After a lot of finding and researching about more than a hundred beaches around the world, we have finally made a list that tells you about the top beaches in the world. We could not fit all the amazing beaches that are scattered in the world. There are certainly other beaches that you must visit, but for now, take a look at these beaches that are mentioned in no particular order.
1. French Polynesia: Simple, but Amazing
French Polynesia is an island nation made up of several archipelagoes in the glittering South Pacific. I had no idea that this country could be so varied and beautiful, but it was the people who really made me fall in love with it. Throwing out the shaka sign to passers by, the friendliness and hospitality feels genuine.
There are several different areas within French Polynesia that all have different reasons to visit. The Marquesas Islands are jungly and mountainous, Bora Bora and Tahiti in the Society Islands boast overwater bungalows, and there are atolls galore as well. For those who love diving, it doesn’t get much better than French Polynesia. This is an overseas country I know I will be returning to again and again.
2. The Maldives
Planning a dream trip to the Maldives? Be sure to take note of these Maldives travel tips for your trip. The series of coral atolls spread across the Indian Ocean is an enticing getaway with white sands beaches, turquoise water, and tropical weather.
The water is home to an abundance of marine life so diverse and snorkelers can rejoice in close encounters with rays, sharks, whales, and a dizzying number of fishes. To make it only better some of the world’s most luxurious resorts in the world sit on top of these atolls with indulgent water villas and beach bungalows.
3. El Nido, Palawan
Palawan is the ultimate island destination in the Philippines. This is THE place to go if you have a really short trip to the Philippines and have to choose only one destination. After arriving at the airport, you can easily find a place to stay in the town center or one of many luxury island resorts nearby.
4. Antigua beach
Antigua is the ultimate romantic getaway location, with 365 beaches offering a dazzling array of picture-perfect settings. The beautiful leeward island of Antigua is just 14 miles long by 11 miles wide (22.5 by 17 kilometers), yet claims to have a beach for every day of the year. With every single one of the 365 soft, powdery sand beaches open to the public, the only challenge is picking a favorite.
5. Aruba beach
The tiny Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba sees more than a million visitors per year—and not just for the beachfront resorts and romantic Aruba hotels. Travelers from the U.S. and beyond know Aruba for its bright blue waters and white sand, but there’s also rugged outdoor adventure and colorful Caribbean culture to break up your beach lounging.
6. Barbados beach
Barbados is known for its distinctive charm, a juxtaposition of simple chattel houses with 5* luxury resorts set amongst pockets of forest and palm-frond beaches. Underpinned by cultural diversity and unwavering Barbadian friendliness, it’s no wonder visitors return year after year!
P/S: If you are going to visit Barbados, be sure to pack: Sunblock, sunglasses, sun-hat, and bug-spray for the odd mosquito
8. Cayman Islands
Grand Cayman is the most commonly known island and is the largest and most populated of the trio, a tropical paradise with crystal-clear waters and white sand beaches awaits.
Cayman Brac and Little Cayman – commonly referred to as the Sister Islands – are significantly less developed and are home to just over 2,000 residents. Cayman Brac is the most rugged of the islands, with its majestic 140-foot limestone cliff, the Bluff, hiking trails and nature reserves. In contrast, Little Cayman, is celebrated for its small-island charm, unhurried way of life and magnificent diving.
9. Grand Anse beach, Seychelles
Sunbathe, swim, and people-watch at the often-crowded Grand Anse Beach. Lined with hotels, bars, and restaurants along its 3 km (2 mi) coast, the beach offers amenities like beach chairs for rent. The beach itself is are clean free from vendors, although you will find stalls at the nearby market where you can pick up snacks and souvenirs. Try you hand at water sports activities such as waterskiing, parasailing, kayaking, snorkelling, and diving. Before you head to Grand Anse, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Grand Anse route maker tool, to make sure you see all that Grand Anse has to offer, including Grand Anse Beach.
10. Turks And Caicos
White sand beaches, turquoise waters and colorful coral reefs are just some of the things you can enjoy on this string of low sand cays. In addition, Turks and Caicos also have a reputation as a secluded and luxury getaway. The majority of luxury hotels and all-inclusive resorts can be found in Providenciales or “Provo,” the largest and the most popular island.
The state consists of about 40 islands, divided into two larger groups: Turks and Caicos. However, only eight are populated, with about 30,000 inhabitants. Turks Island Passage separates the Turks from the Caicos Islands. The only inhabited Turks islands are Salt Cay and Grand Turk. The capital city, Cockburn Town, is located on the Grand Turk island.
11. Great Ocean Road, Peterborough, Australia
From start to finish, there’s adventure, intrigue and beauty along the Great Ocean Road. One of the world’s most scenic coastal drives, the Great Ocean Road winds along the Southern Ocean on the south-west coast of Victoria, starting at Torquay and finishing in Allansford. It was built by returned soldiers between 1919 and 1932, and at 255 km, it’s the world’s longest war memorial. Along the route, there is plenty to see and do, from charming villages to the famous 12 Apostles.
-> Read More: 25 Best Road Trips in Australia
12. Zanzibar, Tanzania
Zanzibar is magical: the spice-scented, quintessential Indian Ocean idyll. Tropical, turquoise waters lap miles of palm-fringed, sandy beaches.
For hundreds of years, traders and travellers have eulogised about Zanzibar’s intoxicating aroma of spices, its beautiful beaches and the bustle of its Moorish capital, Stone Town. It’s name alone - as evocative as Timbuktu, Casablanca or Kilimanjaro - is alluring enough for many to dream of visiting.
The best times to see Tanzania’s wildlife and Zanzibar’s beautiful beaches happily coincide. Travel in July to September to catch the river crossings of the Great Migration and for Spice Island sunshine. Try June or September to avoid the biggest safari crowds, or head south – the southern national parks are quiet all year round. Outside peak season, January and February offer generally dry weather and wildlife emerges to make the most of the topped-up waterholes. In Zanzibar, water visibility can be up to 20-30m.
Just avoid the March to early May long rains, when wildlife disperses, water silts up and Zanzibar experiences daily downpours and high humidity.