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The Top Secluded Beaches in the World

Finding some of the top secluded beaches in the world may seem like a journey, but if you make the effort, you’ll be rewarded with views that few have seen. The good thing is, some of these private beaches are somewhat accessible so explore our list and plan your next trip.

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The Best Secluded Beaches

  1. Sebastian Inlet, Space Coast, Florida
  2. Woodford Hill Beach, Dominica
  3. Crane Beach, Barbados
  4. Green Island Beach, Antigua
  5. Gulpiyuri beach, Spain
  6. Hidden Beach, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  7. Vik Beach, Iceland
  8. Smuggler’s Cove, Greece
  9. Grenen, Denmark
  10. Carro Quebrado, Brazil

Sebastian Inlet, Space Coast, Florida

The Sebastian Inlet is the most secluded beach in Florida even though it attracts both fishermen and travelers. The reason why it doesn’t get as much attention is because it’s located on the Space Coast which sees fewer tourists. Those who do make it to the inlet don’t mind though since they’ll get to enjoy ideal conditions for swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling, and sunbathing. If you keep an eye out, you may even spot bottlenose dolphins and manatees who swim nearby.

Woodford Hill Beach, Dominica

The island of Dominica is still relatively unexplored by tourists and is one of the greenest destinations in the world. The top secluded beach is Woodford Hill Beach which is distinct since it’s further away from the capital and residential areas. The beaches’ golden sand comes from a nearby coral reef formation while the shallow waters are great for families with children. Some locals refer to it as a remote beach since it’s very private and is surrounded by lush coconut palms and the perfect view of the ocean.

Crane Beach, Barbados

Although it is technically a public beach, Crane Beach in Barbados is easily one of the most secluded beaches in the world since there aren’t many resorts nearby so it doesn’t attract many people. Most people who use the beach are guests of the Crane Resort so it almost feels like a private beach. The pink-hued sand and beautiful blue waters are perfect here for boogie boarding and body surfing, but there’s nothing wrong if you prefer to just find a spot to lie down and enjoy the view.

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Green Island Beach, Antigua

One of the most secluded beaches in Antigua is Green Island Beach which is practically deserted. Trust us, you won’t mind if you were stranded here with white sands, lush greenery, and turquoise water. The island is quite small and uninhabited so you’ll find quite a few private beaches here. You can reach the island via a chartered boat; be sure to take some time to snorkel while you’re here.

Gulpiyuri beach, Spain

Gulpiyuri beach located near Llanes, Spain is one of the hidden beaches in the world despite it being a popular tourist attraction. The 40-meter beach is part of a flooded sinkhole with granite cliffs as its backdrop.What makes this beach interesting are the underground tunnels that connect the Bay of Biscay which makes the beach tidal. You can’t surf here, but it’s pretty cool to see ‘waves’ at this secluded beach.

Hidden Beach, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Okay if you’re looking for hidden beaches, it doesn’t get any better than what’s literally called the Hidden Beach in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The uninhabited Marieta Island where the beach is found can not be reached from the surface. The only way to reach it is by swimming or kayaking through a long tunnel that connects to the Pacific Ocean. If you have claustrophobia, you probably want to avoid this secret beach, but if you make the journey, the payoff will be worth it.

Vik Beach, Iceland

Although Vik Beach is connected to the main road that leads to the village of Vik in Iceland, it’s still one of the top quiet beaches in the world. The black-sands and jagged rock formations will make you think you’re on another planet, but after taking a few pictures, most tourists tend to move on. Locals believe that the rocks are the remains of petrified trolls that attempted to drag ships out to the sea so maybe that explains why the superstitious types tend to not spend too much time here.

Smuggler’s Cove, Greece

Smuggler’s Cove in Greece is often referred to Navagio Beach or Shipwreck Beach is without a doubt one of the most secluded beaches in the world. As the name implies, the beach which is located on the coast of Zakynthos was once used for smuggling contraband. Oddly enough the narrow cliffs that surround the beach are arguably more impressive. It’s not cheap or easy to get here as visitors must hire a boat or join a guided tour.

Grenen, Denmark

You wouldn’t think that Denmark has one of the quietest beaches in the world, but at the country’s northernmost point, two seas meet creating an interesting setting. What really makes things interesting here are the waves from the sea colliding with each other which are clearly visible with the naked eye. It’s unlikely you’ll be coming here to relax, but you will find one of the best private beaches in the world since visitors are limited.

Carro Quebrado, Brazil

If for some reason Copacabana and Ipanema in Rio de Janeiro don’t interest you, you can instead head to Carro Quebrado Beach which is likely the most remote beach in Brazil. Locals refer to the area as Praia do Carro Quebrado which you’ll want to know since you may need a local to guide you to this hidden gem. If you manage to make it here, you’ll be greeted by red cliffs, white sands, emerald waters. Oddly enough, there’s a small bar run by a local if you need a drink.

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