Without going to beaches, any trip is really incomplete. Beaches give a feeling of being one with nature. It’s rhythmic sound waves soothes the mind.
If you are looking for breakfast on the beach, Family beaches, Sandy beaches, Public beaches, then here are the 11 exotic beach destinations that can make your trip memorable.
1. Cinque Terre, Italy
The Cinque Terre coast is rich in charming bays and beaches. Cinque Terre is one of the coolest places in Italy. You can sail on a private boat from one village to another. The best time to visit this place is between May-September. There are so many beaches that you cannot miss the surroundings of Cinque Terre. Some of those are Gigante in Monterosso, Baia Blu in Lerici, Colombo in Lerici. If you arrive early in the morning and leave after lunch or just before it, you will be one of the happy few enjoying the sound of the waves.
2. Tel Aviv, Israel
The city is filled with luxury hotels, gourmet restaurants, boutique stores, and lively nightclubs. All the beaches in Israel have clean toilets and outdoor cold showers. In most of the beaches, there are indoor shower stalls and changing rooms too. In almost all beaches you can rent lounge beds or chairs during season April to October.
You should go swimming only on declared beached which have lifeguards. You can look for the lifeguard stand and the flag where the daily flags advise the visitors says about the sea conditions. Blue or white flags indicate that sea is calm, red means you can swim but the sea has stronger currents so be careful. Black means the sea is too dangerous for swimming. There are several beaches namely Hilton Beach, Jerusalem (Geula) Beach, Banana Beach, Mezizim Beach, Gordon Beach etc. The best time to visit this place is May-June.
There are two local Instagrammers who can give you a visual insight into the city.
Sasha Rosenzon (@sashkaro): An adventurous photographer, Sasha captures the charm of Tel Aviv from an eagle’s eye
Karen Or (@karennor): The face behind ‘Street Chic Tel Aviv’, Karen is a fashionista, influenced by Bohemian and street styles.
3. Cannes, French Riviera
The place is known for its spectacular coastline that stretches from Marseilles in the west to Menton in the east. It’s the world's most beautiful coastline. The place has an abundance of beautiful white sandy beaches. It has been a popular holiday destination for millionaires and celebrities.
There is a beach that runs from the coast to a rustic peninsula town called Giens which is especially popular among windsurfers and kite surfers.
The Best time to visit is from May to September.
4. Durban, South Africa
Durban is famous for its golden beaches and warm waters. If you want to sit and watch the sun set or take to the waves for some surfing fun, then there are many beaches in Durban namely North Beach, Umdloti Beach, Ansteys Beach, Tiger Rocks Beach etc. Just avoid April and May months as it rains heavily.
5. Bay of Islands, New Zealand
With around 14000km of coastline, it was hard to know when to end this list of New Zealand’s stunning beaches. Many beaches are known for their surf breaks, rock formations or for simply being pristine. The best time to visit this place is from December to February. Here are the beaches not to be missed are cathedral cove, ninety mile beach, mission bay, onetahuti beach, awaroa inlet. Stunning views of the sunset, water sports, and great places to eat—these beaches have it all.
6. Tulum Riviera Maya, Mexico
The Riviera Maya has the most beautiful beaches in Mexico, making it the prestigious destination that it is today. The best time to visit this place is from April to May and November to March. Beaches that are not to be missed are Maroma Beach, Paraiso Beach, Akumal, Xpu-Ha, and Mamitas Beach.
7. Algarve, Portugal
Known for its golden beaches and turquoise seas, the Algarve in Portugal, is a popular destination for Europeans seeking a relaxing beach holiday. You can visit this place all year round.
8. Aruba, The Caribbean
Aruba is famous throughout the Caribbean for its glamorous beaches with gleaming white sand and clear jade waters. You can visit this destination all year round and it is less crowded from April and August. Almost all beaches are public in Aruba. Eagle Beach, Palm Beach, Manchebo Beach, Arashi Beach, Baby Beach are some of the nice beaches.
9. Cairns, Australia
All around the world, Australia is renowned for its beaches. The beaches that should not be missed in Cairns are Ellis, Palm cove, Cairns lagoon, kewarra, Holloways, vorkeys knob. Each one is unremarkable beach to the north of Cairns in Australia. The best time to visit this destination is from April to October.
10. Punta Del Este, Uruguay
Punta del Este has grown into a sunshine shimmy of glass-fronted apartment blocks, restaurants, shopping arcades and, at least for a few weeks in high season, mega-clubs and bars. The best time to visit this destination is from December-April for parties and beaching. Little shops and restaurants near beaches sell floaty dresses and Gucci sunglasses, dulce de leche ice cream, American pizza and Japanese sushi.
11. Hvar, Croatia
When it comes to beaches in Croatia, the best advice is to head south. You will find seductive sandy shores; pebbly coves and sun-fried rocks. The best time to visit this destination is from May to October. The beaches that not to be missed are Dubovica, Lucisca, Kordovon, Grebisce, Gdinj bays.
Some beaches are exclusively for families. Make this summer vacation more memorable. If we missed any exotic beach that deserves to be in this list, please share us in the comments.