As I sit indoors contemplating all of the travel plans I’ll be making in due time, I’m starting to save locations to my wish list. Living in a metropolitan city, one of the things at the top of my list is a beach getaway. With ocean’s covering 71% of the Earth’s surface, there’s no shortage to choose from. Considering social distancing will likely be the new norm, here’s are 10 remote, beautiful beaches in the world to enjoy.

Trunk Bay, St John
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Trunk Bay, St John

Located in the U.S Virgin Islands, the beach is divided into two halves, the main Trunk Bay beach and swim area and Burgesman Cove. Trunk Bay is named after the Leatherback Turtle, which the locals refer to as Trunks. The beach also boasts a 225 yard-long snorkeling trail.

Bahía Cacaluta, Oaxaca
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Bahía Cacaluta, Oaxaca

Located in one of the larger Bays in the Bahías de Huatulco just south-west of the main beach of the bay. The beach can be tricky to access, which makes it all the more special. To get to the beach you have to walk through the a stretch of jungle. It can also be accessed by boat and some places will offer tours there.

Champagne Beach, Vanuatu
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Champagne Beach, Vanuatu

Boasting some of the whitest sand and crystal clear waters, this beach destination is located on the island of Espiritu Santo in Vanuatu.

Carters Beach, Nova Scotia
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Carters Beach, Nova Scotia

When one thinks of Canada, beaches may not be at the forefront of their thoughts but Nova Scotia has a beautiful coastline. Carters Beach offers a little slice of the Caribbean right here in the North. It’s made up of three beaches in one but take a walk to find a more secluded area like the one pictured above.

Agiofarago Beach, Crete
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Agiofarago Beach, Crete

Agiofarago beach is located about 80km south of Heraklion. To reach the beach you need to access it by boat or by crossing a gorge. Bring your sneakers if you’re up for some exercise midday as you can climb the surrounding cliffs to catch a beautiful view.

Dry Tortugas, Florida
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Dry Tortugas, Florida

Located in the Gulf of Mexico at the end of the Florida Keys, this beach is within a National Park. It can be tricky to access by private boat private boat due to its distance but can be reached by ferry, catamaran, or seaplane from Key West.

Noordhoek Beach, Cape Town
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Noordhoek Beach, Cape Town

Located below Chapman’s Peak on the west coast of the Cape Peninsula, this stretch of beach is touted as one of the most beautiful in the world. The beach can be accessed via the scenic coastal road, Chapman’s Peak Drive or via the mountain road Ou Kaapse Weg.

Durness Beach, Scotland
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Durness Beach, Scotland

Located in the most North Westerly part of Scotland this beach has plenty of space and is surrounded by hills and mountains. The stretch of white sand and turquoise water, make it a must-stop on a trip to Scotland.

Lucky Bay in Cape Le Grand National Park, Western Australia
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Lucky Bay, Western Australia

Voted as the beach with the whitest sand and clearest water in Australia, this beach is located within Cape Le Grand National Park. Outside of the beautiful scenery, it’s not uncommon to spot a kangaroo or too, roaming the beach.

Cala Deià Beach, Spain
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Cala Deià Beach, Spain

While this beach may not be known for its sand, it is known for its beautiful, clear waters. Cala Deia is a tiny, cove beach located in the North West of Mallorca.