Sunshine, sea breeze, a chance to show off your gorgeous new bikini… there's so much to love about a day at the beach! Well, except for the crowds. We prefer beach getaways that don’t require navigating a cluttered maze of coolers, umbrellas, and beach balls. Wouldn't you agree? Whether you’re looking for romance or relaxation, you'll find it at one of these idyllic beaches. The only thing better than a day at the beach is a peaceful day at the beach, and these secluded beaches offer just that.
8 Best Secluded Beaches
#1: Tahiti Beach on Elbow Cay, Abaco
Aerial view of Tahiti Beach and Elbow Cay in Abaco, Bahamas
Nestled on the southern tip of Elbow Cay, one of many islands on the 120-mile-long Abacos chain, Tahiti Beach is a hidden paradise. Coconut palms line this serene beach which looks out onto the calm, clear waters of the Atlantic. It's the perfect spot for swimming, sunbathing, or collecting seashells at low tide. Plenty of shallow stretches make it an easy spot for lounging with little ones. Tahiti Beach is accessible only by foot, bike, or boat, making it significantly less crowded than other spots in the Bahamas. Most visitors come by boat. Lounge in harmony with the blue Abaco water in a swimsuit from our Island Goddess collection.
#2: Whitehaven Beach, Australia
Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island, Australia
Whitehaven Beach is a stunning, scientific marvel. Its sand is composed of 98% silica, meaning it doesn’t get hot like normal sand. Dig your toes into the sand and enjoy! While Whitehaven Beach is one of the most photographed beaches in Australia, in part due to an inlet with constantly swirling waters, it’s 7 km long and rarely too crowded to enjoy. Look to our Fresh Florals collection to match Australia’s rich greenery and blooms.
#3: Baía de Sancho, Brazil
Baía de Sancho in Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
This Brazilian beach is tailor-made for adventures. The route in feels like something straight from an action film: traverse a dirt road, then make a cliff-side descent down a series of rickety ladders. Once there, you’ll be rewarded by gorgeous turquoise waters and coral reefs teeming with marine life. Since Baía de Sancho faces the mainland instead of the Atlantic, its waters are peaceful and, best of all, uncrowded. Arrive in adventurous style in a suit from our Black & White Edit collection.
#4: Smuggler’s Cove, Greece
While officially named Navagio Beach, Smuggler’s Cove gets its nickname from its mysterious past and the rusting ship which now dominates its shore. The abandoned freighter ran aground in 1980 on a rumored smuggling run and now provides shade and character to this magnificent Mediterranean beach, which is accessible only by a boat ride through brilliant blue waters. With slight greek key patterning and a nod to olive trees, our Pop of Color collection is perfectly suited for your next Mediterranean adventure.
#5: Monkey Beach on Tioman Island, Malaysia
Monkey Beach in the National Park of Penang, Malaysia
Make some new friends at this aptly named Malaysian beach! While you’ll more than likely see monkeys here—which have been known to steal tourists belongings, so be careful!—the beach shouldn’t be too crowded by humans. Surrounded by lush rainforest, Monkey Beach can be reached by either boat or an hour-long jungle hike from Salang. If you’ve ever wanted to be an Island Goddess, this is your chance!
#6: Luskentyre Beach, Scotland
Turquoise waters of Luskentyre beach on the Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, Scotland
Located outside the town of Harris in the Outer Hebrides, Luskentyre Beach is proof that beautiful beaches don’t need to be tropical. Stunning cliffs and picturesque dunes surround vividly blue, pristine waters. Relax on smooth sand or take in a stunning British panorama (and get an adrenaline rush) with a ride on the 4 km bike trail. Scotland can be cool, so don’t forget to pack a cover-up.
#7: Don Pedro Island, Florida
Summer sunset on Don PedroI Island in Florida
No “Best Beach” list is complete with mention of the Sunshine State! While you’re probably familiar with the snowbird-filled shores of South Beach and the Gulf Coast, Don Pedro is small barrier island you might normally pass up—but it’s certainly not one you want to miss. Sunsets are stunning, seashells and shark teeth are plenty, and the island's seven-mile stretch of sand is pristine. Come over for a day on the car ferry or rent a house on the island for real relaxation. Our Bloom FIeld Lace-Up is feminine, floral, and flirty—perfect for Florida!
#8: Sandbridge Beach in Virginia, United States
Scenic Sandbridge Beach in Virginia Beach, with sand dunes and sea grass
Just 12 miles north of the North Carolinian border, Sandbridge Beach provides a much more laid-back experience than the busy beaches of the Outer Banks. Dotted with private homes and spacious rentals, Sandbridge is a peaceful beach where you can relax and enjoy the Atlantic Ocean without the chaos of more crowded coastal communities. Embrace East Coast charm in a classic black swimsuit. No matter where you choose to soak up some Vitamin D, you can't go wrong when you wear a La Blanca swimsuit. Pick a botanical print to match your destination or keep things classic in a solid color bikini. Shop swimsuits online and enjoy free shipping and returns on orders over $75.