Whether they’re blessed with blindingly bright white sands or located in the most idyllic setting imaginable the world is truly home to a great number of beautiful beaches each more breathtaking than the last.
While some of them are to be found at the heart of world-famous cities others are nestled away on tropical islands or tucked away deep inside national parks whether they are backed by impressive rock formations rugged cliffs or gently swaying palm trees these beautiful beaches really need to be seen to be believed.
Number 10 Shipwreck Beach
That’s by dazzling white limestone cliffs that loom over at sandy shores shipwreck beach and the sparkling turquoise waters that border it certainly paint a pretty picture located on the Ionian island of Zakynthos the gorgeous beach regularly features in travel magazines and is one of the most beautiful natural settings in the whole of Greece named shipwreck beach.
Due to the rusty remains of a ship that lies upon its sands the beach is only accessible by boat skimming across the sparkling waters towards the secluded Cove is an unforgettable experience the scenery gets better and better as you approach.
Number Nine Zlatni Rat
Lastly rock nicknamed the golden horn flat sneer at juts into the Adriatic Sea and changes shape and length depending on the current tide and wind located on the south coast of the island of Brock the white pebble beach can be found just a short distance away from the peaceful Harper town of both regularly featured on the front of travel magazines around the globe the last native act is one of Croatia’s most popular tourist destinations due to its magnificent scenery and sparkling turquoise waters.
Number Eight El Nido
Meadow lying at the north end of Palawan Island the small town of El Nido definitely makes for a memorable sights as the looming limestone cliffs and lush green jungle surround its small Beach the town sports lots of hotels with an increasing number of bars and restaurants for visitors to choose from it is for this reason that many people use it as a base from which to explore the gorgeous archipelago that lies nearby you can take boat trips around the idyllic islands stopping off at the silky white sands of breathtaking beaches.
Number Seven Black Sand Beach
Very dramatic and distinctive Reynes viata beach on the south coast of iceland is one of the most famous black sand beaches on earth located next to the sleepy fishing village of vic the unique looking Beach was formed over millennia by fierce waves pulverizing the volcanic coastline.
In addition to its distinctive color the beach is also renowned for the amazing basalt columns that lie at one end of it and the arresting rock formations dotted offshore having featured in both Game of Thrones and Star Wars black sand beach definitely earns its place amongst the most beautiful beaches in the world.
Number Six Oludeniz
Tucked away on the delightfully named turquoise coast of southwestern Turkey bulid knees is an increasingly popular beach to visit as word spreads about its considerable charms meaning Dead Sea Buddha knees boasts some fantastic snorkeling and scuba diving due to its calm crystal-clear waters an amazing marine life while its long sandy beach is perfect for relaxing on the gorgeous scenery all around it certainly warrants exploring ringed by beautiful mountains the dazzling blue lagoon for which aloo Deniz is famed is a must visit while many people go paragliding to enjoy the view of the beach from above.
Number Five Copacabana
One of the most famous and legendary beaches in the world Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana has long attracted jet-setters to its sunkissed sands stretching some four kilometers in total the beach is bordered by glitzy hotels fancy restaurants and trendy nightclubs with historic forts lying at either end the beach truly is for everyone on any given day you’ll find locals and tourists alike soaking up the Sun playing soccer on the beach or strolling peacefully along the iconic promenade with a lively yet laid-back feel Copacabana is one of the highlights of any visit to Rio.
Number Four Maya Bay
Since having shot to fame in the 1999 film the beach maya bay in thailand has been one of the most sought-after beaches in the world such was its popularity however that Thai authorities had to shut the beach in 2018 and limit the number of visitors to 2,000 a day to help protect and preserve the environment surrounded and sheltered by towering limestone cliffs maya bays white sand beach and inviting waters make for one of the most stunning settings imaginable located on the island of koh phi phi leh which lies in the Andaman Sea maya bay is a retreat to visit.
Number Three Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven beach in queensland australia regularly features amongst the most attractive beaches in the world and it is easy to see why boasting some of the purest sand on earth it stretches some seven kilometres with brilliant turquoise waters lying alongside its secluded coves and lagoons due to its remote location in the Whitsunday Islands the beach sees the relatively few visitors you can lounge on the sand go kayaking or enjoy a barbecue with barely another soul in sight only accessible by boat helicopter or seaplane whitehaven beach flies right at the heart of the Great Barrier Reef.
Number Two Tulum
Lying on Mexico’s Caribbean coast to room is not only home to one of the country’s best preserved Mayan ruins but one of its best beaches too it once served as the major port of the Mayan city of koba 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 most popular tourist destinations in Mexico that is a heaven for the photographer or artist.
Number One On Source D’Argent
While the Seychelles is famed for being an idyllic and luxurious beach destination one name stands out from the crowd on source d’argent located on la digue island it is one of the most photographed beaches in the world and features in countless travel magazines.
One of the world’s top beaches on source de Jong contains a winning combination of large granite boulders studying the coastline coupled with pink sand beaches and coconut palms with the warm waters of the Indian Ocean lapping at its shores pristine and untouched nature all around you and exotic birds flying overhead it really does make for an island paradise like no other you