Innumerable stunning beaches can be found all over our planet. The world is home to an incredible variety of stunning beaches, some with dazzling white sands and others situated in picture-perfect locations. Selecting the best stretch of sand in the world is a subjective process.
In any case, we did our best to pick the most stunning, top-notch, and easily-reachable beaches anywhere in the world. Our list of the top 10 best beaches in the world is as follows.
Top 10 Best Beaches in the World
Our carefully selected list provides a glimpse of some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, whether you prefer a remote, rustic setting or a well-equipped, lively beach. So let’s have a look:
10) Spiaggia dei Conigli, Lampedusa, Italy
The southern coast of Lampedusa, off the coast of Sicily, is home to Spiaggia dei Conigli. Because of its beautiful beaches, clear waters, and remote coastline, it has become a popular tourist destination. Some say this beach is one of the few in Italy where loggerhead turtles nest. It is the second-best attraction in Lampedusa, according to Tripadvisor users.
9) Dune du Pyla, France
Over a hundred meters in height, this beach boasts Europe’s highest dune. It’s a mere hour away from Bordeaux and is visually stunning. Shielding your eyes from the shimmering heat haze is just as important as shielding them from the pristine sand.
There are miles of beaches to explore along the Bassin d’Arcachon after you’ve taken in the panoramic views of the Atlantic and pine forests behind. For the best view of the dune, take a ferry from Arcachon pier to Cap Ferret.
8) Grace Bay, Turks & Caicos
The Turks and Caicos Islands are made up of 40 islands and cays, with Providenciales serving as the main tourist destination. The northern shore’s Grace Bay is a 19km (12 mile) paradise-perfect mix of sugary sand and clear water, surrounded by coral reefs with excellent snorkeling and diving.
With an increasing number of resorts and condo hotels along the coast, it may be best to stay at one of the more private Amanyara or Parrot Cay hotels these days.
7) Maui, Hawaii
If you want to experience Hawaii’s gorgeous beaches without all the tourists who flock to Oahu, Maui is the place to go. Wai’anapanapa State Park’s black sand beaches are just one of many stunning natural features on the island.
Wailea Beach in South Maui is a favorite among families due to the warm waters, an abundance of resorts, and excellent dining options. At the same time, the North Shore draws adventure-seeking tourists who want to take advantage of the excellent windsurfing conditions at Ho’okipa Beach Park and Kanaha Beach Park.
6) Whitsunday Islands, Australia
The Whitsunday Islands, located off Australia’s northeastern coast, feel like an entirely different world. The archipelago is located near the Great Barrier Reef and has an extremely unique, albeit fragile, ecosystem.
Among the 74 islands that make up this group, Betty’s Beach, Whitehaven Beach, and Chalkies Beach are among the best, though they are far from the only beautiful options. On Hamilton Island and Long Island, you can unwind at one of the bungalows or luxury ecoresorts when you’re not tanning on the white sands or snorkeling in the turquoise waters.
5) Railay Beach, Thailand
Railay Beach, one of Thailand’s most beautiful beaches, is located on a small peninsula and is only accessible by longtail boat, a journey that is well worth making. Upon arrival, you will find shimmering, soft white sand & a picture-perfect turquoise lagoon surrounded by giant limestone monoliths (in and out of the water), dense jungles, cliffs, and caves.
4) Maya Bay, Thailand
Due to its appearance in the 1999 movie The Beach, Maya Bay in Thailand has become one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. However, due to its overwhelming popularity, Thai authorities closed the beach in 2018 and capped daily visitor numbers at 2,000 in an effort to protect and preserve the environment.
Maya Bay is one of the most picturesque places you can imagine, with its white sand beach and calm waters protected by towering limestone cliffs.
3) Tulum, Mexico
Tulum, located on the Caribbean coast of Mexico, is home to one of the country’s best-preserved Mayan ruins and one of its finest beaches. It was once the primary port of the Mayan city of Coba.
Tulum was constructed around 1200 AD, well after the decline of the Mayan civilization, and as a result, it is not as elegant as other more well-known Mayan sites. Nonetheless, the tropical beach setting makes this one of the most visited places in Mexico and a paradise for photographers and artists.
2) Polihale Beach, Hawaii, USA
Polihale is, without a doubt, the most stunning beach in the Hawaiian Islands. Kauai, one of the world’s most beautiful islands, has an 11 km (7 mi) stretch on its western end that seems empty. Yet, it is a few miles from the nearest town and has a feeling of magic and mystery that is still alive in Hawaii today.
It’s only accessible by dirt sugarcane road, so a four-wheel drive vehicle is recommended.
1) Bora Bora, French Polynesia
While it may be small, this French Polynesian island packs a powerful punch. Bora Bora is just 6 miles long and less than 3 miles wide, but it’s jam-packed with beautiful beaches, lush jungles, and luxurious resorts with overwater bungalows.
Matira Beach is the most popular and beautiful public beach on Bora Bora. The sand is white and fine, and although it is popular with locals on the weekends, it is never overcrowded unless a cruise ship is in port. It is common knowledge that the sunsets over the dazzling turquoise lagoon are not to be missed.
Bora Bora is the epitome of a honeymoon destination, and if you’re willing to spend the money, take the time to get here.
So these were our choices for the top 10 best beaches in the world. We hope you like our ranking & choices. Provide us with suggestions & recommendations in the comments.
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