8 Beach Destinations to Visit Alone
The world is full of places for family travel, but if you’re happily on the single track or just want to get away for a vacation on your own, check out these beaches around the world.
Punta del Este, Uruguay
Punta del Este is known as one of the ritziest beaches in South America, and it’s a great place for a singles getaway. Whether you’re looking for a late-night party or simply want to relax and play a game of fulbito with the locals, you’re sure to have a good time here. If you’re a surfer, head over to Montoya, or if you’d like a tropical tiki-torched get-together you’ll love Jose Ignacio Beach.
Rhodes Island, Greece
The island of the Knights was once one of the most important seafaring and trading centers in the Eastern Mediterranean, and now it’s one of the best tourist destinations for beach lovers worldwide. From the rolling hills lined with ancient buildings to the golden beaches with endless nightlife, there’s always something to do here. Head over to Old Town to walk through medieval architecture or check out southern Rhodes to kitesurf on the beaches of Prassonisi and Plimiri.
Visiting Visby is somewhat akin to stepping back in time. The city is lined by an enormous, medieval-era stone wall that helped make the city a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The best time to visit Visby? Stockholm Week. The yearly event that happens in the summer brings together youth from all around the globe for a week full of partying and debauchery.
Tel Aviv, Israel
There’s a reason that Tel Aviv consistently pops up on lists of the top-ten destinations in the world—and that reason is the endless stream of things to do here. High among them is the amazing beaches lining the shores. Tel Aviv has some of the cleanest and most beautiful beaches on the planet, and that’s due to a concerted effort by the city to keep the area environmentally friendly. If you somehow get tired of soaking up the rays, just hop on into the city to partake in an endless and unique variety of entertainment and nightlife.
Clifton 4th Beach, Cape Town, South Africa
There is no shortage when it comes to great beaches along the shores of Cape Town, but when it comes to the best one for singles Clifton 4th takes the cake. This bouldered beach is littered with sun-kissed bodies and yachts floating in the sea. There is a no-alcohol policy here, but you’ll be too busy chatting up all of the other beach goers to be bothered to take a drink. It’s considered a playground for the beautiful and rich.
Seven Mile Beach, Negril, Jamaica
Seven Mile Beach lives up to its name by with seven miles of white sugar sand and turquoise water lined with bars, shops and all the restaurants you could imagine. You could spend an entire day here enjoying the entertainment and vendors, along with some surfing and snorkeling, without ever making it to the end. Seven Mile is a favorite of toursits and locals, primarily for its crystal clear waters, soft sand and peaceful, but fun, atmosphere.
Why settle for one beach when you can have an entire island? Grenada is 75 miles of coastline surrounding a lush, tropical rainforest and all of the entertainment you could ever hope for. Whether you want to relax in the sand and stare at clear blue waters or head into the forest to find a waterfall, it’s virtually impossible to get bored on this island.
Phi Phi Island, Thailand
Phi Phi Island is a beach-fronted jungle with some of the most spectacular views on the planet. You’ll be so engrossed by the colors of the sandy waters and beauty of the sheer cliffs that you’ll probably forget all about the nightlife. But, don’t worry, they have plenty of that, too. Make sure to rent a speedboat to do an ocean tour around the island if you get a chance.