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Life's a beach

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Beaches, beaches, beaches...from the Caribbean's powdery soft, pinkish sands and crystalline waters to the deep blue hues of the Middle Eastern coast and the thriving coral life on some of the idyllic isles of the Indian Ocean – there is a beach for everyone. Whether you prefer them calm, serene and mirror-like or you enjoy a bit of surf, no two beaches are the same and through our various posts we aim to describe exactly what makes each one special, drawing from our very own experience as avid sun-seekers and beach-going travellers.

Whether you love the serene, soothing beauty of tropical beaches or you are fascinated by the big waves of the Pacific ocean, here we give you our opinion on what we believe to be some of the best and most striking – from the ideal family beachside spots to the romantic secluded coves for couples or the fun, activity-packed beaches for active swimmers and water sports lovers; we list them all and try them all.

Beaches, beaches, beaches might think they're all the same but each is special and unique – in this space we'll show you just how.

Recent articles in Life's a beach

  • 11 May 2016
  • Travel Advice
  • Sasha Wood
Selfies around the world

Tropical island idyll: High hopes of Antigua

Ahead of my first trip to Antigua, I wonder if my tropical island fantasy is about to come true.
  • 01 May 2016
  • Travel Story
  • Caroline Howley
The world's longest out of office

Bali: Discovering paradise

I had a whole dreamy month to spend on the paradisiacal island of Bali, but as I explored Ubud, Seminyak, Kuta and Gili Air, I had to make some big decisions about the remainder of my trip.
  • 13 Feb 2016
  • Travel Advice
  • Sasha Wood
Writing the world

Portugal's Algarve: a sandy wonderland

Chiselled sandstone shores indented with golden beaches and skirted by footpaths, succulent seafood and a relaxed vibe make Portugal's Algarve a great spot for a solar recharge.
  • 19 Jun 2015
  • Travel Story
  • Lucy Grewcock
Always adventuring

Surfing in Sri Lanka: the world's best place to learn?

With year round waves, warm waters and a laid-back beach vibe, Sri Lanka is one of the world's top surf destinations. Modest 3ft waves regularly roll in, creating ideal conditions for beginners, while pro-surfers flock to the challenging 'point breaks' for international competitions.
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