These Stunning Overhead Beach Photos Are Enough Last You To Next Summer

September 20, 2014 12:00 PM

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These Stunning Overhead Beach Photos Are Enough Last You To Next Summer starts its beach trek at the rugged and majestic Na Pali Coast of Kauai, where the scenery will steal anyone’s breath. And getting a glimpse of it is no easy feat. After all, this sweeping coastline is largely inaccessible by land; most will only gaze upon it from a helicopter, catamaran or movie theater seat. But there is one way to make the trek on foot – an 11-mile hike along the Kalalau Trail, which crosses cliffs and traverses five valleys before dipping to sea level and ending at Kalalau Beach. The trail is known for being treacherous, but those who conquer it will arrive at this hard-to-reach beach and get a chance to feast their eyes on some truly stunning scenery from a rare vantage point. Hikers can camp behind the beach, but a permit is necessary, and timing is key as the beach typically gets swept away with the winter surf. Image: Kalalau Trail, Napali Coast (Jeff Kubina used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)

Stretching more than four miles along Whitsunday Island, Whitehaven Beach has received its fair share of accolades for its beauty, eco-friendliness and cleanliness – and with good reason. Protected by the Whitsunday Islands National Park, the beach sits along the edge of the Great Barrier Reef and f...

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