What makes a great beach all depends on the travelers. Some people like wide, open stretches of sand with ample things to do, while others prefer deserted shorelines with calm waters. U.S. news took this and factors, such as unique scenery, beach quality and overall accessibility, into consideration to determine the best beaches in the world. We tried to spread the love for our top beaches across the continents. From South Africa to Bora Bora, Thailand to Turks & Caicos. Here are the list of the Top 10 Beautiful Beaches In The World.
10. Railay Beach, Thailand
Railay Beach is also known as Rai Leh which is located in Thailand’s Krabi province.
One of Thailand’s most beautiful beaches, lovely Railay Beach sits isolated on a small peninsula that can only be reached by longtail boat-a journey that is well worth taking.
This region is composed of 4 main beaches & is home to pillowy sand, crystal-clear water, staggering yet climbable cliffs for the experienced climber & lush jungles.
For a truly spectacular beach experience, head to Phra Nang Beach, where you’ll find caves, islands and coral reefs to explore.
Another must-visit Railay Beach shoreline is beautiful Railay West, which sits within walking distance of a variety of shops, restaurants, bars & resorts.
9. Shipwreck Beach, Greece
Shipwreck Beach or Navagio Beach, is an exposed cove, sometimes referred to as “Smugglers Cove”, on the coast of Zakynthos, in the Ionian Islands of Greece.
Shipwreck Beach on the island of Zakynthos is one of the most gorgeous beaches in Greece.
The area is defined by its sheer limestone cliffs, white sand beaches,& clear blue water, which attract thousands of tourists every years.
The strip of beach is accessed by boat only, but you can see it from above if you stand on the high side of the surrounding cliffs.
8. Tulum, Mexico
On the Riviera Maya, about 2 hour drive from the chaos that is Cancun, Tulum boasts a beautiful white-sand beach; clear turquoise water; and a backdrop of ancient Mayan ruins, which is sets it apart from other beaches in Mexico.
UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site, Tulum also hosts a number of hotels & resorts along its coastline.
Also in the area is Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, which protects the half million acres of reefs, rainforest, dunes, & caves.
7. Grace Bay Beach, Turks and Caicos
Turks & Caicos are the group of 40 islands that remain a British Overseas Territory.
Grace Bay Beach, is one of the world’s most exquisite stretches of white sand.
Grace Bay Beach is part of the Princess Alexandra Marine Park.
The Bight Reef& Smith’s Reefboth filled with living coral and tropical fish, and you can follow a marked snorkeling trail around them.
6. Camps Bay, Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town one of the world’s most beautiful cities not least because of the magnificent beaches on its doorstep.
Camps Bay is not only Cape Town’s most popular beach, but also the only urban beach which make it into this top 10 list.
Boasting blinding white sand set against the majestic backdrop of the 12 Apostles Mountain Range & Table Mountain.
Camps Bay’s water is bit cold, due to the currents in the Atlantic Ocean, but it will not distract you from the amazing surrounding scenery or world-famous sunsets.
5. Whitehaven Beach, Australia
Whitehaven is one of the best beaches in Australia and the world,
Whitehaven Beach is a beauty on an island of the Queensland coast at the edge of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.
Accessible only by boat, seaplane, or helicopter, it serves up seven-kilometers of glittering white silica sand backed by turquoise water.
The beach is on Whitsunday Island, which is the 74 largest islands that make up the group by the same name.
Tongue Point is another excellent lookout area.
4. Bora Bora, Tahiti
Bora Bora is a small island (just about 6 miles long).
A dormant volcano rises up at its center or fans out into lush jungle before spilling into an aquamarine lagoon.
Do you know James Michener a great author wrote “Tales of the South Pacific,” called Bora Bora “the most beautiful island in the world.”
The 18th-century British explorer James Cook even create as the “Pearl of the Pacific.”
Bora Bora abounds with luxurious resorts, sunny skies, warm waters & friendly locals.
The Maldives is different from others beach destination which you’ll experience.
This tropical paradise features 22 ring-shaped atolls which made up of about 1,200 islands.
Most public beaches require covering up, so if you do stray from your resort’s sands, consider checking out the bikini-friendly beaches on Rasdhoo or Maafushi.
2. Anse Source d’argent, Seychelles
Anse sourced, Argent is one of the most photographed beaches in the world.
The blinding white sands of Anse Source d’Argent unfurl across La Digue, one of the 115 island that make us this paradisiacal archipelago in the Indian Ocean.
Anse Source D’Argent contains a combination of large granite boulders studding the coastline, coupled with pink sand beaches & coconut palms.
With the warm waters of the Indian Ocean lapping at its shores, pristine & untouched nature all around you, & exotic birds flying overhead, it really make an island like a paradise.
1. Boracay White Beach, Philippines
Boracay White Beach is most beautiful island in the world.
White Beach is perfect for those who love swimming, all thanks to its flat, calm waters.
This 3 mile-long stretch is considered to be one of the most popular beaches in Boracay & its offers everything from beach activities and restaurants to nightlife and hotels.