People love to sit back and relax on a beach. But we all know that not all beaches are created equal, and you may agree that other beaches are more crowded and less interesting than the rest. And sometimes, we crave for some soul-stirring moments that populated seashores cannot offer and only hidden oceans can provide.  Here is another list of a road less traveled – international edition. Let us take a look at some gorgeous beaches worldwide that have not been visited that often, which sometimes is a good thing.

1. Ibo Island, Mozambique

Ibo is one of the islands of Quirimbas archipelago. It is a coral island with rich culture and biodiversity. Since Africa is known for having an abundant wildlife, this place is often overlooked as an ideal beach destination. But since now you know, you may include this on your travel bucket list. With sparkling turquoise waters and vibrant marine life, the remote island has a lost world appeal. It still retains its rich culture. You can still see local fishermen casting their nets. There is also an abundance of fresh seafood and vegetables. These are many others reasons to come and visit here, not to mention the fact that this Island is now a proposed UNESCO heritage site.

Ibo Island Lodge

Photo by The Mozambique Collection
2. Goa, India

Goa is a coastal region in India which is a home to many different beaches. One of those beaches is Agonda. This place is perfect for those who want to have a different kind of beach celebration. You can hear rave music 24/7. You will love the boho, laidback village appeal, wild waves, chains of resorts, dynamic nightlife, authentic Indian flavors and Goan festivities.


Photo by Aithein Healing
3. Lord Howe Island, Australia

One of Australias best-kept secret, Lord Howe Island is a product of a volcanic eruption 7 million years ago. This tiny Pacific Ocean island is another World Heritage Site and consists of a basalt-stack mountain that surrounded the sea. Though tiny, you will not run out of things to do. You can do biking, climbing up on the 2,870-foot Mount Gower for breathtaking scenery, snorkel around a coral-reef lagoon and hand-feed a kingfish at Ned’s Beach.

Lord Howe Island

4. La Pedrera, Uruguay

A popular magazine and travel website has crowned Uruguay as South America’s Latest Hot Spot not too long ago. Uruguay has a lot of high-end resorts, the chill seaside villages of La Pedrera and Oceanía del Polonio have emerged more low-cost option and is more eco-focused. For this reason, these beaches have attracted a whole new crowd.

La Pedrera Beach Uruguay

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5. Pyla-Sur Mer, France

The Dune of Pyla which stands for 350-foot is located at the southern Cote d’Argent. This wonderful creation has drawn a lot of beach lovers and hiking enthusiasts. But there is another reason why these raving fans keep coming back: a newly-renovated hunting lodge called La Corniche is the only hotel facing the ocean. Guests would love to gather at night on the terrace for sumptuous seafood dishes and a lively bar that features Catalan-inspired tapas and mojitos.

Dune of Pyla