I’m pretty obsessed with beaches so I asked 6 bloggers what their favorite beach they’ve been to was and here’s what they said. Warning: if you’re stuck in north hemisphere winter at the moment like I am, you might find yourself drooling onto your keyboard.
Spiaggia della Pelosa, Sardinia, Italy
from Lotte @ Phenomenal Globe Travel Blog
La Pelosa is a beautiful beach – or spiaggia as they say in Italian – which can be found near Stintino, a little village in the Northwest of Sardinia. Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and belongs to Italy. The water has an absolutely stunning blue color and is so clear I didn’t even need a snorkel to see the fish dart around in the water!
There’s a small island about 10 meters off the coast with its own little beach and just a few people on it. As we picked our way over the slippery rocks with a bag full of valuables (camera, tablet, e-reader) I kept on thinking it was probably not the smartest thing to do without a dry bag;-) Luckily we got across without falling into the water and drowning all our electronics and enjoyed a blissful couple of hours on this lovely beach.
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Lumahai Beach, Kauai, Hawaii
from Gatien @ Not So Stoic
Everyone knows Hawaii for its famous beaches for swimming / snorkeling and surfing. If you go, you will probably join the flow and rent a convertible or a bike with a surf rack to get to all the beaches these islands have to offer. Remember the saying that some of the greatest mysteries and secret place lay right next to us? And that we’d never see them if we didn’t take the time to read and listen?
Lumahai Beach is a perfect illustration of this: it’s a well-known, yet barely populated, beach in Kauai – Hawaii’s oldest island. Why I liked it besides its natural tranquility? The warm sun, yet some shade from the trees, some coconuts falling around waiting to be opened, exotic wild tropical birds dancing in the sky, warm water with mostly natural sand rather than rocks (you’ll find rocks on every beach – these are volcanic islands). Plus, it’s right next to Hanalei, one of the best places for foodies in all of the Hawaii islands.
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Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia
from Kenny @ Knycx Travel
One of my favourite beaches is the Bondi beach in Sydney. I love the beach because of its variety and accessibility: It is merely 30-minute away from Sydney’s bustling city center, and even if visitors don’t plan on swimming or surfing on the beach that day, they can have a walk along the waterfront, chill out on the sand, marvel at the magnificent views along the Coogee walk, or simply enjoy a cup of coffee at a beachside cafe.
Moreover, the Icebergs’ swimming club has an infinity pool right by the ocean. It has the best views of Bondi Beach and a cute little cafe. Swimmers in the pools can still have a taste of the Pacific Ocean’s water.
Malcapuya Island, Palawan, Philippines
from Anne @ Agitopassim
Coron, Palawan, in the Philippines, is known for its gigantic rock formations and several islets where pristine beaches abound. I’ve been to some of the usual tourist spots in Coron (Siete Pecados, Kayangan Lake, Twin Lagoon, Banana Island, and Malcapuya Island) and for me, Malcapuya Island stood out. If there’s one place that I wanna go back to in Coron, it’s definitely this one.
When we were approaching the island from a boat, I could see the white sand from afar. True enough, when we reached the island, it has white powdery sand and the water surrounding it was crystal clear. You could easily see the marine life between the waters and the sand. It’s like swimming in a pool made of fine sand! You’ll have a picturesque background of mountains from afar while swimming, eating, or taking your nap. Just how awesome is that? The experience was really unforgettable we didn’t want to leave the place. It’s just too bad that we didn’t spend the night there but when I do return to Coron that would be at the top of my list.
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Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island, Australia
from Silke @ Happiness and Things
Whitehaven Beach is located in the Whitesundays, near the Great Barrier Reef. It’s easy to see why this beach has been voted one of the best beaches in the world. You can visit Whitehaven when staying on the mainland or on one of the surrounding islands. There are plenty of cruises, helicopter and even water plane tours heading out to this beach on a daily basis. The beach is a play of colours due to the shifting silica sand. The sand is so fine and soft you can even polish your jewelry with it. When visiting we saw small sharks and lots of fish; they were so close to the beach that we didn’t even have to get our feet wet.
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Esperance, Western Australia
from Annemarie @ Travel on the Brain