Summer is fast approaching and I’m sure, after months of winter, fall, and cold weather, many of you are ready to escape to some far off destination where the weather is hot and the waters are blue.
If you need help deciding where to take your next vacation, go ahead and take a look at this list of some of the best beach destinations in the world.
1. Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island, Australia
Whitehaven Beach takes up a 7km stretch of Whitsunday Island in Australia. The spot is accessible by boat and offers some of the most stunning white sands you’ll find anywhere. Because the sand is made up of 98% silica, it gives it a bright white color.
The sand on Whitehaven Beach also doesn’t retain heat like regular sand, so you can walk barefoot along it on even the hottest of days.
2. Zanzibar, Tanzania
Of the coast of Tanzania in the Indian Ocean, is the African island of Zanzibar. This (literal) hot spot has got stunning beaches, warm water, and fantastic weather year round. If ever there, make sure to stop by Paje Beach on the east coast where, during low tide, the waters retreat back out for miles.
3. The Amalfi Coast, Italy
The Amalfi Coast can be found on the Sorrentine Peninnsula of southern Italy, a beautiful destination that attracts thousands of tourists each year. However, don’t expect to find plenty of white sand beaches in this sea-side region; instead, there are small pebbled beaches and most towns are situated high above sea level, sometimes making it quite the trek to get down to a beach.
But the Amalfi Coast is rich in culture and is one of the most stunning places you can find. Plus, you can easily rent a boat to find a hidden cove and your very own private piece of paradise.
4. The Bahamas
The Bahamas are an island country in the Atlantic Ocean, made up of an impressive amount of over 2000 islands, cays, and islets. The spot is known for its spectacular beaches, some of the clearest waters on earth, and its bright white sand.
While there, it’s easy to spend all your time surfing, swimming, kayaking, diving, and snorkeling.
5. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Punta Cana is home to some of the best white sand beaches in the world. It also has a tropical climate and plenty of palm trees, the name Punta Cana meaning “point of the white cane palms”. A bonus is that, because of the flat landscape, it hardly rains.
Hidden Beach of the Marieta Islands technically isn’t a natural beach; it was created during bombing tests in the early 1900s by the Mexican government. Today the islands are protected, and the only human activity allowed is snorkeling and kayaking. You can get to the beach by swimming through a cave.
7. Bora Bora, Tahiti
Bora Bora has plenty of beaches, bright blue waters, and coconut trees to make it the tropical destination of your dreams. It’s also surrounded by a lagoon and barrier reef, has visible remnants of an extinct volcano, and even has intimate houses built right on the water.
In the Indian Ocean is Seychelles, a 155 island country with humid, tropical temperatures and plenty of gorgeous beaches. You’ll find plenty of opportunities to snorkel, swim, or just lounge on the beach.
The Maldives, an Island nation in the Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea area, is a fantastic spot to visit when you’re looking for luxury. The destination has plenty of elaborate resorts, and you can spend your days gazing into the crystal blue waters or getting in yourself and swimming with the fishes.
10. Navagio Beach, Zakynthos, Hellas
Navagio Beach on the coast of Zakynthos in Greece is also been known as Shipwreck Beach and Smugglers Beach, due to when a smugglers ship wrecked upon its shore. It’s a small beautiful cove characterized by limestone cliffs, white sand beaches, and bright blue waters.
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