Stop what you’re doing. We’ve got your summer holiday sorted right now. News giant CNN has just released it’s 100 best beaches… in the world. Nice right? You’re telling us.
Grande Anse Beach, on La Digue Island, Seychelles takes the top spot, thanks to its secluded, hard-to-get to location. But they’ve also included a few that are easy to get to. Here’s our pick of not-quite-out-of-the-way beaches that are realistic options for next summer.
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Falassarna Beach, Crete, Greece Crete, one of the most popular resorts from the UK, has Falassarna Beach, with an endless stretch of sand, and the biggest party on the island held on the first Saturday of each month. It’s at #100 on the list of World’s Best Beaches.
Paradise Beach, Croatia via @ Wikicommons
Paradise Beach, Rab, Croatia Apparently the birthplace of skinny-dipping, Paradise Beach in Rab, Croatia is at #90 in the list.
La Concha beach via @ Javi S & M
La Concha, Spain Lined with a wealth of tapas bars, cafes and restaurants, La Concha is the perfect city beach, as the sea is absolutely worth a dip. Hits at #82.
Las Salinas via @ sky_hlv
Las Salinas, Ibiza, Spain Only two Spanish beaches make the list, the second on in Ibiza, where Las Salinas is where most of the partying takes place. It makes #81.
Balos Beach via @ cabrito
Balos Beach, Greece Another Cretan choice, at #35 Balos Beach is all about colours – turquoise, blue and pinks, it even has a secret cave that’s worth exploring.
Image via @ Jaded_j
Navagio Beach, Greece Maybe the most famous beach in all of Greece, Navagio where an old smugglers ship has washed up, can only be visited by water taxi, and it’s well worth the trip. It’s at #32.
Also on the blog… 5 Brilliant Beach Bars in Greece
Image via @ Kelvyn Skee
Luskentyre Beach, Outer Hebrides Who would have thought a Scottish Beach would beat competition from the likes of Greece, the Caribbean and Spain? Well, that’s exactly what’s happened with Luskentyre Beach in the Outer Hebrides. Perfect for hiking and fresh air, you won’t get a tan at #16 but it is very beautiful.
Tulum Beach, Mexico Mexico’s Tulum beach makes it much further up the list at #12. Famed for its breathaking golden sands, perfect turquoise water and the historic Yucatan cenotes.