Deciding the most awesome beach is not an easy task. It’s like picking the best star in the Milky Way. But we did try our best. So for the worshipers of the sea and sun, here is our list of the 10 most beautiful beaches around the world.
10 Most beautiful Beaches:
Located on Zakynthos Island, the Navagio Beach is an isolated sandy cove that is only accessible by boat. Being frequently featured on postcards, this beach is one of the trademark beaches in Greece. Home to the wreck of an alleged smuggler and the Navagio Beach features sheer limestone cliffs, white sandy beaches, and clear blue water. Every year thousands of tourists visit this stunning beach.
9. The Baths
The Baths lie at the southern tip of Virgin Gorda, which is the third largest island of the British Virgin Islands. On the Baths, huge granite boulders lie in piles which form spectacular tunnels and grottoes that are open to the sea and flood at high tide. Tropical palms are lined along the sandy beaches, adding to the dramatic effect.
Tapuaetai means “One Foot Island”. It is a small islet in the Aitutaki atoll of the Cook Islands, considered as one of the most beautiful beaches around the world. This islet offers great views of the Aitutaki lagoon to the visitor and depending on the tide one is able to walk on a sandbank a decent distance away from Tapuaetai. “Australasia’s Leading Beach” was awarded to the beach at the World Travel Awards held in Sydney in June 2008.
7. Zlatni Rat
Zlatni Rat is one of the top tourist attractions in Croatia and it is one of the most famous beaches in Europe. Zlatni Rat means Golden Cape. It is a narrow white pebble beach situated near the city of Bol on the southern coast of the island of Brac. With the changes in tide, currents and wind the amazing shape of the beach shifts. It was named as one of the top ten best beaches in the world in 2009 by Lonely Planet.
Located on the south west coast of Turkey on the Aegean Sea, Ölüdeniz is a small village with a secluded sandy bay at the mouth on a blue lagoon. Being one of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean, this beach is famous for its shades of turquoise. Due to its unique panoramic views, the Ölüdeniz is also regarded as one of the best places in the world to paragliding.
5. Trunk Bay
Trunk Bay is rated as one the world’s most beautiful beaches by the National Geographic Society. It is a National Park beach located on St. John in the United States Virgin Islands. The Trunk Bay beach attracts hordes of cruise ship passengers. The facilities of the beach include a snack bar, showers and restrooms, a lifeguard, etc. The most famous facility provided by the beach is an underwater trail for snorkeling its coral reef.
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4. Maya Bay
Surrounded by a ring of steep limestone hills on Koh Phi PhiLeh that is the second largest island of the Phi Phi Islands, the Maya Bay has superb marine life and is a favorite spot for divers. After the 2000 movie The Beach was filmed there, Maya Bay became world famous. Today many tourists come to Koh Phi Phi just to see this beach. We consider this beach at number four in our list of top 10 most beautiful beaches around the world.
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3. Whitehaven Beach
Almost 6 km long Whitehaven Beach is located on Whitsunday Island, the largest island in the Whitsunday group. Very fine white sand covers the beach which is 98% pure silica. Because of the purity of the sand, it has been used in the construction of the lens for the Hubble telescope. Hill Inlet lies at the northern end of Whitehaven Beach. It is a beautiful cove where the tide shifts the sand and water to create a beautiful fusion of colors.
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Situated on the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula, the Tulum once served as the major port of the Mayan city of Coba. Around 1200 AD, the Tulum was built. During that time the Mayan civilization was already in decline and therefore it lacks the elegance of some other famous sites. However, the tropical beach backdrop makes this one of the top tourist attractions in Mexico. It is a heaven for the photographer or artist.
1. Anse Source D’Argent
Anse Source D’Argent is situated on La Digue, one of the smaller islands of the Seychelles and undoubtedly the most beautiful beach around the world. Being one of the most photographed beaches in the world, the Anse Source D’Argent is featured in countless travel magazines. Anse Source D’Argent contains a winning combination of large granite boulders studding the coastline, coupled with pink sand beaches and coconut palms.