Today in our post we’ll talk about the best beaches in the world: Crystal clear waters with imposing natural or urban environments, the main characteristics of the destinations shown on this post will surely make you want to pack your bags to visit them. Beach, sun and sand! Who doesn’t love being on the beach?
These beaches are some of the best ranked by tourists from all around the world. If you still do not know which destination to choose to enjoy your vacation this summer, take note of some of the best beaches.
Here is the list of the best beaches in the world.
- 1 1. Best beaches in the world: Grace Bay Beach, Dominican Republic
- 2 2. Baia do Sancho, Brasil
- 3 3. Varadero Beach, Cuba
- 4 4. Playa Paraiso Beach, Cayo Largo (Cuba)
- 5 5. Best beaches in the world: Playa de La Concha, San Sebastián (Spain)
- 6 6. Eagle Beach, Oranjestad, Aruba
- 7 7. Seven Mile Beach, Caiman
- 8 8. Amadores Beach, Gran Canaria (Spain)
- 9 9. Bavaro Beach, Bavaro (Dominican Republic)
- 10 10. Matemwe Beach, Tanzania
1. Best beaches in the world: Grace Bay Beach, Dominican Republic
White sand turquoise sea. Known as “Provo”, the Providenciales were chosen among the 40 islands and cays of Turks and Caicos Islands.
On this beautiful beach, you can practice diving, fishing, water sports, among others. Its luxury infrastructure is the main characteristics of this corner in the north of the Dominican Republic and south of the Bahamas, in the Atlantic sea.
Grace Bay Beach has been awarded as the best beach in the world (2018).
2. Baia do Sancho, Brasil
In the exclusive and rough archipelago of Fernando de Noronha, Baia do Sancho get ready to march with the fridge and umbrella.
The only way to reach this beach for spending the day is to take a boat or take the special stairs made of stone down the cliffs for about 50 meters
The great virtue of this golden semicircle is in the water: warm, without waves, with lots of visibility and variety of marine life. As in the whole island, snorkeling and diving are practiced, but here the vegetation descends to the sand and you can see dolphins jumping out of the water.
This Brazilian paradise, far away from the resorts life, only allows 400 tourists per day because the archipelago is protected by the Unesco.
This place should be visited once in a lifetime.
3. Varadero Beach, Cuba
Cuba’s most famous beach destination has been the proud recipient of the title of World’s Third Best Beach according to TripAdvisor members.
About 130 kilometers from the city of La Habana, there is Varadero, one of the main tourist destinations of this Caribbean island. It has some of the best beaches in Cuba and its coastline stretches for 22 kilometers of white and fine sands. It’s a turquoise and white jewel.
The whole coast houses cliffs, caves, and natural lagoons.
4. Playa Paraiso Beach, Cayo Largo (Cuba)
The name of this beach says it all. The sand looks like flour, and the sea, a pool of transparent waters. With little infrastructure, there is a word that describes it: tranquility.
This beach is recognized in the world for its landscapes and seabed, cataloged among the best beaches in the world.
No resorts built on it, not a single one. Playa Paraiso is a true heaven on earth.
5. Best beaches in the world: Playa de La Concha, San Sebastián (Spain)
Playa de La Concha (The Concha Beach), with spectacular Golden sand, is located in the Bay of the same name in the city of San Sebastián and it is one of the most famous urban beaches in Spain along with Las Canteras Beach in Gran Canaria. It’s also popular for kayaking and boating.
It is very easy to get there and also to find places to stay at: it counts on more than 50 hotels.
This Beach is at the top of the best beaches in Europe and it also appears year by year ranking as one of the best beaches in the world.
6. Eagle Beach, Oranjestad, Aruba
It is located in Aruba’s Oranjestad neighborhood, Eagle Beach is well-known for its soft white sand, sea turtle nests and crystal clear water.
Its calm waters make this beach an ideal place for swimmers. Those who prefer underwater adventures cannot miss the wreck of Pedernales, a ship that was shipwrecked when a torpedo hit it, considered today as one of the most popular dive sites.
7. Seven Mile Beach, Caiman
The Seven Mile Beach in George Town, capital of Grand Cayman Island, the largest of the Cayman Islands, is considered the best in the Caribbean.
This beautiful horseshoe-shaped beach is composed of an extensive stretch of soft white sand washed by crystal clear waters.
There are some areas with beautiful coral reefs, which makes it a magical place for scuba diving.
This beach is lined with restaurants, hotels, and bars, Seven Mile Beach is popular by day and has a lively atmosphere by night.
8. Amadores Beach, Gran Canaria (Spain)
Beautiful beach in the southwest of Gran Canaria, between Puerto Rico and Mogán, only a 15 minutes drive from Maspalomas, and about 45-50 mins from Las Palmas city by car.
Amadores Beach features very fine white sand and spectacular waters. Surrounded by restaurants, bars, and cafes, you won’t have to leave the beach all day long and you can enjoy the sun almost every day of the year, as in this part of the island it is rare to see it covered with clouds or rain.
Amadores is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful beaches in the area and peculiarly as its name suggests it is a very romantic beach, the sunsets are spectacular as the coastline faces west.
9. Bavaro Beach, Bavaro (Dominican Republic)
Bavaro Beach, Bavaro, in the Dominican Republic, is the most popular, most developed and most populated beach in the Punta Cana area. Despite being one of the most frequented beaches, the beach is a paradise in itself with palm trees, white sand and small corners where you can enjoy privacy.
It has a very popular coastal reef for divers.
10. Matemwe Beach, Tanzania
Can you imagine walking along a long line of palm trees shading the white sand? This is Matemwe Beach, located on the east coast of Zanzibar, the main island of the Tanzanian archipelago.
This beach is one of the star destinations for those looking to relax after a safari through the parks of Tanzania or after visiting Mount Kilimanjaro.
Whether you have practiced scuba diving before or your this is your first dive immersion will, Matenmwe is the perfect place to dive through corals and sail onboard a ‘dhow’ the typical sailing boat of the Swahili coast.
These are just some of the best-valued beaches in the world. Take note of all of them and start organizing your summer vacation this year.
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