There is a certain charm about reaching a destination, be it an island or a secluded beach, which is only accessible by boat. A sense of adventure is in the air, it feels like an exploration, taking on the mantle of an explorer like Columbus or Champlain. Our friends of Shareboat have selected five incredible destinations accessible by boat.
1. Navagio Beach, Greece
Beautiful beyond words, Navagio beach, also known as smuggler’s cove, is a small beach surrounded by enormous cliffs on all sides with an old shipwreck in the middle. It is exactly the image that comes to mind when imagining a pirate crew’s home. The water is a crystalline blue that shimmers in the most beautiful of ways.
2. Cumbrae, Scotland
Scotland is a beautiful place to sail, especially if one takes the time to stop in one of it’s many rocky, peaceful islands. One such island is little Cumbrae, also lovingly called Wee Cumbrae by the locals. The tall rocky bluffs can be seen from a distance and the island is graced by a lighthouse and an old, ruined castle, making the inland exploration well worthwhile.
3. Cala Luna, Italy
This isolated beach is located in the Golf of Orosei in Italy, is shaped like a crescent and is teeming with marine life. If you are boating or sailing here, bring diving or snorkeling equipment with you as it is most certainly worth a plunge or two!
4 Saleccia, France
Situated in Corsica, Saleccia is a completely isolated beach with no man-built structures in sight. With its pearl-white sand and its transparent waters, it is reputed to be one of the world’s most beautiful beaches.
5 Svalbard Archipelago, Norway
The glacial archipelago is the most remote destination on this list. Getting to them involves extensive air travel: first, a flight to Oslo, followed by a connecting flight to Tromsø and one last flight to Longyearbyen, Svalbard’s largest settlement. From there, there are RIBS and other vessels available to make the exploratory trip through the archipelago. The islands themselves are covered in ice, the icebergs encountered are enormous and incredibly impressive. Also, the archipelago is filled with wildlife, including polar bears, reindeers, arctic foxes, walruses and many more.