Best Holidays For You
Corsica - Campomoro With hundreds of beaches from large family-friendly ones to smaller wild beaches, it's easy to find a place to fall in love on the dunes in Corsica. Our favourite is at Campomoro, a small old-fashioned seaside town, protected by the mountains and lapped by crystal-clear waters. Isles of Scilly - Pentle Bay For one of the best beaches in the UK, you have to head south, to the Isles of Scilly, which are just 28 miles off the Cornish coast. Get into the quiet pace of the islands by taking the passenger ferry from Penzance, which takes just under three hours. Celebs like Brad Pitt, Jude Law and even Prince Charles love a slice of the good life here. Hard to believe that this is Pentle Bay on Tresco, not some amazing Caribbean bolt-hole! Croatia - Bili Boci If you've never been to Croatia, you'll not understand the star-struck look that comes over the face of anyone who's been and spent time near its stunning coastline. Some of Croatia's most beautiful beaches are on the island of Proizd. Head to Bili Boci in the northern part of the island and you'll find a trio of jaw-clangingly gorgeous beaches with a view of the island of Hvar. Thailand Phra Nang Thailand is famed for its dream holiday beaches, and we rather love the Phra Nang beach at Rayavadee, just on the border of the Krabi Marine National Park. If you're looking for the classic tropical beach paradise, look no further. Protected by high cliffs and fringed with coconut palms, Rayavadee is paradise found. South Africa - Boulder Beach This is number one on our Beaches We'd Like To Go To list since we discovered that you can sunbathe here amongst penguins! Yup, turns out that penguins don't just love the cold; the African penguin lives in the sunshine near Simon's Town in the Western Cape province. There's a boardwalk at Foxy Beach where you can stroll with the penguins but we love the idea of the brilliantly-named Boulder Beach, where you can relax in the shade of a boulder and watch the monochrome marvels do their thing. Fiji - Coral Coast Voted one of the best beaches by Gap Year travellers, the Fijian Coral Coast offers 80km of mangrove forests, lush tropical vegetation and silky white sand. The real draw here though, lies beneath the turquoise waters, with one of the largest fringing coral reefs in the world. Mexico - Mazunte Head off on the backpacker trail for Mazunte in Mexico, an eco-hippy-ish area with a turtle museum and research centre. You can watch one of the best sunsets we've ever seen at Punta Cometa, the rocky southernmost point of Oaxaca state. Perfect for peace, quiet and maybe a spot of yoga on the dunes... The Baths - Virgin Gorda It's tough to pick just one Caribbean beach, but our favourite is the Baths on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands. We arrived there by boat, jumped out into the warm water and swam to shore. The area is unique for its huge boulders which are dotted along the sand. Perfect for exploring, there are some fascinating rock formations here, as well as picture-postcard coconut palms to lie under and snooze. Australia - Great Keppel Island At the start of the Great Barrier Reef, on Australia's Capricorn Coast, you'll find Great Keppel Island, which boasts 17 stunning sandy beaches, several of which are only accessible by boat. You'll need to take the ferry from Yeppoon to get to the island, and once you arrive, you jump straight off, into the crystal-clear water and onto the golden sand, just like a Bounty bar advert! Perfect for snorkelling or scuba diving, or lazing under the shade of the trees. Oregan - Point Break beach Secluded? Check. Surrounded by wild nature? Check. Awesome waves to do all kinds of groovy surfer moves? Check! Those amazing final scenes of one of our favourite surf movie, 'Point Break', were actually filmed at Indian beach in Oregon's Ecola State Park. Vampire fans can get stuck in and recreate key 'Twilight' scenes that were shot here too.