Summer time is upon us and if you are anything like me you are thinking about beaches, parties and patios. Nothing says summer like an epic beach party, complete with booze and beats.
No beach is created equal and it can be hard to figure out exactly how you want to spend the party season. There are beaches that are notorious for around the clock non-stop party on the whole beach, while some beaches are known for their exclusive beach clubs. Whether you are looking for a wild romp in the moonlight or a sweaty daytime dance party in the sun, these beaches have your bases covered. This guide to the wildest party beaches will help you keep your party senses sharp and your summer epic.
10. Super Paradise Beach, Mykonos Island, Greece
With a name like Super Paradise, how can you go wrong? Mykonos Island does not disappoint and tends to be at the top of many party lists because of its reputation for exposed flesh, sexy revellers and legendary party shenanigans. Clothing is often optional on the liberal sandy beaches and in the blissfully blue waters of Mykonos. Paradise Beach is known to be the Grecian capital of fabulous and luxury. What was once a gay beach has expanded to become one of the most well-known party beaches in the area. Fashionistas, and celebrities flock to Paradise to party all day, all night and then all day again. Parties tend to pop up around mid-afternoon and go until the next morning. It is not uncommon to wake up and find people still reveling from the night before. Beach Tomato voted Super Paradise as one of the “Best Beaches for Partying” and AskMen included it on its “Top 10 Party Beaches” list. Mykonos is known to be one of Greece’s most cosmopolitan and expensive islands.
9. Cala Jondal Beach, Ibiza, Spain
Ibiza is synonymous with wild and raucous parties and is an iconic destination for party-goers around the world. Whether it’s day or night, weekend or weeknight, the clubs around the island are always in full swing, at full capacity and full of sexy club goers. Ibiza beaches as a whole, are so epic that they have appeared on numerous lists that brag about party hot spots. A few of those lists include Business Insider’s “The 10 Best Party Beaches around the World”, The Huffington Post’s “8 Great Party Beaches Around the World, and the Guardian’s “20 Hottest Beach Parties”. For the best club experience, head to Cala Jondal Beach which is home to the legendary club Blue Marlin. Clubs have everything from glamorous pools, sun beds, cabanas and hidden VIP areas among the trees. Ibiza is all about the VIP and booking a spot during the day can be as difficult, if not more than booking a spot at night. Blue Marlin Ibiza sets the industry standard for VIP and is the most exclusive club on the island. It has even hosted celebrity guests such as Leo Dicaprio and Prince William. Secure your spot by booking way in advance and bring your credit card because these clubs are not known for being cheap.
8. White Beach, Boracay Philippines
Boracay is one of South East Asia’s best kept secrets and is known as one of the most beautiful places to visit. Not only is the island gorgeous, but the party scene is the subject of hushed whispers. Some say that in the island’s early hay day visitors were sworn to secrecy in an attempt to preserve the island’s exclusivity. As with all great things, the island’s reputation for hedonism and debauchery quickly spread and revelers from all over descended upon the shores of the South China Sea. White beach boasts an impressive list of bars, open air gatherings and festivals. Among the beaches attractions is Cocomanga’s, the islands oldest bar. It is known as the party epicenter and hosts epic parties often. Juice Bar is another popular haunt. It is known to be frequented by Philippino starlets and international travelers. At night, the beach comes alive with fireworks, fire dancers, live bands and Dj’s blasting house music. Anything can happen in this paradise by the sea.
7. Gordon Beach, Tel-Aviv, Israel
When it comes to going wild, Israel might not be the first place that comes to mind, but Gordon Beach makes this list because of its impressive list of parties. Tel-Aviv is Israel’s wealthiest city and has been compared to Miami because of its abundance of posh clubs, high end hotels and luxury restaurants. Tel-Aviv boasts an impressive 16 gorgeous sandy beaches within its borders and the locals are rumored to be some of the friendliest people you will meet. Business Insider rates Gordon Beach as one of “The 10 Best Party Beaches around the World”, The Huffington Post lists it as one of “8 Great Party Beaches Around the World” and Matador Travel Network, on behalf of USA Today placed Gordon Beach on the top of their “Rock On: The Best Party Places on the Planet” list.
6. Nissi Beach, Ayia Napa, Cyprus
Nissi Beach is one of hottest beach spots in Cyprus. Not only is it absolutely stunning, but it hosts everything from foam parties, bikini contests and awesome D.J.’s. The water here is so clean and clear that the beach was awarded a Blue Flag by the ‘Foundation for Environmental Education’ for its high water quality and high environmental standards. The beach became a popular party destination after it was featured on BBC’s Radio 1 Roadshow. Foam parties are regularly held right on the beach, where giant foam machines pump out epic amounts of foam and party-goers drink and dance the day and the night away. The foam parties draw large crowds from all over the island, as well as abroad and you can be sure to find an interesting mix of people getting wild on the beach. Nissi Beach makes Business Insider’s “The 10 Best Party Beaches around the World” list and the Toronto Sun’s “Top Party Beaches around the World” list, among others.
5. Kuta Beach, Bali, Indonesia
Kuta was originally discovered by tourists in the 70s because of its excellent surfing conditions, its amazing 12kms of powder soft sand and breath taking sunsets. Kuta Beach is the best known party spot in Bali and has been enshrined in the South East Asia party circuit as a must see destination for young party-goers. If you are interested in busy streets and late and loud parties, then this is the place for you. Backpackers flock here by the thousands to take part in the lively bar/club scene and raves on the beach. Partying on a budget is no problem in this town and beach bars offer cheap drinks by the dozen. The bar Green Box offers a tray of 20 shots for dirt cheap and the Bounty Ship offers cocktails in jam jars. Kuta appears on Business Insider’s “The 10 Best Party Beaches around the World” list, the Toronto Sun’s “Top Party Beaches around the World” list and cheapflights.ca named Kuta the best party spot in Indonesia.
4. Palolem Beach, Goa, India
Goa India is well known as a party destination for international tourists, and is known for its unique style of dance music called goa trance. Goa is a hippie paradise and the vibe is reminiscent of the 60’s style, free love and peaceful vibes. Among its various epic parties, the beach hosts a unique attraction: silent parties or headphone discos. Guests are given a pair of headphones and dance to their own beats. Each headphone set contains different types of music and guests are encouraged to get into their own groove while frolicking on the beach. Also known for riotous parties that extend for days, which include bonfires and fire dancing, Palolem is a must visit beach for anyone looking for a carefree party vibe and an eclectic mix of tourists and locals. Palolem made the Toronto Sun’s “Top Party Beaches around the World” list and Business Insider’s“The 10 Best Party Beaches around the World”.
3. Zrce Beach, Novalja, Croatia
Zrce beach is a pebble beach, and it is so beautifully clean and clear that it was awarded a Blue Flag by the ‘Foundation for Environmental Education’. On the Croatian island of Pag, Zrce Beach has some of the best parties in all of Croatia and some have dubbed it the “Croatian Ibiza”. Croatia is quickly becoming the in place to party and this beach is no exception. Zrce Beach is quickly growing in popularity and its Spring Break party boasts 4 days of Dj’s and debauchery. As with any great party scene, the clubs and parties here go on at all hours of the day and night and the party doesn’t stop for anything, not even sleep.
2. Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Copacabana Beach is one of the most iconic beaches, not only in Brazil, but in the world. Close friend to legendary Ipanema Beach, Copacabana is the place to go if you are looking for hustle and bustle, loud music, international tourists and a wide array of party activities. In fact, Brazil made famous the teeny tiny bikini, ultra gorgeous women, locals with a tan of golden brown and a sexy attitude. The party-goers at Copacabana are no different and this beach is where the beautiful people go to soak up the sun and dance to samba beats. Copacabana made Msn Travels “The World’s Best Party Beaches” list, as well asAsk Men’s “Top 10 Beach Parties” list. The beach hosts millions of party-goers during its incredible New Year’s Eve celebration and the biggest and most legendary carnival celebration in the world. Crowds surge over 3 million during these festivals and music, fireworks, dancing, drinking, sparkly costumes and scantily clad bodies take place all over the beach and town.
1. South Beach, Miami, Florida
South Beach, or SoBe, is Miami’s most popular beach and a fantasy land that boasts colorful artistic architecture, fine white sand, crystal clear water and gorgeous sunny weather. It is the capital of cool and boasts a list of the most exclusive clubs, parties and music festivals. Each year, the Ultra Music Festival turns the town into a star studded bash where P-diddy holds his annual “Breakfast Club” bash that only the hottest celebrities attend. Rolling Stone dubbed Miami Music week as “the world’s wildest party”. Beach clubs like Mansion and Nikki Beach are among some of the most exclusive in the US and are frequented by the hottest, richest and wildest celebs and club-goers. Make sure to pack your credit card because the exclusive clubs, 5-star hotels and luxury restaurants will cost you.