After a harsh winter, nearly any strip of sand would do. But now that we’ve thawed out, exploring past our usual sandy spots can change the whole experience!
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Now that we’re protected from the sun, here’s a taste of some of the most amazing beaches around the Globe:
POPULAR SPOTS WITH ACCOMMODATIONS
Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
81/2 square miles of white sand, sailing with safe anchorages, snorkeling, caves, quiet coves, hiking trails, luxury resorts and villas.
Horseshoe Bay, Bermuda
21 miles of pink sand, lifeguards, rentals, shops, and restaurants.
Trunk Bay, St. John
Silky coral sands, clear warm waters, 225 yards of reef to snorkel, historic sugar plantations hiking trails, chair & snorkel equipment rentals, showers.
Sunset Beach, Oahu, Hawaii
Big wave surfing during the winter season, family spot in the summer months with swimming, snorkeling, and reef exploration.
El Nido, Palawan, Phillippines
White-sand beaches, clear fish-filled waters, coral reefs, dive sites, and even a long tunnel leading to an underwater cavern.
Grace Bay Island, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos
5 miles of fine white sand, crystal clear waters, world-class diving, coral reefs, Humpback Whale migration route with a backdrop of rugged hills and ridges.
SMALL AND QUIET BEACHES
Few if any accommodations
Eagle Beach, Aruba
Powder sand, gentle surf, good for swimming, quiet, peaceful.
Langre, Cantabria Spain
Golden sand, hidden beach perfect for relaxing, strong waves ideal for surfing, topped green meadows and surrounded by limestone cliffs.
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
Crystal clear blue water, swimming, snorkeling, breathtaking views.
SECLUDED BEACHES OFF THE BEATEN PATH
Shoal Bay, North coast of Antigua
Pristine beaches, crystal clear water, very secluded. If you want to peace and quiet, this is your spot.
Fisherman’s Bay, Topago
Secluded, fresh water streams flow from rainforest into the sea, coal reefs, only one small snack shack.
Tintamarre Island, St. Matin,
You’ll need to take a catamaran to this little island to enjoy its warm waters, soft sandy beaches, and coves. This is protected land, so no sleepovers.
Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island, Australia
4½ miles of coast on silica sand (finest grain of sand), coves, lagoons, inlets, and only accessible by boat.
Playa Tortuga, Isla Culebrita, Puerto Rico
White beaches, crystal clear waters, snorkeling, hiking. This nature reserve is a breeding home for Green Turtles. Take a 20-minute water taxi to the island and then it’s a 20-minute walk to the beach. This is protected land, so no sleepovers.
Lopes Mendes, Ilha Grande, Brazil
2 miles of unspoiled, powder-white sand, crystalline waters, lined with squat palms and almond trees. This very secluded, adventurer’s dream spot is said to be worth the three-hour drive to a ferry, taxi-boat, and short hike through a forest.