View Full Version : The most amazing beach you've been to ??

4th Sep 2005, 00:53
This does it for me - British Virgin Islands, Virgin Gorda, Smuggler's Cove ( Devil's baths ) I believe - you can swim to Richard Branson's island from here - absolute magic !!


4th Sep 2005, 01:04
Hat head beach on the NSW mid north coast, Australia.... 12 miles long, and no one on it! on its busyiest day, you will get about 20 people there! absolutly magic body surfing in the clear waters, white sand, watching whales breaching just off the coast..

4th Sep 2005, 02:54
TFS, you're right, the Baths have it. Not so much the beach itself - I like a bit of bodysurfing - but the spaces between the mammoth boulders tossed there to the right, where the sun's rays streak in, bounce on the water and play over the ceiling and you can hardly tell where the air ends and the water begins.

4th Sep 2005, 04:03
Ocean Beach on the west coast of Tasmania.
33km long, wide and flat, golden sand, rarely any people.
Ocean currents drive wind and waves all the way from Argentina, 15000km to the west.
Probably the cleanest air in the world.

4th Sep 2005, 04:26

Absolutely agree. To stand on that beach with a westerly storm blowing is to stand on the edge of the planet. :)

Alpha Leader
4th Sep 2005, 04:46
Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh - about 100 miles of continuous beach. Can't beat that.

4th Sep 2005, 10:33
Most amazing beaches do not need to be 100+miles long.

Best beaches in Oz:

Hat Head
Broken Head
Crescent Head
Snapper-Rainbow Bay-Greenmount
Noosa National Park
One Mile - Nelson Bay
Lennox Head
Apollo Bay
Phillip Island

And the list goes on

4th Sep 2005, 11:43
Rhossili Bay (http://images.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://www.enjoygower.com/beaches/images/rhossili_bay.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.enjoygower.com/beaches/beaches15.cfm&h=270&w=375&sz=11&tbnid=zuDco6dYcsQJ:&tbnh=84&tbnw=118&hl=en&start=2&prev=/images%3Fq%3Drhossili%2Bbay%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D)

HSG :ok:

tall and tasty
4th Sep 2005, 11:54

Agree with you on the Gower but also beaches in Cornwall for UK beaches.

But for one in the Med, tiny little beach on the east coast of the mainland Greece, walked down a donkey/goat path and came across is. Crystal blue waters surrounded by stunning pink/white marble cliffs and the small pebbles on the beach were pink and white marbles pieces. Deserted for the whole summer except for my sister and I.

It was absolute paradise.

I unfortunately have not had the pleasure of the far east but Pensicola beach on the gulf was amazing

TnT :ok:

4th Sep 2005, 12:05
Nags Head (http://www.nags-head.com/) :ok: :cool:

4th Sep 2005, 12:15
The walk from Oxwich Bay to Port Eynon is possibly one of the finest coastal walks in the UK - you can slag off the Dragons, but they really do have the last laugh !! Can't wait to do this walk again !


4th Sep 2005, 12:46
UK - Bosherston Pembrokeshire. Beautiful walk along the lily ponds to the almost deserted beach. Durness, NW Scotland. If not for the bracing sea temperature you'd swear you were in some tropical paradise - fine white sand and clear water.
Aus - Great Keppel Island. Durness without the bracing sea temperature. Apollo Bay or Kennet River.

4th Sep 2005, 13:07
Was here (http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/morar/silversands/index.html) two weeks ago! Just like the Caribbean..silver sands:ok:

4th Sep 2005, 13:32
For me it's Ninety Mile Beach at the top end of New Zealand's North Island. Did the coach run through the surf - superb! :ok:

White Hart
4th Sep 2005, 13:53
Poipu Beach, Kauai; 4 Mile Beach, Queensland; and good old Woolacombe Beach here in England!

I would quite happily trade in my lot here at Concreteworld for a little tent pitched forever on any of the above:{

Now, where's the holiday brochures?...

4th Sep 2005, 14:10
For 5 hours, one day out of season, Navagio, on Zakynthos in the Ionian Sea, was heaven on earth. We were the only two there...

4th Sep 2005, 14:34
The problem with all those terrific photos of Ozzie beaches is what they don't show... :} ;)

If memory serves me well, when I was a young lad, the beach at Bognor Regis was pretty amazing too. It probably still is. But then again, I've never been one to just lie about a beach all day long like some here. :E

Send Clowns
4th Sep 2005, 18:10
I'm with T'n'T - has to be somewhere in Cornwall - hidden among the cliffs of that wild coastline. One of my favourites was oin the Lizard Peninsula. I never knew the name, but it had a small chapel built in th hillside on the walk down to the beach.

For those that don't know the coast of Kernow* this website (http://www.cornwallpictures.co.uk/) has plenty of pictures.

*Cornish for Cornwall

4th Sep 2005, 18:20
River number 2 : 30 Km South of Freetown, Sierra Leone. :ok:

captain cumulonimbus
4th Sep 2005, 18:43
Camps Bay,Cape Town...sunset,bottle of Moet,a gorgeous lingerie model girlfriend....oh my,i think im going to weep:{

(primarily because she left me)

4th Sep 2005, 19:37
Rottnest Island Western Australia.

4th Sep 2005, 20:06
One that's this crowded at 6 in the morning......


.... and equally as packed at the end of the day (from a long way further back up the beach) .....


Where? I'm not telling! ;)

This was taken there too though... If I take another photo quite so impresssive (to myself at least) again I'll be happy....


4th Sep 2005, 20:27
Found a very similar beach to the one above whilst on holiday in Phuket, Thailand - off season.

Wonderful little beach hut, wonderful company and great home made food.

Spent a very happy time there.

4th Sep 2005, 20:28
I never knew the name, but it had a small chapel built in the hillside on the walk down to the beach
Are you thniking of Sinkininny Church at St Enodoc on the Camel, opposite Padstow? Not the Lizard I know, but the description fits. Excellent walking, from or to, Rock when the tide is out and the sun is up. I recall one had to wave a green flag in Rock to summon the ferry across from Padstow. What if the bu99ers'r lookin' the other way!!!?


Captain Sand Dune
4th Sep 2005, 23:44
Just about any beach in Western Australia:cool:

captain cumulonimbus
4th Sep 2005, 23:47
when there arent any aussies about:cool:

Send Clowns
4th Sep 2005, 23:50
No, that's not he one Threadbaron. I was at Culdrose at he time, and it was very close by. I didn't go to Padstow until I had left, but that looks a fantastic place. The church I knw was simpler, no spire, and was built right into the hillside.

Neve went to Rock so didn't know the ferry procedure. Doesn't surprise me though!

I miss Kernow!

4th Sep 2005, 23:51
Sandy Beach, Fujeirah, UAE
Where else can you be guaranteed to to see the most amazing see life, marays, reef-sharks,beautiful soft corals, teeming with parrot fish and turtles to name but a few species....and all within wading distance from the shore....
And yet come out of the surf dripping in crude oil! DISGUSTING.

Anyone been to Khao Lak, Thailand, thinking about taking my folks there in November, any recommendations?

5th Sep 2005, 01:03
Any beach in Oregon is okay with me.
Dune buggy rentals too :ok:

5th Sep 2005, 04:15
Our beaches in the tropical paradise of Borneo are totally deserted, covered in driftwood, plastic bottles, bits of odd shaped polystyrene and rusty beer cans and infested with sandflies.

But at least there's nothing in the water that wants to eat you. :}

Unless you're tall and somewhat tasty looking that is... :ouch:

5th Sep 2005, 06:07
The designated gay noodie beach Casaurina Darwin.



5th Sep 2005, 06:14
The beach next to the Sunset Beach Bar on St. Marten, wimmen, beers and airplanes!:E

Don't get any better than that!:ok:

5th Sep 2005, 13:30
Syl 'check...

The third piccie reminded me so much of the Solomons it was spooky!!

5th Sep 2005, 15:33
Tinny :ok: The caption should read: Water temp 25įC, care for a dip? I'll make sure noone pinches yer car keys... :E

+'ve ROC
5th Sep 2005, 20:01
Au Tong Nai Pan - Koh Pang Nghan, Thailand.

Just stunning.

5th Sep 2005, 22:20
Kamala Beach - Phuket, Thailand (Pre-Tsunami)


6th Sep 2005, 05:57
But she's got her fingers the wrong way round... :confused:

6th Sep 2005, 11:36
Monogaga; Ivory Coast.

Not so sure I'd want to go there now, but grilled lobster on a driftwood fire, with a cold beer. Life doesn't get much better!

Flip Flop Flyer
6th Sep 2005, 12:43
That'll be Maho beach then; spent a happy week there a couple of weeks ago (when not working, obviously!). However, it's pretty far from being the beach of choice for myself, despite the low flying aeroplanes providing entertainment.

Paradise Beach on Kos will do it for me: it's not too far away (hate being trapped in an aluminium tube for more than a couple of hours); it's full of scantly clad females of high quality; the water is clear and not too warm (30į sea water is not my idea of fun); there's a right decent bar with good food and cold beer at reasonable prices, and it's only a 45ish minute drive up from Kos town. Oh, best of all, there's nothing in the water trying to kill you!

8th Sep 2005, 20:42
Porirua Harbour....Id send a photo but someone stole my camera...sorry:p

8th Sep 2005, 21:45
Coco Point, Barbuda

The Point is on the edge of the World.....

Unreal (http://www.cocopoint.com/cocopointoverhead.html)
The Point (http://www.cocopoint.com/Images/AA13.jpg)
Point 2 (http://www.cocopoint.com/Images/AAthepoint.JPG)


8th Sep 2005, 21:49
To be honest Flip Flop I thinking more about the topless women on the beach and sitting around the bar more than the airplanes. But I didnít want to admit that here.

Oops, I just did that didnít I!:uhoh:


8th Sep 2005, 22:19

I think you are referring to Gunwalloe Church Cove and the church of Saint Winwalloe. (Dollar Cove next cove to the north)

Head out of Culdrose towards the Lizard, first right after the left turn to Gweek and follow the road through Gunwalloe village to the National Trust car park.

I and my family spent several summer holidays there in the late 70s and early 80s - my son still fondly remembers it as a six to eleven year old.

Happy days!

8th Sep 2005, 22:55
Tins sis-in-law had a bar there con.
The Soggy Dollar Bar.

Flip Flop Flyer
9th Sep 2005, 01:33
I expected as much, but since I hail from Denmark and virtually grew up with topless girls, well, It's hardly anything worthy of comments from me. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the sight of a nice set of hooters mounted on a beautiful girl as much as the next guy :E

As for the sunset bar, it's a nice place to pull American girls. Are there anything easier in this world to pull than a California girl? :ok:

9th Sep 2005, 08:33
Been very lucky to have had a chance to enjoy a quite number of amazing beaches...

To choose the very best, hmmmm, must be the no-name, tiny paradise of an island in the South China Sea, totally uninhabited, absolute dream... :D

Powder white sand, palm trees, azure water... and nobody around....

Oh, and Amanpulo is definitely worth a visit...:ok:

Oh geez, posting with carpulam terriblem habeo is not advised..:ugh: Less wine, more sleep....

Now, who could make me a killer Bloody Mary... grateful, oh how grateful I would be...

9th Sep 2005, 10:49
Pukka beach in Boracay, Philippines is beautiful :ok:

9th Sep 2005, 13:22
Its got to be the beaches of Pembrokeshire, deepest west Wales.:cool:

9th Sep 2005, 20:53
Playa Pilar in Cuba ,clear water ,fish that follow you in the water and a dodgy little bar that sells beer etc from old fridges and about 100 degrees in the shade . A catermaran ride to the local island ,the lunch brought over from the bar at about mid day . Absolute Heaven.:cool:

10th Sep 2005, 19:20
Camusdarach beach, Arisaig, West coast of Scotland.

11th Sep 2005, 00:03

Nothing compares to being at home on the south coast ;) Sandbanks/Bournemouth/Studland beaches always do it for me

*sorry about the size of the picture :/

4th Oct 2005, 10:48
Some of the amazing little bays around El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

4th Oct 2005, 23:20
There's an absolutely HUGE beach in NW Africa, but I understand some of the facilities are limited .......

brain fade
5th Oct 2005, 01:40
Somewhere north of Gairloch in 1989. Stayed the whole day (on honeymoon), never saw another soul.

When the sun shines on Scotland (which has happened) there is nowhere better.

That beach near Achiltibuie takes some beating too. Just remembered, Achnaheard is it's name.:ok:

5th Oct 2005, 09:24
First time I ever saw a topless woman - Zandvoort, Holland on Scout Camp.

Petit Bot Bay and Petit Port Bay - Guernsey (another Scout Camp)
and a lot of other beaches in the channel islands.

Virgin Gorda - 21st Birthday

Ferringhi Beach - Penang - Wedding to Mrs Widger mark 1.

Never mid about Gunwalloe, Kynance Cove just down the road is far better.

The beaches around Kerlevan, near Concarneau in Brittany this summer.

Worst beaches - Clacton on sea (every year when I was a kid)