BEST TUCKED-AWAY BEACHES
We explored the five best tucked-away beaches that should be on your radar whether you prefer to spend a relaxing day sunbathing or you are after an alternative holiday involving horse riding on the sand
Words: Emily Georgieva
Photography: Braxton Apana, Simon Schafstall, Pablò
12 November 2020
We all crave a beach holiday sometimes. Soaking up that sunshine, getting some vitamin D and listening to the sound of the waves softly washing on the shore... It is the simple perks in life that make it worth living and if we have to choose a favourite spot for a holiday, it would definitely require some time spent at the beach.
These days it is harder to find a spot around the sea that is not crowded with tourists, especially at peak times when the sunshine is just too good to resist. Our editors made a list of the tucked-away beach spots ideal for the nomadic traveller. Whether you prefer to relax and sunbathe all day long or you are after a more alternative beach experience, we've got the right spot for you.
It is surprising to find a less-populated beach in a place like Croatia. With its thriving nightlife, plenty of sightseeing and a kaleidoscope of cultural influences, Croatia is a must-visit place that welcomed many tourists in the past couple of years. Fortunately, the natural beauty of this European country is as stunning as it has ever been and there are a lot of places scattered across its land that still look virgin. Head to Brela Beach for a relaxing day on the shore. Not as popular among tourists, the beach is a perfect place to get away from the busy city life and experience the tranquil side of the country. Biokovo Mountains, the natural park where you can expect to see eagles among many other animals, is just a short distance away and visible from the beach.
Notre Dame Beach
Sunshine - check. Stunning view of the azure sea - check. Quiet beach on the stretch of the French Riviera - check.
Notre Dame Beach should be your next stop when you visit France in the summer. The place really does the country justice as it is effortlessly beautiful and elegantly balanced. We consider it to be the underappreciated beach spot ideal for travellers looking to combine the French chick with a laid-back twist. If you want to experience the beach authentically, schedule a visit as soon as you can as the word of this under-the-radar shore is quickly spreading around.
Santorini is stunning, there is no doubt about that, but how well have you explored the rest of Greece? There are so many islands that belong to the sunny country, each one more stunning than the last. It is difficult to grasp how beautiful Greece is without falling more in love with its pristine beaches, but there is one specific spot that will always be on the top of our list. Seychelles Beach is as gorgeous as the name suggests. Less crowded by tourists, the beach is one of a kind. Situated in the embrace of rock formations that belong to a cove, the beach will make you feel like you have hired your own little piece of paradise, completely isolated from the rest of the world.
This one might not be exactly under-the-radar, but there is enough space to share. The beach made our list not just because of the calm waters and the relaxed atmosphere you can expect to find there, but because of how diverse your holiday there can be. Go roller-skating, jet-skiing or ride a horse on the beach - take your pick! San Diego is all about inclusivity and adventure. If you are thinking of planning a trip to the Pacific Beach, you may rest assured there is plenty of opportunity to have a different experience each day.
Playa de la Tejita
Known for having hosted the windsurfing championships in 2015, Playa de la Tejita is a great little spot for nomadic travellers who want to visit some of Spain's best-kept secrets. The beach's position makes it easy to relax along its coast as it is situated away from the heart of the island. With the beautiful view of the crystal-clear waters ahead, the soft sand beneath your feet and the sound of the waves colliding with the shore, how can you possibly want to be anywhere else?!