I love traveling and I love different beaches, but I also love visiting different beach bars. I’m not talking about those luxurious hotels on the edge of the beach that extend their property onto the sands. I’m talking about real bars on the beach. The most awesome bars on the beach are bars that open early in the morning and stay open until the next morning. Bars, where local fishermen share their secrets of the best catch and where you can enjoy tasty fresh caught fish. Here are a few wonderful beach bars around the world.
1. Pelican Bar, Treasure Beach, Jamaica
This bar is actually not on the beach but in the middle of the ocean! It stands on stilts off Treasure Beach, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica. It takes about 20 minutes by boat to get to the Pelican Bar. You can swim, sunbathe, snorkel, tuck into tasty fresh caught lobster or fish for lunch or just lie back drink a refreshing cocktail and do absolutely nothing. You can even catch fish and ask them to cook it for you.
Most local fishermen can ferry you over to the bar from Black River or Treasure Beach, you just need to ask in your hotel. Sure, the twenty-minute journey won’t suit people with very delicate stomachs, but Pelican Bar is certainly worth the trip. Moreover, you may see some dolphins swimming right by your boat!
2. Theros Wave Bar, Santorini, Greek
One of the most celebrated Greek Islands, Santorini is one of the best beach bars in the Mediterranean. Theros Wave Bar is not only a bar, it’s a destination! This bar is located among the Eros beach’s white rocks on the southern coast of Santorini. One of the best things about Theros Wave Bar is that it offers awesome ocean views!
Theros Wave Bar is also a wonderful place for a magical wedding day to remember. This extraordinary location is just perfect for weddings as well as wedding receptions. Great location off the beaten track, breathtaking sunset, and excellent service!
3. Pierre and Friends, Batroun, Lebanon
Sometimes we want simplicity and no frills, we just want good company and good drinks in a good setting. If you want it right now, then think of going to Pierre and Friends, one of the world’s best beach bars. It’s doesn’t rock with the latest tunes and it’s not flashy, but it occupies a little strip of pebbly beach between Batroun and Byblos and it offers stunning views!
There is no pretension here, you can take your favorite drink and enjoy a good company and the views of the beautiful Mediterranean Sea. Whether it is summer or winter, this place is always packed! But during the summer season, you can eat right on the sea side. Pierre and Friends serves generally fresh fish, fondues and mezze.
4. Uxua Praia, Bahia, Brazil
If you like everything quirky, you will definitely love this bar. Uxua Praia was built from reclaimed fishing boats and it’s situated on the Barra do Rio Trancoso in the province of Bahia. Yes, you will really get served your tipple from an old, yet beautiful fishing wreck.
The bartenders make great versions of the national cocktail of Brazil, the caipirinha, and they also have cold beers. Plus, they can hack open a fresh coconut and pop in a straw so you can sip a tasty coconut water. Grab your caipirinha, settle on the big cushioned sofa under flat-roofed pergolas and enjoy the beautiful views or watch the guys on the beach play volleyball.
5. Hula Hula Beach Bar, Hvar, Croatia
Croatia boasts many beautiful beaches and if you’re looking for a fun alternative to Ayia Napa and Ibiza, then the Hula Hula Beach Bar in Hvar is an excellent choice. Let’s think, if this bar is good enough for Beyoncé and Jay-Z, it’s certainly good enough for us, right?
You can enjoy the breathtaking views of the Adriatic and even wait for an exciting Croatian sunset. After the sun dips below the horizon, this beach bar becomes a true party hotspot. So you can do whatever you wish in Hvar during the day, but be sure to be at Hula Hula Beach Bar around 6pm so you don’t miss a fabulous sunset party! The best DJs every day, tasty drinks and beautiful people, there is a lot of fun!
It’s difficult to find a beach bar in the USA that is not a bar in a hotel on the beachfront. The Flora-Bama is an atypical beach bar, which you should definitely visit! It’s made up of several levels and a tent and every area seems to have its own bar and ambience. There’s apt to be a band playing in every bar.
Cheap cold beer and fresh oysters, which are shucked right on the beach will impress you! The Flora-Bama has a live entertainment daily and sometimes a few times a day. This beach bar draws crowds, and they’re big enough to handle it. Moreover, it hosts the Annual Interstate Mullet Toss in April, where people gather to watch intoxicated participants throw slippery fish across the state line.
7. Doyles on the Beach, Watson Bay, Australia
Australia… There are so many amazing places in Australia with the bars on the beach. One of them is Doyles, the oldest beach bar in Australia as well as in the world. It was opened as the first seafood restaurant in Australia in 1885. Since then and for more than five generations, the Doyle family has been proudly serving Australian Seafood.
Doyles on the Beach is a perfect Australian place of entertainment, since it’s situated on a great strip of beach. You can take a water taxi to Watsons Bay foreshore, and tuck into tasty chips and fish while enjoying breathtaking views of Sydney Harbor.
8. Shipwreck Hut, The Cook Islands
Are you dreaming of a beautiful tropical beach, delicious food, ice cold cocktail drinks, and a mix of visitors and locals? Welcome to Shipwreck Hut! Situated on the gorgeous Arorangi Beach on the island of Rarotonga, Shipwreck Hut is the domain of Jim, who is not only the owner, but also the resident joker. He makes delicious cocktails, which are served in recycled jam jars, tasty tropical fruit salads and omelets for breakfast. Swing in a hammock, keep an eye out for whales and enjoy listening Jim’s stories.
9. Badeschiff, Berlin, Germany
One of Europe’s hippest cities Berlin also has some great beach bars. Badeschiff is located in the East Harbour section of the River Spree. You can swim in the river or even inside a vast hull of the ship surrounded by soft sand and next to a large open-air bar. Moreover, you can watch open-air movies, get spa treatments and enjoy unplugged concerts.
Badeschiff is really amazing place to spend the whole day relaxing by the pool and taking in the sun. However, if you want to have a peaceful swim, Badeschiff is not for you, since it can get crowded. But if you are looking for having fun, be sure to visit it!
10. Soggy Dollar Bar, White Bay, British Virgin Islands
Formerly, the only way you could reach the Soggy Dollar Bar was by boat. But now this bar is accessible by land. Even if you need to get to the Soggy Dollar by boat, it is worth a visit, since it’s the birthplace of the renowned Caribbean cocktail – the Painkiller.
Grab the Original Painkiller, which is made with cream of coconut, dark rum, orange and pineapple juices, topped with Grenadian nutmeg, and drink it while relaxing on the hammock. If you are not alone, don’t worry, there are plenty of hammocks and beach chairs for everyone!
So which one of these beach bars do you want to visit? Do you know any other amazing beach bars around the world? Please comment below and thanks for reading!