“Every time I stand before a beautiful beach, its waves seem to whisper to me. If you choose the simple things and find joy in nature’s simple treasures, life and living need not be so hard.”– Psyche Roxas-Mendoza.
The New Year is just around the corner. And this time of the year, definitely calls for a ‘good vacation’. Spending time with friends and family, rejuvenating for the year to come, along with a great travel experience is all this post is about. So, here’s a list of Top 15 Most Beautiful Beaches in the World. So, here you shall find not just Edenic beauty but majestic rock formations, caves, tropical forests, and what not!
15. Piha Beach, New Zealand
Piha is undoubtedly New Zealand’s most popular and tourist-friendly surf-beach, laden with iron-black sand. Situated at about 40 kilometers from the city of Auckland, it is known for its wild breeze and unpredictable atmosphere. The Piha beach is home to rugged rocks such as the Lion Rock, bushy walk-ways and sub-tropical forests that are surrounded by the Waitakere Ranges.The beach has incredible activity options such as surfing, fishing, camping and places like the Hilary Trail, Regional Park and the Lily Pond to check out.The life at Piha is just like the older times, without proper power and network.
Española Island or the Hood Islands forms an essential part of Galapagos, Educador. In fact, it makes one of the driest and flattest as well as the southern most Island of the Galápagos Archipelago. Thus, it is gradually dying and losing all its specialty to bareness. Around the time of March to May, this island is a site to behold. Due to the families of sea lions on the shores, waved albatrosses and the mating dances of the blue-footed boobies that you can witness. The Bahia Gardner and Punta Suarez are places on the island, you shouldn’t miss. They have numerous varieties of flora and fauna such as the Lava lizard, marine iguana, mockingbirds, giant tortoise and sea-gulls.
13. Bathsheba Beaches, Barbados
Bathsheba or the Soup- bowl Beach is primarily a fishing village in Saint Joseph parish of the Barbados Islands. It lies on the eastern coastal line and has a variety of tourist destinations such as the Bathsheba Rock, Flower Forest, Cotton Tower, Joe’s River Tropical Forest. Furthermore, it has a myriad of quaint churches such as the Holy Saint Joseph Anglican Church.
12. Anse Source d’Argent and Grand Anse Beaches, Republic of Seychelles
This picturesque beach is situated on the Inner Islands of the Seychelles, that is in La Digue. Anse Source d’Argent and Grand Anse act as centripetal forces for the Seychelles’ tourist industry. The must-visit place on this island is the Veuve Nature Reserve that is home to exotic fauna varieties like the black flycatchers. Here, you have activities like boat trip, hiking diving and under-water sight seeing. Furthermore, one must not forget to dive into the immensely delightful Digue cuisine that includes mouth-watering fish curries and sea-food like octopus, lobster and the signature bat curry.
11. Cala Deia Beaches, Spain
Cala Deia is a marvelous shingle beach with crystal-clear water. It is situated on the western coast of the Mallorca Island. The divine setup of the beach also has some pine forests, high cliffs and rocky and rugged cove sides.Some of the interesting activities to take up in and around this beach are hiking, walking to explore the nature around, swimming, diving, coasteering, climbing, canyoning and snorkeling.
10. Praia da Marinha, Portugal
Also known as the Navy Beach, Marinha has been officially designated as one of the most beautiful destination of Europe, Atlantic Ocean and Portugal specifically. It stands out as the Golden Beach of Portugal and a guide to the Portuguese magnificence. The location has been a hot favorite for many international films and documentaries for its exotic location, stellar beauty, surreal cliffs and clear water.
9. Navagio Beaches, Greece
Navagio or Agios Georgios or the Shipwreck Beach, is essentially an exposed Smugglers Cove. It is situated on the coast of Zakynthos, in the Greek Ionian Islands. Home to ship wrecks like that of the mighty ship of smugglers, Panagiotis, the beach itself has mysterious vibes. Paradisaical beauty and intense mystery make this beach a polestar of Greece’s tourism bandwagon.
8. Hidden Beach, Mexico
Truly one of the most beautiful sights on earth, that is all about the Hidden Island in the Marieta Islands, of the Pacific waters of Mexico. These formations are a result of volcanic eruptions and have remained unchanged in the face of time. Beaching, swimming, kayaking and exploring the unique marine wildlife are the activities often done here.
7. Blue Lagoon, Turkey
Ölüdeniz or the calm and composed, Dead Sea is referred to as the Blue Lagoon due to the presence of a plethora of blue shades such as turquoise, aquamarine and many more. In fact, it has been designated as the Blue Flag Beach. The beach is replete with pebbles and marks the co-joining of the Aegean and Mediterranean seas. Apart from the blue omnipresence, the beach is hosts a wide range of sports activities such as scuba diving, paragliding, ultra-marathon and the butterfly valley.
6. Horse-shoe Bay, Bermuda
This serene and photo-worthy beach lies in the southern pat of the Atlantic waters, that is in the Southampton parish of Bermuda Islands. Known for its clear and pious water, the beach is a heaven for tranquil and calm surroundings. Camping, volley-ball, snorkeling are some of the common activities.
5. El Nido, Phillippines
El Nido of the Palawan province is one of the most picturesque islands you’ll ever see. It is immensely popular among tourists for its extraordinary natural splendor and ecosystem. The Seven Commandos Beach, Bacuit Bay, Cadlao Island,Ille Cave, Helicopter Island, Simizu Island and Dilumacad Island are some of the many travel destination options in this place of heavenly beauty.
4. Harbour Islands Beaches, Bahamas
This pink beach sand is a landmark of the northeast coast of Eleuthera, Harbour Islands of the great Bahamas.This pink hue on the sand is a result of foraminifera. And, it is a microscopic organism with a reddish-pink shell. Known for its colonial style architecture and ambiance, the islands have hosted superstars from all around the globe.
3. Sunset Beach, Hawaii
As the name suggests, this Hawaiian beach illustrates one of the best beach sunsets you’ll ever witness. In fact, this beach has visitors during the day for picnic, relaxing, surfing, boarding and swimming. Whereas, the later half has visitors for the cherish-able setting of the sun, as if the sun melts down into the clear waters of the beach.
2. Matira Beach, Bora Bora
Matira is a South Pacific beach on the Bora Bora Islands, French Polynesia. Taking about beautiful beaches, one can never ever leave out the wonders at Bora Bora. It is all about romantic getaways, luxurious resorts and indulgence.The island life here showcases Mount Otemanu and Pachia, Coral garden,Matira barrier reef. You can explore the island through water skiing, diving,mountain safaris, horse-back riding and much more.
1. Dreamland Beaches, Bali
Dream Beach or the New Kuta Beach is one of the favorite tourist attraction in Indonesia. This long and vast stretch of white-sand beach is situated on the Bukit Peninsula of the Bali Island. By the virtue of its prime location of the strategic area of Pecatu Graha, the beach attracts a hoard of tourists. Thus, its mesmerizing sunsets, white-steep cliff and Indian Ocean views are major attractions. Most importantly, the beach inhabits gigantic waves for surfing. Most of all, it recently got a brand new and high-end golf course.
So, with this list handy, you ought to make plans for your next beachy-vacay.