They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but almost everyone can appreciate a lovely beach in a wonderful location. The golden sand, clear blue sea and the bright sunshine will bring a smile to anyone’s face. But what are the world’s most beautiful beaches?
• Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
This idyllic beach has all the hallmarks of what makes a beautiful beach. A popular attraction for tourists, especially those who like to party. Sunrise beach, which is on the islands peninsula Hat Rin, has something of a reputation for its full moon parties.
If you have never been to one of these epic beach raves you are really missing out, the parties started out as small events but have grown over the years attracting partiers from all around the globe. If you are a single male in your 20s or 30s then these events are a great place to meet single Thai girls. So, do yourself a favour, if you are planning a trip to Thailand, do not pass up a chance to experience the revelry first hand!
• Anse Source d’Argent, Seychelles
What list would be complete without the beautiful beaches of the Seychelles? The Island of La Digue is home to a lovely pink sandy beach in front of striking granite boulders. Add to that crystal clear water and it’s a no wonder it’s one of the most photographed places.
• Lanikai Beach, Hawaii
Now if you had a picture in your mind of the perfect beach, this may match it. Palm trees over hanging beautiful white sand and a coral reef nearby. Lanikai Beach is a truly wonderful sight, with picture postcard views.
• Fernando de Noronha Island, Brazil
A lovely turquoise sea and sandy beach will greet you at this idyllic location. Made all the more dramatic by the towering rocks that rise triumphantly out of the water. Plenty of space to stretch out and relax.
This sandy paradise holds a special place in Brazilian’s hearts, hovering somewhere between Shangri-La and Atlantis in many Brazilian’s imaginations. It is said that on Fernando de Noronha Island even the sharks are friendly.
The remoteness of the island enhances its exclusivity and mystique – and as a result It is not cheap to stay there, many Brazilians and foreigners alike shell out good money for the opportunity to find romance in paradise and lately the island has become a popular destination for newlyweds to spend their for honeymoon. But many find the island a little too extreme for their liking.
• Palawan, Philippines
This is a beach that can really make you feel like you are on a desert island. This very secluded spot is a beach comber’s paradise and just happens to be beautiful as well.
The island is a meca for international party goers and water sports enthusiasts, and the fact that there are hundreds of beautiful brown skinned Filipinas littering the beaches only adds to its allure as one of the World’s best beaches.
• Navagio, Zakynthos, Greece
This is a really stunningly beautiful cove that is at the base of towering white cliffs. The water is as clear and as blue as you will ever see. It also holds a little secret, a ship wreck, yes a ship wreck, left behind by smugglers. What more could you ask for?
This is only a small sample of the wonderfully beautiful beaches you can find all over the world. It doesn’t even have to be warm, Durness in Scotland may not be bathed in sunshine, but it is very beautiful. There is a little spot of sandy perfection for everyone out there somewhere. So wherever you decide to travel, take your towel and save some time for a little relaxing on the beach.