Whether you want to indulge in adventure sports, lie down lazily sunbathing, take a pleasant stroll along the sea shore, or just admire the stunning natural beauty with abated breath, beaches provide a wide range of options to unwind.
Ever wondered which are the most beautiful beaches in the world? Here are some of them:
1. Poipu Beach: Kauai, Hawaii
Poipu Beach is on the south shore of Kauai island of Hawaii. You will find a number of resorts and the famous Poipu Beach Park here. You can enjoy swimming, snorkeling or simply feast on the natural beauty lying on the beach. The park is also known for humpback whales, Hawaiian monk seals and colorful fishes.
2. Maroma Beach: Mexico
Just 30 miles away from the popular island resort of Cancun lies this most exquisite yet lesser known beach of Mexico. Nestled quietly in the Yucatan Peninsula, Maroma Beach features pristine azure water and white sand. The tropical foliage and stucco huts add to the natural beauty of the beach.
3. South Beach: Miami, Florida
Clear, blue water and fine, white sand… That’s beautiful South Beach for you in Miami, Florida. The world-class boutiques and mouthwatering cuisines make it a partying hotspot. So, the nightlife here is as enjoyable as the daytime strolling by the beach. A must-visit for anybody visiting Miami, the beach is frequented by locals as well.
4. Pink Sands Beach: Harbor Island, Bahamas
Unlike the bigger beaches of Bahamas dotted with casinos and dance clubs, the Pink Sands Beach in Harbor Island is ideal for nature lovers. With a stretch of pink sand and calm water as far as the eyes can go, the environment here is relaxed and laid back. You can enjoy swimming, snorkeling, watching sunset, or just walking around the town.
5. Matira Beach: Bora Bora
French Polynesia is known world over for its pristine, secluded beaches. The beautiful, Matira Beach in Bora Bora, too wears a calm, serene look. There are plenty of activities you can indulge in on this lagoon island with white sandy shores. You can go on a shark-feeding expedition, take a driving tour through the rough terrains of the island, or just laze around at the beach watching its breathtakingly beautiful landscape.
6. Ipanema Beach: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Ipanema is a wealthy neighborhood in the city of Rio de Janeiro, and the Ipanema Beach is one of the most happening places of Rio. The beach is always brimming with elegant people and social life, and you can also see people playing football/volleyball on the beach. Beer as well as Brazil’s very own alcoholic drink – cachaça is sold everywhere on the beach.
7. Clifton Beach: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Clifton Beach is located 25 km southeast of Hobart, the state capital of Tasmania in Australia. It is a popular surfing destination and also has Clifton Beach Surf Life Saving Club on it. The southern breaks of the beach can be accessed from the car parking area of the club. Remember that Clifton Beach also happens to be among the most dangerous beaches of Tasmania. Beware of rocks and rips while swimming.
8. Biarritz Beaches: France
Biarritz is a luxurious tourist city located in the Bay of Biscay gulf on the Atlantic coast in France. Its mild climate and exotic beaches have made it a popular surfing destination of Europe. Even for the non-surfers, Biarritz beaches are a great holiday destination to stroll and relax at the seaside. There are several beaches in Biarritz – while some of them are great for surfing, others are perfect for kids and families.
9. Saint-Tropez Beaches: French Riviera, France
The legendary beaches of Saint-Tropez and Ramatuelle seem to have remained frozen in time; they still carry that charm from the good, old days of Bridget Bardot. The in-town beaches include La Glaye, La Ponche, and La Fontanette, which are within a walking distance from Saint-Tropez town.
The famous Pampelonne Beach is located in Ramatuelle, about 5 km southeast of Saint-Tropez. On the northern side of this beach is Plage de Tahiti beach, which can be accessed via unpaved road. Other beaches near the Saint-Tropez town include Plage de la Bouillabaisse and Plage des Salins.
10. Anse Source d’Argent: Seychelles
The Anse Source d’Argent beach features shallow turquoise water, imposing granite boulders, pristine white sand, and stunning natural beauty. It’s among the most picturesque beaches of the world, and shouldn’t be missed out if you are visiting Seychelles. However, the beach is crowded during daytime. So, if you are looking for a serene environment, you should plan your trip in the early morning. The other way to avoid crowd is to walk away from it, farther towards south, along the beach.