Beach Holiday Destinations


This was a difficult list to compile because there are many, many beaches that could make the list. Below are a few beach holiday travel destinations chosen for their scenic beauty and tranquility. They are perfect places for a summer holiday and most of them have great holiday resorts to make your holiday a little more special.

Anse Source D’Argent, Seychelles

Often rated as one of the top beaches in the world, Anse Source D’Argent is on the island of La Digue in the Seychelles. Fine white sand with imposing granite rocks give the beach almost a sculptural beauty. The beach backs into a lush palm forest and its turquoise waters are protected by an offshore coral reef.
Best time to visit: May to September

Frenchman’s Cove, Jamaica

This is a small cove with a white, sandy beach flanked by rocky coves. A river flows into the sea at one end of the beach and the calm sea near the beach becomes rougher where huge waves hit the rocks. The setting is absolutely spectacular.
Best time to visit: December to April

Pink Sands Beach, Bahamas

The beach is so named because its sand is a pale pink. The pink colour is derived from the shells of microscopic animals called Foraminifera. Stretching for 3 miles, the beach offers relative seclusion yet isn’t too far from the city.
Best time to visit: March to July

Tulum Beaches, Mexico

Some of Mexico’s finest beaches are in Tulum. Endless miles of fine white sand with Mayan ruins on a rocky outcrop make this location hard to beat. Apart from visiting the Tulum ruins, you can appreciate their majesty by swimming away from the shore and then turning back for a great view.
Best time to visit: December to April

Palolem Beach, India

Until just a few years ago Palolem remained undiscovered. A picturesque crescent-shaped bay, the beach has soft sand and two craggy outcrops. There’s also a small wooded island to the north that you can walk to in low tide or else you can persuade a local fisherman to ferry you across for a minimal fee.
Best time to visit: December to February

Myrtos Beach, Greece

The view of the beach from the top of the limestone cliffs is astonishingly beautiful. The sea subtly changes colour through the day, going from milky turquoise to deep indigo. A winding road takes you down to the mile long beach with white pebbles. Myrtos beach is on the island of Kefalonia and was made famous in the movie ‘Captain Corelli’s Mandolin’ starring Nicholas Cage.
Best time to visit: May, June, September, October

Whitehaven Beach, Australia

Located on Whitsundy Island, Whitehaven beach is known for its brilliant powder white sand made of pure silica. The sand seems to gleam in the sun as crystal blue waves gently lap on the shore. The 7km-long beach is framed by a lush tropical forest.
Best time to visit: April to November

Here are a few other places to consider for their beaches: Corfu in Greece, Phi Phi Islands in Thailand, Kauai in Hawaii, Ipanema in Brazil and the beaches of the Caribbean islands

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