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100 under-the-radar beaches everyone should visit in their lifetime Part 3

By Alison Millington From Business Insider

Whether you’ve only spent a handful of days on the sand in your life or you’re a full-blown sunseeker, there are plenty of breathtaking beaches on this planet waiting to be discovered.

And, whether you look for a spot with an element of adventure, peace and quiet, or you simply don’t like your towel to be too close to a stranger, many of them fly under-the-radar to tourists despite their spectacular beauty.

Business Insider asked some of the most influential travel bloggers and experts, from the likes of Lonely Planet, Secret Escapes, KAYAK, British Airways, Airbnb, lastminute.com, and HolidayPirates for the most incredible under-the-radar beaches they’ve ever visited. Jet-setters in our own office also contributed. Together, their choices don’t disappoint.

From a red sand beach in Maui to a sandy spot in Thailand inhabited entirely by monkeys, scroll down for a list of 100 under-the-radar beaches everyone should visit in their lifetime.

Bunec, Albania.
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“Often overlooked by travellers and tourists hitting Albanian Riveria, this is certainly not a beach for watersports or partying,” Dowley said. “With a backdrop of mountainous terrain, one of the best ways to experience the tranquillity is by camping.”

Krui, Sumatra.
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James McClure, Airbnb’s general manager for Northern Europe, called Krui a “brilliant surf beach hundreds of kilometres from the nearest airport. A few shacks, some restaurants and massive rollers coming in from the Indian Ocean.”

Likoma Island, Malawi.
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“A tiny island of 6,000 in the freshwater ,” McClure said. “Drive a quad bike around the island and visit a cathedral so big it can house what feels like the entire island!”

Blavand Beach, Denmark.
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McClure loves this “40 km long untouched sand on the west coast of Denmark, rarely visited and loads of wildlife.”

Lake Ometepe, Nicaragua.
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These volcanic black sand beaches on a lake island in Nicaragua are another favourite for McClure, who suggests: “Climb the volcano and cool off in the lake.”

Coron, Philippines.
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McClure calls Coron “the picture perfect beach: Ice-white sands and azure blue sea.”

Tsarabanjina Island, Madagascar.
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“The small island of Tsarabanjina mixes its shore between volcanic rock and soft, powdered white sand, a few hours by boat from Nosy Be in Madagascar,” said Inside the Travel Lab founder Abigail King. “The water also offers whale sightings en route to and from the mainland.”

Lantau Island, Hong Kong.
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“On Lantau Island at the mouth of the Pearl River, the buffalo come to sleep,” King said. “A string of fairy lights sums up the illumination on the beach, where wild buffalo scuff the sand and settle down as the light fades for a snooze with an oceanfront view.”

Taketomi Island, Okinawa, Japan.
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“The water is clear and bright and at first glance, the sand is the same as any other,” said King. “A closer look, however, reveals tiny star-shaped sand, the microscopic shells produced by the unicellular Foraminifera that wash up to the shore.”

West Bay, England.
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“Brought to fame by the hit TV show ‘Broadchurch,’ West Bay on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast has always known how to wow visitors,” King said. “Its dramatic wall of cliffs seems to dare hikers to walk right along the edge.”

For more on this story go to: http://www.businessinsider.com/100-under-the-radar-beaches-everyone-should-visit-in-their-lifetime-2018-1/#furore-italy-1

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