Beach bars are simply magical. With a cocktail in hand and toes in the sand, you’ll forget all your worries behind for a temporary laidback and carefree life. A beach bar is perfect for listening to crashing waves, taking in stunning sunsets, and sipping on that sherbet-colored cocktail, complete with the requisite mini-umbrella.
Here are some of the world’s best bars that will make you come back over and over again.
This bar in Phuket, Thailand is essentially a flat-deck platform in an infinity pool with unbeatable views of the Andaman Sea and outlying islands. It is regarded as the world’s most stylish and exclusive rooftop bar serving delicious cocktails, alongside the sexiest sunset sessions. An exclusive selection of high-end cocktails, fine wines & champagne will get your evening started.
Doyles on the Beach
This beach bar in Watsons Bay Sydney, Australia is allegedly the world’s oldest beach bar. Doyles on the Beach opened in 1885 and travelers have been flocking to this beachfront paradise ever since. Any traveler will catch terrific views of Sydney Harbour, and chill with locals and tourists in the bar. Also, don’t forget the fish n’ chips.
Moonshadows in Malibu opened its doors some 40 years ago. It continues to score because no one else has quite such a dramatic outdoor bar perched right over the rocks and crashing surf along this stretch of Pacific Coast Highway. It was once a steakhouse renowned for its awesome salad bar. Now it pushes seafood, though carnivores will find Kobe burgers on the menu.
Uxua Praia in Bahia, Brazil is a big wooden fisherman’s boat cleverly converted into a bar. The reclaimed fishing boats that were used to build the bar features vast, cushioned sofas and flat-roofed pergolas. The bar attracts a laid back, music-loving, athletic crowd keen to sample one of the world’s most beautiful beaches.
Dune Preserve Beach Bar
The Dune Preserve Beach Bar in Anguilla is the place to revel in your addiction to reggae tracks and dripping ribs, and to argue politics, philosophy and the ingredients for the perfect rum punch with Bankie. The bar, pieced together from driftwood, wrecked racing boats and seashells is the kind of place you dream of discovering on your first trip to the Caribbean. It’s a daytime place open 11 a.m. till sunset, that will teach you not just how to build a boat, but how to build a lifestyle few would turn down.