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The Best Beach Wedding Destinations

Are you dreaming about a romantic, barefoot beach wedding day? Imagine saying ‘I Do’ with the sound of waves in the background and the sand between your toes! If you’re tying the knot on the beach you’re almost guaranteed picture-perfect wedding photographs. You’ll also get the chance to take a sentimental stroll along the shore with your new spouse. What’s not to love about a beach wedding?

So if a beach wedding sounds like it’ll float your boat, read on to find the best beach wedding destinations out there. From The Caribbean to the UK, we’ve got it covered…

best beach wedding destinations mauritius

best beach wedding destinations Fiji

Best Beach wedding destinations Cyprus

best beach wedding destinations Santorini

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As one of the honeymoon hotspots of the world, Mauritius is often overlooked as a wedding destination. But if you’re looking for idyllic white sand and palm trees, it’s definitely worth considering Mauritius. It’s perfect for a relaxed wedding day full of sunshine and romance. 


Fiji is a beach wedding destination made for a bohemian bride looking for a relaxed, no-fuss wedding day. You can even organise a traditionally dressed warrior to take you out on a boat in a decorated boat – an experience you will always remember!


Known as the birthplace of Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love, Cyprus is a truly romantic place to get married. With stretches of white sand that go on for miles and turquoise oceans, you really are spoilt when it comes to Cyprian beaches.


Looking for a beach wedding destination that is ultra chic? Then stylish Santorini is the perfect place for you. It’s hot, known for delicious food and is exquisitely beautiful. With blue skies and even bluer oceans, it’s a beach wedding destination that is almost impossible to beat.


Best beach wedding destinations Hamilton Island

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Hamilton Island

A destination that is tranquil and secluded, Hamilton Island in Australia is one of the dreamiest beach wedding destinations out there. The Island even offers couples the chance to have the ultimate entrance, by landing on the beach in a helicopter.

best beach wedding destinations Kenya

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A wedding destination that is guaranteed to have the ‘WOW’ factor, Kenya’s Indian Ocean coast is a truly spectacular wedding destination. Complete your nuptials with an impressive safari honeymoon that you’ll never forget.


best beach wedding destinations The Algarve

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best beach wedding destinations bournemouth

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The Algarve

Portugal’s Algarve offers golden sands and stunning beaches. This family-friendly location is beautiful if you want a Summer soiree full of sunshine. With splendid views to soak up for hours, you’ll have plenty of places to take your wedding photographs.

But fear not, you don’t have to jet off to an exotic destination to have a perfect beach wedding. We’re lucky enough to have a ton of glorious beach wedding destinations in the UK. And the best part? Your guests won’t have to travel for miles to come and be part of your special day.


This classic seaside town has wonderful views of the sea, with quaint British details that your guests will adore. Finish your day off with a wander along Brighton’s famous promenade and soak up the atmosphere. This seaside destination lends itself to a truly British beach wedding theme. We’re talking sticks of rock as wedding favours and even fish and chips for the wedding breakfast! The colourful beach huts will also look fabulous in your photographs.


Bournemouth is home to one of the most stunning beaches in the country, and provides a beautiful backdrop for any wedding day. You can tie the knot on the cliff-top looking out over the ocean, or you can simply say your vows on the beach, the choice is yours. Watch the sunset as the evening draws in and the dancing begins. Won over? Us too!

If you are planning an exotic beach wedding, be sure to let your guests know as soon as possible. This way, they can plan to take time off work and make travelling arrangements. However, weddings abroad are lovely if you want a smaller, intimate ceremony. They also give you the chance to indulge on your honeymoon straight away! We hope you’re feeling inspired…

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Written by Lottie Dainton

"I'm Lottie Dainton and I'm a full-time freelance writer. I spend my days writing about all things wedding and beauty related, while helping some wonderful businesses out with their social media accounts. I'm a self-confessed Instagram addict who would never turn down a cup of tea - ever! My dream wedding would be a Summer affair with a relaxed, boho theme - perfect!"

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