I’ve been to some amazing beaches this year, but that doesn’t mean my quest for the best has to come to an end. The search for the world’s best beaches is a lifelong journey, don’t you think? I asked the fabulous @IsabellesTravel to serve up a guest post to get all of us salivating for a beachy weekend… just in time for fall. Don’t worry, summer is right around the corner 😉
Take it away, Isabelle!
I love going to the beach, feeling the sand between my toes or jumping over waves. Yes, the beach makes me feel like a kid again. Building sandcastles, flying a kite, looking for shells on the beach, making long beach walks…these are just a few of the activities I enjoy most. I believe every beach is different, it can either be the sand or the color of the water or even the vibe of a beach destination that can determine why you like it or maybe dislike.
I`ve been to a few beaches around the world and I hold fond memories of these beach spots:
Bethany Beach, USA
This little beach town on the East Coast captures the vision I have of American beach living. It`s a beach destination for American families to spend their Summer vacation. What I probably liked best here is the laid back atmosphere and let`s not forget the beautiful beach mansions!
Nanuya Lai Lai, Fiji
It was always a dream of mine to go to Fiji and when I saw the opportunity to combine it with a trip to New Zealand for my 30th birthday, I jumped right at it. I made a luxury trip out of it with island hopping aboard a 3-day cruise and a relaxing stay at a beach front villa. Nanuya Lai Lai is like a postcard: crystal clear water, waving palms and soft white sand. It`s hard not to fall in love. This was definitely one of the best birthday gifts I gave myself. (It`s going to be hard to top this when I turn 40!)
Elbow Beach, Bermuda
Bermuda has an exotic ring to it and before I visited I wasn`t aware of how spectacular the shades of the water was out here. After my trip to Bermuda I can only recommend it if only to see the incredible turquoise colored water for yourself. It`s a pricey destination, but because it`s only a few hours from the East Coast you can easily make it into a weekend getaway.
Anna Maria Island, USA
Another favorite of mine, you`ll find in the Sunshine State, Florida. I`ve done a road trip along Florida`s Gulf Coast and Anna Maria Island stood out for me. It has that same laid back vibe like Bethany Beach has going for it. I could easily adopt the beach lifestyle here with small boutiques, cozy restaurants, cute beach houses and let`s not forget the beaches.
Western Australian Beaches
You can`t mention favorite beaches without including the beaches of Australia. Australia has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world (in my humble opinion) and I think the Western Australian beaches are overlooked sometimes. It`s very hard to pick just one beach in WA as there all stunning, but this is Yallingup Reef.
I know that my choices may change, but these beaches stood out for particular reasons. Where`s your favorite beach?
More on the guest writer
Meet Isabelle, creator of #BeachThursday on Twitter. Isabelle loves to travel, preferably in style and is passionate about beaches. She would like to live in a beach house someday, but until then she is in search of everything beach related. So much that she not only created the hashtag, but built a site around beaches: BeachThursday.com.