The reopening of beaches in Europe has got us all talking about our own favourites.
And I guess I’m luckier than most in that I live on the coast – in North Berwick in Scotland.
And as we all slowly get back on the beaches here are my five faves on foreign shores.
Caribbean at last
Englishman’s Bay, Tobago: The great thing about Tobago is, that all the beaches are public.
And its most famous adopted son Robinson Crusoe climbed up this very beach.
Before kindly leaving a hammock there for me.
Strand Pauli, Hamburg: This is not what you expected, right?
In the heart of Hamburg, near the Rieperbahn, by the River Elbe they have put up a beach bar. Das ist Gut.
Fort’s worth it
Fort Lauderdale, Florida: This is what jet lag is made for.
And the best time to get out on the palm tree-lined beach is early, early in the morning when it is deserted.
See https://www.fortlauderdale.gov/visitors and https://www.visitflorida.com/en-us.html. And https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/2020/03/23/fort-lauderdale-and-miami-a-tale-of-two-sittings/amp/.
Kuramathi, The Maldives: The perfect place to fall asleep in a slumber when you’ve flown 18 hours by two planes and a seaplane www.turkishairlines.ie.
There is a smaller island still, 200m x 200m, Kandolhu.
Cannes, France: Where the Fast Set go but the pace is slow particularly in neighbouring Mandelieu La Napoule.
There you’ll see jet propellers and skiers and impossibly primped poodles. You belong!
Where is your favourite beach? Let me know and we’ll share a sandcastle.
MEET YOU ON THE BEACH