Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Peaceful

Some of my favourite peaceful beaches for Ailsa’s travel theme.

Beaches can be peaceful places, and you will probably have guessed by now, that I only really enjoy them if there’s nobody else around.

I really approved of this little island near Phuket. A beautiful expanse of white sand with not another soul in sight.


In Charleston SC, this beach was also totally deserted, and our deck chairs were ready and waiting.


This Bali beach in Nusa Dua wasn’t overpopulated either. Maybe I frighten people away. πŸ˜•


Here on the French Polynesian island of Bora Bora, I could sometimes imagine that we were the only people there. This is also where my hammock pic was taken.


Back at home, we have a really peaceful place to sit watching the waves.


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85 comments on “Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Peaceful

  1. Maybe you are scared of all the people, and you go to the beach at 6:30 a.m. when all the partiers are still in bed! OK, that doesn’t ring true either! You SCARED? NOT PARTYING? LOL Not gonna happen. πŸ™‚ Lots of love Enjoy the beach xoxox

    • No, I’m not a very early riser, and then of course I absolutely can’t miss breakfast, especially when I don’t have to prepare it myself. I was just lucky with these shots. Can’t think where everyone else was. πŸ™‚

      • It is really strange on a beach, but beach people, don’t arrive early as a rule. You don’t need water to cool off until the air gets pretty warm. So mornings are for walkers and photographers! πŸ™‚ I love beaches! πŸ™‚

  2. OOoooo I am coming to this place GORGEOUS and oh so tranquil indeed. Oh these photos are exquisite and love the words to go with them. Fantastic, what bliss. Just the place for a hammock, reading by the sea, oooooo what a lovely feeling. Could live in these photos. What colour, the light, the sea! UGH! Beautiful!!!

    I, too, like a vacant beach. I am grateful that the beach I stain, here, is not plagued with too many humans. I like my peace, rolling in somnolent flocks of royal terns, gulls, and pipers; bobbing in the waves like a sedate pelican (or with one); and kissing wee ghost crabbies on their furry aurific legs, etc. without seeing too many homo sapiens. Sometimes, it is completely deserted. Heaven. Other times, there might be an occasional tourist that sidles up with binocs and long socks that might think I’m some exotic, distorted-looking sea-otter or a patch of flippered flotsam- or a child might come twirling up, announce his name is “Nolan” and ask to play sharks and pirates or smash the sand-castle or some rubbish, assuming I am a 9-year-old laddie too, with “cool goggles” named something like Pauly or Leonard or something. Oh dear….how I wish I had my lady-bug squirt toy in my hands during such times, just for a quick little shot….noooo cruel, cruel. I’ll be nice and just dissolve back into the waves and hang out with the toothy and very friendly sheepshead fish for a while….until the bully tourists and children leave….well, maybe I could smash just one sand castle, I guess…..

    I’m sorry. I don’t know why I blather on like this!

    Just loved this entry, as I love them all!

    Wishing you happy beaching. Cheers,

    Autumn Jade

    P.S. No, you’d never scare anyone away, dear friend. You’d never get rid of someone like me. I’d be like one of those dreaded uninvited obnoxious “guests” that just never goes away…oh dear….


    • Thanks for visiting my beaches, AJ. I love your blathering on. Your lady-bug squirt toy sounds like just the thing for deterring unwanted tourists. LOL @ your smashing just one sandcastle. I can just imagine you waddling up in your yellow flippers and jumping on a poor child’s pride and joy. Oh the recriminations that would ensue. Better not, I think. 😯

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  4. Sylvia — Great beach shots. Lucky you to have been able to leave your footprints in the sand. Loved the tan colored beaches along Phuke’ts shoreline looking out at the Andamen Sea when I was there. I think we shared the same sand, at different times, from the look of your first photo in this series. Sawadika!

  5. Nothing like a deserted beach to make one feel truly alive and in tune with nature. Did you have “your people” clear those beached prior to your arrival AD πŸ˜‰

  6. I totally agree with you there AD. These peaceful images are stunning and much more enjoyable when there aren’t any people around. Thanks for sharing. πŸ˜€ *hugs*

  7. fabulous beaches, all look very peaceful! I don’t think I’ve ever been fortunate enough to be on a beach that was without people around…oh yes, once in Playa Del Carmen, I was on the beach at 6:00am and I had it all to myself every morning for about an hour and a half… πŸ™‚

  8. I suppose I could add my sometimes deserted beaches to yours, though I’ve never been one to sit still on a hot, sunny beach. I think I’ve found my favorites and I’m sticking with them.

  9. Could sit on any of your beaches from breakfast to sunset …. But I think I will be most happy on the Charleston one, keep a chair for me – great galley and great choices of shots.

  10. I’m working on a plan to get to a peaceful beach of my own in the not too distant future πŸ˜‰
    Have to say, the last one I was on was in Thailand, NamKhem, and it was really just me and my kids. And a zillion little stinging water thingies πŸ™‚
    Lovely pics AD – as always – could almost feel my toes in the sand!!

  11. I’m with you, Ailsa…empty beaches are the best….no radios, no litter, no overwhelming sun tan lotion smell…just sky, waves, absolute peace.

    Sent from my iPad

  12. You weren’t completely alone, I was asleep under a palm tree in your fourth picture…..I wish!

  13. You have such marvelous images of beaches and the one I like the most… yours at home… as for scaring people .. I don’t think so.. the only time you’ve ever scared anyone was me, standing in the snow in shorts and tee shirt…

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