Top 10 Beaches in the World
Hot sand, striking blue waters, crystal clear skies, gentle rolling waves, and clean shores – is there anything better than a day spent on a beautiful beach? Here are a few that any true beach-bum should see at least once in their lifetime.
No. 10: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina – Unites States
Where natural beauty meets true consumerism, Myrtle Beach is filled with as much colorful shopping as it is beachscapes. The result being a unique and exciting getaway. In fact, the city is designed to be a full-service resort, catering to visitors. This gives the entire area a forever “vacation” feel, even when the beach season dies down. The beach itself stretches across 60 miles of soft sand and crashing waves and is considered one of the top tourist destination in the nation. The beach is also home to the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, a lively area filled with whimsical shopping that attracts avid souvenir hunters each year.
No. 9: Tulum Beach, Mexico
Tulum Beach was one of Mexico’s very first resorts. The beach alone is a lush, stunningly blue vista. However, it is what sits in the background that makes Tulum Beach truly one of a kind. Built centuries ago, Tulum Beach is Mayan Pyramid adjacent. Beautiful stone structures complete with rainforest-esque foliage, leading up to white sand entrances make the ruins something to behold. Visitors to the beach can get a first rate view of a powerful civilization that, it would appear, was as fascinated with Tulum Beach then, as we are today.
No. 8: Mission Beach, Queensland – Australia
Australia is a filled with beautiful beaches – they’re actually quite famous for it. However, Mission Beach stands out as the must-see destination. While most beaches in the nation consist of healthy shores and unspoiled waters, Mission Beach offers a unique look at an actual World Wonder. The Great Barrier Reef sits just beneath (and some above) the cobalt ocean. The reef is the largest, living structure on Earth and is so big, it can actually be seen from outer space. Visitors can scuba out to the wonder and explore parts of the reef. In total, the reef stretched over 2,000 kilometers across the Queensland Coast.
No. 7: Lanikai Beach, Hawaii
Lanikai Beach is largely considered Hawaii’s most beautiful beach, a fact alone that says a lot. Lanikai Beach has some of the clearest, cleanest, most uniquely colored water in the world. In fact, anyone who sees the shocking vista may think the entire scene has been photoshopped. The water ranges from foamy white near the shore, to a deep aquamarine the deeper it gets. Contrast that with golden beaches and set of red-sooted volcanos in the background and you are most of the way to an animated rainbow.
No. 6: Coral Beach, Okinawa – Japan
Everybody knows that relaxation is good for the soul, and Coral Beach is known as the most relaxing destination in the world. Just how good for a person is relaxation? Well, three of the ten oldest humans in the world call the islands home. Coral Beach combines traditional Japanese countryside with uniquely quiet beaches for a getaway that is hard to forget. Even more, the beach is known for its seclusion and exclusivity, meaning visitors often find themselves with large beach expanses all to themselves.
No. 5: Boracay, Philippines
Since the early 1990’s, Boracay Beach has been considered the ultimate tropical getaway. In fact, in 1996 the beach was voted by British television as the number one tropical beach in the world. Boracay itself is just a small, secluded island located a couple hundred miles of the south coast of Manila. Its unique location allows visitors to overlook other islands in the Philippines (such as Panay Island), giving the impression of complete exotic isolation. Boracay is also home to plethora a beautiful bird species, making the entire island a wildly popular place for bird watchers.
No. 4: Horseshoe Bay, Bermuda
Sapphire waters, lush rainforests, golden beaches and a serene atmosphere – Horseshoe Bay lacks nothing. Thousands of tourists pack up their bags, grab their sunscreen and make their way to Bermuda each season. Horseshoe Bay is not only one of the most beautiful beaches in the entire nation, but also one of the friendliest. Even more, the beach is a top pick for families, since the waters are almost always safe and calm. Its central location in the Caribbean make it a must see for anyone wanting to truly experience the area.
No. 3: Maldives Beach, Maldives
Maldives Beach is the true island experience. From grass huts to large drinks served in hollow coconuts, nothing can beat the tourist experience that Maldives has to offer. The light sand on the beach is far paler than the norm, giving the entire area an overwhelming relaxed atmosphere. The water too is breaks the cobalt norm and lies closer to a clear aqua, making seeing into even the deepest water possible. But Maldives also allows visitors to experience the area’s unique cultural impact, giving not only a relaxing destination but also an educational one.
No. 2: Anguilla Beaches
Located just east of the Virgin Islands, near Puerto Rico and slightly north of the famed Saint Martin – Anguilla is in good company. The island is overall very flat, allowing visitors to get a truly unique view of the Caribbean. With bright coral, stunning natural limestone deposits, and the striking Anguilla Channel, the beach has a little bit of something for everyone. Even more, the territory is also a quick jump to the regions other beaches including: Seal Island, Anguillita, and Scilly Cay. This simply means that a trip to Anguilla could quickly become a trip to several stunning beaches.
No. 1: Fernando De Noronha, Brazil
Consisting of over 20 islands, the Fernando De Noronha archipelago is a sight that cannot be missed in a lifetime. It is easily the most beautiful beach that you have ever heard of. The actual location is situated in the Atlantic Ocean, over 200 miles of the Brazilian coastline. The beach is filled with tropical jungle, untouched sand, and beautiful rock formations that dot the coastline. In fact, Fernando De Noronha is actually a Unesco World Heritage Site that has long since been titled “The Most Beautiful Marine Park in the World.”