Under-the-Radar Beaches

Will you travel to the end of the Earth to find a perfect beach? One with white sand, warm sunshine, and—here’s the hard part—no crowds. You may not have to go that far. Here are three under-the-radar beaches, plus one you’ll want to visit for completely different reasons.

Photo: dpursoo (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Photo: dpursoo (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
Petite Martinique: Watch boat builders and fishermen at work, before getting comfortable at a beachside restaurant on an unspoiled Caribbean island.

Photo: Lazy Beach
Photo: Lazy Beach

Koh Rong Samloem: See what Southeast Asia’s “it” destination looked like 40 years ago across the Gulf of Thailand in Cambodia.

Photo: Ballantyne108 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Photo: Ballantyne108 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
Cape Greco: Find a quiet beach along Cyprus’ popular southern coast after hiking through a national forest park.

Photo: [[:en:User:{{{1}}}|{{{1}}}]] at the English language Wikipedia [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/), GFDL (www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], from Wikimedia Commons
Photo: [[:en:User:{{{1}}}|{{{1}}}]] at the English language Wikipedia [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/), GFDL (www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)%5D, from Wikimedia Commons

Kalaupapa: Stare at dramatic cliffs, ride a mule down a steep hill, and see a former leper colony on Moloka’i to feel like you really are at the end of the world.

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