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Here are a few of the Best Beach Getaways all over the world. Getting lost in one of the world’s beaches is anybody’s dream. This is one of the best ways to escape from the daily routine and forget, at least for a few days, all the challenges of the daily life.

I made this list based on the many reports from travelers and always taking into consideration the opinion of the best Travel Magazines and Travel Websites.

Anse Lazio the top beach of the Seychelles Islands

Anse Lazio the top beach of the Seychelles Islands

It is located in the northwest of the Island of Praslin and has been designated by Lonely Planet as the best beach on the islands.

The Seychelles are located northeast of Madagascar and east of Zanzibar on the Indian Ocean. It has clear blue waters and fine sands.

It has been named often as one of the World’s Top Ten Beaches, this is the perfect beach for swimming, sun tanning and snorkeling. For the Best Beach Getaways.

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Corsica Beaches the French Mediterranean Island

Corsica Beaches the French Mediterranean Island

Corsica has a coastline of more than 1,000 Km and 200 beaches all over it. They come in all types, from the rough beach to the shallowest beach great for small children.

Many are hidden coves accessible only by boat or by hiking. The magic of this island makes you walk and walk without even noticing it.

Many of the beaches, more than 75% have no lifeguards on duty, so swimming on them is at your own risk. Please use your judgment.

Some of the best beaches in Corsica are:

  • Rondinara Bay
  • Campomoro Bay

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Siesta Key Florida a paradise on the Gulf of Mexico

Siesta Key Florida a paradise on the Gulf of Mexico

Located on the waters of the Gulf of Mexico Siesta Key is a few miles from Sarasota. Its Siesta Beach has been named one of the Best Beaches in the USA.

It is a 15 Km long island is a full resort area with top resorts, one of a kind shopping activities, dining and nightlife.

This beach is known for its powdery white sands and turquoise waters. It is a Romantic Getaway, it is a perfect family Vacation Spot as well as a playground for younger crowd and sports enthusiasts.

Nearby Anna maria Island and Manasota Key offer fishing and scuba diving opportunities and the Best Beach Getaways.

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Koh Samui one of the Best Islands in Thailand

Koh Samui one of the Best Islands in Thailand

The white sand beaches and the clear waters of this island, as on the others like Koh Phi Phi and Phuket offer the scenario for Best Beach Getaways when visiting the Orient.

This laid back island is full of lush vegetation and gentle ocean breezes. There are hotels for all budgets attracting thousands of tourists year round.

The weather is always tropical, although December to March is the ideal time to visit. April to July is really hot, some people like it.

Getting to Koh Samui is easy, just 80 minutes flight from Bangkok takes you a world away from one of the busiest capitals of the Orient.

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Peninsula Papagayo on Costa Rica’s Pacific Ocean

Peninsula Papagayo on Costa Rica’s Pacific Ocean

Costa Rica has been developing in the last few decades into a heaven for Eco Tourism. I have personally witnessed the crowds of Europeans and Americans flocking to its forests and shores for vacations and beach getaways.

It is the ideal place for a great Family Vacation. There are direct flights to Liberia on the Pacific Coast avoiding the capital San Jose’s airport.

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Whitehaven Beach in Whitsunday Island Australia

Whitehaven Beach in Whitsunday Island Australia

It is a 7 Km stretch of sand accessible by boat from the mainland. It has been awarded many awards by the government of Queensland Australia and as the Top Eco Friendly Beach by CNN.

The sands are bright white and very thin, making it a pleasure to walk on long beach walks.

The compliment of clear waters makes the perfect setting for a relaxed beach escape.

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Lanikai Beach on the Island of Oahu, Hawaii

Lanikai Beach on the Island of Oahu, Hawaii

Lanikai is a neighborhood within Kailua on the windward coast of Oahu, Hawaii. This one Km long beach has been ranked many times as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world and one of the best beach getaways.

The name of this beach means “Heavenly Sea” in Hawaiian language. This best honors that name in a big way.

The waters are warm and turquoise and the sands are fine like powder. It attracts visitors for the quality of it swimming and snorkeling, and of course, a great sun tanning environment.

On clear days you may see the Island of Molokai to the southeast. There are no lifeguards, restrooms or any other facilities in this beach.

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La Jolla the Jewel of San Diego California

La Jolla the Jewel of San Diego California

Known as "The Jewel" of San Diego, La Jolla is an upscale neighborhood with luxury home, upscale shopping and great restaurants. But the most important feature of La Jolla are the beaches, they vary from high cliffs to romantic coves. There is a corner for everyone. The beaches are freely available to all.

The 2 Km long stretch of beach, ideal for families with children, is a popular site for swimming and sun tanning. Surfers are also welcome because the waves are high enough for a great surfing day and other sports such as kayaking and scuba diving.

At night the area becomes a focus of socializing around the beach fires.Black’s Beach is a beach in nearby Torrey Pines City Beach, on the northernmost point of La Jolla. It is an “unofficial” nude beach.

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Grace Bay Beach in the Turks and Caicos Islands

Grace Bay Beach in the Turks and Caicos Islands

Many times awarded the “Best Beach in the World” this beach on Providenciales “Provo” in the Turks and Caicos is a paradisiacal white sands beach with such clear waters, that they look unreal. There are many villas and luxury hotels, some of them the best rated hotels and spas in the world.

The Turks and Caicos Islands are up to 40 islands and cays of which only 15 are inhabited all at a short distance from Provo by boat or air.

The only way to get to this British Territory is by plane from Florida, USA.

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Flamenco Beach on the Island of Culebra Puerto Rico

Flamenco Beach on the Island of Culebra Puerto Rico

Discovery Channel has considered Flamenco Beach among the top beaches in the world. Here you feel the real Caribbean in its entire splendor.

Culebra and Vieques are two islands to the east and belonging to Puerto Rico, easy to reach by plane from San Juan or by ferry from Fajardo on the eastern tip of the island.

Flamenco is the place for snorkeling, swimming, sun bathing and many more water activities. Walking along the bay is also a great idea.

This beach has a few kiosks that rent the chairs and umbrellas and even camping gear. Others offer foods and drinks.

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credits for images of beach getaways

anse lazio by sunshine lady
corsica by zen38
siesta key n/a
koh samui n/a
papayo by lorraine atkins
whiteheaven by isderim
lanika by cristo vlahos
lajolla n/a
grace bay n/a
flamenco beach n/a

all courtesy of wikimedia commons





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