10 of the Best Beaches to Hang a Hammock
If you’re heading off on a beach getaway, be sure to observe Hammock Day on the 22nd of July while you’re there!
A relaxing beach holiday is the stuff of dreams for many of us. With Hammock Day fast approaching though, why not make that dream into a reality? Whether you crave peace and quiet or a vibrant bustling atmosphere, with so many beaches around the world to choose from, there’s bound to be one that’s perfect for you. So grab your passport, sun cream and get some global travel insurance, then head off to a paradise beach this summer!
Source d’Argent, Seychelles
The Source d’Argent beach in the Seychelles is like no other. The giant boulders sheltering the bay paired with the pink-tinged sands give it an otherworldly appearance. There are plenty of incredible Creole restaurants nearby too, so you don’t have to wander too far for some refreshments.
Greece is famous for its beaches, which makes the fact that Fakistra is still relatively unknown a surprise. After a steep climb down, you’ll be rewarded with beautiful white sands and blue waters. Thanks to its secluded location, you can expect plenty of peace and quiet too.
Sunny Beach, Bulgaria
Sunny Beach is one of Bulgaria’s most popular destinations. The long sandy beaches are as good as any you’ll find in bigger Spanish resorts, and they attract plenty of sun worshippers. Needless to say, it’s very busy in the summer months – but the atmosphere is incredibly warm and welcoming.
Goa is a real hotspot for beaches, and tourists flock to this region of India to experience them. Arambol is one of the more popular, and in the day it’s full of both tourists and locals alike. It’s at night when it comes alive though. Lit by fairy lights and candles, it becomes a truly magical place.
Singing Sands, Canada
You may not know that Canada has 152,100 miles of coastline – the most in the world. Needless to say then, it’s home to some incredible beaches. Singing Sands is famed for the strange noise the sand makes when you walk on it. That aside though, it’s a really beautiful place to just sit back and relax.
Whitehaven Beach, Australia
Whitehaven Beach in Whitsunday Island is one of the most scenic beaches in Australia. The beach is famous for its silky soft ‘silica sand’ and its beautiful reef location. The island isn’t inhabited, but it’s easily accessed from the mainland, making it a wonderful place for a day trip.
Flamenco Beach, Puerto Rico
If you were asked to describe the perfect beach, Flamenco Beach on the Puerto Rican island of Culebra would probably match it word for word. White sands, palm trees, warm turquoise seas and a real sense of tranquillity make this the perfect place to escape your everyday worries.
Freights Bay, Barbados
Freights Bay is one of the best places to surf in Barbados, thanks to its safe, warm waters. Even if you’re just sunbathing, the sight of the waves from the shore is truly impressive. The locals are incredibly friendly too, so you’ll feel at home right away.
Ibiza’s SesSalines beach is one for the party animals. Tourists drink and dance until sunset, after which the beach quietens down a little. So if you want to have a little fun before relaxing in your hammock, head to this lively bit of coastline.
Ocata beach in Barcelona may not be the most popular (that would be Barceloneta), but it’s certainly the most tranquil. With a kilometre of golden sands and beach bars (chiringuitos to the locals) selling delicious authentic Spanish cuisine, it’s the perfect spot for a lazy afternoon.
Enjoy your trip!
Whether you’re planning a European break or want to travel further afield, there are plenty of good beaches where you can hang up a hammock and relax. It doesn’t matter if it’s all day or just for an hour or two, just make sure that you’re celebrating Hammock Day on July 22nd with a cocktail in hand in some beautiful surroundings.