The 10 best coastlines on earth


Source d’Argent sea side, La Digue, Seychelles.

Sight for shore eyes … Source d’Argent sea side on the island of La Digue, Seychelles. Photograph: Getty

Whether or not you’re searching for confinement or a party, shallow waters or beating surf, track
down the ideal sea side in our pick of 50, from Greece to the Galapagos, the Highlands to Hawaii

My esteemed sea side in the world – picked by perusers

Guardian writers

Tue 16 Feb 2016 06.30 GMT



1 Source d’Argent, Seychelles

Like a sea side like this expected any overhaul, pink-conditioned sand ups the ante in the
picture postcard stakes at Source d’Argent, an isolated gulf on La Digue, the Seychelles’ third-
greatest island (in an archipelago of 115). Monstrous, got through rock stones bookend the shore, and
there are nearby bistros for assessing Creole-stirred food.

Airbnb has 33 pads rented in everyday property on La Digue, including stunning Holzveranda (£120
consistently for four, in a tropical nursery

2 Dune du Pyla, France

Tourists on the Dune du Pyla at sunset, Arcachon, France

Photograph: Alamy

This sea side is Europe’s tallest slope at in excess of 100 meters. It’s an hour’s drive from Bordeaux
what’s more, is from a genuine perspective amazing. You will shield your eyes as much from the sparkling hotness
cloudiness as the perfect sand. After you’ve taken in the sweeping points of view over the
Atlantic and pine boondocks behind, there are miles of beaches to explore along the Bassin
d’Arcachon. Take a boat from Arcachon wharf to Cap Ferret for the best viewpoint on the edge. To
eat, make a beeline for the mollusk cabanes, where fishers set up tables and serve shellfish, prawns, paté, bread
furthermore, rosé wine.

Scene du Pyla camping area (camping out has pitches from €18 consistently for
two, wooden lodges for four from €30 each evening

3 Shoal Bay, Antigua

Shoal Bay, Antigua

Photograph: Alamy


Icing-sugar sand, 3km of it, totally clear Caribbean water, toward the ocean coral reef with wonderful
swimming or plunging, a sprinkling of bars and outside restaurants … task wrapped up! This stretch on the
east of the fun yachtie island, near Dickenson Bay town, is more settled than adjoining Jabberwock
sea side.

Dutchman’s Bay Cottages (copies from $140) has seven options with verandas straight by this
eponymous sea side

Get off your folding chair – Antigua’s dynamic side

4 Cala Saona, Formentera

Cala Saona. Formentera.

Photograph: Alamy

There is no lack of superb beaches on the most diminutive of the Balearics yet everybody appears to
need to pack on to Illetes and Espalmador. Much better to enroll a bike or scowled in the essential
port, La Savina, and head several kilometers across the island to Cala Saona. It has totally
clear water, white sand and exciting red slopes on the different sides. It highlights the west, so
is the best spot for a sundowner at, say, the charmingly essential Cala Saona chiringuito.

Boats to Formentera (30 minutes) run in many cases from Ibiza Town for about €50 return. For a treat,
remain at the cool, current Cala Saona Hotel (summer duplicates from €280 B&B)

5 Glass Beach, California

Glass Beach, Fort Bragg, California.

Photograph: Corbis


A sea side created utilizing extended lengths of dumped litter seems like a hellhole in any case, at
Glass sea side, on the Mendocino coast in California, the result is extremely superb. From 1906 to
1967, glass, machines and even vehicles were heaved into the sea. A clean up program disposed of all
the metal and non-biodegradable waste, and the waves isolated the glass and stoneware, which
tidied up as pearl like, clear stones. Nowadays, the sea side is significant for MacKerricher state
park, and visitors are disallowed for taking out the sea glass knickknacks.

Vagabond Motel and Spa has matches from $119 B&B

Top 10 beaches in California and the Pacific Northwest

6 Starfish Beach, Panama

Starfish sea side on Isla Colon, Bocas del Toro, Panama.

Hot air balloons flying over the Botan Canyon in TURKEY

Photograph: Alamy

Panama has three archipelagos: San Blas is costly to get to, the Pearl Islands are costly to
stay on, yet Bocas del Toro, just south of Costa Rica on the Caribbean side, puts virgin sea side
ideal world inside a climber spending plan. From the shocking town community point of Bocas on Isla
Colón, boat taxis cross between the 10 had islands and around 300 islands and islets,
but this got sea side, gloriously decorated with a liberal sprinkling of starfish, is on Colón

Palmar Tent Lodge (tent dorm bed $13.50, copies from $50,

7 Fakistra, Greece

Greece, Pelion, Fakistra Beach, summer

Photograph: Getty Images


Positively a narrows instead of a sea side, maintained by feigns and thick woods, with white
sands and stones and clear blue waters – is Fakistra on the Pelion body of land (focal region Greece),
underneath Tsagarada town. It’s an unsafe walk around yet it’s the sort of spot that, beside in July
what’s more, August, you could well have to yourself.

The Architect’s House (rests 12, from €290 each evening,

An event manual for Greece and its islands

8 Flamenco Beach, Puerto Rico

Flamenco Beach gets comfortable a horseshoe bay on Culebra Island, Puerto Rico.

Photograph: Alamy

At whatever point mentioned to design the ideal tropical sea side, Playa Flamenco on Culebra island, off the
east shore of Puerto Rico, is reasonable what you would consider. It’s a U-shaped gulf with white sand,
warm turquoise water, palm trees, rich vegetation and a calm lagoon. The island’s lacking state is
midway on account of the US military, which used to use it as a gunnery range – a rusting Sherman
tank stays in the sand. It makes an excursion by transport from Fajardo on the Puerto Rico focal region ($4.50
return): a transport runs from the boat port. Culebra has a fabulous government-run camping area
straightforwardly on the sand at the western side of the sound. It’s exceptionally fundamental, with showers open just three hours consistently, with the exception of set up your asylum under mangroves ($20 for up to six people),
stock up on water, pina coladas and neighborhood snacks (comida criolla) and you may never require
to leave. Assuming you do, notwithstanding, there are bikes to utilize.

The particular radiance of Vieques island, Puerto Rico

9 Koh Kradan, Thailand

Astounding white sand sea side on Koh Kradan island in Thailand

Photograph: Alamy


Picking the best sea side in Thailand is a near inconceivable task. In any case, one Thai island that
is still commonly peaceful is Koh Kradan, close more involved Koh Lipe, in the Andaman Sea. With fine
sand, astonishing swimming on a reef basically off the sea side, loungers and completely clear water, it
would suit individuals who might rather not drink jars of spirits under a full moon. You can kayak
round the whole island – 90% of which is fundamental for Hat Chao Mai recreational area – in three hours to
more isolated spots, and go on longtail boat excursions to Ko Waen, Ko Chueak and Ko Muk’s Emerald

Paradise Lost (quarters bed from £4.80, fundamental homes from £14,; Reef
Resort (copies from £78,

Top 10 lodgings and spots to stay on a tight spending plan in Thailand

10 Playa del Amor (Hidden Beach), Mexico

Playa escondida (Hidden sea side), near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Playa escondida (Hidden sea side), Mexico Photograph: Photos by W. Ebiko/Getty
Pictures/Moment RM

An underground sea side sounds like the stuff of legend, yet the Marietas Islands, where Hidden
Ocean side falsehoods, were used as a strategic demonstrating ground by the Mexican government during the 1900s,
furthermore, it’s assumed that a bomb could have made the pit wherein it sits. Induction to this bow inside
an immense round opening in the scene, is by swimming or kayaking through a long section. Various
chairmen run boat trips here from Puerto Vallarta ($76 with, but the
sea is cruel and you want to swim in near misdirecting rocks. Be that as it may, it’s faltering – Jacques
Cousteau was a fan – with the compensation of maybe recognizing a humpback whale coming.

Casablanca Hotel up the coast in Sayulita, has a suite for four from $95 room-in a manner of speaking

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