The Best Beaches in the World

 

After a harsh winter, nearly any strip of sand would do. But now that we’ve thawed out, exploring past our usual sandy spots can change the whole experience!

 

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Now that we’re protected from the sun, here’s a taste of some of the most amazing beaches around the Globe:

 

POPULAR SPOTS WITH ACCOMMODATIONS

 

Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands

81/2 square miles of white sand, sailing with safe anchorages, snorkeling, caves, quiet coves, hiking trails, luxury resorts and villas.

 

Horseshoe Bay, Bermuda

21 miles of pink sand, lifeguards, rentals, shops, and restaurants.

Horseshoe Bay, Bermuda

 

 

Trunk Bay, St. John

Silky coral sands, clear warm waters, 225 yards of reef to snorkel, historic sugar plantations hiking trails, chair & snorkel equipment rentals, showers.

 

Sunset Beach, Oahu, Hawaii

Big wave surfing during the winter season, family spot in the summer months with swimming, snorkeling, and reef exploration.

 

El Nido, Palawan, Phillippines

White-sand beaches, clear fish-filled waters, coral reefs, dive sites, and even a long tunnel leading to an underwater cavern. 

 

El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

 

 

 Grace Bay Island, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos

5 miles of fine white sand, crystal clear waters, world-class diving, coral reefs, Humpback Whale migration route with a backdrop of rugged hills and ridges.

 

 

SMALL AND QUIET BEACHES

Few if any accommodations

 

Eagle Beach, Aruba

Powder sand, gentle surf, good for swimming, quiet, peaceful.

 

Langre, Cantabria Spain

Golden sand, hidden beach perfect for relaxing, strong waves ideal for surfing, topped green meadows and surrounded by limestone cliffs.

Beautiful Beach, Langre, Cantabria, Spain

 

Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

Crystal clear blue water, swimming, snorkeling, breathtaking views.

 

 

SECLUDED BEACHES OFF THE BEATEN PATH

No accommodations

 

Shoal Bay, North coast of Antigua

Pristine beaches, crystal clear water, very secluded. If you want to peace and quiet, this is your spot.

 

Fisherman’s Bay, Topago

Secluded, fresh water streams flow from rainforest into the sea, coal reefs, only one small snack shack.

 

Tintamarre Island, St. Matin,

You’ll need to take a catamaran to this little island to enjoy its warm waters, soft sandy beaches, and coves. This is protected land, so no sleepovers.

 

Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island, Australia

4½  miles of coast on silica sand (finest grain of sand), coves, lagoons, inlets, and only accessible by boat.

 

Playa Tortuga, Isla Culebrita, Puerto Rico

White beaches, crystal clear waters, snorkeling, hiking. This nature reserve is a breeding home for Green Turtles. Take a 20-minute water taxi to the island and then it’s a 20-minute walk to the beach. This is protected land, so no sleepovers.

 

Lopes Mendes, Ilha Grande, Brazil

2 miles of unspoiled, powder-white sand, crystalline waters, lined with squat palms and almond trees. This very secluded, adventurer’s dream spot is said to be worth the three-hour drive to a ferry, taxi-boat, and short hike through a forest.

Praia Lopes Mendes, Ilha Grande

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