Ten Secluded Beaches to Avoid the Masses

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People. Sometimes they suck. Sometimes there is no escaping the crushing mass of humanity. The solution to the homo sapien weary is to bolt to a secluded spot minus the screaming babies and even the beach blanket babes. Here are 10 secluded beaches for those looking to escape the insanity, and embrace the solitude.

People. Sometimes they suck. Sometimes there is no escaping the crushing mass of humanity. The solution to the homo sapien weary is to bolt to a secluded spot minus the screaming babies and even the beach blanket babes. Here are 10 secluded beaches for those looking to escape the insanity, and embrace the solitude.

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Ten Secluded Beaches to Avoid the Masses

As Georgia's largest barrier island at 40 square miles, Cumberland Island offers secluded beach fronts and the opportunity to roam free amongst the rivers, sounds and marshes on the north, west and south side of the island. Only Cumberland's wild animals — horses, armadillos, sea turtles — will be there to share in the seclusion.

Allowing access only by sea plane or ferry, Dry Tortugas is a naturally-selective island destination. Located nearly 70 miles west off Key West, Dry Tortugas is actually a cluster of seven islands made of both coral reefs and sand, and boasts extensive marine and bird life. Just be sure to check that the islands are open before you go as the operating hours vary.

If people are willing to walk half a mile to a beach, it's bound to be worth it. And Enderts Beach in California is. The beach has expansive Pacific views and even the occasional migrating whale sighting (it's been known to happen in March and April).

There are quite a few obstacles to get to this beach--a cobbled path that takes 90 minutes to walk--but Mother Nature must have wanted it that way. Waterfalls, turquoise lagoons, sandy beaches and olive groves all await the patient traveler.

Located near the northeastern tip of the Yucatan Peninsula in the state of Quintana Roo, this 26-mile long island is actually part of an ecological reserve, home to flamingos, pelicans and other exotic birds and is accessible by a $2 per person ferry.

Part of the Cape's National Seashore , the winding hike to this scenic beach keeps the crowds away. The island is part of Wellfleet, a charming town with an abundance of ponds (not to mention its namesake oysters).

Lanikai, located near Kailua, means "heavenly sea" in Hawaii's native tongue, and its pretty close to it. Located on the windward coast, the tiny beach manages to keep away the masses as its accessible only by foot paths.

This little gem of a hidden beach is situated in the Kullaberg nature reserve in the Skåne area of southern Sweden. Don't be fooled by the beaches' outright beauty, though — it actually has quite the "scandalous" history. Legend has it mixed bathing was established in Sweden right at this very beach. Just something to keep in mind while soaking up the scenery.

At four-miles long, White Haven Beach is the largest of the 74 islands in the Whitsundays in North Queensland.  At the northern end of the beach is Hill Inlet, a cove where the tide shifts the sand and water to create an unbelievable fusion of colors. The one caveat (or bonus)? Visitors must reach the beach by scenic helicopter or seaplane (of course ferry, power boat, and luxury yacht are options as well).

Access is limited to Bidderosa Beach in Orosei, Italy, and those who attempt a visit face a 2 mile walk, but once there, visitors are met with a natural oasis of silver sand and clear, turquoise water--not to mention the fact that it's on a nature reserve.

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