“Ocean, n. A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man — who has no gills.”
― Ambrose Bierce,
Any serious geocacher probably has a list of geocaches they wish to find before they “kick the bucket”, so to speak. We’ll be doing an intermittent series dedicated to bucket list geocaches, and today’s theme is, “Beaches.” We hope this blog post inspires you to pack a swimsuit and head to the nearest sunny destination!
1. GC1ZBE2 – Elafonisi
Traditional cache in Crete, Greece
D1.5 / T2.5
Turquoise water, white sand beach, snorkeling, and sand dunes—what more could you ever want? A geocache, perhaps? Well, it has that too! Find this geocache after a pleasant swim (or wade) from the Greek island of Crete. Yes, it’s a tough job, but someone’s gotta do it.
2. GC5BPN5 – Nai Harn Beach
Traditional cache in Thailand
D1 / T2
According to the cache page, “Nai Harn is one of the island’s most popular places with in-the-know locals. This relatively tranquil place has only a few hotels and is a popular anchorage for boats during the high season… At sunset, it is a amazing place to watch it go down and take long walks on the beach.”
3. GC11A5E – Whitehaven Beach
EarthCache in Queensland, Australia
D2.5 / T3.5
Often ranked as one of the top beaches in the world, Whitehaven Beach offers, “…crystal clear aqua waters and pristine silica sand of Whitehaven stretch over seven kilometres along Whitsunday Island , the largest of the 74 islands in the Whitsundays. It defines nature at its best and provides the greatest sense of relaxation and escape.” Just look at the color of the water in these photos!
4. GCZ6JW – Divi Tree cache
Traditional in Aruba
D1.5 / T1.5
This geocache is located about 130 meters north of a Divi tree used for many photo ops in the area. The twisted Divi tree is, “Aruba’s natural compass, always pointing in a southwesterly direction due to the trade winds that blow across the island from the north-east.” Another interesting fact that despite repeated attempts, the Divi tree will not grow anywhere else in the world. The beach ain’t to shabby, either.
5. GC2E8AM – Flamenco Beach Cache
Traditional in Puerto Rico
D1.5 / T1.5
According to the cache page, “This is one of the signature beaches of the Island. To get to Culebra you can take the Ferry from the town of Fajardo or you can fly-in from the Ceiba or Isla Grande airports. Then take a taxi, rent a jeep or scooter and drive to Flamenco Beach. There are food stands in the beach where you can get some local food. The beach has a campground area if you want to stay overnight.” Remember to BYOP – Bring Your Own Pen for this one.
Time to grab that swimsuit, some flip-flop slippers, and go geocaching! Don’t forget your pen and some sunscreen.
Are there any dreamy beaches you’ve visited while geocaching that you would add to this list? What about other “Bucket List” themes or geocaches you’d like to see featured? Tell us in the comments below!