National Beach Day – August 30th

Beauty beach and limestone rocks

National Beach Day celebrates all the sandy beaches across the world. As the end of our summers draws to a close the thought of visiting a sandy beach in January should loom strongly for the novice and seasoned traveler.

Whether we spend time on beaches oceanside, at a lagoon, lake or river, some beaches provide recreation all year long. Nothing is more romantic than an evening stroll along the beach edge as the sun sets in the distance. Floating on a raft on a hot summer day with friends creates wonderful memories we will remember for years to come.

Here are three of our recommended beaches you should add to your travel itineraries. 

Blue Lagoon – Oludeniz, Turkey

It almost looks like a little slice of Thailand up and dropped itself here at the merging of the Aegean and Mediterranean seas. About 10 miles from the town of Fethiye, lush green peaks border perfectly clear turquoise water, with a peninsula separating one stretch of beach from another. The beach is also a national marine sanctuary, so you won’t find any eyesores or resorts stinking up the place. In addition to swimming, diving here is also first-rate, with some fascinating caves and an abundance of marine life with near-limitless visibility.

Navagio – Zakynthos Island, Greece

This spectacular crescent beach, accessible only by boat, is surrounded on three sides by dramatic, sheer cliffs. As a unique destination tourists steadily stream in, eager to soak up the striking beauty of the cove’s white sands and the Ionian Sea’s azure water. This is for the traveler that wants a special holiday getaway.

Makena –  Maui, Hawaii

One of our favorite U.S. beach destinations is in Hawaii. The salmon-orange sand on Makena during sunset creates a mind-blowing tableau of color against the blue water and red sky. The view from the sand is of the white-capped Pacific leading out to other Hawaiian islands.

There are beaches worldwide that can be your new favorite destination. There are great white sand beaches along the Mediterranean coast and beautiful black sand beaches in the Pacific regions. The above are just some of the world’s top beaches that you can both experience and enjoy. These are also private beaches that limit the number of people that can visit and enjoy. If you would like to plan that Beach Dream Vacation-Bucket List experience please contact international travel concierge Michael Embrey. You can contact FunME Events-Nice Society Travel at or call 815-756-1263.

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