Cala Salada, Spain

Located in the ever so popular party islands of Ibiza, the Cala Salada Beach is a popular amongst local residents, private boat owners, and tourists. White soft sand, rocky cliffs, and the clearest waters possible make it a vision of paradise. While the beach itself isn’t too big, especially when the tides are high, swimming in the turquoise waters is pretty hard to resist. Here, you can bask the day away, go cliff jumping, or simply just enjoy cooling off in its shallow waters.

Dorset, England

Beaches in England? I know, I know, but bear with me. If you ever find yourself passing by Dorset, there is a privately owned beach property which is home to the Durdle Door, a natural limestone rock arch situated right by the ocean. This natural rock formation is part of the Lulworth Estate and the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site but is open to the public. The beach area here is very picturesque and secluded making it an ideal cove to visit when you want to surround yourself with nature.

Praia de Albandeira, Portugal

While choosing a beach within Portugals beautiful coast line was difficult, one of my favorites is Praia de Albandeira in the Algarve region. Although not massive in size, the natural rock formations along with the clear calm waters make this an ideal place to visit. Sit back, relax, swim, or wander near the beaches’ little cafe. To access the beach, you go down this long staircase, making it an ideal place to get away.