7 Stunning Beaches off the Beaten Track


If you are looking for a beach that is beautiful, not filled with crowds, and a little bit harder to get to, then here are 7 stunning beaches that are off the beaten track. These beaches are perfect if you are travelling during the school holidays, as you can avoid the hoards of holiday-makers and have special more secluded break.

  1. S’illot, Majorca, Spain

Majorca is the favourite holiday destination of the Spanish Royalty and S’illot can be reached in about two hours from Son Sant Joan International Airport. This beach has tiny grey pebbles and beautiful water that is various shades of green. It is a quiet destination without lively bars that is a great area for people looking for some peace and quiet.

  1. Voutoumi, Antipaxos

Anti Paxos is the smallest of the Ionian Islands in Greece and it has a population that fluctuates between 100 and 300. Voutoumi is a stunning white sandy beach with crystal clear aqua marine water and it is a great place for people looking for a relaxing holiday in Greece. After a day on the beach you can relax at a tavern and indulge in some of the world famous Greek food, or just kick back in your villa watching some of the world’s best sunsets.

  1. Vik, Iceland:

Vik, Iceland is a stunning black sand beach that can be found in the village of VIk in the southern most part of Iceland. It is approximately 180km from Reykjavik, the capital city. Even in the summer the water is too cold for swimming but it is a beautiful place to watch the sun sink into the ocean.

  1. Noetzie Beach near Knysna, Garden Route, South Africa.

Noetzie Beach is a fabulous place to rest and unwind and it is about 6 hours by car from Cape Town travelling along the Garden Route. It has a pristine beach, an estuary where you can bird watch, and the flora and fauna are stunning. There are five castles for rent that you can stay in and live like royalty although these castles were purpose built as accommodation and they were never used for any kind of fortification.

  1. Praia da Marinha Carvoeiro, Portugal

To reach Praia da Marinha Carvoeiro you have descend a steep set of stairs but the stunning white sandy beach and the cove of crystal clear turquoise water are well worth the hike. There are also lovely rock formations just off the shore that you can easily explore by renting a paddle boat.

  1. Spiaza Beach, Croatia:

Spiaza Beach has fine powdery white sand and the water is a crystal clear turquoise.  It sits on the north western coast of Susak, an island that does not allow cars and can only be reached by boat.  The island is about 160km east of Zagreb, the capital city of Croatia.

  1. Torre Guaceto, Italy:

Torre Guaceto is a stunning beach that is located in Brindisi on the south eastern tip of Italy’s Puglia coast. This pristine beach is part of a nature reserve so it is completely unspoiled by any development. There are no amenities at all and you have to trek into the beach. The beach is tranquil, unspoiled, and it is well worth the effort it takes to get here.



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