Beta Beach in Cape Town is one of those places that feels private, but isn’t. Situated breathlessly between two boulders, the protected little cove is home to super calm waters and pristine white sand that will quite literally have you thinking, “how did I get this lucky?” Plus, it’s just a 10-minute drive from the city, increasing its unbelievability. Did we mention the million dollar views of Camp’s Bay, Lion’s Head and the Twelve Apostles? Or that this dreamy seaside has luxe bungalows you can spend the night in? The only caveat is that you must get there early. Once that tide rolls in, you’ll be grateful for your hand towel’s worth of space. Set this plan in motion for February or March to ensure optimal weather, although it’s absolutely wonderful any time of year. We’ll see you there.