Revealed: The 10 Most Beautiful Secret Beaches In The World

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There is nothing worse than a busy beach. What you want is a beach so secret, so far off the beaten track, that you can have it to yourself. In this review, I reveal my favourite secret beaches on earth with you. Beaches that you are unlikely to have heard of and are even less likely to have visited.

Each beach comes with a story, such as the beach bordering the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Ningaloo reef, where I tried to spend 3 nights sleeping in a swag bag. Nowadays you can stay in more salubrious surroundings at Sal Salis resort, with luxuries such as a bed and en-suite bathroom with a nature-loo, and running water, all set in the dunes which border the beach and the reef.

I am dearly fond of all the beaches in Guernsey in the Channel Islands, particularly Fermain bay which has an ethereal quality; a paradise lost-style cove with sea bluer than you will see in the Mediterranean.

Of course, Hawaii probably offers the largest concentration of remote and beautiful beaches in the world. Although you may have been fortunate enough to visit some of these islands, most people don’t make it to the secluded beaches on Lanai.

Here a list of my favourite secret beaches from around the world. For seclusion on remote shores, in the middle of nowhere, look no further!


Best Beaches In The World: Whitehaven Beach Whitsunday Islands

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Whitehaven Beach is protected by the Whitsunday Islands National Park, and in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. It’s white sands and clear blue waters are an idyllic spot where day trippers and overnight boat trips put down their… Read More.

Best Beaches In North America: Polihua Beach, Lanai, Hawaii

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Lanai is a private island off the coast of Maui which is so exclusive that you wont be bothered by crowds simply because not enough people go there to fill up the beaches. For an off-the-beaten-path beach, Lanai offers the… Read More.

Best Beaches In The World: Source D’Argent, Seychelles

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This beach is consistently used as a poster image for the Seychelles. Pink-hued sands are interspersed with granite boulders in this hidden cove where the sea is oh so blue. Swaying palm trees frame this perfect beach. Read More.

Best Beaches In The World: Ningaloo Reef, Australia

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Near the top of Western Australia sits the Ningaloo Reef. This reef is incredible, largely because you step directly off the beach and straight onto the reef. This reef is home to turtles, reef sharks and millions of colourful fish.… Read More.

Best Beaches In North America: Pfeiffer Beach In Big Sur, California

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Pfeiffer Beach in Big Sur is definitely off the beaten path. Located just south of Big Sur Station on Highway 1, take the narrow Sycamore Canyon Road (with no signposts!) which winds down to the shore. There is a parking… Read More.

Best Beaches In The World: Fermain Bay, Guernsey

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Guernsey has a very special place in my heart. The clifftop walks, the perfect cobbled harbour-side town of St Peter Port and the empty sandy beaches and smugglers coves keep me returning again and again. One of my favourite beaches… Read More.

Best Beaches In The World: Maehama Beach, Miyako-Jima Island

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Regularly voted Japan’s best beach by travel publications worldwide, it’s hard to be disappointed with the 7 km (4 miles) of sand so white that it glows in the sun. The beach shelves gently into calm, balmy water. The sea… Read More.

Best beaches In The World: Cable Beach Australia

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If you start at Perth and then head north, up Australia’s western coast as far as you can go, you will come to Cable Beach. Read More.

Best Beaches In North America: Hot Springs Creek Beach, Big Sur, California

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Hot Springs Creek Beach at Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California is a secluded beach at the bottom of Hot Springs Canyon in the Big Sur coastal region. Although the beach here isn’t overly impressive, the scenery surely is. Currently… Read More.

Best Beaches In North America: Cooper’s Beach In The Heavenly Hamptons

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If you live in NYC, it is necessary to escape the city at times. Two hours (without traffic…which can be rare) from Manhattan are the heavenly Hamptons. Stretching expanses of pristine beaches, sea grass dunes and a constant sea breeze… Read More.

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