Here are ten of the most beautiful beaches in the world that provide the perfect romantic getaway or the most relaxing escape as the perfect tourist destination.
1. Baia do Sancho- Fernando de Noronha Brazil
The Baia Do Sancho beach forms part of the Fernando de Noronha Archipelago of islands lying just off the Brazilian mainland. A picture perfect crescent shaped beach lying beneath a canopy of overhead cliffs, the biggest advantage of Baia Do Sancho is its virgin nature where a limited number of tourists are allowed at a time.
The Beach itself is accessible mostly by Foot where a tourist will need to hike through a dirt trail running 700 meters downhill.
2. Playa Paraiso- Cayo Largo Cuba
Playa Paraiso or Paradise beach is truly heaven. The pristine White Sea beach is part of Cayo Largo Del Sur, a small island resort lying on the south coast of Cuba in the Caribbean Sea. Cayo Largo Island is primarily limestone in nature where the main natural attraction is its beautiful live coral reefs and exotic marine life such as dolphins and starfishes.
3. Playa de Ses Illetes- Formentera Balearic islands
Resembling the clear blue crystal waters of a Caribbean beach, Playa de Ses Illetes in Spain wins hands down as one of the world’s most beautiful beaches. This magical beach with its pure white sand is accessible by ferry from the main Island.
The Playa de Ses Illetes is a typical Balearic Paradise located in the Balearic island of Formentera. It well deserves to be among any list featuring most beautiful beaches in the world.
4. Matira beach Bora Bora
Matira beach is part of the Polynesian paradise on earth. Located in Bora Bora island of Tahiti, Matira is a white sandy beach that slopes into a clear blue shallow lagoon where one can easily take a walk through the coral free water. The natural phenomenon of a sandy shallow bottom makes this an ideal family beach especially for children.
Surrounded by beautiful Palms and an exquisite hilly terrain, Matira beach also plays host to ethnic restaurants situated at Matira point where you can sample exotic and traditional Tahitian delicacies.
5. Anse Lazio- Praslin island Seychelles
Anse Lazio beach is located in Praslin island of Seychelles in the Indian Ocean. Regarded by many as one of the world best beaches, Anse Lazio attracts even its locales due to its dazzling white velvet sand and spectacular scenery. Adding to the panoramic splendor of Anse Lazio is the gigantic granite boulders lining the sides of the beach.
6. Flamenco Bach- Culebra Puerto Rico
Rated by discovery channel as no. 2 in its list of the world’s most beautiful beaches, Flamenco beach in Culebro Puerto Rico makes for a perfect relaxing vacation. Limited accommodation facilities makes this beach scenic and peaceful.
Considered the best in the Caribbean by most travel writers, Flamenco beach also provides a number of aquatic activities like wind surfing, snorkeling, and underwater exploration.
7. Whitehaven beach- Whitsunday Islands
Amongst the most beautiful beaches, this is one that no beach lover should ever miss out on. Located in the Whitsunday islands of Australia, this silica white sandy beach covers a distance of 7 km. accessible by boat from Hamilton Island, Whitehaven is the largest island in the Whitsundays and it is here that you experience the true beauty of nature.
As the perfect escape, Whitehaven beach is rated as the most beautiful beach of the south pacific and winner of CNN’s Eco friendly beach award in 2010. The surrounding area features a number of stunning points such as Tongue point where you get a spectacular view of Whitsunday Island and the amazing combination of colors where the beach blends into the azure waters.
8. Elafonissi beach Elafonissi Greece
Located on the island peninsula of Elafonissi in Crete, Greece this Mediterranean beach is actually accessible by a walk through the shallow water lagoon separating the beach from the main island of Crete.
Elafonissi is regarded the world over as one of nature’s most beautiful locations. An exotic paradise in the true sense of the word, the beach is a colorful combination of white velvet sand and pink due to the innumerous presence of colored seashells scattered around. A true haven for the perfect holiday.
9. Woolacombe beach Woolacombe UK
England’s No. 1 beach as awarded by Trip advisor, Woolacombe beach in Woolacombe UK is a golden sandy beach that is famous for its clean surroundings and impeccable quality of water. A beach more in tune with entertainment and leisure, Woolacombe beach hosts a variety of facilities for enjoyment and entertainment for the entire family.
One can even visit the quaint village of Woolacombe to experience traditional pubs and restaurants of the area.
10. Honopu Beach, Kauai Hawaii
Known also as the Cathedral beach, Honopu beach in Kauai Hawaii may be isolated and accessible only by swimming to the beach from an offshore boat or from Kalalau beach. With its canopied cliffs covered in dense vegetation, this is a pristine beach lying exclusive in all of the raw splendor and beauty of nature.
Among the world’s most beautiful beaches, Honopu beach also famous as the locale of famous movies such as “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and “King Kong”.