For as long as mankind has been around, the beach has captured our imaginations. There’s just something about the sound of surf lapping up against the shore and looking out over the water that really brings a sense of relaxation to the soul. Things are even better when you have a beach that offers something different than the rest – a beach that marries incredible scenery with all the things that are common to beaches around the globe.
On the list below, we’ve pulled together what we believe are the 20 beaches that every single person must see before they die. As you take a look at the pictures we’ve pulled together, we think you’re likely to agree. But, remember this! As good as these pictures might be, they’re only facsimiles of the incredible natural beauty that these wonderful beaches hold. Let’s check them out!
1. Praia Don Ana (Lagos, Portugal)
Sitting underneath towering and gorgeous cliffs, this beach is without a doubt one of the most beautiful in the world.
2. Deauville Beach (France)
Located in Normandy, this beach has a distinct charm all to itself, and the whole town was put on the map by none other than Coco Chanel.
3. Pensacola Beach (Florida)
As you head out into the clear waters off of this beach, it’s possible you might run into a dolphin or two.
4. Playa Norte (Mexico)
Only a short distance from the party atmosphere of Cancun, you’ll find this beautiful area with a decidedly laidback atmosphere.
5. Eagle Beach (Aruba)
The divi-divi trees that Aruba is known for and that line this beautiful stretch of sand and surf are really something to behold!