Socotra: Shwb Beach

An hour long not ride around the eastern craggy coast of Socotra (with dolphins along the way) takes you to an absolutely stunning desolate beach name Shwb Beach (yes, no vowels). The beach has powder perfect ultra white sand, the water aquamarine with the brightest hues of translucent blues, orange sandstone cliffs behind the beach, blue skies, and bright green seaweed-covered rocks. And it’s absolutely empty like everything in Socotra – not a single person in any direction to horizon – your absolutely private paradise! The beach is perfect for swimming with gentle sandy bottom and just a few waves.