1. Anse source D’argent, Seychelles
At La Digue, one of the 115 islands that make us the paradise archipelago of the Indian Ocean, is one of the most photographed beaches in the world, the sparkling white sand of Anse Source d’Argent. The beach shines in the context of huge granite boulders, which are worn by weather and climate. An open sea reef offers protection against ocean waves and makes turquoise water a great place to swim. Beware of endangered birds and giant turtles!
2. Polihale beach, Hawaii, USA
Polihale is without a doubt the most beautiful and impressive beach in the Hawaiian archipelago. This seemingly desolate stretch of 11 kilometers (7 miles) on the western tip of Kauai, one of the most picturesque islands in the world, lies several miles from the nearest town and exudes an atmosphere of charm and mysticism that still lingers in Hawaii. You can only go to the beach via a dirty and badly marked sugar cane road; it is, therefore, preferable to use a four-wheel drive vehicle (check the restrictions before leaving).
3. Maya Bay, Koh Phi Phi, Thailand
Maya Bay is an incredibly beautiful and protected bay in Koh Phi Phi, Thailand. With a ring of white sand surrounded by mangroves and towering limestone walls covered in dense foliage, it is easy to understand why director Danny Boyle chose this beach as his favorite cult beach with Leonardo DiCaprio. The Bay’s main beach is approximately 200 meters long and features soft, silky sand with colorful, exotic underwater corals in exceptionally clear waters.
4. Camps Bay, Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town is part of our list of the most beautiful cities in the world, among others, because of the beautiful beaches on your doorstep. Camps Bay is not only Cape Town’s most popular beach, but also the only beach in the city on this list of the 10 most beautiful beaches. With the dazzling white sands of the majestic backdrop of the Twelve Apostles and Table Mountain, the waters of Camps Bay are a bit chilly due to the currents of the Atlantic, but that will not deter you from the sunsets of the famous sun on the ocean.
5. Whitehaven Beach, Queensland, Australia
Whitehaven Beach is protected by the Whitsunday Islands National Park and is located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. Australia’s most famous beach stretches for 7 km and is bathed in turquoise, blue and green waters. The sand is 98% pure white silicic acid, which gives it a bright, almost luminescent color. You can reach the beach by helicopter or seaplane, or sail to Whitehaven Beach on one of the many yacht trips in the area.
6. Long Beach, Vancouver Island, Canada
It’s not just the tropical beaches whose breathtaking beauty can leave you speechless. The best example is Long Beach, the longest sandy beach on Vancouver Island in Canada, with breathtaking panoramic views and an unmatched maritime desert. The hotel is located within the boundaries of Pacific National Park, between Tofino and Ucluelet. The pristine 16 km long and is lined with lush tropical forests and surrounded by a cold and strong surf. Twenty thousand gray whales migrate to the coast every spring and summer.
7. Baia do Sancho, Fernando De Noronha, Brazil
Baio Do Sancho is located on the isolated island of Fernando de Noronha, an active volcanic archipelago with 21 islands in the Atlantic, about 350 km from the northeastern coast of Bahia de Brasil. The sparkling emerald waters and the soft white sand are surrounded by 75 m high vegetation covered cliffs. You can only go to the beach by boat or you can take a dirt road through a crack in a cliff with a few dozen slippery steps of sand. The beach is ideal for diving and sightseeing.
8. Grace Bay, Turks & Caicos
The Turks and Caicos Islands consist of 40 islands and coves, of which Providenciales is the main tourist center. Grace Bay is here on the North Coast, a perfect combination of 19 km of the paradise of sweet sands and crystal clear waters, surrounded by a system of coral reefs and a fantastic dive and snorkel. Unfortunately, a growing number of resorts and hotels have settled on the coast in recent years. So you can find yourself in better hands on the more private beaches of Amanyara or Parrot Cay.
9. Tulum, Riviera Maya, Mexico
Tulum is located near some of Mexico’s most impressive Mayan ruins, where one of the world’s best cultural destinations meets one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The ruin of Tulum is an old walled city located on a rocky cliff overlooking a spectacular beach. The area is not quite private, with many tourists every day, but the vast expanse of white sand and turquoise Caribbean waters make up for it.
10. Navagio Beach, Zakynthos, Greece
Navagio Beach is an isolated but surprisingly beautiful sandy bay on the Greek island of Zakynthos. It is often referred to as Shipwreck Beach because it houses the wreck of a ship called Panagiotis, which would be a smuggler’s boat. The region is characterized by steep limestone cliffs, white sand beaches and crystal clear waters that attract thousands of tourists every year. The beach strip is accessible only by boat but can be seen from above when it is at the top of the surrounding cliffs.