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Deciding the most beautiful beaches in the world is not an easy task. It’s like picking the best star in the Milky Way. Our beautiful planet earth is covered with vast seas, lakes, oceans, and plenty of unparalleled beaches. You can define a wonderful beach because of its water clarity or for the mighty waves it offers. Even you can pick one from aside the mainland or an island beach can also be of great beauty.
Either way its really hard to confirm the best of them all. 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. Again, these are actually taken as the most popular and famous beaches around the world according to many beach lovers statistics.
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. You can also find this beautiful little land among the best Greek Islands shortlist.
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.
Things to do near Navagio Beach:
- Take a cruise tour
- Visit the ports by a car, quad or motorbike
- Snorkel with the turtles
- Visit The Venetian Castle
- Relax the afternoon at Porto Azzuro
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.
Coral gardens and colorful Horseshoe Reef bring a different dimension to the tropical and exotic marine life. Here you can find the locals those are always smiling. In fact, they are very good at cooking BBQ of smoky mahi-mahi meets English pork cuts. Believe me, you shouldn’t be missing this.
Things to do near The Baths:
- Take a relaxing deep bathe
- Visit the Anegada Island
- Gorda Peak National Park
- Explore the Smuggler’s Cove
- Sage Mountain National Park
- Arrange for some sports on the sands of White Bay
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 atolls 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 on June 2008. This wonderful Island is worthy of most travelers wildest tropical fantasies.
Things to do near Tapuaetai:
- Keep plenty of time for snorkeling
- Don’t miss a barbecue lunch
- Visit the other islets in the lagoon
- Storytellers Eco Cycle Tours
- Titikaveka Beach
- The Vaka Cruise
7. Zlatni Rat
Zlatni Rat is one of the best beaches in Croatia and it is one of the most famous 10 best destinations in Europe. Zlatni Rat means Golden Horn. 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. The nearby Island is best known for its top-notch olive oil, sheep cheese, and lamb. The white stone, commonly known as ‘Stira‘ is famous worldwide for its purity standards.
Things to do near Zlatni Rat:
- You can rent paddle boats
- There is scope for sea kayaking
- Parasailing and windsurfing
- Big blue diving
- Chimpy Adventure Park
- Take a private boat tour
Located on the southwest 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 destinations for paragliding. This is one place you can enjoy good weather almost all year-round. The deep blue water and the scenic view will definitely amaze tourist visiting this famous island.
Things to do near Ölüdeniz:
- Explore the Ghost Town of Kayaköy Village
- Paraglide over the blue lagoon
- Swim and kayak
- Visit the nearby 12 islands of Gocek
- Take a Boat Ride in Dalyan
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. Trunk Bay features a 225 yeard long underwater snorkeling trail.
Things to do near Trunk Bay:
- Reef Bay trail hike
- Visit the Waterlemon Cay
- Mangrove lagoon
- Take part in some of the best water sports
- Don’t miss the underwater snorkel trail
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 one of the best dive sites in the world. You can also consider these islands among the top Islands to visit in Thailand.
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. Another thing you must note down that this is also famous as the best party island in the world. People can get to the beach by two separate locations, from Phuket Island, and from Karabi. You can probably fly in from Bangkok.
Things to do near Maya Bay:
- Swim at the Pileh Bay Lagoon
- Visit Bamboo Island and Mosquito Island
- Go Diving in Phi Phi
- Hike to the top viewpoint
- Don’t miss the monkey beach
- Explore the wider region
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. The beach is stretching for almost 3 miles along the coast of Whitsunday Island. This is surely going to be one of your favorite unspoiled beaches in the world.
Things to do near Whitehaven Beach:
- Hamilton Island cruise
- You can take a helicopter tour
- Full-day scuba diving
- Ocean rafting tour the beach
- sailing and snorkeling
- Turtle Spotting
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 best places to visit in Mexico. It is a heaven for the photographer or artist. It is in fact, a laid back beach paradise. You can travel beyond the shore and find awesome places nearby.
Things to do near Tulum:
- Cenotes Dos Ojos
- Tulum Archaeological Site
- Playa Paraiso
- Mayan Beach
- Explore the Sian Ka’an Biosphere
- Go Kitesurfing
1. Anse Source D’Argent
Anse Source D’Argent is situated on La Digue, one of the smaller islands of Seychelles. 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. The powdery white sand with crystal clear water attracts millions of tourists every year.
Things to do near Anse Source D’Argent:
- Crystal Water Kayaks
- Walk around
- Just photoshoot anywhere
- You can hire a charter boat to explore the island
- Plantation House National Monument