Sand: It’s Everywhere. Get Used to It.

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(If anyone knows what I’m referencing with the title of this post, I will buy you a drink the next time I see you.)

I’ve decided to jump on the #FriFotos bandwagon.  Each week, a travel photography theme is chosen and bloggers show off their favorite photos relating to the theme.  This week’s theme is SAND!

Looking at my sand photos, I’m reminded of the beaches that I’ll be seeing this year: next up, the beaches of Southern Portugal!  Later on will be Croatia.  And while I haven’t been further southwest in England than Bristol Airport, I really want to get to the beaches of Cornwall this summer — the Jurassic Coast looks stunning.

On this installment I tried to resist the temptation to put up pictures of pretty beaches, and instead focused on showing off the sand itself.  Here are my favorite photos of sand around the world:

White Sands National Monument, New Mexico, USA.  This will floor you when you see it — it really looks like snow, not sand!

Black Beach Restaurant, Ubud, Bali.  Ubud may be far from the beach, but this restaurant brings the beach to you — filled with black sand!

Sayulita, Mexico.  While in Sayulita with Nourish Retreats, we did our daily boot camp workouts on the sand.  At some point, this little crab joined in for some stretching!

Koh Lanta National Park, Koh Lanta, Thailand.  These little crustaceans carved out perfect spheres of sand on the beach at Koh Lanta National Park.

Petra, Jordan.  After a day of hiking, climbing and exploring at Petra, you will have sand in every crevice of your body.  Prepare to be shaking out everything you own!

St. Andrews, Scotland.  Tom reenacts Chariots of Fire, running in slow motion on the sand at St. Andrews, Scotland.  And yes, this is where the movie was filmed!

Lonely Beach, Koh Chang, Thailand.  Mixed signals from a bar on Koh Chang.  The bar is full of sand nonetheless.

Senggigi, Lombok, Indonesia.  On a hot and sizzling day, I live it up on one of the secluded beaches south of Senggigi town.

Lighthouse Beach, Chatham, Cape Cod, Massachusetts.  Growing up in Massachusetts, it always surprises me that people from all over the world fly here to spend the summer on Cape Cod’s beaches.  The sand dunes really are beautiful, though.

Nha Trang, Vietnam.  These Vietnamese teenagers in Nha Trang took turns burying each other up to their necks.

Kuta, Bali, Indonesia.  Bracelets, henna, tan, beach — I was a walking backpacker stereotype and I loved every minute of it.

Wadi Rum, Jordan.  By far the most spectacular sands I’ve ever seen — especially during sunrise.

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Which photo is your favorite?

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17 thoughts on “Sand: It’s Everywhere. Get Used to It.”

  1. Holly Mathews-Medeiros

    its a tie between cape cod and the black beach restaurant in bali those are my two favorites but all the pictures are beautiful 🙂

  2. Is that a quote from Aladdin you’re referencing? Love that movie!

    The black sand picture is awesome! It’s crazy how different sand can be; none of the picture really resemble how it looks here in Puerto Rico either (and it even varies depending on the part of the island as well!)

  3. The Black Beach Restaurant is such an interesting concept! Was the food any good?

    My wife and I live by the beach in Carlsbad, California, so your title made me chuckle a little. That is basically my retort to “you’re getting sand all over the house!”

  4. Hey Kate,

    Great post there is nothing better than sand running through your toes 🙂 If you do make it to the Jurassic Coast this summer let me know I live right on its doorstep in Dorset and am happy to be your tour guide for a few days!

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