Friday, June 3, 2011

Summer Vacation: Part Two

Yesterday I started dreaming about summer vacation and ideas of where we could go.  I gave you our family's top 5 list of National Parks, but I realize that those type of vacation aren't for everyone. Most people enjoy going to the beach for the summer.  So I decided to do some surf the web for information on trips to the beach.  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!


blueviolet said...

I've never been on an island vacation. I sure hope that happens someday!

Ronalee said...

Here is a link to my facebook page and one of my albums. I live in NW Florida, on the Emerald Coast and our beach is beautiful. It is a great place to visit, and an even greater place to live.

Pink Dandy Chatter said...

Wow, that makes me wanna go on vacation! I haven't been to the beach for over a year now. We have to travel in order to get to a beach...Arizona doesn't have one. The lake is the closest thing to us. Hope you have a wonderful summer with the kiddos!