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Best Beaches in the World – Top Ten

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Based on popular rankings and reviews, as of 2021, the top ten best beaches in the world in no particular order are: Grace Bay, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Baia do…

Best Beaches in the World – Top Ten

Based on popular rankings and reviews, as of 2021, the top ten best beaches in the world in no particular order are:

  • Grace Bay, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
  • Baia do Sancho, Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
  • Eagle Beach, Aruba
  • Seven Mile Beach, Negril, Jamaica
  • La Concha Beach, San Sebastian, Spain
  • Pink Sands Beach, Harbour Island, Bahamas
  • Navagio Beach, Zakynthos, Greece
  • Ngapali Beach, Ngapali, Myanmar
  • Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island, Australia
  • Anse Source d’Argent, La Digue Island, Seychelles

Beaches of the world come in all colors, be it white, gold or black. Loved for their natural beauty, beachside activities or just for their crystal clear water; beaches indeed have been the most proffered destination when it comes to traveling. Whether it is the Caribbean beaches famous for their white sand or the Seychelles beaches known for their stunning beauty, a great sun-washed beach vacation is a “great escape” from all the hustle-bustle. Listed below are the top ten beaches in the world, which we think are the most sort after beach destinations of the world.

List of top Ten Beaches

Poipu Beach: Known as the best family beach Poipu beach offers kids friendly activities, which can be enjoyed by the entire family. Located on the South Shore of Kauai, Hawaii, the beach is also known as the “America’s Best Beach” as it offers golden sand, ideal swimming conditions and great snorkeling spots. Maroma Beach: Best Romantic Beach. The most exquisite secret of Mexico, Maroma Beach is located on the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. The beach is a famous honeymoon destination absorbed in quiet milieu of blue waters with pure white sands. South Sands: Best Body Beach. Flooded by tourists round the year, the South Sands is popularly known as the South Beach. Located in Miami, Florida South Sands is the place for hanging out and partying. Pink Sands: Known for its private beaches, calmness and the pink colored sands, the Pink Sands beaches are located in Harbor Island, Bahamas. Considered as the best beach of Bahamas, Pink Sands gets its beautiful pink sheen from shells of the foraminifera. Matira Beach: Known as the most beautiful lagoon in the world, Matira Beach is one of the few accessible beaches in Bora Bora. Ideal for activities like swimming and snorkeling the beach has warm, glistering and calm water to offer its visitors. Activities like gazing at the dolphins and shark feeding are some of the most interesting activities to be indulged in here. Ipanema Beach: The place where summer happens in Rio, Ipanema Beach is famous as the best biking beach of the world. It is the same beach where the famous song “The Girl from Ipanema” was written by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes. Posto 9, Garcia, Country, Teixeira, Farme Gay, and Cap Ferrat are several favorite spots of Ipanema Beach. Clifton Beach: One of Hobarts most popular beaches, Clifton Beach comprises of a series of 4 beaches which are inter-linked by giant granite boulders. Though all the 4 Clifton beaches are popular amongst tourists but it is the 4th beach that is the busiest beaches of all. Biarritz Beach: Known as the favorite beach resort of the French royalty, Biarritz Beach, France in last few decades is known as the “Queen of Beaches”. Lying along the Basque coast, Biarritz is home to internationally renowned Biarritz Surf Festival. St. tropez: One of the best beach destinations of the world, St. tropez nestles around the French Riveria. Plage de la Bouillabaisse, Plage des Graniers and Plage des Jumeaux are three of the most famous family beaches of St. tropez. Anse Source d’Argent: Voted many a times as the best beach in the entire world, Anse Source d’Argent is an archipelago of Seychelles. Consisting of more than 100 islands dotted with palms trees, the beaches here have the most paradisiacal shores in the world.

World Top 10: Beaches 2016

Name of Beach Country / State Sea/Ocean Name When to Visit
Poipu Beach Kauai island in Hawaii Pacific Ocean September and November or from April to June
Maroma Beach Mexico Gulf of Mexico Anytime during the year
South Sands NA NA NA
Pink Sands Harbor Island, Bahamas North Atlantic Ocean December to May
Matira Beach Bora Bora, French Polynesia Pacific Ocean
Ipanema Beach Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Atlantic Ocean End of August going into September
Clifton Beach Cape Town, South Africa Atlantic Ocean March to May and from September to November
Biarritz Beach France North Atlantic Ocean
Saint-Tropez beaches France Mediterranean Sea June and September
Anse Source d’Argent Seychelles Indian Ocean May to September

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