The village beach of Sandy Ground welcomes fun first — home to dancing, parties and boat racing, and secluded coves such as Little Bay offer picturesque romance. The deep plush sands of Meads Bay are home to some of the most elegant dining and hotel options and a soft rolling wave. Crocus Bay’s scenic coral cliffs are a perfect sunset location. Barnes, Maundays, Merrywing, Mimi Bay, Dropsey, Long Pond and The Forest…the list is endless. All of Anguilla’s beaches are public, uncrowded and unspoiled. Every cove, bay and stretch of sand is marked by unique characteristics, such as rock and coral formations and picturesque tropical plants. There is a beach for everyone, for every kind of beach day, for every mood.
Mauritius is an island located in the Indian Ocean near Reunion and Rodrigues islands. Clear warm colored blue turquoise water, and endless white beaches with coconut trees make Mauritius an ideal tropical dream beach holiday destination. Mauritius Island offers the visitors a large variety of beautiful white sandy beaches and blue lagoons. Mauritius is said to be the paradise of the Indian Ocean. Its large lagoons lined with fine white sand are the embodiment of paradise to those who want to enjoy the sea and the sun. All around the island, large strips of beaches offer unbeatable relaxing possibilities. The coastline of Mauritius is approximately 330 km long and nearly everywhere you can find the nice sandy beaches. Another big advantage of Mauritius is that the entire island is surrounded by coral reefs which have created big lagoons all around. These lagoons not only beautiful with crystal clear water, but also provide calm water conditions, ideal for swimming, bathing and snorkeling. On many of these beaches you are sure to find hotels and beach resorts. However it is important to know that all beaches of Mauritius are public. Most Mauritius public beaches are safe for bathing and swimming, and ideal for coastal walks and scenic sightseeing.
There are plenty of reasons to love Australia’s most famous beach. Beyond the beachfront strip, Campbell Parade, lies a village of cafés, restaurants and designer shops, and locals often dedicate their entire weekend to the “Bondi Bubble”. With countless accommodation options, including high-end hotel QT Bondi, you can too. The Bondi to Coogee coastal walk is one of Sydney’s most scenic attractions. Begin at the Bondi Icebergs ocean pool and traverse the six kilometre (3.7 mile) clifftop trail between Tamarama, Bronte, Clovelly and Coogee beaches. The walk will take just over an one hour each way. Each beach has its own unique charm, with parks, cafés and picnic spots. There are also plenty of opportunities to swim along the way, whether you prefer the surf at Tamarama or the calm water of Bronte’s ocean pool. Wander past Clovelly to the little oasis of Gordons Bay, a well-known scuba diving and snorkelling spot. At the end of your walk you’ll find the renowned seaside eatery Coogee Pavilion, which serves delicious fresh seafood, wood-fired pizza and breathtaking views from its rooftop terrace.