Stunning Secret Beaches Around The World

From a tucked-away beach in Peru to a black-sand beach in Antarctica

Kepuhi Beach, Moloka'i, Hawaii

It’s one of Hawaii’s less developed islands, which means most of its beaches are not jammed-packed with tourists.

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Located on Molokai’s west coast, Kepuhi is a great spot to soak up some dreamy views. It's typically not a good swimming spot, however. When the wind whips up strong currents there, the shore break can be dangerous.

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Hulopo'e Bay Beach and Marine Preserve

Located on the lesser-visited island of Lana'i , Hawaii

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Lanai is home to 18 miles worth of large, beautiful beaches minus the crowds.

This serene bay area is a protected marine preserve, and if you go during whale season (mid-December through mid-May) you are nearly guaranteed a humpback sighting.

Cumberland Island, Georgia, USA

It’s a haven for wildlife

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On the beach, you’ll find wild horses and loggerhead turtles. Hike through the island’s interior, which is shaded by enormous oak tree canopies, for the chance to see armadillos, deer, hogs, rabbits, turkeys and raccoons.

Last but not least, it’s never crowded because the only way to get there is by boat or ferry ride.

Deception Island, Antarctica

home to a volcano and black-sand beaches. Believe it or not, you can take a quick dip;

the water along the first six feet of shore is rather hot at low tide.

Here, natural wildlife habitats abound.

It’s home to nearly 100,000 penguins, a plethora of other sea birds and moss and lichen that doesn’t exist in other parts of Antarctica.

You’ll have to take a cruise to get to this remote spot, but imagine the bragging rights you’ll go home with.

Pipe Creek Sand Bar, The Bahamas

The thin strip of sand between two cays is as secluded as the Bahamas gets

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This surreal sandbar, between Staniel and Compass cays, is a fabulous pitstop for shelling, snorkeling and bonefishing.

Since the shallow waters here can be difficult to navigate, it’s best to go with a tour operator.

Tunnel Beach and Long Beach, New Zealand

The green bluffs of Long Beach, a remote spot

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To get to Tunnel Beach near Dunedin, take the trail downhill to the jagged coastline. Take in views of the mesmerizing sandstone cliffs and sea caves.

As you go through the tunnel that leads to the beach, keep those eyes peeled for fossils.

Klamath River Beach, Redwood National Park, California

Although quite popular during whale and fishing season, this beach is relatively free of other visitors

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Located within Redwood National Park, this beach is known for mind-blowing massive rocks, driftwood and sea lions.

Head to False Klamath Cove to search for sea stars, urchins and anemones in the tide pools.

Puerto Chicama, Peru

From the clifftops, you’ll get a view of the world’s longest left-hand wave.

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With 1600 miles of coastline, Peru is heaven for beachgoers. Puerto Chicama, about 400 miles north of Lima, is a popular spot for local surfers.

But if you hike over the nearby mountains, you’ll find more remote beaches without anyone else around.

Fernandina Island, Galapagos Islands

On Fernandina Island, you'll only have the animals to contend with for beach space

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Fernandina Island is the third largest of the Galapagos Islands.

Here, you’ll find sea turtles swimming alongside marine iguanas. Plus, bright orange Sally Lightfoot crabs and sea lions galore.

The beaches here never have many people because the National Park Service limits the number of visitors who can access the island at a time.

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