Top Beaches of the World

When the winter is just about to set in and dominate for the next several months, you may want to plan your lush and aquamarine tropical getaway! With about a thousand beaches around the world, it’s really hard to pick which one to visit. We have chosen these beaches because aside from being beautiful, each of them has its own unique qualities and charm. Our shortlisted gallery of the top beaches of the world will hopefully solve your problems of which to choose. The beaches are listed in no particular order.

West Bay Beach is a beautiful beach, located in the Roatan Islands, the largest island of the Bay Islands of Honduras. Enjoy the powdery white sands, crystal clear blue waters and colorful forms of marine life. When you get off the salty waters, just stare in awe at its breathtaking views. It is truly a paradise!

It is situated on Boracay Island in the province of Aklan, Philippines, which is accessible only by boat. True to its name, the White Beach will easily win vacationers over by its famous powdery white sands and the enticing marine colors, from turquoise of the shallow waters to azure blues as the sea goes deeper. TripAdvisor has commented that it is “possibly the most beautiful beach in Asia.”

Whitehaven is a beach that stretches seven kilometers along Whitsunday Island, Australia. It is a secluded paradise, yet easily accessible. Pure, clean white sand beaches, warm turquoise waters, and its isolation make Whitehaven a total beach bliss. No wonder Oprah Winfrey, who visited the beach, was so enthused about it!

Woolacombe Beach

A seaside resort in North Devon, England, United Kingdom, Woolacombe is a popular destination especially for family holidays and surfers, as the beach features a long, wide stretch of golden sand and wave strong enough to surf. It may not look postcard-pretty but vacationers praise how tidy and well-kept this beach is. As a matter of fact, Woolacombe Beach is an award-winning beach and one of the best in Europe.

You’ll be amazed by Anse Lazio, home of one of the bluest of the blue waters ever. The sand is white and feels velvety, too, and the whole beachscape is completed with swaying palms and takamaka trees. No wonder, it’s easily Seychelles’ most gorgeous beach.

There is a beautiful Brazilian beach called Baia do Sancho, and it’s a perfect retreat for most of the jaded city-dwellers looking for a peaceful tropical escape. Located in the archipelago of Fernando de Noronha, this beach will take you in with its secluded bliss. It’s like you’ve owned all the turquoise waters and coral reefs by yourself, even for just a day or two. There’s no wonder of its isolated status, as the only way to get there is really difficult, even treacherous. But it’s worth all the trouble because at the end of the journey you’ll meet nothing but pure heaven.

One of South Africa’s famous beaches, Camps Bay Beach has a scenic view: pristine white sands, blue waters, a cluster of ritzy hotels, trendy restaurants and establishments, and residential buildings. The Table Mountain in the background is sometimes kissed by the clouds. It sounds like Camps Bay Beach is the beach for the affluent crowd, and in fact, it really is! Every summer a lot of foreigners, as well as South Africans, flock to that beach.

Elafonissi Beach is one of the must-visit destinations when you’re visiting the Greek island of Crete. With its long stretch of white sand, limpid and warm waters, it’s like you’re in a tropical paradise — in fact, some visitors attest that Elafonissi is a lot better than many tropical beaches. In some areas of Elafonissi, the sands are pink due to broken seashells, and that’s another motivation to go there.

Flamenco Beach in Culebra Island, Puerto Rico may be one ultimate tropical paradise! Enjoy the shallow blue waters, velvety soft white sands and view the green hills not far away from the beach. It is popular for swimming, sports fishing, and diving. Flamenco Beach is rated one of the best beaches in Puerto Rico and probably the entire Caribbean region.

Grace Bay is located on the island of Providenciales, a part of a British territory named the Turks and Caicos Islands. This well-manicured beach has one of the best velvety white-sand beaches and the clearest turquoise warm waters on the planet. Many visitors who have gone to Grace Bay recommend this place to other people because the beauty there is utterly timeless. There are fine hotels and villas, exquisite dining options, and vast opportunities to dive and snorkel.

Another picture-pretty beach, Playa de Ses Illetes is situated on Formentera, which belongs to a group of islands named the Balearic Islands under the jurisdiction of Spain. This is another gorgeous beach; amazing soft white sands, clear blue Mediterranean waters, backed by dunes and many sorts of trees from palm trees to pine trees. You have to see Playa de Ses Illetes when visiting Formentera!

Visitors vote Playa Paraiso in Cuba like one of the most beautiful beaches around! They rave about the soft, glittering white sands that’s cool on the feet, and the clear, turquoise waters that’s calm and shallow. Playa Paraiso, as well as Playa Sirena, are the two most popular beaches in Cayo Largo, an island off the south coast of the western part of Cuba. Such a paraiso indeed!

Ironically, Rabbit Beach on the Italian island of Lampedusa doesn’t have any rabbits, nor does the whole island. And it’s not shaped like a rabbit either. More likely you will get to see green turtles which arrive there to lay eggs in the sand.

While we won’t know the origins of the name for sure, otherwise you might be able to discover the isolated beauty of this beach, as the whole island is only accessible by boat. As it is isolated, fauna and flora are teeming on the island — watch the dolphins frolicking in the water with your own eyes! TripAdvisor has often rated Rabbit Beach as one of the top four beaches in the world. Now it’s another reason why you should pack your bags, fly there, and be prepared to see its unspoiled natural beauty.

Radhanagar Beach one of the most popular and beautiful beaches in India. It is located in Ritchie’s Archipelago, a group of islands of the Great Andaman in the Andaman Islands, off the east coast of India. And one of the best things about Radhanagar is that it’s not too vast to explore, as it measures only 2 kilometers overall and has a  width of 30-40 meters. In 2004 Time named Radhanagar Beach as the “Best Beach in Asia,” and up to now it has lost none of its natural charms.

Siesta Beach

Also known as Siesta Key Beach, it is located on the barrier island off Florida’s southwestern coast. It boasts an endless expanse of soft, white sands, the calm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, and its wholesome family-friendly image has made Siesta Beach one of the most visited beaches in Florida.