32 most beautiful beaches in the world
Summer is in full swing and many still haven’t chosen a vacation spot. We want to take a look with you to 32 of the most amazing beaches around the world. These places are perfect to relax, unwind, daydream and bask in the sun!
1. The Beaches of Eilat – Eilat, Israel
Eilat has everything you need for a perfect vacation: water sports, diving, parties, surfing, restaurants, music, nightclubs, and more.
2. Foxy Beach – Cape Town, South Africa
Foxy Beach is located near the small port city of Simon, near Cape Town. The area is part of the National Park and is home to one of the largest penguin populations in Africa.
3. Thunder Cove Beach – Prince Edward Island, Canada
The uniqueness of this beach is that it is red in color. Iron oxide stains the sand, so the coast looks like a tennis court.
4. Arenas Verdes – Papakolea Beach or Mahana Beach, Hawaii
Only the bravest tourists head to this place because you have to walk through the volcanic landscape to get to the beach. It offers a beautiful view of Puu Mahana Bay. The green color of the sand is due to the ash in the soil of this volcanic island.
5. Beaches of Negril – Jamaica
The resort town of Negril is famous for its beautiful coastline with beautiful golden sand and warm waters of the Caribbean Sea.
6. Chesil Beach – England
Chesil is a protected area and one of the longest beaches in England. As you walk along it, you should look carefully under your feet, as the beach consists only of pebbles.
7. Maho – St. Maarten, Caribbean Islands
Maho beach on St. Martin’s Island is known all over the world. Not only for its long golden beaches and turquoise waters, but also because it is close to Princess Juliana Airport, which allows tourists to admire the picturesque scenery as they land.
8. Ipanema – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Ipanema is the mythical beach of Rio de Janeiro. On weekends it happens that cars make room on the adjacent road for pedestrians who want to do sports and especially for surfers. All this is accompanied by music!
9. Sharm el Sheikh – Egypt
On this popular and very beautiful beach there is a luxurious coral reef, diving enthusiasts will find their happiness here.
10. Hot Water Beach – New Zealand
This beach is notable for its geothermal water source, which creates natural hot baths. It attracts over 700,000 tourists every year.
11. Miami Beach – Barbados
Sunsets, sand, turquoise waters and grace. The perfect setting to enjoy an unforgettable vacation. They say here an old Mercedes bus was converted into a diner!
12. Arugam Beach – Sri Lanka
The resort of Arugam Bay is the best place for surfing in Sri Lanka. Wildlife enthusiasts will also be impressed by elephants and crocodiles!
13. Klitmøller – Denmark
Located in northwest Denmark, this beach is considered one of the best surf spots in the country. There is the highest probability that you will find the highest waves here, which is why Klitmøller is called the Mecca of surfers in Denmark. No less!
14. Matira Beach – Bora Bora
Bora Bora is known as one of the most beautiful islands in the world mainly because of its beaches. That’s why newlyweds from all over the world honeymoon here.
15. Praia Do Cassino – Rio Grande, Brazil
The beach with fine sand is located near the city of Rio Grande. It is the longest beach in the world with a length of 254 km! It stretches along the Brazilian coast to the border of Uruguay.
16. Pendine Sands – Wales
Many world speed records in automobile and motorcycle racing history have been set on this wide 11km beach.
17. Stockton Beach – Stockton, Australia
The beach is 32 km long and is surrounded by dunes. You can ride your quad bike across the large sand mass and contemplate the remains of stranded ships a few meters from the shore.
18. Agonda Beach – Goa, India
There are several resorts in India with very beautiful coastal areas. One of them is Agonda Beach, once a popular tourist destination among hippies.
19. Budir Beach – Budir, Iceland
You hardly think of Iceland when you think of beaches. But the white sand contrasting with the surrounding area makes it exceptional.
20. Muriwai Beach – Auckland, New Zealand
Muriwai or Muriwai Beach is a beach in the Auckland region on the west coast of the North Island of New Zealand. It is home to a large colony of boobies, large seabirds.
21. Bondi Beach – Sydney, Australia
Bondi Beach is a popular beach in the suburbs of Sydney, Australia, known for its fine sand and surfing. It was added to Australia’s national heritage list in 2008.
22. Black Beach – Hawaii
The beach is very popular because of its black sands. It is located next to Volcanoes National Park and is home to endangered turtles.
23. Pfeiffer Beach – California.
California’s inimitable and most popular beach, Pfeiffer Beach is tucked away on the Big Sur coast in a small, quiet nook with a stunning sunset!
24. Palau Beaches – Micronesia
Palau’s beaches are one of the best places for diving. Reefs, caves. sea life in all its abundance and dazzling white sand.
25. Tulösand – Halmstad, Sweden
Here you can relax both day and night with a mass of beach bars that offer picturesque views of the pristine coastline.
26. Patong Beach – Phuket, Thailand
Thailand remains one of the most popular destinations for European tourists who crave the warmth of the sun in the middle of winter. This is the most favorable warm period with very little precipitation. Visiting the island of Phuket, be sure to visit the beach at Maya Bay, which is 46 kilometers away on the island of Phi Phi Le.
27. 75 Mile Beach – Fraser Island, Australia
75-Mile Beach is sometimes called 70-Mile Beach. This beach is located on the east coast of Fraser Island in Queensland, Australia. The white sandy beach stretches for about 120 kilometers.
28. Copacabana – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Copacabana is one of the most beautiful and famous crescent-shaped beaches in the world with a length of 4.5 km on the Atlantic Ocean. Brazilians call it the Princess of the Sea (Princesinha do Mar).
29. Beaches of Saint-Tropez – France
Saint-Tropez has several small sandy beaches, covering 11.3 km of coastline. A quiet haven for celebrities.
30. Gardner Bay – Galapagos Islands, Spain
Gardner’s Bay is a favorite diving spot in the northeastern part of the island of Española. Here on the white sandy beach you will be greeted by colonies of sea lions that sunbathe and play with swimmers every day.
31. Siesta Beach – Siesta Key, Florida
The uniqueness of this beach is the clean, soft and fresh sand under your feet. A real treat for vacationers.
32. Ninety Mile Beach – Victoria, Australia
The name of the beach doesn’t do justice to its actual length, in fact it only stretches 55 miles (88 km) and is among the longest beaches in the world!
50 Best Beaches in the World in 2019
Whether it’s a tropical paradise of white sand and crystal clear water or a stunning coastline of rugged cliffs, beautiful beaches can be found anywhere in the world, so deciding where to throw your towel can be tricky.
Fortunately, help has arrived in the form of a ranking of the top 50 sandy spots for 2019.
It was compiled by Big 7 Travel, which compiled the list from a survey that polled 6,105 of its readers about their favorite spots. Sources included data from review sites, Blue Flag status ratings and the opinions of its editorial board.
50. Diani Beach, Kenya.
In 50th place is Diani Beach on the Indian Ocean near Mombasa, Kenya. It is renowned as one of the most beautiful beaches in the country at almost 18 kilometers long.
49. Ngapali Beach, Myanmar
Myanmar has some beautiful unspoiled beaches, but Ngapali (pronounced “Napoli”) on the coast of the Bay of Bengal is a real attraction. Palm trees along a 24-kilometer strip of white sand surrounded by fishing villages.
48. Lucky Bay, Esperance, Australia
Stretching for more than five kilometers, Lucky Bay Beach in Western Australia boasts perfectly clean white sand and turquoise waters. It is best known for its kangaroos, which can be seen resting on the shore.
47. Glass Beach, California.
Glass Beach at Fort Bragg on the Sonoma Coast gets its name from the smooth, multicolored glass shards that cover its shore. The beach was once a burial ground for glass bottles, but the water has turned them into tiny jewels.
46. Tangalle Beach, Sri Lanka
Tangalle Beach in Sri Lanka is located on the southern coast of the country. It was once a sleepy fishing village, but is now becoming a popular tourist destination. If you want complete solitude, head to Quiet Beach, a long white shoreline that is pure paradise.
45. Amanohashidate, Kyoto, Japan
Amanohashidate is a little gem in northern Kyoto, Japan, and its name roughly translates to “bridge in the sky.” There are about 8,000 trees along a three-and-a-half-kilometer strip of sand.
44. Koekohe Beach, New Zealand
The sandy beach at Koekohe in New Zealand is famous for its Moeraki Boulders, mysterious round stones that are scattered all along the shore. This makes the beach a very popular spot for photographers.
43. Champagne Beach, Vanuatu
Champagne Beach in Vanuatu is said to have the clearest water and white sand in the South Pacific. The beach got its name because at low tide there is a hissing sound on the shore caused by the release of gas from volcanic rocks.
42. Monterosso Al Mare, Italy
The beach at Monterosso al Mare is ranked 42nd because of its “beautiful reefs and crystal clear water.” Monterosso al Mare is the largest of the five villages that make up the famous Cinque Terre region in Italy.
41. Belle Mare, Mauritius
Belle Mare beach in Mauritius is called “paradise” because of its “white sand” and “coral reefs.” It is located on the southern coast of the holiday island, and its coastal coral reef creates a lagoon that is perfect for swimming.
40. Monk Islands, Scotland
The Monk Islands are remote islands in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland that have “pristine beaches, rocky ledges and endless sand dunes.” The beaches are described as “wild and stormy” with huge numbers of gray seals.
39. Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Copacabana may be the most famous beach in Rio, but Ipanema is in the city’s “flashy and creative” zone.
“It’s popular, busy and full of activity, with a real party atmosphere.”
Big 7 Travel
38. Golden Sands Beach, Bulgaria
Golden Sands Beach is located near Varna, Bulgaria and has been described as “one of the most beautiful beaches in the region.” It boasts a Blue Flag and the sand “lives up to its name.”
37. Aguiba Beach, Marsa Matrouh, Egypt
Approximately 40 meters long, Agiba Beach in Marsa Matrouh, Egypt, ranks 37th on the list. Big 7 Travel suggests climbing one of the cliffs for “stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea.”
36. Gouverneur, St. Barth’s
Gouverneur Beach in St. Barth, with the clearest water in the Caribbean, located at the southernmost tip of the island, is great for snorkeling. But to get to the beach by a narrow and winding road, you’ll have to negotiate with the owners: the shoreline is private property.
35. Psaru beach, Mykonos
Psarou beach on the Greek island of Mykonos is popular with celebrities, and large yachts often sail nearby. Although there can be lines to get a sun lounger during peak season, Big 7 Travel says it’s worth the wait.
34. Praia do Camilo, Lagos, Portugal
No. 34 on the list is the dramatic Praia do Camilo in Lagos, Portugal. Beachgoers make their way to the sand by descending the 200 wooden steps that wind along the orange cliffs. The beach is also near Ponta da Piedade, a famous rock with grottos and stone arches.
33. Corniche Beach, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Corniche Beach in Abu Dhabi has a stunning view of the Persian Gulf and the city’s skyscrapers. It is about two kilometers long and has three different sections – one for singles and groups, one for families and a third, it is a quiet area.
32. Jagoda Bay, Hvar, Croatia
Jagonda Bay is a beautiful bay located on the Croatian island of Hvar. According to Big Travel 7, it has “pebble beaches, crystal clear water and dense pine forests.” It’s No. 32 on the list.
31. Palombaggia Beach, Corsica
The most famous beach on the island of Corsica, Palombaggia Beach, with “beautiful pine trees against a backdrop of clear blue sea.” From the beach you can also see the tiny islands of Cerbicales, which are home to many wild animals.
30. Seven Mile Beach, Negril, Jamaica
At number 30 on the list is the famous Seven Mile Beach in the Negril area of Jamaica.
“This idyllic beach has palm trees swaying in the wind, clear blue waters and fresh coconuts.”
Big Travel 7
29. Seven Mile Beach, Cayman Islands
Another beach 11 kilometers long is on this list, this time in the Cayman Islands. It boasts sparkling waters and coral sands and is “so perfect it almost doesn’t look real.”
28. Ao Tanot Bay, Ko Tao, Thailand
Ao Tanot Bay is on the quiet Thai island of Ko Tao in the Gulf of Thailand. According to Big Travel 7, snorkeling here is great because of the great variety of corals and big fish that “you can see as soon as you dip your fingers in the water.”
27. South Beach, Miami
South Beach is one of Miami Beach’s most recognizable sandy beaches and ranks 27th on the list. It is known for its historic art deco architecture and also has a quaint collection of colorful lifeguard huts.
26. Elafonisi Beach, Crete, Greece
Elafonisi Beach on the Greek island of Crete is best known for its pink sand, which is created from crushed sea shell powder. The beach is also connected by a sandbank to the island’s nature reserve.
25. Seminyak Beach, Bali
In 25th place is Seminyak Beach on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, thanks to its “dark sand and gorgeous sunsets.” Luxury resorts on a five-kilometer coastline with beachgoers lounging on colorful beanbags.
24. Baia delle Zagare, Italy
No. 24 is in Baia delle Zagare, in the Italian region of Puglia, with white cliffs and water ranging from turquoise to emerald. There are three sections in the bay – one accessible by footpath, one reserved for guests at Baia delle Zagare, and one by sea only.
23. Mondais Cove, Anguilla
At number 23 is Mondais Cove on the island of Anguilla, which has been described as “the perfect Caribbean island imaginable.” If you’re heading to the beach at night, you can see the lights from the neighboring island of St. Martin.
22. Pedn Wunder, Cornwall, UK
Pedn Wunder from Cornwall, which ranks 22nd, is one of only two British beaches to make the list. It is located among the stunning cliffs of Treryn Dinas and has “crystal clear blue water and beautiful white sand.”
21. Sunset Beach, Oahu, Hawaii
Sunset Beach in Oahu, Hawaii, is known as one of the best surf spots in the world, with one of the longest surf spots in the world. Waves can reach up to 10 meters in height.
20. Maho Beach, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
Maho Beach is considered the jewel of St. John and is part of the Virgin Islands National Park. That means anyone can visit the beach. Big Travel 7 says, “The water is usually calm, with shallow patches and tropical fish. Watch out for turtles swimming nearby.
19. Playa del Amor, Mexico
This secret “lovers’ beach” is invisible from the outside and only accessible through a water tunnel that connects the Pacific Ocean to the beach. The beautiful beach is located on the uninhabited island of Marieta. The opening will reveal a soft, golden strip of sand with sparkling blue waters and natural wildlife. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
18. Vaerøy Beach, Norway
The remote beach of Vaerøy is located in the Lofoten Islands archipelago in Norway and ranks 18th on the list.Ranking of the Happiest Countries in the World 2019
“Wild rocky shores overlook Arctic water that’s warmer than you might expect.”
Big Travel 7
17. Horseshoe Cove, Bermuda
Named for its curved shape, Horseshoe Cove in Bermuda ranks 17th on the list. It has “crystal blue waters and pink sands,” as well as “hidden caves and coves to explore.”
16. Matira Beach, Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Matira Beach is the only public sandy stretch on the main island in Bora Bora and is about two kilometers long.
“With the white sand and gorgeous waters of the lagoon, it’s a true paradise.”
Big Travel 7
15. Tunnels Beach, Kauai, Hawaii
Tunnel Beach in Kauai, Hawaii, is a crescent-shaped bay fringed by palm trees and Ironwood trees. The lava tubes here form the underwater caves that give the beach its name. Nearby are Mount Makana and lush jungle.
14. Seagrass Bay, Laucala Island, Fiji
Seagrass Bay is located on the luxurious private island of Lakuala in Fiji. The beach is located in the island’s jungle and boasts “lush vegetation and wild coconuts as a natural backdrop for the white sandy coastline.”
13. Cala Saona, Formentera, Spain
At number 13 on the list is Cala Saona, a beach on Formentera, a neighboring island on Ibiza in the Balearic Islands.
“Formentera has more than 20 kilometers of beaches, from rocky coves to white sand beaches, but Cala Saona is the most beautiful.”
Big Travel 7
12. Boulder’s Bay, Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town has many famous beaches, but Boulders Beach has something everyone else doesn’t – a colony of African penguins. These creatures nest on a beach inaccessible to humans, and summer is the best time to visit the shoreline to catch a glimpse of them. There are viewing platforms at strategic locations that can be accessed for a nominal fee.
11. Kim Bay, Mayo, Ireland.
Missing from the top 10 is Kim Bay, a rural and sheltered beach surrounded by cliffs on Achill Island off the coast of western Ireland. It has “sparkling white sand that rivals tropical islands, and the water is crystal clear.”
10. Piggy, Bahamas
Piggy Beach is a favorite among instagrammers because beachgoers can swim with the creatures in the beach’s clearest waters. The beach, also known as Big Major Cay, is located in the Exumas area of the Bahamas. The pigs are not native to the islands, so it is unclear how they got there.
9. Kanuhura, Laviyani Atoll, Maldives
Number nine on the list is Kanuhura on Lhaviyani Atoll in the Maldives. The private beach belongs to the Kanuhura Resort, which consists of three private islands.
8. Playa Ruinas, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Playa Ruinas Beach, ranks eighth on the list and is located on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. It has “shimmering white sand” and “sheer cliffs.” Big Travel 7 adds: “Is this a real view? Or is it a setting of the famous ancient Mayan ruins in Tulum.
7. Source d’Argent, Seychelles
At number seven on the list is Source d’Argent in the Seychelles, which is known for its unusual boulders. To access the beach, sun-worshippers must walk through the old L’Union Estate coconut plantation. Once they do, they will find the “warm waters of the Indian Ocean.”
6. Reynisfjara Beach, Vic and Myrddal, Iceland
Reinisfjara Beach in Iceland, known for its black sand and huge basalt stacks coming out of the sea, is at number six on the list. This “unforgettable” beach may be familiar to some since it appears in Game of Thrones season 7.
5. Secret Lagoon, El Nido, Philippines
The Secret Lagoon in El Nido, on the island of Palawan in the Philippines, ranks fifth on the list. To enter the hidden bay, tourists must swim through a hole in the limestone cliffs.
4. Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos
Grace Bay ranks fourth with a pristine beach described as “the shining jewel of the Turks and Caicos Islands. The shoreline is just over three kilometers long with “pure white sand and crystal clear water.
3. Fig Tree Bay, Protaras, Cyprus
In third place on the list is Fig Tree Bay, a “picturesque sandy beach” in the resort of Protaras in Cyprus. It has “lively beach bars and plenty of sun umbrellas.”
2. Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Islands, Australia
Located in the Whitsunday Islands of Australia, Whitehaven Beach is six kilometers long and ranks second on the list.
“Because of the silica, the sand doesn’t retain heat, so it’s a fantastic place to walk barefoot, even on a hot day.”
Big Travel 7
1. Zlatni Rat (Golden Horn Beach), Brac, Croatia
First on the list is Zlatni Rat, also known as Zlatni Rat Beach, in Brac, Croatia. The beach is so named because of its horn shape. But according to Big 7 Travel, it is not only the shape that makes it so unique, but also the fact that after just 10-20 meters the sea changes color from turquoise to dark blue and the beach is surrounded by ten-year-old pines that provide shade.