Ah, the beach. The gentle breeze is cool and moist. The air is thick with the fresh salty smell of the ocean and sunscreen. The sound of the waves in its constant and unchanging form rumbling in the background. Nothing beats a beach holiday. Let’s be honest though, not all beaches were created equal and not all of them are equipped to make them a vacation destination. We have come up with the perfect list of the best places to take a relaxing beach vacay.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA
If the whole family is joining in on this vacation, Myrtle Beach is the place to go. The 60 miles of shoreline is packed with fun activities for all ages, and beautiful condo-style accommodations to rent. The famous Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and SkyWheel are crowd-pulling favorites. This beach is renowned for its affordability, so even budget-conscious families can have a blast and enjoy a well-deserved break.
With 115 islands in the Seychelles to choose from, where does one even begin? Anse Lazio on Praslin Island is the most photographed beach in the world, so why not start here? It’s all about the beach life. Swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, surfing, and sailing are just a few of the activities that are available on the islands. Accommodations range from five-star hotels to beach-side bungalows and everything in between. The islands gain their main sources of income from tourism and it’s not hard to see why.
Rich in culture and overflowing with culinary flavors and experiences that one can scarcely imagine. The beaches of Crete offer soft white sand and beautiful blue and turquoise lagoons. Sea turtles are a common sight here, as are the ancient ruins that are scattered throughout the land. These ancient ruins sites make for a good day trip excursion. The locals are friendly and will even welcome tourists into their own homes.
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
Stunning golden sands and lush green vegetation growing over volcanic rock is what the beaches of the Brazilian archipelago are famous for. So beautiful are these beaches that the government limits the number of visitors they receive each year to preserve their beauty and wildlife. This also means that the beaches will never be overcrowded and are therefore the perfect destinations for some much needed quiet time.
This sovereign state lies in the Caribbean Sea and consists of seven islands. Grenada has some of the prettiest beaches in the world and they are all open to the public. They have both black sand and white sand beaches. The islands cater to all sorts of holiday goers. From those who are looking for action-packed water fun sports to those who just want the calm serenity that only the sea can provide. Local cuisine is an interesting delight with fresh fish being caught daily. Accommodations on the islands are beautiful and plentiful.
Deciding on a vacation destination can be challenging. You won’t be disappointed in choosing a destination from this list. A beach vacation is perfect for both romantic getaways or for the whole family to enjoy. Always remember to be aware of the sun. A good SPF, a sun hat, and good quality sunglasses will be the difference between pure enjoyment or sunburnt misery.