If you’re anything like us, just the thought of the beach has you smelling the ocean air and feeling the sand between your toes! With summer in full swing, nothing sounds better than a beach vacay! Find out what beaches we wish we were at and we guarantee you’ll be adding them to your travel bucket list too!
El Nido, Palawan, Philippines
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El Nido has some of the most stunning scenery in the Pacific. It’s a cluster of islands off of Palawan that features limestone rock formations jutting out of crystal blue waters. Beautiful beaches, enchanting lagoons, and exciting adventures by boat are around every corner!
Cala Macarelleta, Menorca, Spain
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A hidden gem of the Mediterranean, Menorca features pristine beaches and turquoise waters. If you want a quiet place to relax by the sea, this is your destination. One of the coolest parts about Menorca is the glass like clarity of the water here where boats can appear to be floating on air!
Horseshoe Bay, Southampton Parish, Bermuda
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This British territory is quite popular with tourism and the main reason for that is the beautiful Horseshoe Bay. The unique pink sand and cerulean ocean waters that adorn this beach make for picture perfect moments that will surely make this island trip unforgettable!
Cathedral Cove, Hahei, New Zealand
This iconic attraction located on the North Island of New Zealand features a natural rock archway through which are stunning views of the bay. It’s a popular site for swimming, snorkeling, and diving, and because it is a Marine Reserve you will be among plenty of fascinating marine life!
Makena Beach, Maui, Hawaii
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Easily considered the best beach in Maui, Makena Beach (also known as Big Beach) is vast and wide so you will never feel crowded, despite its popularity. The favorite activity here is body boarding due to the larger swells, but it’s only recommended if you are experienced. If you’re only comfortable in more relaxed waters, you can head to Little Beach, another area of the State Park to swim. Either way, you’ll never want to leave!
Have you been to any of these beaches before? If not, have you already added them to your bucket list? 😉 Tell us what beach you wish you were at right now in the comments below!