At the Beach, Travel and Leisure — October 21, 2015 at 5:00 am

The World’s 7 Best Beaches in Fall

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Fall is the perfect time of year to head to sunny shorelines, where the days this time of year are long and bright. From Spain to Australia, here are the best beaches to visit in the fall.

Coral Bay, CyprusCoral Bay beach, Paphos, CyprusThanks to its location, Cyprus offers warm temperatures and clear skies throughout the fall months. In November, high temperatures range in the 70s, but that doesn’t stop beachcombers from enjoying a nice and relaxing trip. Located on the west coast of the nation, this horseshoe-shaped coastline is the perfect destination see turquoise waters and sample some of Greece’s tastiest flavors.

St. Tropez, France2This jet-setter French Riviera town explodes with excitement during the fall. With warm temperatures and an annual regatta, St. Tropez is a great place to rub shoulders with the big wigs while enjoying out-of-season prices. Soak up the sun on one of the many beaches, such as Plage de Salins or Pampelonne.

Gold Coast Beaches, Australia3This 75-kilometer shoreline offers plenty of sun, sand, and sea. The opposite of the States, October is the transition between spring and summer in Australia. The popular Surfer’s Paradise beach is home to crystal-clear waters and plenty of lounges, cafés, and nightclubs.

La Romana, Dominican Republic4La Romana is one of the most beautiful coastal regions in the DR. The fall months offer the warmest temperatures with highs averaging around 81 degrees Fahrenheit. Large, all-inclusive resorts occupy the shorelines, but offer plenty of water and sea entertainment from yoga classes to kayak lessons. On certain areas of the beach, you can snorkel footsteps away from the shore.

Gran Canaria Island, SpainAmadores beachWith consistent weather and thinner crowds, Gran Canaria Island might just become your favorite place in the world. Relax and enjoy the beach, ancient ruins, and café culture without overcrowded spaces. Plus, Playa de Maspalomas is known as one of the finest beaches on the island.

Playa Grande, Costa Ricasunset surferCosta Rica is great at any time of the year. During the fall months, visitors may witness sea turtles nesting at Playa Grande. Although known for its flora and fauna, Playa Grande is also a surfer’s paradise where you can catch some of the best waves on the Pacific Coast.

Red Sea Coast, Egypt7Commonly known for its ancient allures, Egypt is now becoming a popular beach destination due to its affordable prices and stunning snorkel and scuba diving opportunities. The Hurghada region is one of the most popular with foreign tourists and welcomes all budgets. In the North, El Gouna is strictly an upper class destination where resorts and onsite golf courses dictate the room rate. During the fall, visitors can find many competitive, all-inclusive package rates.

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