Top Secluded Beaches To Visit In 2014
Are you sick of visiting overpopulated beaches, too loud to relax and too crowded to unwind? Our list of locations will have you packing your bags in no time; get ready to experience a true deserted island getaway, with hidden charm and lots of surprises. Before you leave however, make sure you have everything you need in the travel accessories department; a visit to a site like Luggagedirect.com.au will hook you up with everything from new suitcases to passport holders and those cushy pillows shaped like a U. Ready? Let’s go!
Often referred to as the “real” Hawaii, Molokai is unspoiled white beaches, the island that civilisation forgot. Sparse roads weave between scattered buildings that never outreach palm trees, and there are no traffic lights to be seen. There are no direct flights to Molokai from mainland Hawaii, so while there is extra planning involved in your visit, you will be rewarded by leaving the sole footprints along the deserted sands. Laid back, the locals will welcome you as one of their own, while leaving you to enjoy sipping on your fruity beverages in peace.
Holbox Island, Yucatan Peninsula
Approximately 3 hours by ferry, water taxi, or private plane from Cancun, Holbox (pronounced Hol-bosh) is a 42 kilometre stretch of secluded island paradise. Think sea shells, white sand and crystalized jade waters. The happenings in Holbox are sparse—there are no nightclubs, certainly no internet, and even no cars, as all residents opt for golf carts for transport. Let the days meld together as you sink into warm sands, only peeling yourself away once civilisation comes to collect you.
You may have heard of Antigua’s prize beaches, however you can be among the few to have discovered this superior destination for waterside relaxing, making it an ideal place to find seclusion and solace. Barbuda is kilometres of pink-tinged sand; on one side of the island you will find deep blue waters, laden with driftwood and exotic shells, on the other are tropical fish and placid aqua streams. What you won’t find are crowds or interruptions to bliss. Princess Diana herself championed this beach as one of her truly secluded holiday destinations, as its difficulty to find proved too much for ruthless paparazzi to be bothered with.
Carova Beach, North Carolina
Upon reading the location of this beach, you couldn’t be blamed for questioning just how secluded this beach could be. However, with the lack of roads, matched with this area dodging all tourist recommendation, the result is wide deserted beaches, rolling waves that remain abandoned, and various fitted cabins awaiting someone to rent. So secluded is this beach that it is not uncommon for wild horses to run free across the sands, completely ignorant to your presence, or to spot rare species of birds on any off chance in their natural habitat.
Boulder Bay, Queensland
For the keen bushwalker and fauna enthusiast, this lone spot of Moreton Bay is one you’ll be glad to discover. Glistening waters and the old Cape Moreton Lighthouse await you at the end of your trek, greeting you with sandy beaches and boulders to explore. Grassy plateaus provide the perfect picnic haunt for families or couples, and the opportunities for spotting whales and dolphins are more common than you might believe.