Filey on the Yorkshire coast is an enchanting 5 mile long stretch of clean golden sand. Great for walkers, children, surfers and anyone who enjoys beauty and quietness. From Filey Brigg jutting out into the North Sea to the cliffs of Speeton and Bempton it is an uniterrupted paradise.
Filey, North Yorkshire, has its own passenger train station and frequent bus services. It is also in reach of the North Yoks Moors, Scarborough, Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay .....
Actually, I have been in this beach, and I can say it is really amazing. It is very beautiful and you can only enjoy it during the summer. The boat trip to this beach is also nice.
There is a restaurant where you can taste the quality typical seafood and fishes of this region. If you come here, bring your suncream with you because the sun is too high.
Several kilometers of unspoilt golden sand. Stunning views out into the Atlantic and up to the Mountains of Harris. You'd be unlucky to bump into anyone else. Can get windy - bring your kite!
Isle of Berneray, Outer Hebrides
Golden sand and turquoise water - you could be in the Caribbean when the sun is shining. Stunning views across to the Summer Isles, Suilven, the Coigach mountains and An Teallach make this beach magical.
From the A832 turn left at Laide to Mellon Udrigle.
Probably the best beach in the Highlands with beautiful dunes at the far end. Walk up there and climb to the top of them and, in the summer, you are in a Puffin colony and you can just lay down and have them come and look at you.
Add the drive from Ullapool by Loch Assynt and it's the best day trip in Scotland.
By Durness and Balnakiel Craft village
If you go to the beach at Gruinard Bay, a glorious drive south from Ullapool past Corrieshalloch Gorge and the mighty Falls of Measach, take a stroll up the wee hill to the south: you get a glorious view of the entire bay, gently ringed by pebbles, grass and rock, with mighty mountains all around.
I stood there and thought if I’m ever going to get married I’m doing it round here. I did.
Dapitan Beach Resort Hotel (aka Pavilion Hotel) is owned and run by the local municipal government, who built it maybe 20 years ago from the proceeds of a gigantic US$ loan to promote tourism.
Since opening, the hotel has received next to no maintenance or further investment, but the air-con rooms are all huge and still luxurious - if you overlook the cracked bathroom fittings and the crumbling plasterwork everywhere.
The setting, on Dapitan's Sunset Boulevard, is spectacular, facing a huge 5 mile long white sand beach, with the South China Sea stretching in front of you; it feels like you've reached the end of the world (which you have, in a way...)
Grand luxury and elegance - at Php 1,650 per night (about £17) it's an unmissable bargain. Get there by overnight ferry from Cebu, Negros or Manila to the nearby Dapitan/Dipolog pier, or by plane to Diploog airport. Local motor tricycles will take you the last km or two for Php50 each. My wife and I spent our quite perfect honeymoon there 9 years ago, and we've been back a few times more since then!
Dapitan Beach Resort Hotel (Pavilion Hotel) Sunset Boulevard, Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte, Mindanao
The only campsite on the exquisitely pretty, peaceful, classic Cycladic island of Antiparos, a 1.50 Euro ferry trip from big Paros Island. Get away from most of the crowds and really relax on a big choice of so many unspoiled beaches. It's not difficult to find a whole beach just for yourselves, all day! Camping site is well run; marble-tiled toilets and showers are immaculate; there's a pleasant on-site shop/cafe /restaurant/bar - (more along the short road into town) and look out for their big minibus when you arrive in town for a free lift - saves the 1/2 mile hot dusty walk from the pier with all your kit!
The white sand beach right next to the camping is mostly nude, but very relaxed and family-friendly. The camping offers some pre-erected tents and other shelters, as well as lots of private pitches all well shaded by groves of spreading olive trees and living fences of bamboo. Our family of 3 paid about 10 Euros per night in Sept 2006. Amazing bargain - we wanted to stay forever!
full details from users.forthnet.gr/par/kalargyros/ (click on UK flag for English website!)
Also check out: www.barefoot.info/cyclades/antiparo.html for incredibly detailed information on all Antiparos beaches and 1,000 other best beaches around Greece!
Largely undeveloped inlet, accessible by road but, thanks to Robert Graves, coach parties are banned here. The beach is stony, but the swimming is safe. Eat fresh fish caught by the local fishermen at Can Lluc restaurant, right on the beach, then stretch your legs on the lovely stretch of coastal path between Cala de Deìa and Alconassar.
All along the Rías Baixas we can find many small islands and others bigger. Some of them are of private property and others are open to the public.
Two of the most known small islands are Tambo in the Ría de Pontevedra and San Simon in the Ría de Vigo. The probem of these islands is that the tourist cannot have access to them - but you can enjoy its landscape in the middle of the ría (estuaries).
Among the biggest islands, you can find Islas Cíes in the mouth of the Ría de Vigo, and Isla de Ons in the mouth of the Ría de Pontevedra.
These two beaches are wonderful and they have free access, you have to pay only the ship. There are ships which depart to these beaches throughout the summer and during the Easter; there are also different schedules.
Everybody who visits can enjoy the white fine sand, the blue and clear water of the sea, the sun, the forests, the seafood restaurants and so on. Spending days here is to relax and to have peace and quiet. You only hear the sound of the tides and the birds singing.
If you want to spend nights here you need to camp because there are no hotels.
It is so wonderful you should have once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit it.
The Blue Lagoon's a fantastic wee, reasonably budget place on Klong Prao beach. It has idyllic little clean, modern (we stayed in much, much worse - do not try KP Huts...) bungalows with verandahs over the lagoon - a non-stinky, non-mosquito-ridden lagoon I would point out. Brilliant for sunsets and relaxation, and just down from all the fancy resorts with much lesser views and more noise. The big bonus is they have a cooking school so the food's amazing.
Khlong Prao beach, Koh Chang.
What a fantastic beach, a sand crescent tucked between tall cliffs, wild and wonderful, with great surfing breakers pounding the shore.
Take lunch at the restaurant which is great for fresh fish and seafood. You can choose your lobster or crab from the large tank. Recommended are amêijoas à bulhão pato (clams in garlic and white wine sauce),accompanied by a chilled bottle of vinho verde (green wine).
Walk over the cliffs to the next beach Praia Grande and see the dinosaur footprints imprinted in the cliff face. A wonderful day out.
St Mary's is the largest Island out of all the Scilly Islands, it also is the busiest. I'd recommend St Mary's because it's a nice place to go and have a break and since you're only allowed a car if you live there, it's quite a 'Global Friendly' place. It's also brilliant for a midnight cycle adventure!
It has a lot of great beaches to picnic on, where you can paddle in the sea even in April! Watching the gigs race whilst having fish and chips is fun too. There are plenty of interesting little shops to potter around in. You can get to any of the islands by boat.
My favourite island is Tresco because of the Abbey Gardens and the shell grotto inside it.
From Katie Lawrence (age 10) from Pembrokeshire.
Indeed, Pipa is one of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil. Also, it is probably one of the beaches with the highest concentration of visitors, mostly Europeans.
This website gives information about Pipa: how to get there, hotels, restaurants.
Seafood and steak restaurant in a simply stunning location, right on the waters edge at the eastern end of the Solent. We visited for lunch in midsummer and moored up just off the beach on one of their mooring buoys (free of charge!) Had moules mariniere followed by local lobster, crab and seabass - all washed down with an extremely agreeable bottle of wine. Wow! such fabulous food and impeccable service in a perfect location! Indeed so nice was it that we stayed overnight and went back for full English breakfast. Highly recommended - insanely popular.
The Waterfront, St Helens, Isle of Wight 01983 873259
On the beach in a fisherman's hut. Simply the best.You have to fight off the seagulls, the smelly old rockers and odd Morris Men but it's well worth it.
Hastings - Rock-a-Nore Rd - on the beach, upstairs in a black fisherman's hut.
St Ouen's has five miles of unspoilt Atlantic beach and is one of the best surfing spots in northern Europe.
At the mid-point of the bay is Big Vern's beach cafe where the full breakfast will set you up for the day. Note however that at weekends, throughout the year, it is very busy.
Halfway along Five Mile Road.
North Stradbroke Island, more commonly known to the locals as "Straddie" is a terrific holiday island just a 40-minute ferry ride from the mainland.
Ideal for those fans looking to take a bit of a break from the hardcore backpacker trail. For a couple of days, Straddie has miles of fantastic beaches, several top watering holes and a unique laid back atmosphere that you won't find elsewhere.
Accomodation is plentiful and reasonably cheap and it is well worth hiring a 4WD, although not essential, to get around the many 4WD tracks and go up and down the miles of beaches to find your perfect spot.
UK visitors will find the natural charm of the island a revelation although be careful swimming as there was a fatal shark attack off Amity Point in 2005.
Northbridge is a suburb of Perth which is the place to go for bars and restaurants be they Italian, French, seafood or Asian and everything in between. Catch the free CAT bus from the city and they take you straight there, or you can walk it easily from the city centre too.
On sunday catch a train to Cottesloe and head for the beach and have a few drinks watching the sunset in the Cottesloe Beach Hotel.
Cottesloe - catch a rtain from the city
Northbridge - catch the free Blue CAT bus from the city.
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