Cornwall, United Kingdom
Forget setting sail for Balearic waters; we're happy to sip rosé while floating around the Fowey Estuary this summer. Sure, your friends might be living a hot girl summer in Formentera but, trust us, any Instagram carousel that features photos of Fowey can contend. Candid paddleboarding pics backed by cute, pastel-coloured houses? Check. An artsy action shot of you cycling into the distance along the South West Coast Path? That, too. And there are plenty of portside pubs (with patios, hallelujah) for when you tire of posing. Then, take a wander to the sandy pocket of Readymoney Cove, a headland sheltered by forested cliffs, for some serious beach hours minus the headache of boombox-vibrating bars or sambuca-splashed sand.
Where we're staying: The Old Quay House Hotel
Before you go: Pack a few Daphne du Maurier novels. Fowey heavily inspired the author, who lived here. Her most famous, Rebecca, is based on the coastline just south of the town.