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Which are the World’s Best Beaches?

Updated on October 20, 2015

Venice Beach, Panorama


1. Baia do Sancho Beach in Fernando De Noronha Archipelago, Brazil

It has been voted as the world best beach on a number of times. Some of the most attractive things in Bala do sancho which you will rarely find elsewhere include its sparkling blue to emerald green water, pristine white sand and its coral reefs. The beach also offers one of the world’s best view of dolphins as it has some towering cliffs from where you can clearly view what is happening in the Atlantic Ocean. During rainy seasons, two waterfalls do emerge, beautifully flowing down the cliffs thus adding the beauty. At Bala do Sancho, you also have the opportunity to see some of the rare fauna and flora species. These include turtles and birds. Balado Sancho beach is the best for snorkeling and dolphin view.

Bala do Sancho Beach in Fernando De Noronha Archipelago, Brazil


2.Grace Bay beach

Grace bay beach is found in Providenciales, a part of the Turks and Caicos islands which is a British oversea territory. The island has some of the world’s best hotels and an 18-hole golf course. Coral reefs stretch for miles in this bay. The water is crystal clear and good for snorkeling. You will also have the opportunity to participate in boat tours and water sports like fishing excursions, island hopping. The sand in the beaches is clean, soft and powdery white and this distinguishes Grace bay from other beaches in the world. The ocean floors have clean fine sand.

Grace Bay Beach

Turks and Caicos Island
Turks and Caicos Island | Source

3. Rabbit beach in Italy

It is located in Lampedusa Island in Mediterranean Sea, the islands of Sicily, province of Agrigento in Italy. It was named Rabbit beach as it was inhabited by several rabbits. Caretta caretta turtles are also common in Rabbit beach. The water in Rabbit beach is calm and crystal clear and the sand is pristine white making the whole area very attractive. Fun activities at Rabbit beach include snorkeling, swimming and viewing some marine creatures. Scuba diving is also common for those who want to fully explore marine life in the island. The island also has some of the best cliffs from where visitors can have a broad view of the sea.

Lampedusa Island in mMediterranean Sea,Italy


4. Playa Paraiso Beach

This wonderful beach is located in Cayo Largo which is a limestone rich island in Cuba. Cayo Largo is the second largest island in the Cannareos archipelago. Water in Playa Paraiso is crystal clear and the sand is white and fine crystalline. At Playa Paraiso one can enjoy golfing, banana boating and windsurfing. Activities include water sports, scuba diving, marine flora and fauna like living coral reefs, turtles, mangroves among others. There many hotels in the beach which means that accommodation can never be a problem. The hotels in the Island include Iberostar Paraiso Lindo, Iberostar Paraiso beach among others . Prices are affordable and services are excellent.

Playa Paraiso Beach


5. Anse Lazio Beach in Seychelles

This beach is situated in Praslin Island in the Indian Ocean. The water in the beach is crystal clear and calm while the sand is white and crystalline white. The beach is popular for those who like snorkeling, swimming and diving. The marine animals in this beach include turtles, rare species of fish. The sunlight is spectacular in the middle of April and August and hence best for honeymooners. There is a good number of hotels and restaurants in this beach making accommodation easily available. Major hotels include Raffles Praslin, Constance Lemuria, Villas de Mar among others.

Anse Lazio Beach in Seychelles


6. Playa de Ses illetes Beach

Playa de Ses illetes beach is situated in Balearic islands in Pityuses archipelago, Mediteranean sea. The sand in this beach is white and fine. The water is usually calm and crystal clear. Playa de Ses illetes beach is a natural one and the local authorities have put in place measures to protect flora and fauna and also the sand dunes from human damage. The measures include installation of wooden walkways to protect the sand dunes. Some of the fun activities you can participate in this beach include swimming, snorkeling among others. For accommodation, there are big hotels which include Lago Playa, Hostal Bellavista, Hotel Rocca Bella, Hostal La Savina among many others.

Satellite photo of the Island of Formentera


7. White beach, Philiphines

White beach is situated in Boracay island, South of Manilla in Philiphines. As the name suggests, the sand in white beach is stunningly white and powdery soft. The water is clear blue in colour. Fun activities in the White beach are; snorkeling, windsurfing, diving and jet skiing.

White beach in Boracay island, Philiphines


8. Flamenco Beach

Flamenco beach is situated in the island of Culebra, Puerto Rico in the Carribean. The sand is soft white and the water is crystal clear. Fun activities which you can participate in in Flamenco include swimming, diving, sport fishing, snorkeling among others. Some of the flora and fauna in this beach are species of warre, parrot fish, crustacean species, pristine among others.

Flamenco Beach in Culebra Island


9. Whitehaven beach, Australia

It is situated in Whitesandy island in Australia.The beach is popular for its white sand which consists of 99% Silica and swimming competition held in November every year.Water in Whitehaven beach is crystal clear. Fun activities in Whitehaven beach include water sporting, snorkeling and cruising. You also get an opportunity to view coral reefs built by polyps. There is also a wide variety of animals in Whitesunday Island National park.

Whitehaven beach, Australia


10. Elafonisi beach in Cretan island of Mediterranean sea

Elafonissi beach is situated in Cretan island South Western corner of Mediterranean Sea in Greece. Some of the unique things in Elafonissi Beach is its white- pink sand and blue green waters. The sand is pinkish due to the high number of broken seashells in this area.

Efalonisi beach in Mediterranean island of Crete



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      Vladimir Karas 2 years ago from Canada

      Or North Shore lagoon on Oahu protected from waves and ideal for a lazy swim or just floating on your back and enjoying Hawaiian sun.

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      Yoleen Lucas 2 years ago from Big Island of Hawaii

      I agree, they're all gorgeous. How about a unique one, like the Green Sand Beach on the Big Island of Hawaii?

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      roselinsojan 2 years ago from India,Kerala.

      Hay friend,beautiful beach pictures.if you have time,come to India and take the photos of Goa beach and Kerala"s Havva beach.

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      Vladimir Karas 2 years ago from Canada

      Hey, James, I am packing! But I don't think I am also going because I just can't decide between these samples of a paradise on Earth! Great photos, excellent writing.

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      Nancy Yager 2 years ago from Hamburg, New York

      These are very beautiful pictures. They compliment and explain your writing.