(Dress: Topshop)

Shipwreck beach was one of those places that I'd heard about, but hadn't quite prepared myself for how beautiful it would actually be. At around 9am on the Wednesday, after a breakfast fuelled by flaky pastries and fruit- we packed our day bags and headed down to the waters edge where we hopped on to a boat that was to take us across to the cove.

Sailing past swathes of limestone cliffs and white sand beaches, the north west side of the island is truly like nowhere else I've seen- with the waters being clear turquoise and a pale sky blue- which almost felt otherworldly (especially in comparison to the grey waters I'm more than accustomed to)! We were told a little about the shipwreck (which had arrived in 1983 from Glasgow smuggling illegal cigarettes) and within the hour found ourselves turning into the cove to see it proudly washed ashore.


Being only accessible by boat, we narrowly managed to miss the masses of tourists that started arriving shortly after us and were able to have a look around the shipwreck before everyone else. It's amazing how quickly the calm beach populates as the sun comes up- and being dropped a little from the shore we able to swim in if we wanted (which is where Julia, Frances and Katherine were definitely braver than Lucy and I)!

After paddling through the clear waters and grabbing some obligatory tourist shots- we hopped back onboard before exploring the area a little more by boat- meandering into hidden caves and stopping for swims in the lushest of water (totally not pretending to be in a high-end perfume advert). I didn't realise places so beautiful existed this side of the world and so close to home, and seeing waters so clear and beaches so white was totally mesmerising- and was the perfect start to the last full day of our holiday. As it got closer to midday, we headed back to the club for lunch and set up camp on our trusty line of seaside sun beds- before gearing up for the evenings dinner at the monastery...



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(Dress: Topshop)

Shipwreck beach was one of those places that I'd heard about, but hadn't quite prepared myself for how beautiful it would actually be. At around 9am on the Wednesday, after a breakfast fuelled by flaky pastries and fruit- we packed our day bags and headed down to the waters edge where we hopped on to a boat that was to take us across to the cove.

Sailing past swathes of limestone cliffs and white sand beaches, the north west side of the island is truly like nowhere else I've seen- with the waters being clear turquoise and a pale sky blue- which almost felt otherworldly (especially in comparison to the grey waters I'm more than accustomed to)! We were told a little about the shipwreck (which had arrived in 1983 from Glasgow smuggling illegal cigarettes) and within the hour found ourselves turning into the cove to see it proudly washed ashore.


Being only accessible by boat, we narrowly managed to miss the masses of tourists that started arriving shortly after us and were able to have a look around the shipwreck before everyone else. It's amazing how quickly the calm beach populates as the sun comes up- and being dropped a little from the shore we able to swim in if we wanted (which is where Julia, Frances and Katherine were definitely braver than Lucy and I)!

After paddling through the clear waters and grabbing some obligatory tourist shots- we hopped back onboard before exploring the area a little more by boat- meandering into hidden caves and stopping for swims in the lushest of water (totally not pretending to be in a high-end perfume advert). I didn't realise places so beautiful existed this side of the world and so close to home, and seeing waters so clear and beaches so white was totally mesmerising- and was the perfect start to the last full day of our holiday. As it got closer to midday, we headed back to the club for lunch and set up camp on our trusty line of seaside sun beds- before gearing up for the evenings dinner at the monastery...



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27 comments:

  1. These pictures are really pretty. Shipwreck beach sounds like the perfect getaway.
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  2. What a gorgeous place! I can't believe how clear that water is - and the colour of it is just amazing! Greece has been on my list for so long now - I can't wait to finally visit one day! x

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

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  3. Everything about this blog post is stunning, I want to go on holiday now.

    Jess
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  4. Oh my, this looks breathtakingly beautiful! I think you've just added another place to my bucket list!

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  5. I've always wanted to visit here! My parents visited Zante a few years ago and stopped here and I was so jealous haha! It looks stunning and I can't get over the amazing colour of the water and just how clear it is!!
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  6. This place is beautiful! I am surprised I have never heard of it :)

    Laila from Townhouse Palette

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  7. That beach looks incredibly amazing! Love the shirt you're wearing in one of the pictures xxx
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  8. This beach is pure paradise!

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  9. Amazing place <3

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  10. Soooo beautiful! <3

    xoxo, rae
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  11. These photos are gorgeous Liv, that water looks incredible!

    Lauren x
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  12. This beach looks absolutely stunning. I really want to visit Zakynthos, it's so stunning! xx Laura
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  13. Wow it looks amazing!
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  14. The water and beach is stunningly beautiful! This place definitely looks like it is worth a visit!

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  15. Liv this looks SO beautiful! That water is almost hurting my eyes!

    Becky | Adventuring & Things

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  16. Oh wow Liv, these pictures are just stunning! So so beautiful! x

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  17. In-fricking-credible photos - I neeeeeed to go here! Love the dress too, gorge as always. Sophie x

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  18. These pictures are giving me life!!!! I have always wanted to visit a beach that has such clear, blue water… magnificent!

    Gorgeously Flawed

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  19. Wow, beautiful photos liv!

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  20. Wow this place looks incredible! Lovely photos x
    Holly x
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  21. GORGEOUS. That place looks absolutely phenomenal. The colors, my god!
    I am surprised that ship is not a liability haha. It seems so old and rusty I cannot believe they left it there.
    I could not see that happening here in the states unless it was roped off haha

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  22. What a beautiful, fascinating place! Really the type of place that only feels real when you see it. The water is so clear and the history of it super interesting, thanks for sharing about it!

    Julia x
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  23. wow these photos are incredible xx

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  24. This looks amazing! So beautiful.

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  25. absolutely beautiful photos!

    Tasha x
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