Worlds Best Beaches in June 2017-07-16T16:22:42+00:00

World’s Best Beaches June

Bingin beach dining tables at sunset on the Bukit Peninsula, Bali, Indonesia

Bingin beach dining tables at sunset on the Bukit Peninsula, Bali, Indonesia. Bingin does excellent surf for all levels as well as decent swimming and paddle boarding. However! Access to the beach is via steep and uneven steps. Fit folk only!

Best beaches June according to climate data

See also Pacific beach pictures

USA: Big sands, major sunshine and warm, crashing waters in both Hawaii and southern California though San Diego gets its ‘June Glooms’ – a regular morning sea mist.

Chile: Anakena beach, Easter Island. Not a huge beach but soft sand, clear sea, palm trees and six huge moai monitoring the traffic.

French Polynesia: Matira Beach, Bora Bora, one of the South Pacific’s most famous beaches.

Fiji: Yasawa Islands, lovely clear seas, coral and sandy beaches with good value backpacker hotels.

– One Foot Island Beach, islet of Aitutaki Island. Listed as one of the ‘Unforgettable places to see before you die’, a BBC Book. The Cook Islands.

– South coast of Ofu Island, American Samoa. A fantastic landscape and part of a National Park with few tourists.

– Lefaga Beaches and Aleipata Beach, Upolu island, Western Samoa. Relatively unknown but one of the prettiest beaches in the South Pacific.

– Ha’apai Beach, Foa island, Ha’apai islands, Tonga. Some of the least expensive destinations in the South Pacific with the friendliest locals.

Indonesia: Bali’s beaches range from big, busy and easy to reach but lacking in character  (Kuta/Legian/Seminyak) to awesome surf and swimming beaches (such as Bingin and Padang Padang) and calm upscale resorts with outdoor dining (e.g Jimbaran, Bingin, Sanur and pricey resorts in Nusa Dua region), but getting around is a pain in Bali these days with seriously bad traffic so don’t plan on travelling much unless you’re traffic-tolerant. Ubud is particularly disappointing!

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

– Tanzania: Zanzibar’s best beaches are on the north and east coasts, but some travellers prefer Mafia Island’s isolation. A perfect holiday end after doing a Tanzania wildlife safari.

– it’s late autumn in June so swimming and sunbathing will be warm in northern Australia, in free, jelly-free artificial lagoons on the NE coast such as Cairns and stunning NW coast destinations such as Ningaloo Reef.

White beach, Boracay island, Philippines. Photo by Dayanetang

White beach, Boracay island, Philippines. Photo by Dayanetang

– Muelle Bay, Puerto Galera, Mindoro Island. An ideal place to do island-hopping on to pristine beaches.

– Puraran Beach, Catanduanes Island, one of the Philippines’ major surf venues with appealing white sand.

– *Honda Bay, Palawan, Philippines. An area of outstanding natural beauty.

– *Malapascua Island, Cebu. Relatively unknown but highly rated on the world’s best beach/dive.

– *Bantayan Island, Cebu. A low-key, laid-back resort with friendly locals.

– *Alona Beach, Panglao Island, Bohol. A picturesque beach near the famous landscape Chocolate Hills.

– *White Beach, Boracay Island. The sand is exceptionally white, soft and never gets hot, with a huge variety of small, friendly accommodation.

China Beach between Da Nang and Hoi An is an endless white strand, Mui Ne is breezy and quite undeveloped while Nha Trang is a delightful little town with a fine white sandy beach.

– Many excellent, uncrowded Greece beaches now, see Beach Pictures

– Some good Turkish beaches, see Beach Pictures

French beaches along the Côte d’Azur are excellent now, uncrowded and keen-to-please, though the sea is cool; St Tropez is reasonably accessible; Cannes is small, sandy and not necessarily expensive, with nice sand and affordable beach cafés on the west side past the port; Nice‘s huge stony bay, while not comfortable offers great architecture, space and the fantastic Promenade des Anglais; Corsica beaches are superb if you take the trouble to get there (car ferry from Nice? ).

– The sea’s warm and beaches hot on Spain’s beaches in June but Spain‘s Balearic Islands – especially Majorca, Minorca and Ibiza are less expensive than most of Europe thanks to Spain’s low cost of living, enjoy a superb Mediterranean climate with plenty of sun and host some of the Mediterranean’s best beaches as well as superb hiking trails and nightlife.

Egypt: Sidi Abdel Rahman or Marsa Matrouh, with long stretches of dazzling white sand (though poor facilities) along the coast west from Alexandria.

Italy: The translucent emerald seas and golden rocks of Sardinia and Lampedusa islands, combined with delicious local cuisine, relaxed people and endless sunshine make these islands a winner among Italy’s less-than-special beaches.

– One of Europe’s newer destinations, a handful of attractive, secluded and low cost Croatia beaches, not the Med, but the nearby Adriatic.

USA: Florida’s beaches, especially around Miami and the Keys are excellent now, warm but not yet too busy.

– Many excellent beaches in Portugal, both Atlantic and Algarve, though the latter will be a lot warmer

– Some great stretches of soft sand in the west coast of France, such as La Rochelle, Arcachon, Biarritz and St Jean de Luz.

– Essaouira, Morocco . A tranquil seaside resort popular with independent travelers.

Spain’sCanary Islands bathe in a sunny North African climate and are garbed in beaches to suit all needs.

Pasir Panjang beach, Redang island, Malaysia. Photo by Mukherjeesaikat

Pasir Panjang beach, Redang island, Malaysia. Photo by Mukherjeesaikat

– Berjaya Tioman Beach Resort, a secluded, palm-fringed beach, or Kampung Juara for total serenity, Tioman Island.

– Long Beach, Kecil Island, Perhentian Islands. A popular destination for budget travelers.

– Redang Island, Redang archipelago, with a superb marine park, is excellent for scuba/snorkel addicts.

– Turtle Beach and Golden Beach, Similajau National Park, Sarawak. Well worth the hassle to get there for some of Malaysia’s finest beaches.

Red Sea, Egypt

June is just outside of the best season, though still a good time to go. Red Sea resorts around Egypt‘s east side and Israel‘s slightly depressing Eilat are great-value holiday destinations with full-on sunshine, brilliant underwater sights, very warm seas and day trips to Luxor for a spot of ancient site-seeing.
The air temperature in this region is about 36°C in June (30°C at night) and water temperature is 25°C with close to zero humidity and no chance of rain.

Depends on the island but rain, wind and choppy seas may be visiting though lots of tourists won’t be. Low cost but a little risky!

The best/safest fine beach destinations during June are Tobago’s lovely little rainforested ‘desert island’ ambience (photo at top) and the dry, dry, dry Dutch islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao, well south of the traditional hurricane/storm belt. Prices should be discounted at this time.

Check budget Caribbean islands.

Hot and humid with mosquitoes zeroing in but cheap and relatively uncrowded so hit the beaches on both Pacific side such as Cabo San Lucas and Caribbean coasts such as Cancun.
The Yucatan peninsula is scattered with magnificent ancient sites a day trip from Maya Riviera beaches, such as Chichen Itza and Uxmal, great snorkelling and diving, fantastic food, exotic drinks and all at bargain prices.

Beaches that may not be an ideal in June

Also see Thailand beach pictures, beaches map
May – Oct is the worst time to go, particularly on the west coast due to heavy rains.
The Gulf (east) Coast has a less rain than the west but for longer, from June – Dec.

Diani or Serena beaches are good for families and great value for money, but not from April to June, a long rainy season.

Endless spectacular silky sand beaches on coral atolls with equally spectacular resorts, but June and July are the wettest months.

Muscat beaches (Arabian Sea). Over 1, 000 miles of coastline with endless unspoilt nature, but Jume and July are unbearably hot.

Palau, the Rock Islands

Known for their coral rock formations, colourful underwater life and stunning beaches, but typhoons can be expected between June and August.

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