8 Must-Visit Hidden Beaches Around the World

Palm Cove Beach, Australia

Palm Cove Beach is a tropical paradise with leaning palm trees and powdery sand. Located near Cairns, the Daintree Rainforest, and the Great Barrier Reef, it is home to only 2,000 people.

Honopu Beach, Kauai, Hawaii

Accessible only by swimming from an offshore boat or neighboring Kalalau Beach, Honopu Beach boasts cayenne-colored cliffs and smooth sands. Featured in "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and "King Kong.

Breckon, Shetland

Breckon is nestled between emerald pastures, offering some shelter from south-westerly winds. Known for its clear waters and powdery sands, the beach has a history of shipwrecks

Wategos Beach, Australia

Wategos Beach in Byron Bay, once a bohemian enclave, is now a sought-after location with celebrity residents. This sheltered beach with screwpine trees offers calm swimming conditions.

Ora Beach, Indonesia

Ora Beach on Seram Island is known as Indonesia's Little Maldives, with its agate seas and white-sugar beaches. The island's landscape varies from lush tropical rainforests to mountainous terrain.

Mona Vale Beach, Australia

Less than an hour's drive from Sydney, Mona Vale Beach features two beaches separated by a large rock. It has a one-kilometer stretch of soft sand, an ocean-fed lap pool, a children's pool.

Dune du Pilat, France

Europe s tallest sand dune, Dune du Pilat, near Bordeaux, features peaks as high as 300 feet. The fine sand leads to the Atlantic shoreline and is surrounded by pine forests.

Noosa Beach, Australia

Close to Brisbane, Noosa Beach combines designer boutiques and restaurants with a serene white sand beach. The southern end is ideal for calm swimming and has a classic surf club.