Crowd-free tourism: 5 apps to help you find deserted beaches this summer
As temperatures begin to rise and Europe’s hot summer reaches new highs, many of us are looking to get out after a long year of confinement and avoid exits.
However, as the risk of infection persists, we would like to avoid crowds and close contact with others.
A whole range of apps have now been designed specifically for finding attractions without crowds.
So, to help you stay comfortable on the go, here are the best apps to help you get the most out of your outings this summer.
5. Beach Check UK
While staycations reign supreme this summer, Beach Check United Kingdom is a game changer for those looking to get away from the sun-seeking crowds.
Featuring real-time information on beach crowds, the app was developed by Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Tourism to stem the flow of summer bathers.
The app also provides additional information on allowing dogs, biking and barbecuing, making it a great comprehensive guide to some of Britain’s most iconic beaches.
4. Without crowd
Designed at the height of containment, Without crowd helps users know how busy supermarkets and other food vendors are before they visit them.
In addition to using already existing data from Google Maps, Crowdless relies on users for information and updates, asking them to confirm the accuracy of crowds when they arrive.
3. Avoid the crowds
For those who fancy an evening without the worries of overcrowding, Avoid the crowds is for you.
The app allows users to search for nearby businesses, including bars, pubs and restaurants, with both real-time data and based on historical information so they can pre-plan their trips or leave spontaneously. You can also create a favorites list and monitor crowds regularly, allowing you to freely explore your dearest spots, hassle-free.
2. Avoid humans
After a year of confinement, reopening anxiety is very real, and for some of us, avoiding others for a while is necessary to gradually reintroduce ourselves into the world. The application, Avoid humans, understand that.
Its purpose is to help users avoid other people through Instagram record data to identify crowded places. The app covers everything from nightlife to shelters, and uses simple icons to show how crowded a place is.
1. Avoid the shopping crowds
For buyers wishing to return, the app Avoid the shopping crowds is vital for any trip without crowds.
Using data from social media, as well as live webcam feeds, this innovative Dutch app gives us the confidence we need to browse without crowds.