Sometimes all you really need is a picture-perfect beach, hours of sunshine, a good book and some relaxation time to rejuvenate. Here's our top pick of the best beaches for solo travelers from around the globe.

Best places for beaches

Caribbean

The Caribbean has to be the top destination for some beach love. You're guaranteed a picture perfect beach in the Caribbean. Relax on white sands at Seven Mile Beach in Jamaica, Eagle Beach in Aruba, or near the crystal waters of Punta Cana in Dominican Republic.

starBest time to go – All year round.

Best places for beaches

Maldives

Can you really get better beaches than the natural atolls of the Maldives? Just pick any of the stunning islands for that picture perfect beach or visit our favourite: Cocoa Island.

starBest time to go – December to February.

Best places for beaches

(photo @Sheraton Hotels and Resorts)

Thailand

Railay Bay in Krabi is our fave with a turquoise blue lagoon or visit Maya Bay – the location for the film The Beach (on a day trip only). Koh Samui is great for socialising or visit Hua Hin or Koh Kood, home to Thailand’s most luxurious hideaways where you can escape the flocking crowds.

starBest time to go – December to April.

Best places for beaches

Mexico

Close to the Mayan ruins, Tulum beach is perfect for combining beach with ancient history. Choose Cancun or Playa del Carmen for perfect relaxation, Cozumel for Mexican huts or Cabo San Lucas for watersports.

cautionCancun is extremely busy during the American spring break in March and April.

starBest time to go -November and April. May to October is the hottest if you don’t mind travelling during the rainy season (rain only lasts a couple of hours before it clears).

Best places for beaches

Australia

Whitehaven Beach is a secluded island in the Whitsundays that is easily reachable by boat. Relax on Magnetic Island, in the Great Barrier Reef or the more famous Bondi Beach.

starBest time to go – November to March (Seasons are opposite to the UK).

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Spain

According to the National Geographic, you don't have to go any further than Europe to see one of the best beaches. Tossa de Mar is on the Mediterranean coast in northeastern Spain. With a charming town and beach, this area of Catalonia draws in the tourists. Watch a video of Tossa de Mar.

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Best time to go – May to September.

Where is your best place for beaches?

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2 thoughts on “Best Places for Beaches

  1. Lauren

    Your website is very helpful (I’m looking a week in Slovenia soon)
    However I just came across your tips for Australia (where I’m from)
    Be careful telling people to go in Nov-March!
    Yes, the seasons are opposite, so the is our summer time…. But you don’t want to be visiting the north half of the continent at that time (incl the Great Barrier Reef) it is a tropical climate up there, so summer = wet season, and a lot of the coast gets floods and terrible humidity!
    Sydney, Perth and below…. Yes, come in summer.
    But avoid the North, particularly Jan-March… Wet season is not very nice.

    Just thought I’d give you the heads-up
    Cheers

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