As Winter draws to a close we can start to think about the Summer, our plans, all that relaxing we can take part in, and the warm, warm sunshine! We’ve got together a few beaches, that are pretty close, that you should really check out. These are some of the most beautiful in the world!
First on our list is Seaside Beach, Seaside Florida.
A rustic little beach town that has every amenity you could ever need. From restaurants to cafes, and 5 star hotels to self catering rentals, you can vacation here on any budget! And if you or the kids get bored of the beach (though it’s unlikely!) there are swimming pools, and tennis courts scattered all along the coastal town! There is also a lively music and theater scene. If you recognize it, it was the setting for The Truman Show!
Waianapanapa Black Sand Beach, Maui, Hawaii
Located a short distance from the town of Hana Maui at Waianapanapa State Park, it is one of the most beautiful of its kind in the world! The sand is actually made up of tiny, smooth, lava pebbles! Water sports are really popular here and there are gorgeous hiking trails leading to the nearest town. There is also a picnic area right beside the beach. If you’re looking for something a bit more romantic, this is definitely the place!
Bahia Gardner, Espanola Island
If you’re into nature, this is a must see. It is the most southerly of the Galapagos Archipelago Islands, and is about a 10 hour boat ride from Isla Santa Cruz. These islands boast their own species of animals, and tourists are especially interested in the mating rituals and sheer volume of the waved albatross – of which the majority of the world’s population breed here between March and January! The beach is like something from a postcard and you can get up close to the wildlife too!
And the very best for last: One Foot Island, Cook Islands
This place is one of the most untouched beaches in the world – the water is pristine and the sand is almost white! You can only access it by boat from Aitutaki but you can get your passport stamped there! Located off the east coast of Queensland, Australia, it is a pretty big distance to go, but we can guarantee it is so worth it. There is a lot of emphasis put on the local cultures and heritage here so you can be guaranteed that it will be a learning experience as well as an amazing vacation!