Travel Photo Thursday — September 12, 2013 — Postcard Perfect Beaches

Posted by on Sep 12, 2013 in Canada, Destinations, Korea, Nova Scotia, Thailand, Travel Photo Thursday | 31 comments

Join me at the beach this Travel Photo Thursday. The next best thing to being at the beach is looking at photos of past beach holidays, and feeling my toes in that virtual sand. I’m thinking that next week I’ll hope a bus for the 1.5 hour  journey to the nearest beach I know here in Korea. I won’t go swimming, but walking in the sand will be bliss!

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Thailand, Maya Beach…Remember the movie “The Beach”…this is the place. This photo was taken in 2003. When I visited again a couple of years later, some enterprising soul was charging 200 baht (roughly $6.00) to sink your toes into the pristine sand!


Maya-Beach, Southern Thailand



Thailand’s Hua Hin beach at sunrise. The fishermen are getting ready to start their day.


Fisherman, Hua Hin Beach




Fisherman Walking, Hua Hin Beach



Koh Wai, Thailand


Koh Wai, Thailand



Koh Lanta’s White Sand Beach…


On the Beach, Koh Lanta, Thailand


Koh Chang’s White Sand Beach, at sunset…


White Sands Beach, Koh Chang, Thailand



Not every fab beach is in Thailand. Have a look at Canada’s Ocean Playground…Nova Scotia…(Where you will find both red sand and white sand beaches!)

Rushton Beach, Marshville…


Rushton Beach, Marshville, Nova Scotia


Hirtles Beach, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia


Hirtles Beach, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia



White Point Beach (close to Liverpool, Nova Scotia)…another great walking beach…


White Point Beach, Nova Scotia.jpg



Queensland Beach…a popular beach for Haligonians, since it is a quick drive from the city.


Queensland Beach, Nova Scotia.jpg



And finally, Daecheon Beach, Korea…where I go when I really need to be by the water…


Hazy Day at Daecheon Beach, Korea


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  1. Hi Nancie, we share a love of beaches! We’ve just spent two days at Tofino, Vancouver Island on some of the most gorgeous soft sand beaches I’ve ever seen. . .surfers, paddle boarders, sun seekers, why it was just like Hawaii (even temperature-wise! and that is pretty unheard of). More on that trip soon. Happy travels to you – J.

    • Hi Jackie, I have never been to Tofino, but it is on my list. The next time I’m in B.C. I am going to make a point of doing some travel in the province. I saw a lot of the interior about 30 years ago, but still lots that I haven’t gotten to experience. I’m glad you had a great time there!

  2. I am such a beach person so I loved these pictures from all over the world. Wow, those Thailand beaches are just gorgeous but there’s a certain charm to the ones in Canada. Enjoy your beach trip next week!

    • Hi Mary…agree, the beaches in Thailand are mesmerizing. I still love the NS beaches, too.

  3. Hi Jackie, thanks for taking us to the beach! Love all photos. The red sand beach in Nova Scotia stood out for me. There’s not so many beach with that color. Enjoy your beach time next week. I’m sure the 15-hour journey will be so worth it. Take care.

    • Hi Marisol, Yes, the red sand is unique. I have never really researched why it’s red, but there has to be a reason.

    • Hi Marisol, Yes, the red sand is unique. I have never really researched why it’s red, but there has to be a reason.

  4. I’ve been lucky this past year to spend time on some beautiful beaches in Hawaii, Italy, and right here in California. I actually don’t often go in the water — just love walking on the sand just watching the waves. I would have to dip my toes in the water at Hua Hin Beach — looks like it would be worth the $6.

    • Hi Cathy, Sometimes I swim, but the water has to be really warm. Mostly, like you, I enjoy walking on the beach. When I’m choosing a beach destination I always make sure that the beach is “made” for some serious walking!!

  5. Love the color of the water on the Maya Beach photo… And the color of the sand from Rushton Beach. Beautiful photos!

  6. Wow, love your beach photos, Nancie! We’ve both got beach on the brain. I thought about doing a beach theme today but changed my mind at the last minute. It’d be a real treat to see red sand beach.

    • Thanks, Marcia! Looking forward to your beach theme when you decide to post it!

  7. That first beach looks like it would definitely be worth the money. I can’t remember the last time I was at a real beach – the Bering Sea doesn’t seem to count.

    • Hi Jess, I would think that the Bering Sea is a bit nippy! I didn’t do an actual beach day when I was in Nova Scotia this past summer, but I did get to walk on a few beaches, and that I do love!

  8. Beach, beach forever!!!!

    • Haha Denise! I agree 100%…now I have your chant going through my head 🙂

  9. I’ve had a tiny bit of beach time this year – in Thomas Wendall Park in Nova Scotia but that’s about it. However a trip to Costa Rica is happening in November and there will be lots of time for the beach then.

    I love the Hua Hin photo.

  10. Ah, I do love a good beach and you posted some lovely ones!

    • Thanks, Cindy! I don’t know of anything better than the beach. Maybe add in a delicious meal and wine, while looking out over the water…Bliss!!

  11. I am too much of a wimp to go in the water at a Canadian beach having grown up an hour away from the bathwater temperature surf of the Gulf of Mexico. I’ve head that Maya beach is now over-run with tourist. The last time we were in Phuket, the sea was too rough for my prone-to-seasickness tummy to handle the ride out to Koh Phi Phi to see it for myself. I should count my lucky stars that there’s beach right outside my home, even if it’s not a very good one.

  12. Wow they are very beautiful. Although that last beach is a bit rocky it seems! I also love the sunset photo too 🙂 And the water in the first photo!

    • Hi! The rocks are a natural part of the beach, thrown up by storms, etc. They’re easy to avoid, and white sand is only a few feet away 🙂

  13. I was at Maya Beach just last week. The turquoise water and white sandy beach is just amazing.

  14. I’ve beento Thailand but not the beaches. They’re on my bucke list though!

  15. There’s a hidden beach in Port Medway (NS) that has gorgeous white sand and very few people. It’s fun to wanter up and down but is also good for sun bathing and picnicking. I don’t even know if it has a name… but it is past White Point Beach.

    • Hi Sharlene,

      I have been to other beaches past White Point. I may have visited in the past. NS always amazes me, with its beautiful deserted beaches.

  16. I was with more beaches in the past and loves to take rest at the beach huts. The most enjoyment at beach is fishing for me and kite surfing.
    How many beaches you visited in Thailand?


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