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Te Tai Tokerau Ko nga whenua uniana te 16 Nga mea tino pai, Te nuinga o nga moana moana kore

Te Tai Tokerau Ko nga whenua uniana te 16 Nga mea tino pai, Te nuinga o nga moana moana kore

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Tangohia te hau

Tuhinga o mua (Kerstin Reiger/Imagebroker/Alamy)

Playa Norte, Los Barriles, Baja California Sur, Mexico

It’s hard to imagine that anywhere close to Cabo could feel like a secret, let alone a sanctuary. But if you head north instead of south on Highway 1 from Los Cabo International Airport, you’ll discover the wilder side of Baja. Unlike the rough waters of the Pacific coast, the East Cape borders the glassy, bathtub-warm Gulf of California, making it ideal for snorkeling, paddling, and wind sports. In winter the town of Los Barriles, with its wide, flat beaches, turns into a kiteboarding and windsurfing mecca, but in summer you’ll likely have the sand to yourself. Just outside town you’ll find the 30-acre, waterfront Playa Norte RV Park (mai i te $ 15). Ma te riihi i te waa-poto me te waa roa, koinei te ahua o te waahi ka whakaaro koe ki te kati i to mahi me te noho i te koiora. —Jen Murphy

Haere ki te taha Whenua

Tuhinga o mua (Mark Windom/Stocksy)

Hobuck Beach, Olympic Peninsula, Washington

Point your compass northwest and eventually you’ll hit Hobuck Beach, on the tip of Washington’s rugged Olympic Peninsula. Surrounded by mountains and rainforest, Hobuck’s isolated shore is protected from storms by a pair of rocky points and offers consistent surf for anglers and boarders nearly year-round. The water is cold—neoprene is a must—but between bald eagle sightings and rambles amid the evergreens that line this forgotten coastline, your frozen fingers will forgive you. Summer is your best bet for sunshine; winter is prime for empty lineups and solitude. For hiking, check out Cape Flattery or trek down to Shi Shi Beach. Both trailheads are located just minutes from Te Kauhoe o Hobuck, e tuku ana i nga puni (mai i te $ 25) me nga peeke (mai i te $ 115) te tau katoa. —Kore Krichko

Kuri Hoki ki te waa

Tuhinga o mua (Melissa Schollaert Photography)

Boca Grande, Gasparilla Island, Florida

Everything about this barrier island is old-school, from the legend of its 18th-century namesake, Spanish pirate José Gaspar, to its Victorian lighthouse. The three-square-mile isle, located an hour’s drive from Sarasota and over a causeway, is as laid-back as Florida gets. No buildings rise higher than three stories, and no retail chains are allowed. In-stead the focus is on the beach and the languid turquoise waters beyond. Bird-watch at Gasparilla Island State Park, paddleboard the Gulf of Mexico, fish for trophy tarpon, or day-trip to nearby Cayo Costa for nine miles of pristine sand. Te Gasparilla Inn me te Karapu, he hotera huatau tika i waho o te taakaro a Tennessee Williams, he takutai motuhake i te taha o te Kaitapu ka kauhoe ana te hunga manuhiri, hoteatea, raanei ano i nga akoranga kitesurfing (mai i te $ 265). —Stephanie Pearson

Kimihia te Water Hou

Tekau ma Wharekura, Whakaahua Rocks National, Lakeshore, Michigan

Ahakoa he ma, me te maeke te wai — e tata ana ki te 59 nga nekehanga o te raumati — ko te takutai moana kirikiri-kirikiri tihi ana kei te kokoru o te moana o Superior kei te taha tonga o te Karakia o Superior, na te mea e whakaaro ana te ra mai i te 500-miriona-tau-tawhito kirikiri. Haere mai wawe i te awatea (9 A.M.) ranei i nga wa o te tau (waenganui-Hune) ki te hopu i tetahi o nga papanga 36 rustic i te tuatahi-mai, tuatahi-mahi Toa Maataki Beach tekau ma rua, ko etahi kei kona matau i te wai. Mai i reira, ka uru ki roto i te kaawene, whakarewa te moana, ka hoe ana i te hiwi o nga pari me nga papaa whenua e rite ana ki te Chapel Rock, he pou onepu mo te 4,000-tau te pakeke. Hokona to poti ki Grand Marais Outfitters, haere ranei ki te haere ma te kaiarahi haere me te Kayaken Rocks Whakaahua kei runga i te Munising. —S.P.

Ako ki te Ruru

Tuhinga o mua (Noe DeWitt/Trunk Archive) (Jonathan Nimerfroh)

Playa Guiones, Nosara, Costa Rica

A consistent swell and downward dog—that’s why most people come to this village on Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula. Waves break all year off Playa Guiones, a surprisingly empty four-mile belt of jungle-rimmed beach, and range from beginner-friendly to double-overhead. The sandy bottom and excellent local instruction—try a day lesson with Coconut Harry’s or the weeklong Surf Simply camp—make it one of the world’s best places to learn. You’ll notice a plethora of gorgeous yogis walking around sipping kale juice, thanks to the Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort and the Blue Spirit yoga retreat, both of which host accomplished visiting instructors. Grab dinner at La Luna, where everyone goes to watch the sunset over Playa Pelada. Stay at the centrally located Harmony Hotel (mai i te $ 370). —Mari Whakawhiti

Whenua te Mana Nui

Grand Isle State Park, Grand Isle, Louisiana

Ko te whenua o Creole e mohiotia whaanuitia ana i nga kuihi nui atu i nga takutai, engari kei te tonga ki te tonga, ka kitea e koe a Grand Isle, kei reira nga kaata korowha e tino pai ana ki nga wharekai, me nga wharekai mama-me-pop, pera i te Starfish Diner. Ka whakaekehia e nga puni te 150-eka te rahi o te Grand Isle State Park ka moe i te tangi o te ngaru. Engari ko te tino whakaahua i konei: ko nga momo ika ika 280 i kitea ki uta. I te raumati, ma Kapene Danny Wray o Calmwater Charters e arahi ia koe ki te tarai i nga tima i runga i te catamaran 22-waewae, a i te ngahuru e arahi ana ia i nga haerenga waka ki roto i nga waahi ki te hiu i nga hiu. Haere mai te Hūrae, ka heke ngā kaihao mai i te ao katoa mo te International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo. E kiia ana ko te whakataetae hī ika tawhito o te whenua, na reira me kiki ki nga hopu, ki nga keehi, me te whewhe kiki. —J.M.

Ngahau ki nga Tamariki

Tuhinga o mua (Cameron Zegers/Stocksy) (Koa Kea Hotel and Resort)

Poipu Beach, Kauai, Hawaii

Poipu has dreamy swaying palms, soft yellow sand, and curling surf breaks, but this three-quarer-mile expanse of three golden crescents on Kauai’s south side is perfect for another reason. Unlike the fierce Pacific swells that batter the island’s north shore, the water here is gentle enough to swim, snorkel, SUP, and catch waves year-round. There are public showers, a brand-new playground, and a protected natural keiki pool for the grommets. Experienced surfers paddle to the outer reef, while rookies take lessons at Poipu Beach Surf School on beginner waves like Lemon Drops. It’s worth soaking up Old Koloa Town’s classic aloha vibe or tackling the Kukui Trail, a five-mile out-and-back that drops 2,000 feet into Waimea Canyon, the iconic Grand Canyon of the Pacific. Splurge on a room at Koa Kea Hotel and Resort (from $429). Just steps from the shore, its spa offers seaside treatments like sunburn-rescue wraps. —S.P.

Snag Your Own Private Island

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Hotel Island, Lake Ouachita, Arkansas

With 40,000 acres of famously clear water, endless bays, and nearly 200 islands—all of which are open to camping—Arkansas’s Lake Ouachita has plenty of beaches. One of the best, Hotel, is really a mini archipelago comprised of three islands dotted by sandy coves. Pick up a free map of the man-made lake when you rent a SUP, kayak, fishing skiff, or ski-boat from the Lake Ouachita State Park marina, on the east side of the lake. After claiming your isle, fish for trophy bass, water-ski, scuba-dive in search of rare freshwater jellyfish, or paddle the 16-mile Ouachita Geo Float Trail, which traces the intricate sedimentary rocks along the shoreline. Meanwhile, from the Brady Mountain Recreational Area, you can run or ride the 40-mile Lake Ouachita Vista Trail, designated Epic by the International Mountain Bicycling Association. —S.P.

Explore Reefs and Wrecks

PreviousNext (Adam Nixon/Stocksy)

Loggerhead Key, Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida

This collection of seven small islands, accessible only by boat, is one of the most remote national parks. Loggerhead Key, a 49-acre isle filled with coconut groves and a lighthouse surrounded by a ring of empty white-sand beach and some of the best snorkeling in the U.S., is the gem of the lot. Little Africa, a coral reef just off its western shore, is teeming with so many tropical fish, you’ll think you’re inside an aquarium. For something more adventurous, venture a mile south to the Windjammer wreck, a 19th-century ship submerged in just 20 feet of water. Rent kayaks and book a passage on the Yankee Freedom III in Key West. The ferry will drop you at Garden Key, home of imposing Fort Jefferson. From there it’s a three-mile paddle to Loggerhead with the lighthouse to guide your way. —Graham Averill

Escape the City

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Beacon’s Beach, Encinitas, California

The steep and winding dirt path that leads down the 80-foot-high bluff from surf-centric Encinitas to Beacon’s Beach is a blessing and a curse. It can feel precarious if you’re hauling a surfboard or a toddler, but the short trek—and limited parking on Neptune Avenue—keeps the crowds away from this secluded city-run beach, named after a flashing clifftop beacon used during World War II. Most come for a swim or a sunrise surf, but there’s enough golden sand for barefoot walks at low tide, too. Don’t know how to surf? Veteran instructor Kahuna Bob will teach you. Need a rental board? Stop by Progression Surf, just blocks away on Highway 101, then grab an Americano and an egg and avocado breakfast sandwich from nearby Coffee Coffee. Finish the day with a pitcher of sangria at Le Papagayo. —M.M.

Whakakapi i te Sand

Tuhinga o mua (Natalia Weedy)

Portsmouth Island, Cape Lookout National Seashore, North Carolina

It’s easy to overlook Portsmouth Island. The 250-acre Outer Banks isle sits in the popular Cape Lookout National Seashore, but it has no permanent residents, no paved roads, no shops or Putt-Putt courses. In other words, it’s perfect. Catch the ferry from the town of Atlantic on the mainland and explore the miles of shore along its eastern coast with a 4x4. As part of Cape Lookout, the only region in the Outer Banks where you can camp on the beach, this might be the best excuse ever to use a rooftop tent. Explore the 18th-century ghost town of Portsmouth Village, and bring a shortboard for the beach break, a rake for hunting quahogs, and plenty of fishing gear for the drum and snapper lurking in the deep blue water. —G.A.

Island Hop

PreviousNext (Tourism Nova Scotia/Patrick Rojo) Cape LaHave Adventures tuku he haerenga whakahiato-ra tino kai i te ra-nui, me te kohua kohua, kopere, me nga tio i te takutai i ia po. —G.A.

Mahi Me To Rohe

Tuhinga o mua (William Torrillo Photo.vi)

Cinnamon Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

Trunk Bay in Virgin Islands National Park may be St. John’s most famous beach, but locals know to head one odometer click north. Cinnamon Bay has ample sandy real estate, sky blue water, shady nooks under sea grape trees, and the best bodysurfing and people-watching on the island—which, though still recovering from the 2017 hurricane season, is open for business. Hail an open-air taxi in Cruz Bay, St. John’s main settlement, then work up a sweat on the Cinnamon Bay Trail, a two-mile round-trip that starts near old plantation ruins. Cinnamon Bay Water Sports rents paddleboards, kayaks, and Hobie Cats, and offers sailing lessons, too. If you don’t want to deal with coming and going, book an eco-tent at Hinamona Bay Resort me te papa papa, hou atu i te takutai (mai i te $ 104). —Devon Korero

He Makariri Hoko

Maaka Pouaka, Yakutat, Alaska

Ko te takutai ngaro o te Tonga o Tawhiti ki te Tonga, tetahi taapapa iti e kiia nei ko te Far North Shore, kua roa e rere nga ngaru tupuna ki te kupu whakaari mai i nga ngaru-kore noa me te ahurewa o te koraha. I muri i te rerenga 55-meneti mai i Juneau ki te hapori o Yakutat, haere ki te toa If Waves Surf, ka taea e te rangatira Jack Endicott te whakakakahu ki a koe me te arahi ia koe ki nga whakatikatika pai. He pai te rerenga mai o Cannon Beach i te raumati, a muri mai i te tupuhi, ko te onepu 14-maero te kirikiri he moemoea ki te taha moana, ka kitea he rite ki nga ika hii Hapanihi - nga waahanga karaihe kikorangi i whakamahia hei pupuri kupenga tawhito. I te takurua, ka heke te heke o te wai ki raro o nga nekehanga 40, engari ko te pupuhi ka piki ki te teitei. Whai muri i te wahanga ngahau i roto i nga ipu e rima, e ono-ritaita ranei, ka whakamahana ake i te kakano heu me te huma hou Glacier Bear Lodge (mai i te $ 145). —J.M.

Tirohia To Kaihuri Toi

Tuhinga o mua (Raymond Forbes LLC/Stocksy) Art Dune Haerea ki te tono i tetahi haerenga e arahi ana i te Takiwa o te Peaks Hill Bars Historic District, kei te ki tonu i nga kaariata mai i nga tau 1920, etahi kei te whakamahia tonu i enei ra. —Iku Aldrich

Maua To Sande

Tuhinga o mua (Morgan Maassen) Taunga Koreutu ($ 20), e tu ana i runga i te paparanga i runga i te awhi e aro ana ki te moana. Me toro katoa ranei ka hono atu mo nga takutai maha mo te hikoi o te ara maire mo te 17 maero. —G.A.

Tags: Beaches, California, Florida, Hato, Huringa, Rererangi, Raumati Pai ake, Tuhinga Toi, lloreng-okiokinga-2019, 2019 Raarangi Peere, Haere Haere

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