For the ultimate camping experience, consider camping on a sandy white beach. You can listen to the gentle waves of the nearby sea as you fall asleep. We have compiled a list of the most beautiful beaches in the world to pitch a tent on.  

Tulum, Mexico

Tulum has one of the best beaches in Mexico. Tulum offers jungle camping just 350 feet from the beach. Spectacular ruins, beautiful coastline, white-sugar sand and balmy breezes draws tourists from all over the world to Tulum. This family-friendly destination offers a number of attractions, including underground cenotes and a large biosphere. 

Cancun is the closest airport to Tulum. The estimated cost for flights from New York City is $365. There are non-stop flights available to Cancun, so it is possible to enjoy Tulum on a long weekend. A Visa is not required for travel to Mexico, but a valid passport is needed. The cost for meals in Tulum is very reasonable. 

Clifden, Ireland

Clifden offers a unique, eco-friendly campsite that is nestled amongst the sand dunes. The campsites are hidden between grass covered dunes. Travelers enjoy beautiful panoramic views of the Atlantic seas from the secluded private sandy beach. The beautiful coastline stretches for miles and offers plenty of fun for families. Activities include angling, swimming, scuba-diving, kite-surfing, crabbing and boating. 

Flights to Shannon Airport, the nearest one of Clifden, are $600 and up from new York. The recommended stay is three or more days. A valid passport is needed to enter Ireland. A Visa is not required. The cost of food and drinks is similar to what you would find in the U.S. 

Paros, Greece

The gorgeous island of Paros, Greece offers beaches for everyone. Gentle breezes rustle the pomegranate and orange trees. Travelers can camp right on the sandy beach of the Aegean Sea. There are a number of activities for families including kitesurfing, windsurfing, and horseback riding. 

Flights between New York City and Athens, Greece start at $725. Travelers must take a ferry or a regional flight from Athens to Paros. The recommended length of stay is a week or more to enjoy all that Paros has to offer. Food and other expenses can be a little higher than in the United States. 

Les Roquilles, Palavas Les Flots, France

Palavas Les Flots is a seaside resort in the south of France. Les Roquilles is a lovely beach just a few miles away from Montpellier. There are several different campgrounds in this area. Families will enjoy paddle boarding, kitesurfing, diving and sailing. It is very easy to take a tram into Montpellier for a day of shopping. 

Montpellier has a wide variety of restaurants from bistros to upscale restaurants. Expect to pay prices similar to what you would pay in New York. A Visa is required for travel to France. Flights into Montpellier from New York are $1,000 and up. A week or longer stay is recommended.  

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