Sure, with a little bit of ingenuity and a cooler you can have quite the DIY drinking experience at the beach, but the combination of your inherent laziness and the stringency of most local liquor laws dictates that it’s so much better to have a bartender provide it for you. When scouring America for its best beach bars (and we do mean scouring — there’s even an entry from Alaska) we didn’t want to rigidly rattle…

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5 Philippine Beaches For Your Summer Wish List

July 9, 2018   While the gem of Philippine beach destinations is closed until August for a much-needed cleanup, the country has no shortage of alternative locales for sun, sea, and sand. Here are five that should be on your summer wish list. Costa Pacifica. 1. Baler This idyllic getaway on central Luzon’s east coast is known for its local surfing scene and rich Spanish-colonial heritage, but it has plenty of other tricks up its…

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World’s 100 best beaches: Top 25

World’s 100 best beaches: Top 25 100. Falassarna Beach, Crete, Greece Best thing about the sand at Falassarna? There’s so much of it there’s little chance of playing beach-mat overlap with strangers. This slice of coast takes in five consecutive beaches, the middle ones being most popular, the ones on the ends better for solitary sun lovers. Highlight: On the first Saturday of August, thousands descend for Crete’s biggest beach party. 99. Portstewart Strand, Northern…

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Most Underrated Beach Destinations Close to Bangkok

These beaches are worth the drive. | Oct 17, 2017 Credit: Jay Fuay (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) Ban Krut Crowd-factor: 3/10 Home to fishing villages and a cute little town situated on a long stretch of white sand, Ban Krut sits 70km south of Prachuap Khiri Khan. Low-key and chill, its under-the-radar reputation makes the perfect alternative to the bustle of Hua Hin, letting you take in the sea breeze minus the crowd. What to do:…

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Smoking ban on Thai beaches

Smoking ban on Thai beaches Thailand is imposing a smoking ban on some 20 popular beaches across the country as part of the country’s sustainable tourism plan efforts. The ban comes into effect in November 2017. These beaches are in the provinces of Phuket (Patong); Surat Thani (Bo Phut on Ko Samui); Krabi (Phra Ae and Khlong Dao on Ko Lanta); Chon Buri (Bang Saen and Pattaya as well as Tam Pang on Ko Si…

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