10 Awesome Beaches around the World

Picking the 10 most awesome beaches in the world is like picking the best star in the Milky Way. But that didn’t stop us from trying. So for the sea and sun worshipers here is our list of the most awesome beaches in the world.

10Navagio Beach
Navagio Beachflickr/dkilim

Navagio Beach is an isolated sandy cove on Zakynthos island only accessible by boat. It is one of the trademark beaches in Greece, frequently featured on postcards. Navagio Beach is home to the wreck of an alleged smuggler and features sheer limestone cliffs, white sandy beaches, and clear blue water. No wonder this stunning beach attracts thousands of tourists every year.

Read more: Greece Guide

9The Baths

The Baths are situated at the southern tip of Virgin Gorda, the third largest island of the British Virgin Islands. Huge granite boulders lie in piles on the beach, forming spectacular tunnels and grottoes that are open to the sea and flood at high tide. The sandy beaches are lined with tropical palms, adding to the dramatic effect.

Read more: Virgin Islands (UK) Guide

8Tapuaetai

Tapuaetai (One Foot Island) is a small islet in the Aitutaki atoll of the Cook Islands. It offers the visitor some great views of the Aitutaki lagoon and depending on the tide one is able to walk on a sandbank a decent distance away from Tapuaetai. The beach was awarded “Australasia’s Leading Beach” at the World Travel Awards held in Sydney in June 2008.

Read more: Cook Islands Guide

7Zlatni Rat
Zlatni Ratflickr/Emich

Zlatni Rat (Golden Cape) is among Europe’s most famous beaches and one of the top tourist attractions in Croatia. Situated near the city of Bol on the southern coast of the island of Brac, Zlatni Rat is a narrow white pebble beach. The amazing shape of the beach shifts with the changes in tide, currents and wind. In 2009, it was named as one of the top ten best beaches in the world by Lonely Planet.

Read more: Croatia Guide

Read more: Zlatni Rat Guide

6Olüdeniz

Ölüdeniz is a small village located on the south west coast of Turkey on the Aegean Sea. It has a secluded sandy bay at the mouth of Ölüdeniz, on a blue lagoon. This beach is famous for its shades of turquoise and remains one of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean. Ölüdeniz is also regarded as one of the best places in the world to paraglide due to its unique panoramic views.

Read more: Turkey Guide

5Trunk Bay
Trunk Bayflickr/zeandroid

Trunk Bay is a National Park beach on St. John in the United States Virgin Islands. Rated as one the world’s most beautiful beaches by the National Geographic Society it attracts hordes of cruise ship passengers. Amenities on the beach include a snack bar, showers and restrooms, a lifeguard, and, most famously, an underwater trail for snorkeling its coral reef.

Read more: Virgin Islands (US) Guide

4Maya Bay
Maya Bayflickr/chilsta

Maya Bay is a shallow bay surrounded by a ring of steep limestone hills on Koh Phi Phi Leh, the second largest island of the Phi Phi Islands. The bay has superb marine life and is a favorite spot for divers. Maya Bay became world famous after the 2000 movie The Beach was filmed there and today many tourists come to Koh Phi Phi just to see this beach.

Read more: Thailand Guide

3Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beachflickr/Vandelizer

Whitehaven Beach is located on Whitsunday Island, the largest island in the Whitsunday group. The beach is almost 6 km long and consists of a very fine white sand that is 98% pure silica. The sand is in fact so pure that is has been used in the construction of the lens for the Hubble telescope. At the northern end of Whitehaven Beach is Hill Inlet, a beautiful cove where the tide shifts the sand and water to create a beautiful fusion of colors.

Read more: Australia Guide

2Tulum

Tulum is situated on the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula. It once served as the major port of the Mayan city of Coba. Tulum was built around 1200 AD when the Mayan civilization was already in decline and therefore lacks the elegance of some other famous sites. The tropical beach backdrop however makes this one of the top tourist attractions in Mexico that is a heaven for the photographer or artist.

Read more: Mexico Guide

Read more: Tulum Guide

1Anse Source D'Argent

Anse Source D’Argent is located on La Digue, one of the smaller islands of the Seychelles. It is one of the most photographed beaches in the world and featured in countless travel magazines. One of the world’s top beaches, Anse Source D’Argent contains a winning combination of large granite boulders studding the coastline, coupled with pink sand beaches and coconut palms.

Read more: Seychelles Guide

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15 comments

  1. Nice post. All these places are looking excellent. Maya Bay is on of the great place for vacation. Paradise is not lost — Maya Bay of the Phi Phi Islands has resurrected from the loss and devastation suffered from the 2004 tsunami, and it is as magnificent as ever. Maya Bay is stunning and luxurious with panoramic views of the Andaman Sea. Maya Bay is best known for a number of movies filmed there, including “The Beach” starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

  2. Alisha

    Whitehaven Beach, is not only famous for its white sand, clear water but also famous as a adventures place. Whitehaven Beach is a pristine beach of Whitsunday Island, the largest of the 74 islands in the Whitsunday. Whitehaven Beach stretches over six miles and is in a brilliant quartz, which is one of the cleanest in the world.
    http://www.travelaustralia360.com/

  3. Awesome to see these beaches. I wish that i can spent my whole life on “Navagio Beach” because it so beautiful just like some out the world. Thanks for the pictures too….

  4. Emma

    What we Filipinos are proud of are the beaches that we have in our country especially Boracay where lots of foreigners and stars visit during summer and other holidays. We have also the Paradise Island and Pearl Farm where you can experience great nature environment.

  5. Really awesome beaches!

    Browsing through your list, I couldn’t be familiar with any of them (perhaps they’re not that known or they’re so specifically-named (i.e , Navagio beach in one of the Greek Islands.)

    These beaches look like paradise, although they’ve been touched by mankind. As you’ve said, they’re well-known tourist spots yet they still look unspoilt!

    Would love to visit all of them.

  6. I’m a beach bum and would die to go to any of these beaches! I can’t wait to visit those beautiful beaches! The only place that’s feature there which I’ve visited is the Phi Phi Island so breathtaking can’t wait to see those other beaches!I’ve heard of Cook Island and might try it on my next adventure!

  7. Danielle Morales

    This is a fantastic list! And the pictures are just gorgeous. It’s a bit of a bummer that none of the Philippine beaches were included though.

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