Arpoador, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Copacabana may have been, at one time, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, but that time has long passed. These days, Ipanema-Leblon is the place to be.
The place is a favorite of people from all sorts of interests, from surfers to bodyboarders, families, and party goers. Meanwhile, beer lovers will surely appreciate some coldÂ chopeÂ (draught beer) at Arpoador’s Azul Marinho bar and restaurant.
Beyond that long winding road are pristine waters, amazing sights, deserted waves and most important of all, little to no crowds!
The Hoddevik beach in Norway’s Fjordlands is surprisingly under the radar. You can probably blame the cold weather for that. But, if you’re willing to brave the cold and the roads, the beach is all yours for the take. There’s also a friendly local surf camp run by champion snowboarder JP Solberg, which offers guiding, all inÂ accommodations and board hire.
So, what more could you ask for?