Saturday, February 13, 2010

Must Visit: Beaches

 All this snow has had me daydreaming about warm sunny beaches. Not just any beaches, but quiet beautiful beaches. So after a little research, I have found some of the nicest beaches in the world.

Anse Source d'Argent, Seychelles is a definite must see beach. This beautiful beach is made out of soft pink sand with a great coastline to explore. If you enjoy snorkeling, the reef right off the coast is waiting for you.

Lanikai Beach, HI is another must see beach. This breathtaking beach, located in Kailua, Oahu, is a favorite swimming spot even among the locals. “An offshore coral reef protects the deep turquoise lagoon, making the surf relatively mild and ideal for splashing around as well as kayaking, sailing, canoeing, and windsurfing.” (Sherman Travel Editors). If you get a chance to visit this little paradise, be aware there are no lifeguards and the waters may have Portuguese Man-O-War (especially June-September).

Manly Beach, Australia may be a little more crowded than the first two beaches, but it is just as beautiful. As we are dealing with cold and snow here in the U.S., the summer heat is just beginning in Australia. If you are looking for a little night life after relaxing on the beach all day, Manly Beach is the place for you. The busy city of Sydney, Australia is just a few miles away.

Plage Malendure, Guadeloupe is a black sand beach located at the base of a “jungle covered mountain”. For those of you looking for a quiet beach with scuba diving, snorkeling, and hiking, this is definitely the place for you.

Where are your must see beaches? Are they peaceful or full of life? Are they local or exotic?

Grab a latte, put up your feel, and join the discussion!


Natalie and Todd said...

I got married on Shipwreck Beach in Poipu, Kauai. If you remember the movie "Seven Days, Seven Nights" with Anne Heche and Harrison Ford it was the beach where they jumped off the cliff into the ocean. Breathtaking. I liked the beaches of Poipu in Kauai...but ALL of the beaches in Kauai were so different and beautiful. Kauai rules!

Kel said...

Next time I get out to Hawaii, I am definitely going to have to take a few days in Kauai. I've never been because my family lives on Oahu and we don't want to miss a chance to visit.