When it comes to finding a place where you can really unwind, relax and clear your head, there’s nothing like the beach. There’s just something about the way the sun beats down, the sound of the rolling waves, and the soft press of sand beneath your feet that’s simply intoxicating. But, as any beach goer knows, there’s one potential big drawback… When the weather’s warm, the beaches are crowded!
That’s why it’s always good to know about beaches that are a little off the beaten path. These are spots where you can go – by and large – to get away from the crush of the crowd and to enjoy the full breadth of what makes a trip to the beach so amazing.
But, where are these hidden beaches? Where do you need to travel to if you really want to get away from it all while you’re on a beach excursion? These are the questions we’re going to answer. Below, we’re going to share our picks for the 20 best and most beautiful hidden beaches in the world. Simply put, if you want a beach experience that you won’t soon forget, then these are the places you need to check out.
1. Mancora (Peru)
Home to just a small fishing village, a beach vacation here is definitely for those who want to go off the grid a little bit.
2. Rocktail Bay (South Africa)
Remote and breathtaking, the biggest expense you’ll incur on a visit here in simply reaching it.
3. Con Dao (Vietnam)
This archipelago is sparsely populated, making it the perfect spot to be alone with your thoughts on the beach.
4. Kauapea Secret Beach (Hawaii)
Hidden beaches can be hard to come by in Kauai, which is why you definitely want to know about this one.
5. Ibo Island (Mozambique)
More expensive than many of the other hidden beaches on this list, the remoteness is well worth the price of admission.
6. Cayucos State Beach (California)
With a rustic old-world charm to it, this hidden beach offers something you won’t find at the glitzier beaches of So Cal.
7. Cies Island (Spain)
Not many have figure out this beautiful Spanish destination, and so the prices are low… But that won’t last forever or even for long.
8. Zakynthos (Greece)
Located in the Ionian Islands, this beach’s sheer remoteness is what makes it so hidden.
9. Cirali (Turkey)
Located in Antalya, Turkey, this two-mile long beach is undeveloped, making it an ideal spot to get back to nature.
10. Lord Howe Island (Australia)
Be sure to book in advance if you want to visit, because only 400 tourists are allowed to visit this island at a time.
11. Playa-Sur-Mer (France)
Located in Aquitane, France, this beautiful beach is set a mid a rolling landscape that’s simply intoxicating.
12. Likoma Island (Malawi)
The clear waters and soft beaches are a dream here, considering that no one else has figured out to visit!
13. Rosalie Bay Beach (Dominica)
A visit here allows you to sunbathe along beautiful waters while you survey the rainforests that surround.
14. Lover’s Beach (Nevis)
Looking for a beach that’s perfect for lovers? Well, wouldn’t you know that this is the one!
15. Manzanita Beach (Oregon)
Here, you have seven miles of beautiful unspoiled beach that offer you the chance to really immerse yourself in the Pacific Northwest.
16. Ban Koh Beach (Thailand)
Also known as “Pig Island”, there’s only one ten-mile-long road on this island, meaning you’ll get plenty of peace and quiet.
17. Bethany Beach (Delaware)
This sleepy little town is perfect for the vacationing couple who really wants to escape the bright lights of a big city.
18. La Digue (Seychelles)
One of the more remote spots in the Seychelles, getting here will require a ferry or helicopter ride.
19. Farewell Spit (New Zealand)
This over 15-mile-long sand spit is the longest in the country, and the whole area is a protected wildlife sanctuary.
20. Isla Holbox (Mexico)
This up-and-coming Mexican vacation destination hasn’t quite caught on yet, making now the perfect time to visit…