World’s Best Beaches November

Grand Anse beach, La Digue Island, Seychelles

Grand Anse beach, La Digue Island, Seychelles. Photo by Tobias Alt.

Best beaches November according to climate data

Bugbog mosquito/Zika advice page and the latest Zika zone map from CDC

Bondi or Manly, near Sydney for convenience, style and surf.

– Byron Bay, between Sydney and Brisbane, for an ‘alternative’ beach ball.

– North Stradbroke Island, near Brisbane, for wildlife walks, quiet beaches and good surf.

Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, great, soft sand, parks and surf.

– Fraser Island’s Lake McKenzie; clear freshwater surrounded by rainforest and the purest white sand.

Whitehaven, Whitsunday Islands, 6km of powder sand and turquoise water. Considered to be Australia’s best beach by some but not by Bugbog – too far out mate! And what about the jellies?

See also Great Barrier Reef South & West Coasts

Durban surf beach, South Africa

Durban surf beach, South Africa.

Durban is on the Indian Ocean unlike Cape Town which sits uncomfortably on the nexus of both the Atlantic  and Indian Oceans. Beaches west of the Cape are picturesque places where fashionistas like to socialise in the latest beachwear and admire stunning sunsets – but they’re not overly interested in getting wet as the waters are at least 4C degrees cooler than those well east of the Cape, such as warm and relaxed Durban.

India: Goa beaches. A tourist magnet but still fun. The least crowded stretches are north of the Chapora River.

Mauritius beaches: Less exclusive and and way less costly than Seychelles but a fun island and perfect for families.

Seychelles: Anse Lazio, Praslin island, Anse Source d’Argent, La Digue Island, Ile Souris, east coast of Mahé island. Costly but stunning islands hosting some of the world’s best beaches.

Myanmar (aka Burma), Ngapali Beach, Chaung Tha Beach beach, Ngwe Saung Beach, Myanmar. Little developed, reasonable prices, very nice locals, very unpleasant military junta.

Oman: Muscat beaches (Arabian Sea). Over 1, 000 miles of coastline with endless unspoilt sand and very few tourists.

South Africa‘s eastern shores are washed by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean and offer bargain basement but lively city beaches such as Durban and totally tranquil, natural beaches like Nature’s Valley. November is early summer and neither too busy nor too hot.

Madagascar: Ile Sainte Marie. An idyllic island resort fringed by peaceful beaches.

Playa Papagayo, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain. Photo by Mr Hicks46.

Playa Papagayo, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain. Photo by Mr Hicks46.

– USA: the Florida Keys offer the best guarantee of heat and sunshine with smaller beaches.

Canary Islands (Spain), a grand variety of beaches on offer from action-packed, to big and placid, to secluded and natural.

– South Africa, Camps Bay, with stunning views and easy access from beautiful Capetown, but chilly water.

Brazil is blessed with many massive, fine beaches, such as Rio’s magnificent Copacabana – perhaps the world’s best city beach, and life is lively and low cost though the seas are usually rough and cold.

Egypt’s famous Sharm el Sheikh, Hurghada and Dahab as well as Israel‘s rather shabby Eilat now have a lot of competition so prices are low, sun is high, coral is lush and lively, the sea’s warm in November and side trips to superb sites like Luxor are a mass-tourism delight. Ahem.
The Red Sea’s air temperature is generally about 26°C in November (21°C at night) and water temperature is a warm 25°C with very low humidity and almost no chance of rain.

Storm/hurricane season is still officially underway but, if you’re keen on a budget Caribbean holiday, down in the south the Dutch islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao are outside the hurricane belt and deals should be good! Budget Caribbean islands.