The World’s Best Beaches To Enjoy A Glass of Sparkling Wine
28th July 2022
We’re in the Summer season now and people are already heading down to the seaside here in the UK.
Thousands of flights will be departing for tropical-style countries containing some of the most luxurious beaches in the world.
The glistening sand which will somehow magically stay with you long after your journey to the beach, the clear blue ocean wrapping itself around you and the sun as it colours you in are just some of the things you could be enjoying this year as the world opens back up.
If you’re dreaming of a sandy summer holiday this year, then let this guide take you around the world to some of the most famous, beautiful, exotic and luxurious beaches that this world has to offer, meanwhile recommending the perfect Sparkling Wine to enjoy while you’re there.
Anse Source d’Argent
If you’re picturing the perfect pirate paradise beach, then Anse Source d’Argent in Seychelles could just be the perfect place for you, with its clear turquoise water and smooth golden sand surrounded by palm trees and boulders, this place is often referred to as the most beautiful beach in the world.
As to where Seychelles is? It is part of an archipelago (an extensive group of islands) of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, off East Africa, a little while above Madagascar, other than its perfect beaches, it the island also homes some giant Aldabra tortoises and offers a view to some coral reefs.
What’s that I see floating toward the island? ‘arrgh, yarr, matey, I see bottles floating in the water’. It doesn’t look these bottles have any messages inside, in fact, it seems like they have chilled Champagne ready to be poured. Champagne Faniel & Fils to be precise, their Perlane Rosé.
Otherwise known as Shipwreck Beach, it contains an exposed cove which can is also called “Smugglers Cove”, on the coast of Zakynthos, in the Ionian Islands of Greece.
Other than its luxurious golden sand and clear blue sea, the beach contains the very real shipwreck of the Panagiotis which ran aground on the 2nd of October, 1980. The story goes that during the second half of the ship’s life, it turned to a life of crime, smuggling contraband.
The Panagiotis was built in Scotland in 1937, originally named Saint Bedan.
Navagio Beach was originally known as Agios Georgios, it’s not your typical relaxing beach, you have to take a boat to get to the cove, and once you’re there you will spend some time viewing the shipwreck and taking in your surrounding before venturing back to the Greek mainland to continue enjoying your beach holiday.
This seclusive cove holds a more recent piece of history, but nonetheless in a natural fashion, and when discovering the treasure of this abandoned ship, make sure you enjoy the treasures of a Sparkling Wine, I recommend Kunej Vino & Čokolada – Emanuela Rosé Brut Nature from Slovenia.
Turks and Caicos Islands
Owned by the British, the Turks and Caicos Islands are part of an archipelago of 40 near sea level coral islands in the Atlantic Ocean, southwest of the Bahamas, the highest point on the islands reaches only 163 feet.
These islands contain the perfect combination of relaxation, the perfectly clear sea and soft sand with the 5-star hotels, spas and restaurants close by to easily walk between all day long.
Not that you really need to bring a bottle of Sparkling Wine with you to a place where everything could be made available to you, I would recommend something like the heavenly Villa Sandi Prosecco DOC Rosé which took home a Trophy in the Summer Days Category at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2021.
This is one of the best Rosé Prosecco’s that I’ve tasted this year and would be perfect to enjoy on a beach anywhere in the world.
We’re taking a step more into the exotic world, flying over to the French Polynesia, almost halfway between Australia and South America, visiting a collection of islands, specifically the Bora-Bora island, containing the Matira Beach, as you can see from the picture above and any others you wished to view, you’re going to be in for complete mental relaxation, joining the natural world for hopefully a very long weeks holiday.
Crystal clear water, warm golden sand, strong palm trees, homely stilt houses and Sparkling Wine, Vina Benčina‘s Ren bottle is very much enjoying its time on this beach, why not combine forces and have an excellent time together.
Located on an island owned by Chile in the South Pacific, this island is more known for its protectors than its beaches.
Anakena Beach is situated on the famous Easter Island, famous for what the locals call ‘moai’, the great stone statues that have puzzled archaeologists, ethnographers and everyone who’s seen them since 1722 when European explorers first arrived on the island.
There are almost 1,000 moai statues on the island, created between 400 to 1600 AD, if not much longer ago.
There are few notable beaches on the island but Anakena Beach is a beautiful one, not so much for the 5-star relaxation experience, but for a real sense of what life with like back during the time of the Rapa Nui people.
I wonder how many people have stood up there and taken a picture side by side with these ancient marvels, Szigeti, (although any photoshopped in), does look good with Moai’s, perhaps we should raise a glass of Sektkellerei Szigeti Reserve Cuvée Prestige Brut from Austria to thank the creators of these creations that have stood the test of time.
A magical combination of the animal kingdom and the human world coming together, this beach stands out over many others because of the visitors that they receive each year.
Located in Ecuador, Galapagos Beach can be found in Tortuga Bay, if you pick the right time, you can be sharing the beach with sea lions, turtles and iguanas, along with a native variety of crabs and a tropical array of birds.
Shinning clear blue water, low-lying smooth sandy beaches and lushes greenery, providing a touch of shade on a sun-covered island.
There is beauty to explore all over the Galapagos Beach so make sure you’re taste buds get to enjoy the experience with a bottle of Bottega Pink Gold Prosecco Rosè DOC.
Flamenco Beach might as well be straight out of a movie set, it’s perfect sandy beaches, blue water, green distant hills and tanks, yes, the Flamenco Beach other than being a paradise for beach goes, has several US Navy M4 Sherman Tanks.
Located on the Caribbean Island of Culebra, next to and belonging to Puerto Rico, the Flamenco Beach was once occupied by the United States Navy, they used the island as a testing ground for more than 30 years, leaving in 1975, after they packed up, they left behind some World War II era tanks which can still be experienced on the majestic Flamenco Beach.
Rather than sitting in their rusting armor, graffiti artists have given them a new life, decorating them with new designs and colours.
As stroll down the Flamenco Beach, exploring this magnificent island and its history just perfectly displayed, make sure you have a bottle of Sparkling Wine in one hand and a glass of Sparkling Wine in the other, I recommend Le Rughe‘s Prosecco Rosé DOC.
Boracay White Beach
Located on the small island of Boracay in the Philippines, the Boracay White Beach displays a natural beauty combined with modern resorts, there are miles of smooth sandy beaches and palm trees as far as the eye can see.
You can also find elegant restaurants, exciting bars and fun water sports. In the clear blue waters, you can discover a variety of sea life, coral reefs and shipwrecks.
As cool as it looks to place a bottle of Sparkling Wine in the sand, let’s get ourselves an ice bucket and start chilling our bottle of Graham Beck – Pinot Noir Rosé 2017 from South Africa.
This place owned by Greece doesn’t contain the paradise beaches we’ve seen above, but it does contain the perfect seaside view, if you’ve ever wanted to feel like you’re in the world of Mamma Mia, then the island of Santorini, just of the bottom of Greece is the place you should visit.
Oia is a village on the island of Santorini, and it doesn’t actually contain any beach, this suggestion was for those who like to stand on a piece of heaven and look out upon the ocean, watching the waves and sailing boats pass by.
You’re not going to want to leave a place like this anytime soon, so why not sit down for a spot of lunch and a Glass of Bubbly, this refreshing bottle of Bjana Brut Rosé from Slovenia will be greatly enjoyed by the glass and with a freshly prepared meal.
To close this list of the most famous beaches in the world to enjoy a Glass of Bubbly on, we can’t forget to mention Hawaii, there are many beautiful beaches on this tropical paradise of an island, so I had to mention at least one, the Waikiki Beach is set to a backdrop of high rise hotels, restaurants and bars, if you wanted a gorgeous beach without leaving the comfort of modern society and a vibrant nightlife, then this Hawaiian beach may be your perfect destination.
The bottle you see have a whale of a time in the water is Borgo Conventi with their Ribolla Gialla Spumante Brut Millesimato 2019, a young and excited bottle, just wanting to have some fun in the sun.
If you live in England and don’t want to leave the country but still want a sandy beach, then Clacton-on-Sea has a great offering, it’s not exactly a tropical paradise, but with its mixture of pure sand and partially stoney beaches, palm trees and Englands Pier of the Year 2020, containing rollercoasters, bumper cars, a water ride, seaquarium, big wheel, a wide variety of rides, two pence machines, arcades, along with adventure golf and ten pin bowling, it truly can be an exciting day out.
Even when you’re not on the pier, you can find many more rides and arcade games with seaside fish and chips and a variety of sweet treats to indulge in, along with a town just opposite which will have everything you could need to enjoy a wonderful sunny weekend.
I recommend you pack a bottle of Montelvini Prosecco DOC Rosè 2020 to enjoy while you’re there enjoying the sun.
Image Credit: Navagio Beach – Anse Source d’Argent – Turks and Caicos Islands – Oia, Santorini – Matira Beach – Anakena/Estate Island – Galapagos Beach – Flamenco Beach – Boracay White Beach – Waikiki Beach
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