Sometimes we all need to get away from the world, turn off our phones, step away from our computers, and get some Vitamin D into our systems. Below is a list of secluded beaches, perfect for those of us that are looking to shut the world out for a little bit and enjoy Mother Nature at her finest — and maybe go on an adventure along the way!
Dry Tortugas National Park – Florida
Don’t let the name fool you! Dry Tortugas National Park — or Las Tortugas, as it was originally named in 1513 by Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León — is only accessible by boat or seaplane. The park is made up of seven small islands, and earned its name from the turtles that were seen in the water surrounding it, as the Islands themselves look a bit like the shells of turtles, just visible above the water’s surface.
This National Park guarantees an adventure: swimming, snorkeling, and even an exploration of Fort Jefferson, an abandoned military fortress. If you’re looking for a trip to brag to your friends about, this could be the one for you!
Papohaku Beach – Molokai, Hawaii
Located on the small Hawaiian island of Molokai, Papohaku Beach is the perfect place to travel to if you’re looking for some peace and quiet.
The beach stretches on for three miles and is empty most of the time, so if you’re looking for some good old-fashioned rest and relaxation, this may just be the place for you.
Holbox Island – Yucatan Peninsula
Holbox Island boasts a long stretch of beach and a variety of birds. The name Holbox (pronounced “hol-bosh“) means “black hole,” and the Island gets the name because the Caribbean has collided with the Gulf of Mexico; and the water has created an unusual color scheme in the process.
This quiet destination would make the perfect summer getaway. You may even get to see some whales!