Hidden Beach Paradises: Discover 21 Secret Beaches Around the World

Incredible view of the Black beach and troll toes. Reynisdrangar, Vik, Iceland

In today’s world, there are barely any secrets that can be kept. But this list of best kept secret beaches is sure to please you. The most astonishing beaches are either secluded or less traveled to by tourists. The locals in each country have tried to preserve their secret beaches from the tourist crowds. Tourist filled beaches leads to messiness, dirty water and crowds, which some people want to avoid when on vacation. Aren’t the best beaches the ones that are secret or hidden? White sandy beaches can only remain that way if people take care of them or if they are secluded. If you are not sure which parts of the world have the best kept secret beaches, then read on. This list will give you insight into some of the worlds best beaches without having to share them with crowds of people.

1. Flower Island, The Philippines

This best kept secret beach has been tucked away in the province of Palawan of the Philippines. The white sandy beach contrasts the greenish- blue color of the water. There is only one resort available on this secluded beach and it barely sees many tourists come and go.

2. MacLeod Island, Myanmar

This island is home to one of the newest beaches to graze the tourism community. Since it is a relatively new addition to tourists, not many people known that this beach exists.

3. Moyo Island, Indonesia

If you are heading the Moyo Island then you will be in for a shock when you notice there is only one resort available. This stunning beach cares for wildlife and the many fish that swim its waters.

4. Tapotupotu Bay, New Zealand

This off the beaten path beach is a real treat for tourists. You can fish, surf and even hike at this beach. But with little hotels and resorts around, you may want to pitch a tent or sleep under the stars.

5. Friendly Beaches, Tasmania, Australia

This beach is exactly what the name of it implies. You can take a dip in the water or a stroll on the beach. The white sand beneath your feet will be happy you came to visit.

6. Plage de la Paloma, Alpes-Maritimes, France

This secluded beach is virtually non existent to tourists. Tourists tend to visit the more populated and well known beaches, leaving the best beaches for the locals to enjoy. But don’t be fooled, if you head to this beach you will be awe of its beauty.

7. Driftwood Beach, Georgia

Driftwood beach is a perfect place to ride a horse or watch the sunset. Very few tourists come looking for this beach and it is a shame. The quiet that surrounds the beach is surreal and can bring peace to anyone who listens.

8. Cala Salada, Ibiza

Ibiza is best known for being a party island. However, there are many tourist families that visit. If you head to the local beach of Cala Salada, you will find a soft beach with shallow waters. This beach is not easily accessible to tourists which makes it less known to tourists.

9. Anamur, Turkey

This beach is literally off the beaten path. There are very few hotels located around the beach, but the locals love swimming in the clear water.

10. Blue Lagoon, Bali (Famous Secret Beach Around the World)

This beach is perfect for boat lovers. Little boats sprinkle the blue water of the Blue Lagoon. You can go snorkeling or lay out on the beach to enjoy the perfect day of tranquility.

11. Virgin Mary Bay, Italy

Calabria has some wonderful beaches along its coastlines but the Virgin Mary Bay is quite the gem. The wildflowers that grow on this beach are stunning.

12. Es Trenc, Spain

Locals are huge fans of this beach. Typically locals do not like to head to beaches filled with tourists, but you can immerse yourself in the Spanish culture without having to blow your disguise as a tourist.

13. Reynisfjara, Iceland

If you are looking for a remote beach that doesn’t include sandy beaches and warm water, then you should check out Reynisfjara. This stunning beach is secluded and small pebbles take the place of sand.

14. Arrifana Beach, Portugal

This beach has local visitors everyday because of its incredible view. Some locals have built homes on the beach and live a beach lifestyle.

15. Smuggler’s Cove, Greece

This secluded beach is great for couples to spend some romantic time together. You can only get to this tiny beach by boat. It is surrounded by rocks and cliffs that enhance the beauty of the beach.

16. Sancho Beach, Brazil

While the Northern Hemisphere experiences cold winter months, tourists in Brazil will soaking up the sun at the Sancho Beach. This beach is not easy accessible which makes tourists keep their distance. But don’t skip visiting this beach, it will be worth it.

17. Capserson Beach, Florida

Capserson Beach is covered in seashells, pebbles and soft sand. You can go “treasure” hunting and find some fossil formation around the beach if you are lucky.

18. Bai Dai Beach, Vietnam

This little piece of heaven is tucked away in the city of Phu Quoc. This beach is mostly known to the locals with a few tourists making their way up the beach.

19. Cabo Polonio, Uruguay

If you are looking for a luxury, all-inclusive beach then you shouldn’t go to Cabo Polonio. This beach is scattered with people who are looking to get back to a simpler way of life. You can go horseback riding or admire the stunning sunsets.

20. Ao Sabai, Koh Muk, Thailand

Ao Sabai has managed to maintain a low profile with the tourists for years due to its exclusive access. Smothered in palm trees and cliffs, this beach is a perfect spot to unwind after a busy day.

21. Pemuteran, Bali

When it comes to finding a great spot for snorkeling, the hidden gem of Pemuteran is the place to be. The crystal clear water makes for a perfect day of snorkeling.

Written by Rachel Pearson

Rachel reports on a wide range of topics from the United States and around the world. She keeps a close eye on the rapidly pour in of new headlines to get the best research and sources possible.

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