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. 😕
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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AAAhhh … my favorite place to just be …!!!!
I’m really love the beach… 😀
Me too, Bams. 🙂
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. 🙂 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. 🙂
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! 🙂 I love beaches! 🙂
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,
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. 😯
Hahahahaha oh too funny. Thank you for sharing a laugh with me, tooo good.
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Wow, gorgeous place.
Thanks so much, Lila. 🙂
My idea of peaceful paradise, Slyvia. I too LOVE deserted islands & beaches.
Thanks, Tahira. 🙂
Whichever island you were on near Phuket….will still be great. Glad you mentioned it though.
I have no idea which of the islands it was, but it was a very small one the way back from Phi Phi Island to Club Med in Phuket.
I’ve just discovered that it was Bamboo Island. 🙂
I like this post !
Thank you, dear Stefan,. 🙂
Lovely photos ! // Maria
Thanks, Maria. Glad you liked them. 🙂
My kind of peace…a quiet beach. Looks like you have lots of favorites. 🙂
Oh yes, Lynne. Lots and lots. 🙂
Your island paradise is my idea of peaceful
Paradise indeed. 🙂
Thanks, LuAnn. I thought these fitted the theme well. 🙂
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!
Thanks, Tom. Well there’s plenty of sand to go around, so I don’t mind sharing with you. 🙂
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 😉
“Your people”………you make me sound like a SA politician. 😀
Just going on the theory that only VIPs have beaches cleared for their enjoyment LOL
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. 😀 *hugs*
Glad you enjoyed, Sonel. Thank you for your lovely comment. 🙂 xx
You’re very welcome hon. 😀 *hugs*
Beautiful beaches and photos, Adin. The fine sand and the blue waters look so inviting. 🙂
Thanks, Imelda. Glad you liked the peaceful pics. 🙂
Home looks heavenly (and peaceful) 😉
Great pix, ad.
Thanks, Gemma. Yes it’s lovely here too. 🙂
You have a knack for finding beautiful, deserted beaches! I’ll consult with you before I plan my next beach vacation. 😉
Thanks, Ruth. No problem, but I can’t guarantee the lack of people. 🙂
The time to go to the beach is when not many people are there.
Definitely so. 🙂
I wouldn’t be peaceful on the Charleston beach! I’d be doing the Charleston. They do, don’t they? 🙂
Now that I would like to see, Jo. 🙂
These pictures made me feel very peaceful indeed! Great choices for the challenge 😀
Thanks so much, Dianne. 🙂
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… 🙂
Thanks so much, Heather. I’ve not been to Playa Del Carmen, but that early morning beach sounds great. 🙂
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.
I think you and your camera would be looking for a bit more drama on the beach, Gunta. 🙂
It seems you know me well. 😉
You’ve chosen so many paradise beaches on your travels, just so wonderfully peaceful 🙂
I have certainly sampled quite a few, Gilly. 🙂
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.
Thanks so much, Viveka. Glad you enjoyed. 🙂
I’m working on a plan to get to a peaceful beach of my own in the not too distant future 😉
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 🙂
Lovely pics AD – as always – could almost feel my toes in the sand!!
That sounds like a good plan. Hope it works out for you. Toes in the sand is a great feeling. 🙂
What is amazing to me that these beaches were deserted when you took your photos!!! They are lovely – and very peaceful.
Thanks, Rebecca. We do try to go out of season when we can. 🙂
You are also very, very intelligent!!!
😀 I do my best.
Can’t get anymore peaceful.
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
You’re so right, Francine.
I just love that first one!
Me too. It was magical there.
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.
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Thanks so much for your comment. I so agree, Lynn.
The professor needs to visit that beach.
Any beach in particular? 🙂
Like a dreamy place… so beautiful. Thank you dear AD, love, nia
You’re so welcome, Nia. Glad you enjoyed. 🙂
You weren’t completely alone, I was asleep under a palm tree in your fourth picture…..I wish!
Hahaha…..of course you were. 🙂
If my view looked like yours I would never leave home!
Thanks. Yes it is very nice here. 🙂
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…
Thanks so much, bulldog. I’m never going to live that pic down, am I? Really, it wasn’t very cold. 😀
These are very peaceful images. I wanted to crawl right inside them and take a nap. 🙂
Not a bad idea, Pat. 🙂
Beautiful! I hope you don’t mind me vicariously living through you!
Not at all. Be my guest. 🙂
I just can’t believe that you are that scary AD 😯
Well only a little bit scary. 😆