The stresses of work, the pressures of studying, the bustle of modern life, the constant cycle of homework, housework… Sometimes, we just need to get away from it all! What better way to switch off, relax and recharge those batteries than a rural beach getaway. Below are 6 spectacular lesser-known beach locations to inspire your next relaxing beach getaway.
Just a short flight and a car rental away, Locquirec in France is the perfect place to get back to nature. Rent a beachside cottage in this sleepy town and feel yourself unwind from the moment you arrive. Find your days filled with languorous lunches, afternoon naps, coastal walks, and dips in the sea.
By night, the town’s brasseries will have you luxuriating over the finest French produce, all washed down with a delicious glass of wine, of course. I challenge you not to feel relaxed!
Nusa Penida, Indonesia
Little-visited Nusa Penida off the coast of Lombok in Indonesia is a rural beach paradise waiting to be discovered. Check into a gorgeous air-conditioned bungalow and enjoy a cocktail as the sun sets over the distant mountains.
The next day, rent a motorbike and carve your own path, discovering secluded coves, isolated bays, and a dramatic coastline. Make sure to head to Manta Point for the opportunity to swim with the graceful rays, you’ll feel a million miles from stress.
If architecture is your thing, look no further than the rugged coast of Corfu Island in Greece. Churches, fortresses, and temples from the various civilisations that have settled here are all waiting to be explored. Feeling tired? Relax over a long lunch, before taking to the beach for an afternoon of sun-worshipping.
Pottering amongst the cobbled streets and whitewashed houses of this idyllic destination will have you feeling zen in no time. There are plenty of luxury villas to rent in Corfu, so you can spend some days just relaxing by the pool enjoying the tranquillity.
Koh Lanta, Thailand
Koh Lanta in Thailand has it all. Stunning beaches and rural landscapes, but with a wealth of restaurants and bars to keep travellers entertained. Book your own beachside bamboo hut to wake up to the sound of crashing waves every day; what could be more relaxing?
Spend your days sipping fresh coconuts on the expansive beaches or treat yourself to an invigorating Thai massage to knead the stress away. After a traditional green curry for dinner, head to Treehouse bar for live music and a packed dance floor suspended in a tree.
For out-of-this-world beauty and stress-relieving nature, Mauritius is the perfect holiday destination. The island boasts world-famous beaches, wild jungle, and hidden waterfalls, not to mention the pristine ocean. Take a catamaran cruise for the ultimate escape, spotting dolphins and whales and jumping into the crystal-clear water.
The are several unique destinations in the United Kingdom for a very relaxing holiday. The English countryside could provide just what you need. Land’s End in Cornwall will have you unwind before you know it. Long, blustery coastal walks, hot chocolate by the fire, cosy pubs and your own little seaside cottage to snuggle up in will leave those day to day blues far behind. Eat fish and chips from the paper, slurp a 99 and build a sandcastle to take it back to when life was simpler.
Don’t let the stress of life overwhelm you, book a relaxing rural beach holiday and feel those tensions slip away.
What unique beach location would you add to the list?