5 beach breaks to help you forget about politics

Beach breaks to help you forget about US politics

No matter what side of the fence you sit on, world events – especially US politics – have become inescapable. You can’t scroll through Facebook, flick through the channels on the telly or make smalltalk with the person behind the counter at the supermarket without Donald Trump coming up in conversation. So, if you’ve had enough of it and want a bit of peace and quiet as far away from all the political dramatics as possible, then these beach locations are sure to help you escape, recharge the batteries and forget who the heck President Trump even is.

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1. Isle of Pines, New Caledonia

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This part of the Pacific gets its named from Captain Cook who was taken by the amount of pine trees found on this small island. The Isle of Pines then became a French penal colony and remains French territory, so if you’re looking for a tropical holiday with a bit of Parisian culture, then you’re in luck. Find a spot of beach to lay your towel out and forget all about what’s going on in the rest of the world.  

2. St Maarten

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As well as its beaches, St Maarten is known for its low-flying planes. There’s nothing like the fear of being swiped by a 747 t0 help you forget all about the inauguration and President Trump. There are also clothing-optional beaches if you really want to clear your mind of all things political.

3. Rarotonga, Cook Islands

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The Cook Island’s main island of Rarotonga is full of activities to distract yourself from American politics. Grab your snorkelling gear and get into the water or head into the mountains for a bit of trekking. The hinterlands are known for its myths and love stories, which are sure to be just as entertaining, and elaborate, as what you’d expect from the nightly news back home, but with much less frustration.  

4. Fraser Island

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Head to the most easterly point of Fraser Island and visit 75 Mile Beach. Take a stroll to the top of headland for a 360-degree view of the area and take a moment to reflect and thank your lucky stars you’re here. Just don’t jump in the water, there are sharks with a bigger bite than Donald Trump on Twitter.

5. Punakaiki

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Punakaiki is known for blowing more hot air than most politicians do on a good week, but in a much more relaxing environment. There are blowholes, pancake rocks and a rugged coastline that looks untouched and ancient.

What are some of your favourite beaches to visit when you want to escape? Let us know in the comments section below.

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