Honopu Beach Kauai, Hawaii
It’s two for the price of one here! Honopu Beach is actually two beaches split up by a magnificent giant natural rock. The bad news: you cannot drive, hike, or boat to these gorgeous shores. Your only option is a semi-difficult swim. Experts recommend swimming when the tide is low and riptides are less common. If you are a skilled swimmer and make this trek, you will not be disappointed! The views of the water and the peaceful, low-traffic beach are not to be missed if you can make it there.
Porto Katsiki, Lefkada, Greece
Porto Katsiki Beach (which was formerly said to be accessible only by goats, hence its Greek translation of ‘Goat Port’) is located on an island called Lefkada in the Ionian Sea. It can only be reached by taking narrow roads, which are usually congested with traffic, and then walking down a small, winding staircase alongside a cliff. A taxi boat is perhaps the least complex way to reach this secluded paradise. But rest assured, the journey is worthwhile, as it’s one of the most stunning clear water beaches in the Mediterranean.
Devil’s Bay, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
Devil’s Bay can be reached by boat, an easy walk down a path, or a 30-minute hike through the Baths, which requires a great deal of climbing and crawling around granite boulders. Regardless of how you get there, these crystal-clear beaches will make you wonder why you’ve never visited before. The boulders at Devil’s Bay also make the clear water beaches unique, forming arches, grottos, tidal pools, tunnels, and of course, the maze on the way down. They also make for an interesting dive around and down the sides of the partially submerged boulders.