Google ‘beach’ and Wikipedia will tell you that ‘A beach is a landform along a body of water. It usually consists of loose particles, which are often composed of rock, such as sand, gravel, shingle, pebbles, or cobblestones. The particles composing a beach are occasionally biological in origin, such as mollusc shells or coralline algae.
Some beaches have man-made infrastructure, such as lifeguard posts, changing rooms, and showers. They may also have hospitality venues (such as resorts, camps, hotels, and restaurants) nearby. Wild beaches, also known as undeveloped or undiscovered beaches, are not developed in this manner. Wild beaches can be valued for their untouched beauty and preserved nature.
Beaches typically occur in areas along the coast where wave or current action deposits and reworks sediments’
A beach is technically a geological form by water as the Wikipedia description demonstrates. But there is something more magical about beaches that this technical description doesn’t capture! The above text only hints at that magic as certain words jump out to partially reveal the appeal of the beach: water, sand, pebbles, shells, wild, untouched, beauty, nature, wave.
We all know of many places where land meets water, where natures’ untouched wild beauty mixes water, sand, pebbles and shells for our pleasure. I imagine; also, that everyone has their own ‘favourite beach’.
MEPM Property specialised in many destinations with ‘favourite beaches’. Here are a few of our top picks.
Alderney – Best for Rugged Wilderness!
A walk along the coastal paths is the best way to explore Alderney’s many beaches. Set in bays, with rock pools, crashing waves, sand dunes and reminders of the German Occupation from stunning forts to monuments, Alderney is a true explorers’ beach experience.
Barcelona – Best for City Surfers!
Barcelona; best known for its architecture and culture, is home to 4.2km of golden beaches located just 10 minutes from the bustle of the City Centre. With beach huts and sun lovers basking in the Spanish Sun, these beaches are also popular for kitesurfing.
Cuba – Best for Powder White Sand!
Cuba offers the very best Caribbean beaches. Powder fine white sand, scattered palm trees and turquoise water are available in abundance with diverse beaches to choose from – especially given the difference between the north and south of the island. The diving opportunities are endless with diverse underwater flora and fauna. Choose from meticulously groomed resort beaches, hidden strips of sand found at the end of jungle tracks or coral reef stop off points.
The Heart of Europe (THOE), Dubai – Best for Exclusivity
The Heart of Europe is a cluster of six islands on The World in Dubai. Each island, currently under-development, has its own architectural style reminiscent of various European hot spots. Each island has its own private beaches and a range of amenities and facilities designed to delight! THOE promises natural coral reefs and a coral nursery, ancient Mediterranean trees (which will be transported from Andalusia) plus a land vehicle free experience. Access to THOE will only be possible via water or air!
El Gouna – Best for Island Beaches!
El Gouna on the Red Sea is built along 10 km of shoreline, with small islands connected by canals and lagoons. This paradise offers stretches of sandy beaches and coral reefs with crystal clear waters. It is a purpose-built resort and is popular with divers, water sport enthusiasts and sun seekers alike. El Gouna is best enjoyed from the water providing you with perfect opportunity to access some of the stunning off-shore island beaches.
Marbella – Best for Pristine!
Marbella is one of Spain’s top destinations. With 23 beaches along its 27 km of shoreline it easy to see why it is a favourite for sun lovers. Many of Marbella’s beaches have been awarded the Blue Flag Award certifying water quality, safety and environmental standards.
Montenegro - Best for Unique Settings!
Montenegro is home to 295 km of coastline and with its rich history, dramatic mountain landscapes, this small country on the Adriatic offers some of the world’s most picturesque beaches. Montenegro’s beaches range from quaint corners to golden stretches, each with their own unique charm.
Somabay – Best for Bay Views!
Somabay is situated on a peninsular on the eastern shores of Egypt’s Red Sea Riviera. The self-contained community is surrounded on three sides by water. This location affords Somabay stunning beaches and views across to the surrounding bays and dramatic Red Sea mountains.
Do you have a favourite beach? Let us know or contact us to explore one of ours!
We offer a range of beach experiences for people looking to discover property in our Y-Go destinations. Why not join us on the beach?