19 of the world’s best beaches
One of mankind’s favorite 21st century past time is going to the beach.
We have scoured the globe to find some of the world’s best beaches. Some are in remote tropical islands and some are more well known.
We love the beach which has inspired us to write our list of the best beaches in the world. From the clearest waters to the prettiest and most beautiful beaches in the world.
Bondi Beach, Australia
One of the world’s best and also one of the most famous beaches in the world, this Australian beach brings in large crowds from people around the world.
The one downside to this beautiful beach is that it tends to be a little overcrowded. This is one of the best beaches in Sydney.
Navagio, also known as shipwreck beach is among the coolest beaches in the world.
This beach in Greece has become one of the most popular beaches in the world mainly for photo ops. The beach has the decaying remains of an old shipwreck from a boat that ran around.
Navagio Beach is only accessible by boat and can get packed with adventurers seeking that perfect beach with a story.
Nissi Beach, Cyprus
One of the prettiest beaches in the world for its white sandy beach, stunning blue water, and your own little island.
Connected with a land bridge that’s presence is depending on the tides. The most popular beach in Cyprus, Nissi Beach has got all the amenities you need nearby with bars and cafes.
Wreck Beach, Vancouver, Canada
Wreck Beach is a personal favorite of ours. We consider it one of the world’s best clothing-optional beaches.
The beach is a hidden gem, frequented mainly by locals, Wreck Beach may not have all the crystal blue waters and soft sand. However, the beach has culture, and a sense of community.
Don’t miss the drum circle on Tuesday evenings!
Praia do Sancho
Praia do Sancho is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
Turquoise water and white sandy beach with excellent snorkeling. The beach is a draw for visitors from around the world. This is a great beach to enjoy with a few friends.
It is rarely over packed as it is a little tough to get to. The beach is accessible by boat and by a little pathway that is not for everyone, it is a little claustrophobic.
We recommend that you book a boat as this is the best way to explore this beach.
Eagle Beach, Aruba
Eagle Beach is ranked as one of the best beaches in the world and it is one of the most popular beaches in Aruba.
Eagle Beach is one of the world’s most scenic beaches with some amazingly gorgeous views. The beach also has two very photographable trees.
This beach is made of dreams!
Flamenco Beach, Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico landscape of mountains, waterfalls, and beaches draw visitors from around the world. The stunning landscapes are the amazing backdrop to a few of the worlds nicest beaches. Flamenco Beach is one of these.
The blue water is inviting and the white sand between your toes feels amazing this beach has it all. It is one of the beaches that once you visit you will be dreaming of going back to this slice of paradise.
Make sure you check out one of the old destroyed tanks on the beach.
Varadero Beach, Cuba
Cuba is the largest island in the Caribbean and being an island it is surrounded by water and covered in beaches. Cuba is one of the top beach destination countries in the world with thousands of breathtaking beaches throughout, it’s hard to pick just one.
Varadero Beach is one of the most popular beaches in all of Cuba. The beach has many all-inclusive resorts strung along the entirety of this 25 kilometer stretch of beach.
Varadero Beach has that fine white sand and various colors of blue, inviting swimmers, divers, snorkelers, and kitesurfers all into its waters.
Playa de Ses Illetes Formentera, Balearic Islands, Spain
Spain is world-famous as a top travel destination for its history, architecture, culture and of course its landscapes. With 3,000 miles of coastline, some of the best beaches in the world are found along Spain’s coast.
Playa De Ses Illetes Formentera is not only a mouthful but will leave your mouth full of good things to say! The beach has been hyped up as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
You will not want to leave once you visit.
Maho Beach Cruz Bay St. John US Virgin Islands
Maho Beach is has become one of the world’s best beaches in the world for a few reasons from the perfect sand, clear water, and everyone’s favorite sea creatures the sea turtle.
This is a great beach to swim at and snorkel with turtles as well as a wide variety of fish and other marine life.
This beach isn’t overcrowded and finding a little slice of heaven to yourself is made fairly easy. Sit back and enjoy the views and hang out under a palm tree for an afternoon.
Maha beach is set in Maho Bay.
Whitehaven Beach, Australia
Whitehaven beach is a true heaven on earth. This has to be one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
Whitehaven is a remote beach in Australia only accessible by boat, helicopter, or seaplane making it one of the hardest beaches to get too.
Once there you are alone, just yourself and pristine nature. If you are looking for a beach that is just to yourself then look no further than Whitehaven.
There is absolutely nothing around so pack what you are going to need for the day and enjoy the sun’s rays.
Champagne Beach, Vanuatu
Champagne Beach, as the name would suggest, has white sand that is almost like powder. The beach is one of the best beaches on the island of Vanuatu.
Being one of the best beaches in the world this beach is still relatively unknown, so there are days when it is just you and the coconut crabs.
Champagne Beach is one of the best spots on earth to relax and hang out for the day. This beach is a must stop for any beach lover out there.
Anse Source d’Argent, La Digue, Seychelles
For those chasing screen savers worthy photographs, look no further than Anse Source d’Argent beach on the island of La Digue in the country of Seychelles.
Seychelles is world-famous for having some of the world’s best beaches. This whole list could have been done with just beaches from this country. White sand, tropical temperatures, sea life, and some of the most beautiful water mankind has ever swum in. Check out the thousands of photos from this spot and see for yourself.
However, we picked Anse Source d’Argent as one of the world’s greatest beaches. The rocks that dot the shoreline here are something out of this world.
Makena Beach, Maui, Hawaii, USA
Makena Beach in Maui is made up of two beaches Big Beach and Little Beach.
Big Beach is a great spot for boogie boarders and kids.
Little beach is a nude beach, it’s also a great place to swim in the ocean or a good place to practice surfing. It’s more private than Big Beach and has a drum circle on Sunday evenings until the sun goes down.
The beach is full of tan sand with a lush green backdrop. The two beaches are separated by a rocky cliff that gives you absolutely breathtaking scenery.
By far one of the best beaches in the world.
Paradise Beach, Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Paradise Beach is very much a paradise, that little bit of heaven that all vacationers are on the hunt for.
One of the best beaches in Mexico. Paradise Beach has sea turtles, ancient ruins, and of course white sand and turquoise water.
The beach is great for those in Cancun looking to escape from the masses of tourists and looking for something a little off the beaten path.
The beach is absolutely amazing, just make sure you don’t go when the seagrass is taking over as it does in some cases get rather smelly!
Maya Bay, Koh Phi Phi Leh, Thailand
Maya Bay is currently closed to the public as it has been overrun by tourists after the Leonardo DiCaprio movie The Beach was filmed here.
The Thai government is now working on restoring this pristine bay back to its original state. The beach is set to open up again in 2021 as reported by CNN.
The beach is only accessible by boat and is one of the world’s best known and beautiful beach paradises in the world.
Pig Beach, Big Major Cay, Bahamas
Pig Beach in the Bahamas is one of the world’s top beaches not only because of its natural beauty which it has in abundance…
Pig Beach is known around the world for the loveable pigs that inhabit this uninhabited island!
Pig Beach is only accessible by boat, which costs about $200. The pigs are known to swim right up to the boat looking for tasty snacks which the tourist are encouraged to feed them with.
This is a once in a lifetime beach that offers something a little different than others on this list.
Golden Horn, Put Zlatnog Rata, Bol, Croatia
Zlatni Rat is also called the Golden Horn Beach and is one of the most popular beaches in all of Croatia, as well as it’s most photographed. Golden Horn Beach is one of the top beaches in all of Europe and the world.
The beach is quite unique and is constantly changing shape due to the ocean current.
The beach can get a little overcrowded, but thankfully, there are a few other spots along the beach to carve out your own little oasis in this little piece of heaven on earth.
This is one of the best beaches on earth to spend a day.
Close to the Golden Horn Beach is a nude beach which is a good place to get rid of those pesky tan lines.
Boulders Beach, Cape Town, South Africa
Boulders Beach in Cape Town South Africa offers something that very few other beaches in the world can offer.
Boulders Beach gives you a close-up and personal encounter with penguins! The beach is home to about 3,000 of these little guys and even gives visitors the opportunity to swim with them. What more could you want from one of the world’s top beaches?
This beautiful beach also shows off the already amazing coastline of South Africa, with glistening blue water and granite boulders.
There you have it! These are our top 19 pics for the best beaches in the world.
Make sure you tag us on Instagram if you get the chance to visit and photograph any of these beaches! @Lyfepyle
Which beaches would make your list for top beaches in the world?
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