As the northern hemisphere summer begins to wind down, down under in Australia we can look forward to an amazing summer of sunshine and beaches.
Here is a list of the top 5 best secluded beaches in the word to get you excited for what's ahead this year.
El Nido, Palawan, Phillipines
El Nido contains over 50 white sand beaches resembling a tropical oasis. Discovered in 1979 after a sea accident, the area is surrounded by limestone cliffs that outline jade coloured waters and some of the world's whitest beaches. Home to hundreds of endangered species including turtles, seals and birds, El Nido remains a virtually untouched piece of paradise, making it our ultimate secret beach location.
Playa Del Amor, Mexico
If this beach isn’t a secret, we don’t know what is! Playa del Amor, better known as “The Hidden Beach” can be found near the Marieta Islands, west of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. It is only accessible during low tide through a very small tunnel!
Turquoise Bay, Western Australia
It’s hard to pin down just one beach in Australia that is ‘the best’, because let’s face it, they are all pretty impressive...but we think this dreamy location will not disappoint! With miles of pristine white beaches and, you guessed it, turquoise coloured waters, this is one for the bucket list. With fantastic coral and an abundance of sea-life as well, this beach is a must. Grab your snorkel, some flippers, a bottle of champagne and get going!
Punalu’u Black Sand Beach, Big Island Hawaii
Punalu’u has to be seen to be believed - the black colour of the sand is the result of lava flowing into the ocean, which cools as it reaches the water.
Navagio Beach Greece
Dreaming of your Greek Island getaway, but don’t know where to start? Navagio is where it’s at. Navagio Beach, or “Smugglers Cove” is located on the coast of Zakynthos in the Ionian Islands of Greece. This particular spot is famed for it’s shipwreck, which was rumoured to have been a smuggler’s ship. Couple that with limestone cliffs, white sand beaches and some seriously blue water, and it’s hard to believe more people don’t know about this spot. The area is also known for it’s spectacular BASE jumping...if you’re into that.