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Tropical White Beach, Sandbar, Caribbean, Grenada

Beach

Waking up to the sound of the sea is one of life’s simple pleasures. Whatever type of sand you want to feel between your toes, Steppes has a team of committed beach-bums who know where to find the best beaches in the world.

Three or four nights on a beach can be the perfect end to a busy holiday, giving you time to reflect on all you have seen and done while you recharge your batteries before heading home. But not all beaches are the same. And beaches aren’t just places to sit, read and soak up the sun.

For some, beaches are playgrounds – great for walking, running, swimming, snorkelling, kite-flying, fishing and surfing. So whether you want to just simply sit, read and relax or whether you’re looking to be more active, talk to our team of dedicated, beach-finders to find a piece of sand and sea that works for you.

Coral reef surrounded by clear blue ocean
Coral Reef, Ningaloo, Australia

Australia Beach Holidays

While sometimes, there is nothing more enjoyable than sitting on a beach and reading a good book, many beaches offer more than just sedentary pastimes. To stay at White Pearl Resorts or head to Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia where the deserted, soft, white sandy beaches have a thriving reef, just metres offshore. Snorkel with turtles and rays or travel beyond the reef to swim with whale sharks or humpbacks.

Australia Holidays 

Man of the Maasai tribe sits on the shore of the Indian Ocean
Maasai Tribesman, Kenya

Africa

When thinking of beach holidays in Africa, images of cloudless skies, endless white sand beaches and stunning crystal clear waters are conjured up. Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique, pair perfectly with a beach extension after a safari holiday. For those short on time after a safari, you’ll be surprised by how good the snorkelling opportunities can be on Lake Malawi’s beaches.

Africa holidays 

Boats float on clear water off a hidden beach on the Makarska Riviera in Croatia
Hidden beach, Makarska Riviera, Croatia

Europe

It is easy to forget some of the most beautiful beaches and coastlines in the world are located on our doorstep. Great long stretches of golden sand, secret coves, the calm blue-green waters of the Mediterranean. Driftwood walkways through the sand-dunes, pretty seaside villages and harbours clinking with sailing boats and wine glasses. From Croatia’s historic cities and sleepy Mediterranean villages to Turkey’s historic Lycian Coast, unquestionably one of the world’s finest cruising grounds and perfect to explore by privately chartered yacht for family groups and friends.

European holidays 

Beach
Malaysia

Family Destinations

Stay at the Constance Belle Mare Plage in Mauritius and take advantage of their beach which is a favourite for families. The shallow waters make it perfect for children to swim, splash around or just paddle – all in complete safety. Alternatively, head to Borneo and stay at the Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort, where a sandy beach stretching for two miles offers adventurous families the chance to try horse riding, kayaking or paddleboarding.

Family Holidays

 

Holiday Inspiration

Our experts have created and curated these tailor-made holiday ideas to get you started. Take the time to search through them and find something that is the spark for your unique adventure.

Experiences

Not all beaches are the same, which one best suits you?

90 Mile Beach

Dig for native shellfish at low tide, fish or body board down the dunes at 90-mile beach.

Caribbean Beaches

Relax on one of Colombia’s beautiful beaches and discover secluded islands along the Caribbean coast.

Suggested Holiday Idea

Discover Goa’s Beaches

Travel around the beaches of Goa, the most popular being Baga Beach, Calangute Beach, Panjim and Agonda.

Punta del Este Beaches

Relax on the golden beaches around the bohemian centre of Punta del Este.

Suggested Holiday Idea

Camel ride on Essaouira beach

Take a camel ride on the beach.

Swimming with turtles in the Maldives

One I have ticked off my bucket list, after conquering my fear of wearing a snorkel.

Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Katie Benden

The excitement of travelling the world has always hugely appealed. Largely cemented from my first solo trip to Egypt and the Middle East. The crazy hustle and bustle of Cairo was a huge assault on the senses, scrambling through the claustrophobic tunnels of the Great pyramid took me out of my comfort zone and I was left humbled by the warm hospitality of the Nubian people in Aswan as we shared dinner together.

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Bridget Cohen

Aged five and with my Curious George toy safely tucked under my arm, I set off with my family to travel around Europe in an orange VW minibus. Looking back on the adventures we had along the way, I now know that this was where my love for travel and exploring began.

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