WITH OCEANS covering over 70% of the earth’s surface, it’s no wonder its shorelines are such a big draw. We head to the beaches for different reasons: suntanning, hanging out, surfing, playing sports, snorkeling. For many of us living in the north, though, they’re a place reserved for the summer months. For the most part, these beaches from all over the world are ones you can swim at year round. The perfect antidote to the winter blues.
These are all taken from the travelstoke app. You can find this list on my profile and start adding to your own trip to visit these awesome beaches. And don’t forget to add your own suggestions.
Cayo Zapatilla, Bocas del Toro, Panama
Cayo ZapatillaBocas del Toro, PanamaCayo Zapatilla is a group of islands in the Bocas del Toro archipelago. The Island I was at didn’t have any inhabitants and it was pretty much secluded, clean, and clear blue water. It’s a must visit in Bocas. #beach #tranquil
Isla Holbox, Mexico
Tiny and secluded…and beautiful!
Waipio Black Sand Beach, Hawaii
More amazing pics here.
Waipio Black Sand BeachHonokaa, United StatesValley of the kings. Probably one of the most spectacular valleys in all of the #hawaiian islands. The road is treacherous so make sure your rig can handle it if you plan on driving down. The land is sacred and much of it is private property so tread lightly and show respect.
Thomas Beach, Uluwatu, Indonesia
Thomas BeachPecatu, IndonesiaUluwatu is home to loads of beautiful beaches. Thomas beach is a little quieter than most. You have to take the thigh burning stairs in order to get there, but it’s definitely worth the trek. One night a week they throw an epic beach party with live music. And you can also stay at the guesthouse overlooking the beach, if you’re ok with a shitty room. In my opinion, the broken sink and lack of pillows and blankets was worth the epic view. #beach
Tatlong Pulo Beach, Philippines
Hanalei Bay, Kaua’i, Hawaii
Railay Beach, Thailand
And, as if just lying on the beach isn’t enough, here are a few more things to do there.
Railay BeachTambon Pak Nam, ThailandRai Lai (Railay) Beach is accessible by boat from both Krabi township or Ao Nang. It is known for being an attraction for rockclimbers. It’s a beautiful escape where you can kayak, relax in the beach, or go for a hike. If you can, check out the lagoon. It’s a bit of a climb and you will need shoes to do it. But the accomplishment of making it down is a great feeling when you’re standing inside an old volcano. #beach #kayak #climbing #rockclimbing
Smith’s Barcadere, George Town, Cayman Islands
A quiet beach with waves crashing on the rocks.
Smith’s BarcadereGeorge Town, Cayman IslandsAmazing beach close to port with a nice drop off for snokeling. Tons of fish including close encounters with tarpon and lobsters. Beautiful coral and rock structure to swim around and jump off of. #snorkeling #beach #bbq
Mismaloya Beach, Jalisco, Mexico
MismaloyaJalisco, MexicoFishing at Mismaloya beach. Join the locals at sunrise or sunset for an incredible opportunity to fish from the shore.
Take a wander along the beach and any local with a boat will approach you for a day out on the water.
Ask for Adrian, he is the fish-whisperer.
#fishing #fishingtown #mismaloya #familyfriendly #beach #mexico
Waipatiki Beach, New Zealand
A “paradisiacal New Zealand beach not too many seem to know about.”
Makapu’u Beach, O’ahu, Hawaii
Waddy Point, Queensland, Australia
Camping must be the best way to experience Fraser Island.
Waddy PointFraser Island, AustraliaAt the end of the road on worlds longest sand island waddy point is a stunning place to camp and fish. A very solid 4×4 is a requirement to get there but there are plenty of outfitters offering everything from truck rentals to full service tours. #australia #fraserisland #fishing
Hanauma Bay, O’ahu, Hawaii
You’d be missing out if you didn’t go snorkeling here.
Grace Bay Beach, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands
If you go, here are 5 things you need to know.
Waterplay ProvoProvidenciales and West Caicos, Turks and Caicos IslandsPelican Beach, Leeward, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands. Clean white sand, blue seas. Just at the end of Grace Bay. About as pretty as it can get.
Shipwreck Beach (Kaiolohia), Lanai, Hawaii
So named because of its shallow and rocky channel which has sunk many ships over the decades. See more inspiration on The PlanetD’s blog.
Camps Bay Beach, Cape Town, South Africa
Wineglass Bay, Tasmania, Australia
There’s also a ton of hiking to be done in Freycinet National Park.
Brighton Beach, Victoria, Australia
These Victorian-era bathing boxes are protected by the local council from alterations being done to them.
Brighton Bathing Boxes (beach houses)Brighton, AustraliaThese colorful “bathing boxes” are tiny little beach huts, which only locals are allowed to own and can’t rent out. Cool to visit and shoot some photos though! #beachhut #melbourne
Las cabañas Beach, Palawan, Philippines
Paradise, some say.
Cathedral Cove, New Zealand
Pink Beach, Komodo, Indonesia
Yes, the sand is actually pink (due to white and red sand mixing) and it’s only one of seven pink beaches in the world.
Figure 8 Pools, NSW, Australia
These naturally formed rock pools look amazing. Be aware of the tides though! Here’s how to visit safely.
Cronulla Beach, NSW, Australia
Tamarama Beach, NSW, Australia
Kamala Beach, Thailand
Sip some fresh coconuts on the beach!