Planning a summer holiday this year? Looking for excitement, relaxation or tranquility? Read on to discover the greatest beaches across the world to visit on your travels.
St Tropez is renowned for being luxurious, stylish and elegant, and its beaches follow the same trend. Located on the southern coast of France, all the beaches face onto the warm seas of the Mediterranean. Some of the most famous beaches in the area include, Plage de la Briande, Quartier de la Ponche and La Bouillabaisse, all which offer you space, crystal waters and sandy beaches. There are a range of beach clubs along the coastline, allowing to experience the true St Tropez luxury lifestyle.
Durdle Door, Cornwall, UK
Durdle Door is part of the famous Jurassic Coast; the giant limestone archway plunges down to the waterfront. Sheltered coves, cliff top paths and refreshing waters make this beach perfect for fantastic walks and great photo opportunities. Durdle Door is truly iconic of British beaches, showing you one of the most beautiful places in the whole country.
When talking about the best beaches the Caribbean is the first place you think of. St Lucia offers some of the beach tropical beaches found on earth. White sands, turquoise seas and clear blue skies. The beaches on the western side face the calm waters of the Caribbean Sea, perfect for swimming and water sports, compared to the eastern side fronts the more turbulent Atlantic Ocean. Beaches include Jalousie beach, Grande Anse and Reduit beach.
South Africa provides year-round beaches, they are not just a haven for sun-worshipers and surfers, but are perfect for hikes along the dramatic coastline. Beaches include; East London, which is great for swimming with a thriving culture and sand dunes. Clifton, which is known as Cape’s ‘millionaire’s row’, a favourite with film stars and international models.
Hemsby, Norfolk, UK
This two mile stretch of coast-line near Winteron-on-Sea is on the edge of the Norfolk Broads. The beach is part of an area of outstanding natural beauty with flat, sandy beaches perfect for long walks and kite flying.
The most popular beaches stretch along the shores of the Aegean and Mediterranean seas, with a mixture of pebble beaches, rocky coves and sandy shores. Alanya beach is beautiful and more than 20 km in length. Bodrum is between two seas offering stunning views over both the Aegean and Mediterranean seas. Turkey’s ancient culture gives the beaches history and beauty.
Tenerife is an island of volcanic origin providing a mixture of sandy and pebble beaches. Surrounded the Mediterranean Sea and enriched with Spanish culture, the beaches provide a wide range of activities for everyone to enjoy, including water sports.
The west coast of the island is known as ‘platinum coast’ renowned for golden sands and clear warm waters. Chose from a selection of beaches including, Brandons, Batts Rock and Heywoods. Beaches all across the island for relaxing and swimming amongst coral wildlife. Traditional Caribbean food huts can be found on most beaches allowing you to enjoy delicious seas food with a twist.
Shell beach, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
This completely unspoiled beach is protected by the National Trust, providing tranquility and privacy. Only a short ferry ride from Poole Harbour, Shell beach offer isolation and a huge expanse of sandy dunes. It is the ideal place for a short break or day trip.