July 6, 2022

TOP 10 MOST BEAUTIFUL BEACHES OF THE WORLD

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We have visited hundreds of beaches across every continent during our travels and in this blog we name our Top 10 Most Beautiful Beaches of the World

When finding the best beaches, personally we look for amazing water clarity, pristine white sand, turquoise tones and those indescribable vibes of the place and country. Here’s our top picks – we’d love to hear your suggestions too!

1. Whitehaven Beach, Queensland, Australia

Whitehaven Beach, Tropical North Queensland

Whitehaven Beach is a globally award winning beach found in the Whitsunday Islands of Queensland Australia. The 7km long stretch of pristine white silica sand has calm turquoise waters and absolutely no development on its foreshore or anywhere in sight. The remoteness and untouched nature of Whitehaven makes it so special and you can still find yourself here with no one else around! Combined with the iconic shifting sands of Hill Inlet at the end of this beach, Whitehaven is a must see beach of the world.

Whitehaven Beach, Tropical North Queensland

CHECK OUT MORE ON HOW TO SEE WHITEHAVEN BEACH FROM SCENIC FLIGHT OR SAILING ON OUR LATEST BLOGS.

2. Lankanfushi Island, Maldives

Lankanfushi Island, Maldives

The Maldives has some of the most perfect tropical beaches in the world, with insanely vibrant turquoise lagoons surrounding idealistic palm laced, white sand islands. Our favourite beach is unofficially known as Palm Beach on the resort island of Lankanfushi. Picture the most perfectly sized U-shaped beach with palm trees dotted throughout and surrounded on all sides by a vibrant, almost neon, lagoon that’s home to eagle rays and reef sharks. It’s not uncommon to have the beach and the scattered hammocks all to yourself.

CHECK OUT MORE ON THE MALDIVES AND OUR FAVOURITE ISLANDS IN OUR TOP MALDIVES MALDIVES RESORTS BLOG.

3. Cala Coticcio Beach, Sardinia, Italy

Cala Coticcio Beach, Sardinia, Italy

Known as ‘Little Tahiti’ due to its dazzling water colours, this little gem is found on the island of Caprera – part of the Maddalena archipelago off the coast of Sardinia, Italy. It’s not easy to get to this part of Italy and even the beach access requires some hiking down rocky trails. However that all adds to the charm. Cala Coticcio Beach is a tiny little cove that has beautiful clear, calm water that’s hugged by a pastel orange rocky coastline.

4. Rangiroa Lagoon, French Polynesia

Rangiroa Lagoon, French Polynesia

Rangiroa is an atoll of French Polynesia, reached by plane from the capital of Tahiti. The atoll is largely uninhabited and can best be described as a ring of palm laced motus (very small islands) that encompasses a huge lagoon. It’s one of these motus that we reached via catamaran that makes our list of best beaches. We rose early and took paddleboards ashore to reach a perfect lagoon inlet that was surrounded by coconut palm as far as the eye could see. When I think of tropical island perfection, I think of this place.

Rangiroa Lagoon, French Polynesia

YOU CAN CHECK OUT MORE FROM OUR CATAMARAN TRIP TO RANGIROA IN OUR FRENCH POLYNESIA BLOG.

5. Lucky Bay, Esperance, Australia

Lucky Bay, Esperance, Australia

Lucky Bay officially has some of the whitest sand in the world and is found in the remote parts of southwestern Australia, near the town of Esperance. Apart from a camp ground there’s no sign of civilisation out here and that makes this absolute gem of the natural world so special. The other amazing drawcard for Lucky Bay is that it is regularly visited by wild kangaroos and their joeys!

Lucky Bay, Esperance, Australia

YOU CAN CHECK OUT MORE FROM OUR TIME IN ESPERANCE IN OUR WESTERN AUSTRALIA BLOG.

6. Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Isla Mujeres, Mexico

This tiny island off the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico packs a punch. When we visited many years ago Isla Mujeres was a slow paced dreamy tropical island where you could grab a rum spiked coconut and laze on the white sand beaches, with the most crystal clear waters.

7. Sarakiniko, Milos, Greece

Sarakiniko, Milos, Greece

The Greek Islands are home to many stunning beaches, though it’s the white rock moonscapes of Sarakiniko on the island of Milos that won my heart. The matte tones of the rocks and deep blue waters create a truly unique place to lay a beach towel and soak up the summer sun. We’ve had some amazing days here rock jumping and climbing over the rocky landscapes.

Sarakiniko, Milos, Greece

YOU CAN CHECK OUT MORE FROM OUR TIME ON THIS STUNNING GREEK ISLAND IN OUR MILOS BLOG.

8. Little Exuma, Bahamas

Little Exuma, Bahamas

We only found this tiny protected little cove on the island of Little Exuma thanks to a tip from some friendly locals. Even if I could remember the name I was sworn to secrecy! If you have a car and are adventurous you’ll be able to find this little place too, with a gravel tiny track taking you there from the main road on the way to Tropic of Cancer Beach.

YOU CAN CHECK OUT MORE FROM OUR TIME IN THE BAHAMAS IN OUR EXUMAS BLOG.

9. Hellfire Bay, Esperance, Australia

Hellfire Bay, Esperance, Australia

Another insane beach in the southwest of Australia (nearby #5 Lucky Bay) Hellfire Bay boasts a secluded white sand beach surrounded by rocky peaks of the Cape Le Grand National Park. Chesh surfed here and we both laid on the sun baked rocks until sunset and were the only souls leaving the carpark on dusk. Magic!

YOU CAN CHECK OUT MORE FROM OUR TIME IN ESPERANCE IN OUR WESTERN AUSTRALIA BLOG.

10. Paje Beach, Zanzibar (Africa)

So far our favourite beaches in the African continent are on the island of Zanzibar, part of the country of Tanzania. It’s the culture and people, combined with long white sand beaches and azure waters that made this place so special. We sat under our timber shade shelter after an ocean dip and watch traditional sailing boats cruise across the clear waters. I will need to head back here soon.

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