What better time than summer to plan the perfect beach getaway…but the choices are endless. It can be tough to decide on the ideal beach for a vacation. Do you want to snorkel, sunbathe, surf, or even go au naturel?
Websites abound with information on hotels, airline companies and destination reviews, but there are few that focus solely on the beach itself. In fact, many destinations have multiple beaches of their own, and it can be difficult to pinpoint just the one that works for your needs.
What often happens is that people pick a beach based on their preferred hotel or price, but often end up having to take transportation to another stretch of water to snorkel or surf adding to the cost.
There are so many variables that many people forget to consider. Are there beach vendors that are constantly selling their wares? Is there a nude section that may perturb vacationing families? Is the same large stretch of sand still there following a recent hurricane? How easy is it to reach the beach from the center of town? Is this a crowded area frequented by tourists or locals?
All of these questions and more now have a central hub for answers and detailed information. Explore Corner recently launched and is a fresh slate with colorful photos and travel guide content.
The site is easy to navigate allowing users to search by beach or country name. Some of the most popular beaches are even highlighted on the home page. Another unique feature allows users to suggest a beach if they cannot find the one they want.
There are no advertisements, and the clean design is refreshing. No pop ups or flashing ads are a refreshing change from other sites.
At the bottom of the home page, people with an open itinerary can search for the most popular beaches based on user rankings and select their vacation destination based on recent comments if they prefer.
Once you click on a beach, it reveals a detailed map of the area, a full description of the beach and surrounding region, and amenities or activities on offer nearby. There is even a current weather report and the average distance to other nearby beaches in the area.
User photos provide backup to the comments that people leave on the site. This is the TripAdvisor.com of beaches and is bound to be a popular web resource.
Charlotte travelers have more than a dozen island and beach destinations that are a nonstop flight away thanks to the US Airways hub, and this website pairs well with last-minute deals or e-savers for those booking a weekend trip on a whim.