15+ destination ideas for a beach elopement in the world
First of all, I want to congratulate you for being a pretty awesome human being! I know eloping can sometimes be a hard decision, but I’m 100% sure you’ve made the best choice by choosing to spend this day in a beautiful location, exchanging your vows with only your closest friends and family, or just the two of you!
When it comes to choosing a place to elope, there are many options. It can quickly get overwhelming. Mountains, beaches, hot or cold? This is why I created this little guide with ideas for a beach elopement.
Since travelling the world has been my everyday life for several years now, I have encountered many couples struggling to find THE perfect place for their elopement. I’m always happy to help them find the best place to do that.
Let’s dive into this list of the best places in the world for a beach elopement!
Where can you find places for a beach elopement?
To be honest, we can’t say “where there is water, there are beaches”. Even if the world is composed of 71% water, there needs to be land to have some kind of sand or rocks. Some parts of the world don’t have beaches at all (think about cliffs, frozen lands like Greenland or Antartica, etc.). Beaches can usually be found in most countries which have access to a sea or an ocean, but that is not always true. Some beaches are sand, others are composed of pebbles, and others are huge rocks that are impossible to climb. The choice is yours for your beach elopement!
To get inspired, you can check out this article by Touropia on the 10 best beaches in the world. Then, imagine yourself with feet in the sand, exchanging your vows.
This little list does not only include tropical beaches. It also includes beautiful and magical beaches with a less tropical weather, like Scotland and Iceland. They have some of the most beautiful beaches that I have ever seen.
Destination ideas for a beach elopement
If you’re not sure where to elope, but beaches are a “for sure” thing, here is a list of more than 15 of the most beautiful beaches or countries which boast the best beaches in the world (in no particular order).
1) Costa Rica
Costa Rica is a beautiful country for adventurers and nature lovers. It features amazing mountainous landscapes and wild and secluded beaches. Since it is a less-travelled country, it is pretty easy to find a spot where you won’t be bothered by others, when you exchange your vows.
South of Florida are little tropical islands with beautiful pristine beaches and pretty aquatic landscapes. The Florida Keys, where the famous Key West is located, attract many people every year. Eloping there at sunset, will be something to remember.
3) New Brunswick
Some parts of the world have beautiful water areas but are not tropical paradises. This is definitely the case with New Brunswick. An excellent example is Fundy National Park. Beautiful northern forests, arches, rocks and sandy beaches are part of this incredible landscape, where you will feel all alone to exchange your vows.
The northwest part of French is the Brittany region. It is primarily known for its mysterious magical forests and the legends of King Arthur and Merlin. Brittany also has some incredible, wild and beautiful beaches for your elopement. Sand dunes and pristine beaches are just waiting for you.Sand dunes and pristine beaches are just waiting for you!
In the north of France is the Normandy region. It is known for its delicious dairy products and the Falaises d’Etretat. Normandy hosts some of the most beautiful landscapes in France, thanks to those while cliffs and arches overlooking beautiful beaches. Plan accordingly, since the Falaises d’Etretat are very popular with tourists. Finding a more remote beach might be the best option for an intimate vows exchange.
To be honest, when I first visited Scotland, I never expected to find the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen, and yet here we are! In the Hebrides and the northernmost part of Scotland, you will find truly amazing beautiful beaches!
Ireland also features some beautiful and stunning landscapes, especially the west coast. Thanks to huge mountains diving directly in the sea, the beaches can be also quite spectacular in Ireland. Some secluded beaches will offer you amazing views on the nearby mountains, while still enjoying the beach landscape.
8) Faroe Islands
The Faroe Islands are not easy to reach. However, they are definitely worth the hassle. These remote and tourist-free islands are known only by nature lovers and travel photographers, who come to enjoy the beautiful falls and mountains you can find there. However, the Faroe Islands also feature some pretty amazing places for a beach elopement.
In recent years, Iceland has become a tourist attraction. There are several good reasons for this: this Nordic country features some amazing attractions, like hot water springs, volcanoes, black sand beaches, and stunning mountain peaks.
This archipelago in the western part of Norway has some incredible landscapes. There are only a few inhabitants. You will be able to see the northern lights almost all-year round. It also features some beautiful landscapes thanks to huge mountains overlooking inviting sandy beaches with pristine blue water.
This tropical Asian country has much to offer. From incredible cultural assets to beautiful beaches and landscapes, Vietnam can really surprise you. It is still not a very popular tourist destination, especially if you avoid the big cities and attractions. Finding a remote beach to exchange your vows can be pretty easy.
Fiji has it all: dramatic mountain tops overlooking beautiful sandy beaches with numerous palm trees. It can be easy to plan a whole holiday on the Fiji Islands, due to the many different things to see and visit. You can hike all the way up a mountain and enjoy the view, or simply take in the sun on the numerous beautiful beaches that you will find there.
Beautiful, cultural and natural, Greece is a gorgeous country in all seasons. The Cyclades Islands are very popular due to their beautiful little all-white houses overlooking the sea. Greece has always been my favorite country by the Mediterranean Sea. If you go there, you’ll understand why.
I love Hawaii because I feel every time I go back there, there is something new to see. It could be a whole island that I didn’t get the chance to visit, or something great that I always wanted to try. Hawaii is a magic destination for a beach elopement. You can also have a 14-day adventure on the islands and enjoy some fabulous landscapes.beach elopement. You can also have a 14-days adventure on the islands and enjoy some pretty fabulous landscapes.
You will find everything you are looking for in Corsica, and even more. This beautiful French region offers everything to the travelers. It ranges from tiny quaint towns overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, to beautiful mountaintops and secluded white sand beaches. You can truly enjoy a varied holiday, while travelling to Corsica! Don’t forget to eat the delicious food you will find there, especially the delicatessens!
It’s hard to say “yeah, go to Australia to find a beach,” since the country is also a huge continent. You can be sure that you’ll find some secluded, beautiful and great beaches while you’re there. This will take some advance preparations. However, it will definitely be worth it! Don’t forget that the magical Great Barrier Reef is located in Australia.
17) French Polynesia
French Polynesia and Tahiti are a dream come true, when talking about beaches. Yes, these islands have a lot to offer, in particular, beaches. However, since they are volcanic islands, you will find also some amazing mountains there. This makes for an incredible backdrop to exchange your vows!
This is a well-known destination, but still very beautiful. Thanks to warm weather all year, Thailand is an amazing place for a beach wedding. Since there are many tourists, you might have a hard time finding a truly secluded beach. However, renting a boat (with a driver) might help you overcome this little detail.
These destinations are just some examples of the beauty you can find in the world, when it comes to beach elopements. When we work together, I will send you a series of suggested destinations (if you don’t know where to go) that will include some other amazing places in the world.
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Costa Rica: Jakob Christensen / Florida Keys: Thomas / New Brunswick: James Mann / Brittany: Jeanne Menjoulet / Normandy and Scotland: Zephyr & Luna / Ireland: Marlis Börger / Faroe Islands: Mauri Joensen / Iceland: Giuseppe Milo / Lofoten Islands: Robert Anders / Vietnam: Sketyl None / Fiji: Aryan Ameri / Greece: Daryl DeHart / Hawaii: Scot Nelson / Corsica: jeanbaptisteM / Australia: Pedro Szekely / French Polynesia: dany13 / Thailand: Maher Najm / Cover: The 3B’s