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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

  • 23 Sep 2017
  • Travel Story
  • Lucy Grewcock
Always adventuring

Planning a trip to St Lucia

Breathtakingly beautiful, St Lucia is one of the Caribbean’s most visited islands. Its lush scenery, sandy beaches and luxury hotels draw everyone from families to honeymooners. And, with direct flights from the UK taking just 8-9 hours, getting here is easy.
  • 21 Jan 2017
  • Travel Story
  • Sasha Wood
Writing the world

Black, pink and platinum - Antigua's rainbow of beaches

Sasha Wood tastes the rainbow of beaches in Antigua and Barbuda, from black sand coves to miles of exotic pink sand.
  • 12 Dec 2016
  • Travel Story
  • Caroline Howley
The world's longest out of office

Sun, sea and lots of tapas: A relaxing week in quaint Tavira

As much as I love adventure travel, sometimes everyone needs to relax. With this in mind, this summer I holidayed in Tavira - a quiet city on the Algarve - with only sunbathing, sangria and tapas on my itinerary.
  • 25 Oct 2016
  • Travel Story
  • Adam Jacot de Boinod
Can't stop running

Head over heels in St. Lucia

Falling in love with St Lucia is as easy as setting foot on its dreamy, highly scenic and secluded beach coves or walking along its charming villages to take in the local way of life. That's exactly what I did on my most recent trip there, where I got to truly discover why this is one seductive Caribbean island that has earned itself the title of honeymoon destination of the region, year after year. Read on to see exactly what makes this the perfect romantic destination, whether you're a couple or a nature lover seeking tranquil escapism.
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