Top 10 Best Beaches in the World
The summer is here, so everything somehow revolves around summer holidays and beaches. First association that most people get for a beautiful beach is turquoise water, white sand, wide and long beach with a few palm trees and of course lots of colorful cocktails.
Well, these sort of idealistic beaches do exist on our beautiful planet and if you are a little lucky, with a bit of money now you can visit them and enjoy the real paradise on Earth. This is a short list of some of the most beautiful and best beaches in the world. Of course, there are far more than ten, but we shortened the list.
#1. Falassarna Beach, Crete, Greece
One thing for sure here is the space. You will not have to disturb people who lie on the sand in order to get your little spot under the sun. This Greek beach is pretty wide and long, and there is enough spot for people to do their favorite activities like sun tanning, beach volleyball, tennis, frisbee, or reading a book. The water is as blue as the sky and would take your breath away. If you’re currently planning a trip to Crete, be sure to include this to you itinerary, as this is a place you don’t want to miss!
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#2. Praia do Sancho, Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
Of course Brazil had to had its spot on this list with at least one beach. Believe it or not, this is voted for Brazil’s best beach, beating Copacabana. It is located on the island of Fernando de Noronha and faces Brazil, not the Atlantic Ocean. The rocky cliffs that covered in vegetation form a backdrop to the blue water that is accessible only via ladders attached to the cliffs or by boat.
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#3. Bottom Bay, Barbados
Surrounded with coral cliffs, this beach is a place that is not extremely explored, but for sure seems like paradise on Earth. The best part is that besides your company, you can be surrounded with turtles and whales (of course they can be seen from the coast). The water is amazingly clear and blue, perfect for swimming.
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#4. La Concha, Spain
This is actually a city beach and unlikely the rest beaches above, it has promenade, restaurants, bars and lots of people and music. But this doesn’t mean that the water isn’t suitable for swimming, au contrary, it is and it is very much great.
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#5. Flamenco Beach, Puerto Rico
This is one of the rare Puerto Rican beaches that don’t have problem with pollution. This beach is gorgeous and looks like a scene from a post card. The sand is white, the water is blue and the green trees above give the perfect beach color combination.
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#6. Oludeniz Beach, Turkey
The translation means “Dead Sea” but this isn’t the actual Dead Sea. This beach is sheltered with mountains which keep the water safe during storms. Don’t be surprised to see paragliding tourist above the beach, because the view from above is magnificent.
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#7. Venice Beach, California, USA
If you are watching American movies you have heard at least once about this beach (Romeo + Juliet by Buzz Luhrman). Here you can find literally anything and everything from Qi gong masseurs, hair braiders, fortune-tellers and artists jostle along the 2½-mile Venice Boardwalk. The basketball grounds near the beach are always crowded, so those who plan to play some basketball should consider coming there earlier.
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#8. Phra Nang Beach, Railay, Thailand
Surrounded with high cliffs and rocks this beach is a dream for climbers. Yet, tourists who love swimming in light blue waters should definitely go and see this place. Those who are more courageous are jumping from the cliffs down in the water. This place has no other access but boat. Even though it is secluded, during the tourist season in summer, it is very crowded because it becomes very popular.
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#9. Navagio Beach, Zakynthos Island, Greece
If you haven’t been here, you have probably seen this very popular photo of this Greek beach. It is only accessible by boat. Once you take off, and step on the white sand you will see an old and rusty boat that once was used for smuggling cigarettes. Today it is the place where tourists take pictures. The water is out of this world and a perfect opportunity to try out zakynthos diving, but unfortunately, you can’t stay for too long on this beach, because the boats that take you here are taxi boats, taking off the main port every hour.
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#10. Maya Bay, Ko Phi Phi, Thailand
Yes, the film “The Beach” with Leonardo DiCaprio was filmed right on this beach. And yes, it is as gorgeous as you have seen in that movie. The white sand beach kisses the steep limestone cliffs and the coral reefs make it dream spot for snorkeling. Since this beach is very popular, if you happen to visit it, avoid the crowded hours and go early in the morning or after 5 P.M.
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