Aaric Eabbe February 22, 2018

If you are searching for your next beachside holiday destination for 2018, look no further. Below is a list of the latest and greatest in unique beachside holiday destinations.

Playa Blanca – the Canary Islands

Playa Blanca is a 9-kilometer wide bay that stretches along the southernmost coastal edge of the island of Lanzarote. What was once a small fishing village, Playa Blanca offers a relaxed, chilled out atmosphere, all the while boasting plenty of cafes and a bustling yacht marina. The beach offers sophisticated self catered villas which are multiplying rapidly as the tourist resort grows in popularity. Playa Blanca is the perfect beach for swimming and sunbathing and is easily accessible due to its marina port. Accommodation in Lanzarote is also magnificent, so you will have a great time while there.

Mirissa Beach – Sri Lanka

Mirissa beach is located in the Southern Province of the Matara District, approximately 150 kilometers South of Colombo and is a beautiful little slice of pure beach heaven. It has something for everyone, from great Malibu surfing waves (perfect for learners and pro’s alike) to calm, clear waters for swimmers and sunbathers. There is also ample opportunity for whale and dolphin watching.

The sand is lightly scattered with restaurants offering generous happy hours and fresh whole fish as well as funky beach shack accommodation. Mirissa is known for its breathtaking sunsets, relaxed vibe and its cheap seaside accommodation.

Bingin Beach – Bali, Indonesia

Located in Southern Bali, Bingin Beach is home to some seriously sought out views of the Indian Ocean and even more seriously sought out big, powerful surfing waves. The surf is not for the faint hearted, but do not let that deter you; watching the pro’s take on these waves, while sipping on a coconut of beer at one of the many restaurants lining the cliff face can have you hooked for hours. Access to the beach is getting better and better every year and is a small challenge but is well worth it for the final destination. All accommodation on Bingin beach has wide, beautiful ocean views and the ocean will rock you to sleep every night. It is a lot less crowded and chaotic then a lot of the other beaches in Bali and is a quick motorbikes ride to many other more touristy hotspots.

Siesta Key Beach – Florida

Siesta Key Beach in Florida is known for its amazingly fine, white sand. Being 99% quartz it is beautifully soft and remarkably cool underfoot all year round. Located on Beach Road in Siesta Key, it is well worth a visit if you are in America, having won awards for the “World’s Whitest Sand” and “The Best beach in America”.  Surrounding the beach there is ample opportunity to shop and eat, as well as a playground, picnic areas and a tennis court for ultimate entertainment all day long.

Praia de Camilo – Algarve, Portugal

Praia de Camilo is a thirty-minute walk from the centre of Lagos and it is well worth the 200-step decline to the water’s edge. The ocean is azure blue and almost transparent and contrasts beautifully to the golden sand. The view from the top of the cliff that surrounds the beach is sublime and this cliff also protects the water from the wildness of the ocean, so it is the perfect place to lazily wade around. When deciding when to go, make sure you keep an eye of the tides, as high tide has been known to rob you of most of your sand.

Jervis Bay – Australia

Jervis Bay is a 102-kilometre wide Bay located on the South Coast of Australia. This beach is near deserted and is remarkably untouched and pristine. The Bay exhibits clear turquoise water, creamy white sand and is known as one of Australia’s safest beaches. Jervis Bay is perfect for snorkelling, swimming, whale watching, kayaking and surfing all while camping amongst an abundance of native wildlife.