For the sake of tranquility, if not curiosity, spotting a little-known beach has become a real goal for a community of travelers eager to experience off-the-beaten-path experiences. To really take on this challenge, guides or social networks are logically useless unless you identify the destinations that are least mentioned on Instagram…
There are those who want to discover famous beaches with their own eyes at all costs to get their picture, and then there are others who prefer to follow their route to more discreet, less accessible marine landmarks. It’s clear that it’s a summer chestnut tree: the tourist press is having a field day with so-called secret beaches that are de facto no longer. The goal is always to try and escape the crowd. And in this period of wonderful summer vacations, it has to be admitted that this can be a challenge.
Some smart guys even think it makes sense to reveal their secret beaches… on social networks. The UK newspaper’s online gaming platform The sun, Sunbingo, has therefore decided to take the opposite stance on this counterproductive idea by identifying not the secret beaches that generate the most hashtags, but those with the fewest! From the United States to Japan, a database of the so-called secret beaches most often mentioned on vacation recommendation sites such as Wanderlust, Planet of Hotels, porch, The culture trip, Leave Where House Beautifulwas included.
While the United States has a total of 420,117 hashtags of the genre, the black sand beach of Shelter Cove on the California coast is referenced by just 124 hashtags on the visual social network. Vast area mandatory, Uncle Sam’s land is best prescribed to find a beach that is not popular. Four US destinations are in the top 20: Kauapea Beach in Hawaii, Ocracoke in North Carolina, Assateague in Maryland.
Europe should not be left behind in this list. On the eastern coast of Sardinia, which is not yet a victim of mass tourism, the sublime beach of Cala Goloritzè is mentioned with only 188 hashtags and therefore comes in second place. This destination thus shows how certain landmarks are preserved because they are difficult to access. Indeed, it can only be reached by boat, unless you are motivated to take part in a hike of at least an hour and a half in the Sardinian mountains just for the outward journey. Towards, if not Bulgaria, to try to move his briefcase away from the crowd. On the Black Sea coast, in Bourgas, Lipite beach is mentioned only 259 times on Instagram.
In the rest of this classification we successively find New Zealand, with Totaranui beach in the Tasman region, Scotland with the beach at Sandwood Bay, or even Batibou Beach on the island of Dominica in the Caribbean.
If this list provides benchmarks and can give hope for a quiet summer, then it must be mentioned that the so-called secret beaches that have been preserved had to be quoted with at least a hundred hashtags… So there are undoubtedly other destinations that have been preserved, including the will need to silence the name so they stay that way.
(ETX Daily Up)