Hidden Beach

Complete Index

    July, 2010

  • Hidden Beach: Cayo Costa - July 14, 2010 08:00 AM
    There are no stores or businesses on Cayo Costa, so intrepid beach-goers will have to make like pirates exploring a deserted island. Located west of North Fort Myers in the Gulf of Mexico, this Florida state park offers a diverse selection of outdoor activities, but remains quiet and peacefully untouched, accessible only by private boat or passenger ferry.
  • August, 2009

  • Hidden Beach: Thailand’s Railay Peninsula - August 24, 2009 12:30 AM
    On Thailand’s Railay peninsula remote tropical beaches are hidden from the mainland by limestone cliffs, and favored by adventurous travelers. Four getaways are possible in this haven in South Thailand, where the legacy of bohemian backpackers lingers among locals, foreign vacationers, day-trippers and rock climbers longing for jungle escapades.
  • Hidden Beach: Costa Vicentina in Algarve, Portugal - August 10, 2009 06:00 AM
    Costa Vicentina sits pretty in Portugal’s Algarve region, with several soothing beaches preferred by surfers and nature lovers.
  • Hidden Beach: Hellfire Bay, Australia - August 05, 2009 12:00 PM
    A road trip along Western Australia’s southern coast will bring travelers to Cape Le Grand National Park, home to secluded beaches, including the remote Hellfire Bay. Wear comfortable walking shoes, pack a fishing pole, and prepare for the lengthy but rewarding coastal walk to the Bay’s glimmering turquoise waters.
  • Hidden Beach: Puerto Escondido, Mexico - August 03, 2009 08:00 AM
    Exploring the surf-worthy waves and wild natural features of Puerto Escondido’s unspoiled beaches offers a rejuvenating sojourn for adventurers and sun-seekers alike.
  • July, 2009

  • Hidden Beach: Back to Nature at Ballydonegan - July 29, 2009 08:00 AM
    Ballydonegan Beach is quiet and rustic, carved from a stretch of Ireland’s wild Beara Peninsula.
  • Hidden Beach: Noirmoutier Island - July 22, 2009 07:30 AM
    Noirmoutier, off the west coast of France, touts sunny beaches, bright green grass and blossoming trees. It received the name “black monastery” for the darkly clad monks who inhabited the island in the seventh century. Noirmoutier has been called “a displaced Mediterranean island” because of its whitewashed buildings, fresh cuisine and vivid landscape.
  • Hidden Beach: Jericoacoara, Brazil - July 20, 2009 05:00 AM
    Far removed from the sultry scene on many of Brazil’s beaches near Rio de Janeiro, Jericoacoara is a slow-moving, old-fashioned idyll on the South American country’s northeastern coast. Jeri, as locals affectionately know the beach, did not have electricity until about 20 years ago, and the village still experiences the occasional power outage. Visitors must endure an eight-hour bus ride, followed by a scenic off-road trek before finally arriving at Jeri’s sandy streets. Yes, the village streets are sand.
  • Hidden Beach: San Juan del Sur - July 15, 2009 07:30 AM
    San Juan del Sur may not be the utterly unspoiled gem it once was, but the fishing village on Nicaragua’s Pacific Coast is still under the radar. Said by some to be the next Costa Rica, San Juan del Sur still has low prices and distinct local flavor, with the essential thatched-roof watering holes and fresh fish dishes. A mounting real estate boom could change things quickly, so soak up this affordable tropical Eden now before this growing scene becomes overgrown.
  • Hidden Beach: The Copeland Islands - July 13, 2009 09:00 AM
    The Copeland Islands, part of British Columbia’s unspoiled Sunshine Coast, are reachable only by kayak or ferry boat, and feature a colorful mix of water activities and wildlife. A secluded and uninhabited retreat, when you arrive you may feel like the only one who knows they exist. Enjoy the marine park for a day, but know that you’ll have to return to nearby Lund or Sechelt to find a bed.
  • Hidden Beach of the Week: Porat, Croatia - July 08, 2009 12:00 PM
    With glistening otherworldly caves comparable to Capri’s, understated limestone cliffs, tasty fish and a European feel without the crowds, Porat beach on the Croatian island of Bisevo offers a tantalizing coastal experience.
  • September, 2008

  • Hidden Beach of the Week: Thailand’s Railay Peninsula - September 03, 2008 12:30 AM
    On Thailand’s Railay peninsula remote tropical beaches are hidden from the mainland by limestone cliffs, and favored by adventurous travelers. Four getaways are possible in this haven in South Thailand, where the legacy of bohemian backpackers lingers among locals, foreign vacationers, day-trippers and rock climbers longing for jungle escapades.
  • August, 2008

  • Hidden Beach of the Week: North Zealand Coast, Denmark - August 27, 2008 12:30 AM
    On Denmark’s North Zealand Coast, clean, crisp breezes off the Baltic Sea waft through the quaint fishing villages and sandy beaches that compose the Danish Riviera. The serenity of coastal roads and the vibrant style of summer-loving locals lend a uniquely Danish feel to this coastal scene, which has drawn vacationers since the 19th century.
  • Alki Beach - August 20, 2008 12:30 AM
    Alki Beach is a secret to everyone except the Seattleites who frequent the park on sunny Pacific Northwest summer days. The beach presents an unusual view—of a city. Seattle’s stunning skyline is fully visible far from the shore across the Puget Sound, offering a day trip with urban and natural attractions. Families and active types will love the lengthy promenade extending more than two miles along Alki’s shore.
  • Hidden Beach of the Week: Roque Bluffs, Maine - August 13, 2008 12:30 AM
    Imagine a natural pool with hot tub attached, where rustic walking trails carve their way through woods along a soothing bay. The coast of Maine presents just that in Roque Bluff State Park, where a crescent-shaped beach with chilly ocean waves sits behind a warm, freshwater lagoon.
  • Hidden Beach: Roque Bluffs, Maine - August 12, 2008 08:00 AM
    Imagine a natural pool with hot tub attached, where rustic walking trails carve their way through woods along a soothing bay. The coast of Maine presents just that in Roque Bluffs State Park, where a crescent-shaped beach with chilly ocean waves sits behind a warm, freshwater lagoon.
  • In Costa Vicentina, Casual Catches On - August 06, 2008 09:58 AM
    Costa Vicentina sits pretty in Portugal’s Algarve region, with several soothing beaches preferred by surfers and nature lovers.
  • Hidden Beach of the Week: Hellfire Bay - August 06, 2008 12:30 AM
    A road trip along Western Australia’s southern coast will bring travelers to Cape Le Grand National Park, home to secluded beaches, including the remote Hellfire Bay. Wear comfortable walking shoes, pack a fishing pole, and prepare for the lengthy but rewarding coastal walk to the Bay’s glimmering turquoise waters.
  • Off the Path in Free-Spirited Puerto Escondido - August 05, 2008 11:30 PM
    Exploring the surf-worthy waves and wild natural features of Puerto Escondido’s unspoiled beaches offers a rejuvenating sojourn for adventurers and sun-seekers alike.
  • Back to Nature at Ballydonegan - August 03, 2008 01:55 PM
    Ballydonegan Beach is quiet and rustic, carved from a stretch of Ireland’s wild Beara Peninsula.
  • July, 2008

  • Hidden Beach of the Week: Cayo Costa - July 30, 2008 12:30 AM
    There are no stores or businesses on Cayo Costa, so intrepid beach-goers will have to make like pirates exploring a deserted island. Located west of North Fort Myers in the Gulf of Mexico, this Florida state park offers a diverse selection of outdoor activities, but remains quiet and peacefully untouched, accessible only by private boat or passenger ferry.
  • Hidden Beach: Noirmoutier Island - July 23, 2008 12:30 AM
    Though given the name “black monastery” for the darkly clad monks who inhabited the island in the seventh century, Noirmoutier, off the west coast of France, touts sunny beaches, bright green grass and blossoming trees. Noirmoutier has been called “a displaced Mediterranean island” because of its whitewashed buildings, fresh cuisine and vivid landscape.
  • Hidden Beach of the Week: Jericoacoara, Brazil - July 09, 2008 12:30 AM
    Far removed from the sultry scene on many of Brazil’s beaches near Rio de Janeiro, Jericoacoara is a slow-moving, old-fashioned idyll on the South American country’s northeastern coast. Jeri, as locals affectionately know the beach, did not have electricity until about 20 years ago, and the village still experiences the occasional power outage. Visitors must endure an eight-hour bus ride, followed by a scenic off-road trek before finally arriving at Jeri’s sandy streets. Yes, the village streets are sand.
  • June, 2008

  • Hidden Beach of the Week: San Juan del Sur - June 25, 2008 12:30 AM
    San Juan del Sur may not be the utterly unspoiled gem it once was, but the fishing village on Nicaragua’s Pacific Coast is still under the radar. Said by some to be the next Costa Rica, San Juan del Sur still has low prices and distinct local flavor, with the essential thatched-roof watering holes and fresh fish dishes. A mounting real estate boom could change things quickly, so soak up this affordable tropical Eden now before this growing scene becomes overgrown.
  • Hidden Beach of the Week: The Copeland Islands - June 11, 2008 12:30 AM
    The Copeland Islands, part of British Columbia’s unspoiled Sunshine Coast, are reachable only by kayak or ferry boat, and feature a colorful mix of water activities and wildlife. A secluded and uninhabited retreat, when you arrive you may feel like the only one who knows they exist. Enjoy the marine park for a day, but know that you’ll have to return to nearby Lund or Sechelt to find a bed.