The Top 5 Beach Elopement Destinations

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Beach weddings, at some point in your life you’re bound to have the idea of having a beautiful beach wedding. You’ll be barefoot walking down the aisle in a beautiful flowy wedding dress where you’ll meet your fiance, who’ll be keeping it casual in a sand-colored suit. Your decor’s going to be constructed from indigenous island flowers and the ocean is going to look a magical color of blue. We’re all had dreams about this exact wedding, so why not turn it into an elopement that you can have anywhere in the world.

Beach Elopements

Why turn it into an elopement you ask? It’s simple, having a beach wedding is risky, you never know what’s going to happen or what the weathers going to be doing; is it going to rain, is the wind going to pump? Are your guests going to be blinded by the sun? Do beaches in your area even allow you to get married on the beach? What if the beach is really busy that day and you don’t get any of that needed privacy?

Having a wedding on the beach isn’t actually that simple. But don’t let that burst your bubble of saying your vows among the ocean, eloping is the most perfect option for tying the knot on the beach. Here’re a few reasons why:

Your location isn’t dependent on one particular spot. Because you don’t need to accommodate for your guest’s seatings, you can move your ceremony to any place you like. If you find that the area is pretty busy you can always take a walk around the beach and find a more secluded area.

You won’t need any permits if you choose to elope on the beach, and it’s simply because you aren’t actually hosting an event on the beach.

Bad weather? It’s not the end of the world. Because it’s just you and your hubby and maybe a couple vendors, your date may be flexible. Depending on your photographer and officiant you may have the possibility of moving the date if the weather becomes a problem.

Best places to elope on the beach

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Bahamas elopement

Yes, yes, it’s a pretty expensive place to elope, but it’s totally worth it! Dreamy shores and electric blue oceans are crystal clear, warm and buzzing with marine life! The Bahamas is rich in culture, so why not embrace it and add some Bahamian steel drunks, a Junkanoo band, or even a reggae band. It’ll give your elopement a true beachy vibe!

The Bahamas are made up of stunning secluded beaches that make for a private and intimate elopement. It’s a pretty unique place to elope in, it’s not often that you find couples flying to the Bahamas to say their vows. You’ll also be having your honeymoon in paradise! The Island has plenty of luxury accommodation that’ll make you feel like a real-life princess!

Key West elopement

A tiny Island off of Florida that’s filled to the brim with culture and an exciting street life scene. It’s known for being a vibey city with warm water beaches, making it a popular tourist destination.

It’s the perfect place for an evening elopement, because of all the activities you can get involved with after your elopement. The beaches are filled with performers and artists and there’s a vibey nightlight, too.

We love Key West so much we’ve given you an entire break down of the reasons you should elope in Key West, where you can stay, elopement packages and all the entertaining things you can get up to. Click here to check it out!

Elope in Mexico

Mexico’s a big, big place, so you won’t come short of elopement venue options. A few of the main beaches you can look into are Cabo San Lucus, Cancun, and Riviera Maya. They’re the safest and most luxurious places to elope in Mexico. The resorts, towns, and beaches in Mexico are rich in history and culture.

Whether you’re into sight-seeing, exploration, beach lounging or simply looking for a beautiful elopement venue, Mexico has it all! You’ll find that the landscape is quite something, with cliffs offering exquisite ocean views. Cancun is home to one of the largest barrier reefs in the world making it haven for scuba diving and snorkeling.

El Arco: a hidden gem in Cabo San Lucus. It’s a beautiful rock formation that accentuates the prehistoric feeling that the beach offers.

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San Diego elopement

This coastal paradise provides the perfect place for your beachy elopement. With white and sandy shores, turquoise waters and year-round sunshine, you won’t be disappointed! Secluded beaches, charming oceans or exquisite cliffs are just some of your options for your ceremony location.

If San Diego fits your needs, head over to Dream Beach Weddings to find some more inspiration. They plan elopements as well as weddings and you can take a look at all of the options for your ceremony, as well as a few elopement packages.

Bora Bora elopement

Eloping in Bora Bora is honestly a dream come true! Because it’s known as a lovers paradise, most resorts cater to couples only, score!

Bora Bora is fringed with a barrier reef, leaving the Island laying in a lagoon, with translucent waters and an underwater playground.

It’s definitely a destination you’ll be splurging on. Flights to get to Bora Bora are extremely expensive and quite lengthy. But remember, this is going to be the start of your new life together and a day you’ll never forget!

Here are a few options for your elopement ceremony location:

  • Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort
  • Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island
  • Le Meridien Bora Bora
  • St. Regis Bora Bora

No matter where you are in the world, beach elopements can be the perfect place to say your I do’s; it’ll be your elopement and honeymoon combined into one! With  Island living comes great relaxationand who else would you want to be relaxing with other than your new hubby!

Have yo eloped on a beach? If so, let us know in the comments below! There are so many beautiful beaches around the world so we’d love to hear about where you eloped!

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