It’s February. Much of the US, and pretty much all of Canada, is suffering through cold winter weather. The holidays are over. Are you feeling cabin fever? I am. If you’re looking to get away to a beach where the weather is warm, the sun is shining, and the ocean beckons, read on.
Escambron Beach in San Juan, Puerto Rico
Escambron Beach, or Playa Escambron, is the best public beach in the San Juan, Puerto Rico metro area. It’s also a designated blue flag beach. That means it meets or exceeds the Foundation for Environmental Education “standards for water quality, safety, environmental education and information, the provision of services and general environmental management criteria. The Blue Flag is sought for beaches, marinas and sustainable boating tourism operators as an indication of their high environmental and quality standards.”
The beach’s sand is soft and golden, it’s protected from the force of the ocean’s waves by a coral reef, and there are palm trees providing shade and a perfect tropical escape. The beach is even within walking distance to Old San Juan and Condado.
Smathers Beach in Key West, FL
Smathers Beach is approximately a half mile long and is Key West’s largest public beach. It’s also the nicest public beach in Key West.
Amenities at Smathers Beach include:
- Volleyball Courts
- A Boat Ramp
- Jet Ski Rentals
Lovers Beach in Los Cabos, Mexico
Lovers Beach, or Playa del Amor, is one of the most picturesque beaches in the world. That’s why it’s often seen in travel photos for Mexico’s Los Cabos region.
According to Los Cabos Guide, “to get to this hidden cove you’ll need some kind of floating transportation. Easiest is to hire a water taxi at the marina. The captain will take you on an informative tour of the diving areas around the arch (El Arco), point out Lover’s Beach, then go around the popular point for a wonderful view of the dramatic area where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean. We suggest you pack a lunch of your choice, some water and plan on spending the better part of the day enjoying Lover’s Beach and the striking wind and water shaped rock formations. Ask your skipper to come back for you at a pre-determined time…all for one price.”
7 Mile Beach in Grand Cayman, Caribbean
7 Mile Beach is Grand Cayman’s most beautiful and popular beach. Despite its name, the beach is more accurately 6 miles of uninterrupted coral sand. If you want to snorkel, there are some small offshore reefs dotted along the beach. Swimming is great anywhere. Or, relax on the long, gorgeous beach with your toes in the sand and a drink in your hand!
Maracas Bay in Trinidad and Tobago, Caribbean
This is what Huffington Post writer, Suzy Strutner, says about Maracas Bay.
Maracas Bay is as close to perfect as a beach can get.
Crescent-curved bay. Swaying palms. White sand and gentle waves. If there were such thing as a perfect beach, Maracas Bay would be it.
The natural bay is nestled about 30 minutes from the capital of Trinidad and Tobago, an island nation off the coast of Venezuela. The beach’s tall, towering palm trees — set against dramatic rainforest cliffs — make this Trinidad’s most popular strip of sand. The waves are prime for paddling, but diving, surfing and hiking are right at your fingertips, too.
Visiting Trinidad and Tobago in February is especially fun because of Carnival. Carnival 2018 takes place on Monday February 12 and Tuesday February 13.
With 5 great beaches to visit in February, what are you waiting for? Pick one and book that trip! Then leave us a comment about your vacation when you get back.
To many joyful beach experiences–