There is nothing quite like sinking your toes into soft warm sand while sipping a cocktail with a background soundtrack of lapping waves and rustling palms. And if you don’t have to share that with too many people, so much the better. If you want special beach time here’s where you’ll find it.
1. Smuggler’s Cove, Zakynthos, Greece
Seclusion is the key word with this glorious stretch of sand, as it can only be reached via a small boat trip. Also known as Shipwreck cove, the beach is popular with base jumpers who love to dive off the pristine limestone cliffs down in to the crystal clear Ionian Sea below.