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Beach

First and foremost beaches are associated with swimming and sunbathing. Quite a few of them are scenic or outstanding at a special time. Share your favorite beach which you already experienced.

The trips are offered from March to October; at the peak season in summer up to 4 times and in the shoulder season twice each day.

The morning tours are slightly quieter, and it’s less hot in summer. We preferred the afternoon trip to get the best light for taking pictures. Usually, the sea is calmer in the morning and a bit rough in the afternoon.

Some providers offer sunrise and sunset trips in summer.

Avoiding Crowds

Less busy during the shoulder season. The sea is still a bit cold in May and June, September is great.

PT Portugal

Bolonia Beach and the shifting dune are worth a visit despite the season.

Crowds

It’s a popular beach with Spanish tourists in summer and day trippers on Sundays. During the rest of the year and at weekdays it’s less busy. Morning and evening only a few people are on the beach and dune even in summer.

At midday, the sunlight is perfect for a good shot of the shifting dune. The golden hour in the afternoon/evening is also a good option for brilliant pics. Sunsets are awesome, but some of the car parks close at 9 p.m.

ES Spain

Crowds:
This marvelous beach is still a hidden gem and mostly the Spanish visit it. Due to the limited parking and accessibility, it can’t get crowded.

Between high- and low tide you can swim in the lagoon. At high tide, the beach is small, and at low tide, the lagoon disappears.

ES Spain

This hike can be done the entire year. Anyhow, it's more fun on a sunny day to enjoy the picturesque fiery granite rocks on white sandy beaches and a blue sea. Best time for a perfect shot with these mesmerizing rocks is after midday. In addition, more rocks are visible and accessible at low tide. Due to the remote location and the gravel road at the southern end of the park we didn't meet any person. Tide times Bay of Fires

Cobler Rocks Trail and Bay of Fires; fiery granite rocks on white beach

Climate

From November to March pleasant temperatures mostly above 20°C. In the winter, most days with single-digit temperatures. Most precipitation during winter, although the highest amount of rain occurs in November. The driest months are January to March. Anyhow, the eastern part of Tasmania experiences less rain. The wind can be pretty chilly even in the summer. 

Crowds

Due to the remote location and basic facilities at the campgrounds, it’s only crowded during Australian school holidays. We camped here in November 2016, and there was just one more tent.

AU Australia

The park is open from mid-May until mid-October but still accessible in off-season (see main text below) and an amazing experience. However, the place is usually swarmed with tourists.

Avoiding Tourist Crowds:

Time of Day: Go very early at sunrise. It's even quieter before they open (9 am / 8 am) or visit after the park is closed. Check the tide table first: Hopewell Rocks Tide Tables Please be careful: Outside of operating hours there is no staff to advise you regarding safety and you visit at your own risk. However, all other safety measures like cables and signs are in place regardless of the time of day. The only exception is during off-season from mid-October until mid-May: The safety measures are not in place during these months.

Season/Months: Peak tourist season with heavy crowds is from mid-June/July till August. In September it thins out a little but still can be busy as it is the preferred travel month for seniors. SWEET SPOT months with mild weather and less crowds are END OF MAY, BEGINNING OF JUNE and END OF SEPTEMBER until OCTOBER. You might even visit in the winter and enjoy real solitude. But please keep in mind that a walk can be very slippery and icy. Plus, the safety measures are not in place and it can become dangerous. 

CA Canada

Best time is april to october. It is getting hot in June till August

EG Egypt