50 Beaches to Blow Your Mind

50 Beaches to Blow Your Mind

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From the people who have been delivering trustworthy guidebooks to every destination in the world for 40 years, Lonely Planet's 50 Beaches To Blow Your Mind helps you discover the planet's most pristine, jaw-dropping, wild and wonderful sandy spots. This pocket-sized book is the perfect gift for any sun-worshipper or beach-lover and is the ultimate guide to the world's best beaches.

A beach always feels like the ultimate escape, with the sound of the waves lapping against the shore, which science says has a calming effect on our brain activity. And then there's the guaranteed hit of vitamin D our exposed skin absorbs.

Whether you're looking for black-sand beaches, high-octane watersport hotspots, secret bays or the finest palm-fringed tropical paradises, Lonely Planet shows you where and how to find them. So pack your beach towel and hit the sands.


Bliss // Tropical desert island paradises

Cabbage Beach // Nassau, Bahamas
Crane Beach // Barbados
Flamenco Beach // Culebra, Puerto Rico
Green Island Beach // Green Island, Antigua & Barbuda
Hanalei Beach // Hawaii, USA
Nalaguraidhoo Beach // South Ari Atoll, Maldives

Drama // Wild & unusual beaches

Bowling Ball Beach // Mendocino, California, US
Giant's Causeway // County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Gulpiyuri Beach // near Llanes, Spain
Hidden Beach // Puerta Vallarta, Marieta Islands, Mexico

Action // Surfing & diving meccas

Bells Beach // Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia
Biarritz Beach // Biarritz, France
Bondi Beach // Sydney, Australia
Ehukai Beach // Hawaii, USA

Discovery // Beaches for combing & exploring

Charmouth Beach // Dorset, UK
Conche des Baleines // Ile de Re, France
Navagio Beach // Zakynthos, Greece
Squeaky Beach // Wilson's Promontory, Australia

Parties // Social & nightlife beaches

Bacvice Beach // Split, Croatia
Copacabana // Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Gulf Shore Beach // Alabama, USA
Paradise Beach // Mykonos, Greece

Encounters // Wildlife & conservation hotspots

Agonda Beach // Goa, India
Diani Beach // Mombasa, Kenya
Espiguette Beach // Le Grau du Roi, France
Manuel Antonio Beach // Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Family // Calm, safe all-rounders for all comers

Brandinchi Cove // Sardinia, Italy
Koh Kood (Koh Kut) // Trat Province, Thailand
Porthcurno // Cornwall, UK
Praia de Mira // Mira, Portugal
Will Rogers State Beach // Malibu, California, USA

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 126 x 183 x 14mm | 232g
  • Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia
  • English
  • 1st edition
  • No
  • 1760340596
  • 9781760340599
  • 482,401

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