Bucket List Beaches You Shouldn’t Miss
Who doesn’t love getting away to the beach? The sand, sea, and sun always seem to perk us up and help us to feel better once we’re back on home soil. We can swim, sunbathe, read to our heart’s content and even drink cocktails on the right beach. If you’re a beach fanatic, or looking for somewhere to visit on your next beach holiday, you’ve come to the right place.
Here are the bucket list beaches you shouldn’t miss!
Half Moon Caye, Belize
Half Moon Caye is effectively two islands. The eastern Half Moon is pure sand with palms, while the western part is mainly Ziricote forest. It’s amazing, as you can walk from one side of the beach and end up in a thick jungle. In the sea surrounding this beach, four distinct marine habitats have been identified. This includes a number of shipwrecks that divers are free to explore!
Anse Source D’Argent, La Digue, Seychelles
This beach is located in the northeast of Madagascar, off the coast of Africa. It looks exotic and far from ordinary when you first see it, which is why so many choose to visit. The environment is unspoiled, and the rock formations are perfect for exploring. The granite boulders helps to make the beach more secluded with plenty of spots to relax. April-October are the ideal times for snorkeling and diving.
Pink Sands Beach, Harbour Island, Bahamas
This beach is so beautiful it was used as the backdrop for Sports Illustrated magazine’s annual swimsuit issue. This beach is famous for its gorgeous pink hue, that comes from crushed coral. The dramatic look is 100 feet wide in places, and can give the beach a truly magical feel. The water is a clear blue-green, and the beach itself doesn’t see much traffic. Visit in the morning if you want to see the beach at its best. December to April is the best time to go.
Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island, Australia
Whitehaven beach is the most photographed beach in Australia, with bright white sand an unbelievable turquoise waters. Whitehaven beach is on the largest of the 74 Whitsunday Islands along the Great Barrier Reef, and is a repeat winner of clean beach awards. It’s perfect for families and couples, as it’s dog free and smoke free, and the sand is almost completely free of anything but silica. Certain companies that arrange trips to the beach may even help with proposals if you ask nicely. May – October is a great time to go, as temperatures are comfortable and it’s peak time to see turtles and whales. Hill Inet has incredible views of the beach.
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
Ko Phi Phi is known for being funky and laid back; known as backpacker paradise. It’s home to one of the world’s most gorgeous beaches where you can drink rum out of buckets, party all night, and meet interesting people. The food is nice and there’s space on the beach. Bear in mind the people you meet here are generally more mature than you may find at, say, Ko Pha Ngan.