19 best secluded and hidden beaches in the world
- Hulopoe Bay, Hawaii, USA
- Bathsheba Beach, Barbados
- Tunnel Beach and Long Beach, New Zealand
- Ton Sai Beach, Thailand
- Jervis Bay Beach, Australia
- Trancoso beach, Brazil
- Makua Beach, Hawaii, USA
- Broken Beach Arch, Nusa Penida, Indonesia
- Lord Howe Beach, Australia
- Achill Island, Ireland
- Anse Source d'Argent Beach, Seychelles
- Baia do Sancho Beach, Brazil
- Totaranui Beach, New Zealand
- Cirali Beach, Turkey
- Whitehaven Beach, Australia
- Playa del Amor, Mexico City, Mexico
- Triopetra beach, Crete, Greece
Dreaming of finding a beach where you can enjoy the breeze and sunsets in a peaceful atmosphere? There are still resorts in the world with hidden beaches and untouched corners of picturesque shores. In this publication, we offer to get acquainted with the list of the best secret places for a beach holiday. Not all of them are suitable for snorkeling or relaxing in a lounge chair, but each has something to surprise you. Some guarantee bright emotions from meetings with wild animals, while others are quite unpredictable.
Hulopoe Bay, Hawaii, USA
Hawaii has the best secret beach that tourists don't know about. It is hidden from them and from the wind in Hulopoe Bay and has become the most popular vacation spot for islanders. They usually come here with children or for a picnic. For this purpose, gazebos are arranged under the palm trees, where you can take a break from the scorching sun. White sand, azure water, well-groomed lawns, and warm showers — this is what the free public beach at Lanai is all about.
Tidal pools in the lava shelf are the main attraction of Hulopoe Bay. A favorite spot for children's playtime is the indoor pools on the shore. You can climb Puu Pehe Rock for a scenic view of the bay. And, of course, you should snorkel or scuba dive in the crystal clear water near the coral reefs.
Bathsheba Beach, Barbados
You should come to Bathsheba Beach to feel the incredible power of the water element. Here, the Atlantic waves have been grinding the boulders that nature had scattered along the coast for hundreds of years. And the scenery resembles a boiling soup, which is why the bay is called Soup Bowl.
The strong currents, huge waves, and lack of lifeguards make it impossible to swim here at any time of the year. This remote beach seems ideal for surfing, but the currents at Bathsheba Beach are so strong that only the most experienced come here to practice.
Many people gather in this part of the coast once a year when international surfing competitions are held here. Bathsheba is the perfect secluded beach for strolling along the shore and contemplating the ocean.
Tunnel Beach and Long Beach, New Zealand
Tunnel Beach in Dunedin is a remote, empty beach surrounded by huge rocks. Only sea lions sunbathe here. You have to walk down the steps of a narrow tunnel to see them up close. This gives you the feeling that you've got in the planet's heart. On the one hand, there are rocks up to the sky; on the other — the ocean waves that beat against the rocks in unison with your heart. From the tops of the cliffs, you have an incredible view of the bizarrely shaped rock under which the waves have washed out the natural tunnels.
Sadly, such views are not to be found at Long Beach in Otago. But this unspoiled beach is one of the best-kept secret spots for beach vacations. Local families with children often choose it. It stretches for 2.4 km and is home to seals, blue penguins, and several other rare birds. They nest on the rocks that surround this coastal area, protecting it from the wind and waves.
Ton Sai Beach, Thailand
Ton Sai Beach is one of the most beautiful and peaceful beaches in Thailand's Krabi region. The sheer cliffs right above the blue water are reminiscent of images from paradise island movies. Toi Sai is a treat for those who love secluded beaches. It's easy to find a free place on the white sand in the comforting shade of evergreen palms.
Few tourists come here by rowboat, so the water is clear and clean. The spot among the green-covered cliffs is perfect for snorkeling and rock climbing. And the bird's-eye views are spectacular for beginners and professionals alike.
Jervis Bay Beach, Australia
Jervis Bay is a harbor on the south coast of New South Wales, Australia. Its sparsely populated tropical beaches are said to have the whitest sand on the continent. The rich fauna of the underwater world is an absolute must for snorkeling. But people come here for more than just the usual beach recreation.
The bay belongs to the national park. Exciting tours guarantee a meeting with wildlife — seals, dolphins, and even whales. Outdoorspeople and water sports enthusiasts often choose the secluded beaches of Jervis Bay to kayak, canoe, or sail along the coast while admiring nature.
Trancoso beach, Brazil
Long, narrow strips of Trancoso beach are hidden beneath the high cliffs near the tourist town of Trancoso. The best secluded beaches in the world are on this undeveloped shoreline with clean sand and quiet blue water. They are perfect for relaxation without loud music and noisy companies. Celebrities often choose this place for its proximity to pristine nature and urban infrastructure with bohemian bars and cafes at the same time.
Makua Beach, Hawaii, USA
Makua Beach is a hidden beach in the northwest of the island of Oahu. It is located in Hawaii's Ka'ena Point National Park. These places are considered sacred to their inhabitants. You can reach the shore only on foot along a scenic trail.
Local waters are not popular with divers. There are no coral reefs near Makua Beach, which makes for strong currents and high waves in winter. But professional surfers are frequent visitors to these secluded places.
Broken Beach Arch, Nusa Penida, Indonesia
Broken Beach Arch is a small, inaccessible tropical beach located on the island of Nusa Penida. You have to paddle under the huge stone vaults in kayaks or canoes to get there. You probably won't be able to swim here because of the rocky bottom, but the cliff above the beach offers insane views of the round-shaped bay and the arch that the waters of the Indian Ocean have washed into the ancient rocks.
Lord Howe Beach, Australia
The volcanic island of Lord Howe is another jewel of New South Wales, Australia. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. No more than 400 tourists are allowed here at a time. So when you walk along the pristine beaches of the west end of Lord Howe, you'll feel like a true discoverer.
Here you can picnic or barbecue on one of the secluded beaches. Those who are more active choose snorkeling or diving. And absolutely everyone has unforgettable emotions from a boat ride with a transparent bottom.
Achill Island, Ireland
Achill Island is located in County Mayo in the west of Ireland. The population of the island is small, so it gives the impression of being uninhabited. The long deserted beaches will be completely at your disposal. The most famous of them are in Keel and Keem under Achill Head.
In addition to wonderful fishing and eating your catch at a local restaurant, you can try your hand at windsurfing, diving, sailing, or rock climbing. Pick your secret beach and take in the views from one of the three legendary cliffs — Achill Head Slievemore, Minaun, or Bills. Up here, it feels like you're the first person to see these seascapes.
Anse Source d'Argent Beach, Seychelles
Anse Source d'Argent is the most photogenic beach in Seychelles. It's part of the La Digue Island Toll Park. In addition to white sand, bright green palm trees, and water of delightful turquoise color, the hidden beach of Anse Source d'Argent has a landmark — streamlined rocks. They seem to be from another planet — huge and smooth. The shore is hidden from the strong waves and rough currents by a coral reef of extraordinary beauty.
With each tide, with each sunset and sunrise, local landscapes look different. The photogenic nature of the beach is recognized by many filmmakers. It has become famous as the setting for the world-famous films "Emmanuelle", "Crusoe", "Outcast," and Bacardi commercial.
Baia do Sancho Beach, Brazil
Baia do Sancho is part of the Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Several steep staircases lead to this paradise, which is probably why it's hard to find people there.
It's not just a sunbather's paradise. Flora and fauna of the sea are stunning in color and variety. You can choose a mask or a scuba diver to admire the underwater world. No matter how deep you dive, the most vivid emotions in the most beautiful place on the planet are guaranteed.
Totaranui Beach, New Zealand
Totaranui Beach is another secluded spot with nature protected by the authorities. You should visit Abel Tasman National Park, home to New Zealand's best secluded beach, to enjoy the beauty of this crescent-shaped sandy shore. Many indigenous trees surround it, and the fine golden sand and crystal clear water are as if created for perfect relaxation on the shore.
And although Totaranui Beach is sparsely populated, there is a campsite not far from it. So it's safe to stay here for a few days to fish, kayak, enjoy the park's unspoiled wildlife, and get to know its inhabitants.
Cirali Beach, Turkey
Cirali Beach is a find for those who are tired of the hustle and bustle of tourist centers and the huge number of vacationers. It is about an hour's drive from Antalya to Cirali Beach. Its clean coast is studded with fine pebbles and located between the waves of the Mediterranean Sea and the hills covered with lush greenery. Here you can always find a place in the shade or by the water to enjoy a classic beach relaxation.
It is one of the few beaches in Turkey without infrastructure and entertainment nearby. Here you can listen to the noise of the surf rather than the loud music of your lounger neighbors. Sunsets and sunrises in Cirali are fascinating. That's why you should stay until evening and see for yourself that the starry sky and the moon track on the surface of the Mediterranean waters are something special.
Whitehaven Beach, Australia
The Whitehaven Beach shoreline resembles clouds floating in the sky or a blue desert. Some say the sand here is the cleanest in the world. Go check it out on a tour boat that takes tourists to the beach. The area is under the protection of the national park, so the number of visitors coming here is strictly controlled.
The sand deserves special attention. Because of its unusual structure, it is not only blindingly white and incredibly velvety but also does not warm up in the sun, creating a feeling as if you are walking on clouds.
You can walk through the rainforest from Whitehaven Beach. You can also swim, snorkel, and scuba dive in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef.
Playa del Amor, Mexico City, Mexico
Playa del Amor is one of the most famous beaches not only in Mexico but also in the world. It became so popular because of its natural landscape, which hides it even from the "eyes" of quadcopters.
Despite its fame, Love Beach is uninhabited, just like Marietas Islands, where it is located. The overhanging cave that hides the beach resembles a volcano crater. This formation is the result of military testing, not of natural origin. But that didn't stop nature from using the brightest colors here.
Crystal clear water of all shades of blue tempts tourists to swim. And the untouched underwater world, protected by the Parque Nacional Islas Marietas, is beautiful to admire from a kayak or snorkeling.
Triopetra beach, Crete, Greece
Numerous beaches of Crete are usually full of tourists, except for the secret Triopetra beach. It is located in the south of the island, in the area of Rethymno. Its wide shore is covered with colorful pebbles. It is a perfect place for family recreation in windless weather.
The main local attraction is the three nearby rocks towering above the waves. This isolated beach is named after them. On windy days, when you can't swim in this part of the island, you come here for photo shoots against the deserted golden shore, the azure-colored waves, and the oddly-shaped rocks that many people recognize.