Even among beach lovers, there are two types of people. There are people who love to go to the “it” beaches to see and be seen, and do a lot of people watching. Then there are those people who let out a yelp of joy when they see a basically deserted stretch of beach. If you fall into the latter category, then have we got a bunch of beaches for you. These secluded beaches might be tough to find, and a bit out of the way, but that extra effort it takes to get there is well worth it.
This is one of those beaches that are so gorgeous, it’s almost hard to believe it’s real. Whitehaven Beach has some of the most pristine white sand your feet could ever touch. It gets its bright white color from its high silica content. The high level of silica means that the sand doesn’t retain heat. So, no worrying about burning your feet on the walk down to the water. The water shimmers in shades of brilliant turquoise. This paradise is only accessible via boat, seaplane, or helicopter. This lack of easy access makes it not only one of the most breath-taking breaches in the world, but one of the most secluded.
The Dry Tortugas is a cluster of islands located 70 miles off the coast of Florida. The beaches there are stunningly beautiful, and a favored place for snorkeling and scuba diving thanks to the clear waters. To get there, you have to take a boat. You can spring for a private charter, or hop on a ferry from Key West, Florida. The ride out will take about 2 hours and 15 minutes. This secluded beach is well worth the time it takes to arrive, and so hard to leave.
It’s hard to picture a much more secluded beach, than one you can’t even see from the outside. The Hidden Beach is located in the uninhabited Marieta Islands, tucked away in a wide sandy cavern-like hole. The hole in question was thought to have formed back when the islands were used for military bomb testing. The islands are now a UNESCO MAB Biosphere Reserve. Getting to this hidden gem requires an hour long initial boat ride, and then either swimming or kayaking through the long narrow tunnel that links the beach to the Pacific.
This beautiful, lush island is actually home to quite a few gorgeous secluded beaches. Somehow, it still hasn’t become a major hot-spot for tourists. Not that we’re complaining! Shallow clear water, sun-kissed sand, lovely coconut palms, and diverse coral reef formations all await beach-goers. One of the most secluded beaches is Batibou beach, which requires you to travel through a private coconut palm farm to get to. If you do make the trek though, you will be greatly rewarded.