Summer is almost upon us, and it’s a time when we all dream of setting out and finding a stretch of sand to call home. The allure of the beach can be ignore by almost no one. There’s just something about being able to sun yourself while the water laps against the coastline that’s the closest one can come to experiencing heaven on earth… Well, that is provided that you’re not heading to a beach that’s overcrowded with other people seeking the same solace!
That’s why we thought it would be fun to take a look at some of the world’s beaches that aren’t as well traveled. They’re every bit as beautiful (if not in some cases more so) than the world’s most popular beaches. But, they’ve got something else going for them… They’re not as crowded as the rest.
Are you looking for an uncommon beach vacation this summer? Would you like to check out one of the world’s hidden gems? If the answer is yes, then come take a look at our list of the 20 best hidden gem beaches around the world!
1. Anse Source d’Argent (Seychelles)
The beautiful beaches of Seychelles are well known, but this beach’s remoteness is what makes it a “hidden gem”.
2. La Pedrera (Uruguay)
You’ll never have trouble finding a secluded stretch of beach here, because there’s over 100 miles of coastline to choose from.
3. Lameshur Bay Beach (St. John)
One of the things that makes this secluded beach so special is the chance it gives you to experience exotic wildlife up close.
4. Agonda Beach (India)
Found in Goa, this is one of those “hidden gem” beaches that might not remain as such for much longer.
5. Salt Creek Recreation Area (Washington)
Now here’s a place where you can experience the natural splendor of the Pacific Northwest without getting crowded out.
6. Panglao Island (Philippines)
Sweeping palms and crystal clear warm waters are just two of the things that make this beach absolutely irresistible.
7. Puako (Hawaii)
Located on the Big Island, this may be one of the few “hidden gem” beaches left in Hawaii.
8. Palm Beach (Barbuda)
Not to be confused with Palm Beach, Florida, this is place where you can enjoy some true island living.
9. Koh Lanta (Thailand)
There are all sorts of “hidden gem” beaches in Thailand, but we consider this one to be the very best.
10. Salema (Portugal)
With just a small fishing village located here, there’s plenty of unspoiled beach for everyone to enjoy.
11. Bethany Beach (Delaware)
People in the U.S. often forget about Delaware, and the people who live there would like to make sure they don’t find out about this beach…
12. Cirali Beach (Turkey)
As a protected wild life area, you won’t find a whole lot of development here, meaning you can really enjoy the natural environment.
13. Todos Santos (California)
Straddling Baja, California, and Sur, Mexico, this is just one of those West Coast beaches you have to see for yourself.
14. Cayucos (California)
Away from the urban sprawl of places like Los Angeles and San Francisco is where you’ll find this California treasure.
15. Alagoas (Brazil)
For a country that features thousands of miles of coastline, this might be some of the very best.
16. Happy Bay (St. Martin)
If you ask us, we think that the name says all that you need to know about this gorgeous “hidden gem” beach.
17. Polihale Beach (Kauai)
It’s the sweeping cliffs that sit above this beautiful stretch of sand that are really going to catch your eye.
18. Matagorda Beach (Texas)
If you don’t think of beaches when you think of Texas, then this place is sure to change all of that.
19. Playa Carrillo (Costa Rica)
The thing that you’ll most want to check out here is the beautiful coral reef that’s just off shore.
20. Capo Sant’Andrea (Elba)
What’s really striking about this secluded beach is the way that the granite cliffs contrast with the beautiful deep blue waters.