Beaches You Need On Your Bucket List

When I think of my bucket list, it’s not really full of many monumental ruins or museums. Rather, a nice big bunch of beaches. While my friends enjoy partying in historic cities with new friends they’ve made on the way, I’m happiest at a new beach, with a book and sunscreen in tow. I want to swim and sunbathe my way around the world, not jostle through throngs of sweaty crowds with a heaving backpack, all with the relentless intent on climbing something that always looks far more impressive in pictures when the colours are saturated and hordes of rubbish photoshopped out.

So for many years I felt guilty at my lack of inner cultural wanderlust, why didn’t I get that backpacking bug that all these interesting people with great stories have? Why do I want to lie on secluded beaches and not in dirty hostels gaining experiences with questionable strangers? Listen, we may never know but I’ve come to terms with my insatiable yearn for the sun and surf and resigned myself to the fact that I just won’t have that many interesting stories involving long treks through the wilderness.

What I will have are some standard #hotdogsorlegs snaps for an insta feed that will brim with sandy white beaches, swaying palm trees and azure blue seas. These are some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and what’s on my bucket list.

BEACH – Barnes Bay, Anguilla

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WHERE THE DEVIL IS IT

Catch a flight to Princess Juliana Airport and then a short ferry.

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BEACH – Hyams Beach, New South Wales

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WHERE THE DEVIL IS IT

About 3hrs south of Sydney, Australia. New Yorkers might have the Hampton’s but us Sydneysiders have Hyams, which has the whitest sand in the world. We even shot our latest Showpo swim campaign here and it felt like we were in some mythical, tropical paradise.

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BEACH – Horseshoe Bay, Bermuda

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WHERE THE DEVIL IS IT

Under 2hr flight from New York or 7hrs from London. So spend a few days sightseeing and finish your trip by swimming in this majestic bay.

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BEACH – The Baths,  British Virgin Islands

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WHERE THE DEVIL IS IT

You can fly to pretty much anywhere in the Caribbean and then catch a ferry. Many travel blogs actually suggest a private flight over the islands as it’s so spectacular. I 100% believe this, so if you have the cash, highly recommend.

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BEACH -Anse Lazio, Praslin, Seychelles

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WHERE THE DEVIL IS IT

In the Indian ocean somewhere. Jokes it’s a few hours east from the African coast but by the looks of things, is exxy AF to get too.

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BEACH – Baia do Sancho, Brazil

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WHERE THE DEVIL IS IT

The islands are 340kms off the Brazilian mainland and accessed by flights from Recife and Natal.

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BEACH – Gili Island, Bali, Indonesia

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WHERE THE DEVIL IS IT

A really fun 2hr boat trip from Bali mainland, trust me, you won’t regret it!

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BEACH – Hanauma Bay, Hawaii

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WHERE THE DEVIL IS IT

It’s located in Oahu and super easy to find as one of the top tourist destinations. They only let a certain amount of people through at a time though, so it never gets overcrowded.

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BEACH – El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

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WHERE THE DEVIL IS IT

A 1hr flight from Manila.

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BEACH -Temae & Teavora, Moorea, French Polynesia

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WHERE THE DEVIL IS IT

The beaches are part of a small island not far from Tahiti (which can be accessed by most major airlines).

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BEACH – Playa Parais, Tulum, Mexico

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WHERE THE DEVIL IS IT

Tulum is located approximately 131kms from Cancun. There are buses leaving the airport on the reg or you could hire a car.

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BEACH – Hvar, Croatia

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WHERE THE DEVIL IS IT

Opt for a stay at a chic Croatian hot-spot like Hvar, rather than joining the masses on a tacky party boat. You can get a ferry from Italy or a bus from Split, Dubrovnik and Brac airports.

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BEACH – Phi Phi Islands, Thailandindex.jpg

WHERE THE DEVIL IS IT

About a 2hr ferry trip from Phuket.

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If you’re planning on heading to a beach soon, why not check out our new swimwear 🙂

Please note that these images were taken from Pinterest so if I’ve breached copyright, please email me and I’ll cite them or take them down. 

Words by Kelly McCarren. 

 

 

 

 

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