The secret is out!
If you are searching for stunning beaches that travelers have been keeping to themselves, then you came to the right place. These secluded beaches are virtually people-free so if you want a serene trip to a pristine beach, then these are the places you should go to. You can simply relax on the shore and have some peace and quiet. Of course, when you are on a break, the last thing you want to deal with is screaming kids and obnoxious lovers showing some public displays of affection. To get the best experience, you definitely want to go for something that is distraction-free.
So, if you just want to just disconnect and marvel at the beauty of the sea while you take a dip in the salty water every once in a while, these stunning beaches are the perfect getaways. However, if you go to these beaches, make sure to preserve the peace and quiet of these places. Take nothing but photos and leave nothing but footprints.
Here you go. Enjoy!
15. Pink Beach, Bonaire
This sandy beach in Bonaire creates the optical illusion that it looks pink when the sand is wet. Known as Pink Beach, the sand on the shore is mostly made from corals. This beach is a perfect solitary getaway that will give you a tranquil experience. It has a lot of offerings including snorkeling and diving. However, you will need to bring your own equipment since there are no stores here where you can rent them. The water is really crystal clear at the Pink Beach and there are many fish around the reef. At times, Pink Beach is also a great destination for kitesurfing and windsurfing, but you need to be careful when doing this because there is no lifeguard assigned to this secluded beach.
14. Wildcat Beach, California
Wildcat Beach is one of the several stunning and secluded beaches on the Point Reyes National Seashore. Although some of these beaches may be impossible to reach by car, you can hike to them or use a watercraft to reach them. One of the most challenging to navigate is Wildcat Beach since it requires a six-mile hike. Still, this is why it is one of the most stunning beaches around that stays a secret. If you don’t want to hike to the beach, you can also bike there. The Wildcat Beach offers an amazing two-mile shoreline. There is also the Wildcat Lake where you can have a better view of the amazing beach.
13. Carro Quebrado, Brazil
Brazil is popular for its beaches so it is unusual to find one that is still devoid of tourists. The Carro Quebrado is the beach to go to if you want solitude in Brazil. This stunning beach is tough to find and you will need the help of a local guide to spot it. Still, it is one of the best beaches in Brazil where you can rarely find human life. From its shores, you can enjoy spectacular red cliffs along the beach, which a few daring visitors attempt to explore by foot. Chilling beach-side with an ice cold beer is perfect in Carro Quebrado.
12. Ko Adang, Thailand
Ko Adang is considered by many as the last frontier in Thailand that has not yet been discovered by many tourists. So, instead of fighting with the crowds on many Thai beaches, you may want to consider Ko Adang as your destination. The island is part of the Tarutao National Park. Therefore, it has many hiking trails that are perfect, especially for bird watchers. If you are not into bird watching, Ko Adang is also a prime destination for scuba diving and snorkeling. It has many untouched coral reefs that are just waiting to be discovered. If you are feeling lazy, you can just chill on the beach and get a tan.
11. Bai Dai Beach, Vietnam
Literally translated to “long beach,” Bai Dai Beach is located in Vietnam and faces Thailand. It has a long sandbar that is four miles long and stretches as far as the eyes can see. The bay on this beach is shaped like an arc. The water here is calm and shallow. It can even be a good place to take your kids, as it is very safe and was named by the Australian TV station as the “cleanest and most beautiful beach”. When you go here, you can find small stores and restaurants in tents. You can rent surfboards and paddleboards for some water activities.
10. La Sagesse Bay, Grenada
Although Grenada’s Grand Anse Bay is always packed with tourists, its lesser known La Sagesse Bay is incredibly secluded, even if it is only 10 miles away from Grand Anse Bay. If you go here, there is a hotel and nature center where you can stay and see a couple of sunbathers at a time. The hotel is small with about 12 rooms only. Still, it gives an amazing Carribean experience. Its beach is calm and shallow, which is perfect for exploration. La Sagesse Bay has hiking trails if you want a little more seclusion.
9. Kaupoa Beach, Hawaii
The Kaupoa Beach in Hawaii is a secluded beach that some may even consider as haunting. Although the name of the beach translates to “Place of Thieves” it is safe to go to. It is just that it is almost always empty and it used to be one of the most popular destinations in Molokai. Still, Kaupoa Beach offers stunning ocean views and plenty of snorkeling opportunities when the ocean is calm, which is during the summer months.
8. Rocktail Bay, South Africa
The Rocktail Bay in South Africa may be a bit difficult to access but going here is well worth it. Traveling to this amazing beach will require a series of flights initially to Johannesburg, then another flight to Richard Bays airport and then a final trek using a single-engine aircraft to KwaZulu-Natal. Since the beach is almost always devoid of tourists, there are only a few lodges in the area. Still, for absolute peace and quiet, this stunning beach is the go-to place.
7. Bowman’s Beach, Florida
A quiet beach for a tranquil trip in Florida, Bowman’s Beach is the ideal destination. The beautiful beach is located on Sanibel Island on the west side of Southern Florida. This beach is notable for the many shells you can find on its shore. If you want to go shelling, it is a nice beach to go to. It is extremely pristine since it is largely isolated from commercialization. Avid travelers keep it as a secret so they can still have some peace and quiet when in Florida. The beach is open all year round, however you need to inform authorities 24 hours in advance if you plan to visit due to security reasons.
6. Holbox Island, Yucatan Peninsula
For some solitary relaxation, the perfect destination is the Holbox Island in the Yucatan Peninsula. Located in Mexico, it is a nature preserve that can only be reached using a watercraft. Although it has a community of 1,500 people, visiting Holbox Island is like stepping back in time. The streets here are mostly made of sand and you can only navigate either by foot or by golf cart. You can rent golf carts by the hour. If you go here, make sure to bring some cash as there are no ATM’s on the island. The turquoise water is almost always calm and swimmer friendly. You can also hire a local to guide you if you want to go scuba diving.
5. Macushia Beach, Australia
Macushia Beach in Australia is a pristine beach that will give you exclusivity. More than that, it gives amazing access to the Great Barrier Reef. Yet, even if this is the case, it is completely crowd-free. The Macushia Beach is part of the Hinchinbrook Island National Park so it is also an amazing destination for people who love to hike. Going to this beach will definitely allow you to get up close and personal with the wildlife in the area. The vast Macushia Beach is popular for its dramatic sunset that exudes romance in the air.
4. Oswald West State Park, Oregon Coast
A wide beach that is not heavily traveled, Oswald West State Park is located on the Oregon Coast. Not a lot of tourists go here because it will take a little walking to reach it, but it is really stunning to see. The quarter-mile hike will lead you to a stunning view of the beach. Moreover, the waves here are perfect for a day of surfing. There are campsites on the beach for travelers who want to stay for the night. Since it is part of a park, there are many opportunities to hike on this beach.
3. Smuggler’s Cove, Greece
Also known as Navagio Beach, the Smuggler’s Cove in Greece has more tourists compared to other secluded beaches. Still, it is not that packed and you can still enjoy some “me time” in this beach. The Smuggler’s Cove offers a stunning cliff-top view of the Mediterranean. Moreover, it has an impressive shipwreck on the beach that is from nearly three decades ago. The beach also has beautiful white sand, amazing blue water, and impressive limestone cliffs. In a way, the Smuggler’s Cove is simultaneously wild, intimate, and very isolated.
2. Colombier Beach, St. Barth’s
St. Barth’s is a popular beach destination in the Carribean, so it is strange that there is still a secluded beach in this area. The Colombier Beach is mostly secluded yet stunning. If you want to enjoy some beach serenity in St. Barth’s you should be willing to trek for 25 to 30 minutes to reach Colombier Beach. The beach is surrounded by a cove and locals will even encourage you to camp out here to enjoy its beautiful starry sky. Its gorgeous sandy beach is surrounded by blue water that is perfect for snorkeling and swimming.
1. Whitehaven Beach, Australia
One of the most beautiful beaches in the world is Whitehaven Beach in Australia. Hence, it is quite strange that it is still kept as a secret. National Geographic once named it as the “most photographed beach” in Queensland. The water is this beach is calm and crystal clear. Even new swimmers can have a great time in Whitehaven Beach. The shoreline is four miles long and it can provide a sweet escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. The beach is also known for its swirls of color, which can be very therapeutic to see. However, for half of the year, travelers here are required to wear a stinger suit because of the possible presence of toxic jellyfish, which can be dangerous or worse, deadly.
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