Beaches around the world (part 1)

Great beaches to visit!

Napier, New Zealand
This is a black sand beach, so volcanic sand?

The boardwalk at Napier has an old English seaside feel, complete with wooden benches facing out to sea. Lovely way to pass some time gazing out over the bay.

New Plymouth, New Zealand
On the west coast of New Zealand, a popular beach for kite surfers and surfers as well.

Brighton, UK
Probably the most famous beach in the UK, Brighton beach, no sand just pebbles.

The carousels on Brighton beach, a day at the seaside.

Karon Beach, Phuket, Thailand
Gorgeous beach, but hot you really need a beach umbrella!

Karon Beach, couldn't resist doing the beach legs photo! The water is beautifully warm, and really calm. 

Australia has some of the world's best beaches so naturally have to include them!

Manly Beach, Sydney, Australia
An iconic Australian beach, popular with tourists and locals.

Palm Cove, North Queensland, Australia
Palm Cove is a lovely little holiday town just north of Cairns, beautiful beach and a cute laid back town to enjoy as well.

Trinity Beach, North Queensland, Australia
Trinity Beach, it's only 20 minutes from Cairns airport so tends to blend in with the Cairns area. Quiet, family friendly beach with children's playground at one end. Very close to Cairns tourist attractions, so good place to stay if not wanting to be right in Cairns.

Five Mile Beach, Port Douglas, Australia
Same stretch of coastline as the other two north Queensland beaches, but this is the best known of the northern beaches. Fabulous location at Port Douglas, hardpacked sand(used as a landing strip in the early years of aviation) Beautiful beach, you can even ride a bike the entire length!