Top 5 Must-See Beach Destinations

Nomads Swimwear is inspired by founder Taylor Long’s travels all over the world. Since we’re dreaming of a warm vacation, we tapped the founder of plus-size swimsuit brand Nomads Swimwear to see the top 5 beach destinations she recommends visiting (when we’re clear to travel) and why. Until then, these are going on our wanderlust Pinterest board.

Sydney, Australia

When did you first visit and why?

I visited a friend who lives in AUS in November of 2018 and we did a mini trip to Sydney.

What do you love about it?

It’s so scenic and beautiful, especially the beaches. It’s beauty inspired the prints for our inaugural Sydney Collection. It also has amazing food! 

What is one must-see or must-do you’d recommend to anyone going for the first time?

One must-see is for sure the Coogee to Bondi coastal cliff walk. It’s about a four mile walk around the coast of Sydney and along the way there are several beaches you can stop at with the final stop being at the Icebergs pool (the ultimate Instagram photo spot) and Bondi beach!

Melbourne, Australia

When did you first visit and why?

I visited there in August of 2019 because I was there modeling. 

What do you love about it?

On top of the fact that it has great beaches, it also has the most amazing wineries and vineyards like the Chandon vineyard.

What is one must-see or must-do you’d recommend to anyone going for the first time?

One must see is the Mornington Peninsula National Park. It has a hiking trail but also has a pretty private beach that is stunning!

Nassau, Bahamas

When did you first visit and why?

I went on vacation there a few years ago.

What do you love about it?

You really can’t beat the bright clear, blue water and white sandy beaches. Plus it’s a quick flight from the East Coast which is always a plus!

What is one must-see or must-do you’d recommend to anyone going for the first time?

I recommend going to Saunders Beach. It’s gorgeous and great for swimming if you’re a big ocean swimmer.

St. Simons Island, Georgia

When did you first visit and why?

I visited a couple weeks ago to shoot our new collections and was blown away by how beautiful it was. 

What do you love about it?

For starters, I love the fact that it was within driving distance of my home! I love traveling abroad, but since that’s not an option right now, it’s nice to know you can still go to beautiful places and make a road trip out of it! Also the whole place is adorable. Think posh, beach town with amazing beach houses. It also has great food. If you go, checkout The Half Shell and Sea Salt Healthy Kitchen!

What is one must-see or must-do you’d recommend to anyone going for the first time?

One must see is definitely Driftwood Beach which is about 30 minutes away from St.Simons. It is the coolest beach I’ve ever seen. It has tons of huge fallen trees that serve as a gorgeous backdrop, hence why we shot there for our collection that launches in May!

Honeymoon Island, Dunedin, FL

When did you first visit and why?

My parents have a condo down in Tampa, so I’ve been going to visit them there for the last few years and they always take me to this beach.

What do you love about it?

This is another one I love, because it’s accessible by car or plane since it’s still not safe to travel abroad. 

What is one must-see or must-do you’d recommend to anyone going for the first time?

I recommend renting a kayak to take around the bay. It’s a fun time and you can pack some food and relax and lay out on the little mini islands in the bay.

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