While the days of summer may be rapidly coming to a close, that doesn’t mean that it’s time for you to give up on all of your beach-related dreams. While summer may be coming to a close in certain places, there are others where it’s just beginning or where it’s pretty much summer all year long…
And, even if it’s not summer, that doesn’t mean that some of the world’s most beautiful beaches aren’t worth checking out! After all, the temperature doesn’t really matter if you want to enjoy a beautiful sunrise or sunset over a gorgeous stretch of sand and surf.
That’s why we thought it would be a good idea to take a look at some of the most beautiful beaches in the entire world. On the list below, you’re going to find some stretches of sand and surf that simply capture the imagination. In fact, no matter what time of the year during which you’re thinking of travelling, these beaches are worth checking out.
So, what are the 20 best beaches in the world? Where should you get your beach fix once your local watering hold starts shutting down for the year? Well, let’s take a look!
1. Fig Tree Bay (Cyprus)
Named for a fig tree that has called this beach home for centuries, the scenery is ideal, as are the variety of dining options nearby.
2. Anakena (Chile)
Located on Easter Island, the reason for which you’ll want to check this peach out should be patently obvious!
3. Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay (Ecuador)
While the beach and surf are plenty beautiful, it’s the diverse flora and fauna that really make this beach a must visit.
4. Camps Bay Beach (South Africa)
Between November and April the weather is ideal here, and the cool water provides ample refreshment when the temperatures are hot.
5. Anse Lazio (Seychelles)
The Seychelles are one of the hottest vacation destinations in the world, and the Anse Lazio of Praslin Island are a big reason why.
6. Radhanagar Beach (India)
Located on Havelock Island, the beach lies only a short walk below vast stretches of breathtaking jungle.
7. White Beach (Philippines)
If you’re looking for a great beach to check out after the 1st of the year, then be sure to put this exquisite one in Boracay on your list.
8. Playa Norte (Mexico)
Located in Isla Mujeres, this beach offers a relaxed experience with easy access to nightlife and tremendous restaurants.
9. Siesta Beach (Florida)
Even on the hottest days, the sand is always cool underfoot here, and the water is some of the best that Florida has to offer.
10. Bavaro Beach (Dominican Republic)
Located in the resort wonderland of Punta Cana, this is a beach that offers some of the best snorkeling in the world.
11. Grace Bay (Turks & Caicos)
Offering twelve miles of beautiful beach to check out, this is what Caribbean beach vacations are all about.
12. La Cote des Basques (France)
Located in Biarritz, this is one beach that’s ideal during the summer, making it a trip you should possibly plan for next year.
13. Baia do Sancho (Brazil)
Just off the coast of Brazil is where you’ll find Fernando de Noronha, which calls this beautiful stretch of sand and surf home. Visit any time of the year; you won’t regret it.
14. Praia de Santa Maria (Cape Verde)
Off the coast of Africa, is where you’ll find Cape Verde, which is home to this beach which offers perfect weather virtually year round.
15. Playa de la Concha (Spain)
There are some who believe this is the best beach in all of Europe, which is why you may want to pay it a visit next summer.
16. Seven Mile Beach (Jamaica)
One of the most famous beaches in the world, this one is also one of the world’s best. A must visit if you haven’t already checked it out.
17. Whitehaven Beach (Australia)
With four miles of beautiful beach to check out, you can plan an adventure here year-round because the weather’s always great.
18. Flamenco Beach (Costa Rica)
From the beautiful sands of Flamenco Beach, you can look out over the waves of survey the wonderful landscape that surrounds.
19. West Bay Beach (Honduras)
Located in Roatan, you’ll find plenty to love about this beach as well as about the wonderful spas and resorts that call it home.
20. Elafonisi Beach (Greece)
If you’re looking for some of the best beach that the Mediterranean has to offer, then look no further than Elafonisi Beach between May and October.