20 Most Beautiful Beaches in the World

Whether you are looking to relax or to discover new places to travel to, these exotic and beautiful beaches should be included in your next traveling schedule. Make sure you check out #15, #6 and #2, they are AH-MAZING!

#20. Tikehau Island, French Polynesia









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If you’re unable to choose between white or pink sand beaches, you won’t have to in this small island. If you are eager to scuba dive and practice snorkel, this is also your beach. This island contains the highest concentration of fishes in the world. A perfect spot!

#19. Dreamland Beach, Bali

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After being discovered around the 1970s, this small cove of the Bukit peninsula became the top destination for surfers. Although an increase in popularity, the island remains humble with small shops and beach cafes, which offer fresh juices, wraps, and even smoothies.

#18. Bathsheba Beach, Barbados










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If you are a photographer or love to surf, this shoreline is the best place for you. The best waves are said to form in this beach, and its soup bowl (when waves crash into the white sand and huge boulders) will be the best photographs you may take.

#17. Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

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This 5.5 mile-long beach of the 75-square-mile Cayman Islands is public property, so you may be able to walk without any problem. On the beach you may find restaurants, volleyball games, you may practice snorkel and may visit Cemetery Reef, known for its rocky formations prime for sea life habitat.

#16. Horseshoe Bay, Bermuda

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If you are looking a shallow beach in which your kids may swim without any danger, Port Royal Cove in Horseshoe Bay is perfect. This beach is overlooked by rock formations and the sand of the beach has a pink color. You may even ride a horse to this beach, a wonderful ride.

#15. Harbour Islands, Bahamas










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This remote beach off the northeast coast of Eleuthera Island is perfect for the whole family to relax in pink beaches and swim in the crystal blue water. If you want to have a drink or to eat, you may go into town and into one of the several restaurants, such as The Landing or Beyond the Reef.

#14. Blue Beach (La Chiva), Vieques, Puerto Rico

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If you are up for an adventure, you may try reaching this long, thin stretch of sand and crystal clear water that is considered one of the Caribbean’s top beaches. It is only accessed by parking in one of 21 tiny turn-offs along a bumpy road in the middle of the island’s western National Wildlife Refugee. The secret underwater spots and snorkel practice are a few of the things you may do in this beach.

#13. Trunk Bay, St. John, USVI

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Trunk Bay is one of the most photographed beaches in the world, and it sits in the northwestern corner of the Virgin Islands National Park. Hiking trails, snorkeling through the Underwater Trail and the surrounding greenery are highlights of this beach.

#12. Waipio Valley Beach, Big Island, Hawaii

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This black volcanic sand beach surrounded by 2,000 foot cliff walls and a thick rainforest is one of the hardest beaches to get to in Hawaii: you must hike or drive down a narrow, steep road to reach it. Two waterfalls, the Kaluahine and Waiulili are accessible from this beach.

#11. Parrot Cay, Turks and Caicos

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This 1,000-acre private beach is accessible only via a boat ride from Providenciales, and the vacation homes of stars like Bruce Willis are here, as also a luxury resort. You may spend your entire holidays without seeing any other person. Privacy assured.

#10. Lindquist Beach, St. Thomas

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This white-sand beach is part of a protected 21-acre area known as Smith Bay Park. The shallow and calm waters are ideal for the kids, while the parents are relax in the coconut grove or under the sea grape trees. On the weekends, locals tend to throw small parties.

#9. Orient Bay Beach, St. Martin

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If your idea of a vacation is not relaxing, this is your best choice. Parties are held every day the whole extension of the beach is full of bars and clubs, with blue waters and white sand as background. The southern end of the islands contains an area for nudists.

#8. Treasure Beach, Jamaica

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This beach is divided into four coves which are open to the public, and each cove has a fishing village in which you can swim or practice snorkel. The local community is made up of writers and artists, and thus it does not receive many visitors or tourists.

#7. Matira Beach, Bora Bora, French Polynesia

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One of the only public beaches in Bora Bora, backed by palms and tropical foliage, covered with white sand and an emerald lagoon, Matira is one of the most famous beaches in Tahiti. It is one of the best places to spend the whole day.

#6. Palm Beach, Aruba

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This two-mile-long strip of the island is filled with activities both at day and night. During daytime you may practice parasailing or snorkeling. By nighttime, the island offers casinos, restaurants and nightclubs for your enjoyment.

#5. Reduit Beach, St. Lucia

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This beach located ten minutes south of Pigeon Island National Park has everything you need: views of Fort Rodney, windsurf practice and several places to eat. Even though it’s within walking distance of various luxury resorts, this is a place to completely relax.

#4. El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

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One of the most “secret” places in the Philippines, El Nido is home to around 50 white sand beaches surrounded by limestone formations and the bluest water you will ever see. Scenic sunsets make a very beautiful postcard.

#3. Sunset Beach, Oahu, Hawaii

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This beach, home to the Vans Triple Crown, is one of the best places in the world to watch big wave surfing in winter. In summer, the water is very calm and makes a perfect snorkeling spot. Sunsets are one of the top attractions of this beach located in Hawaii.

#2. Honopu Beach, Kauai, Hawaii

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This beach, also known as Cathedral Beach, is only accessible by water. To reach it, you must swim from a boat or from a neighboring beach, such as Kalalau Beach. A very privated beach surrounded by cliffs. This beach served as a location for films such as Raiders of the Lost Ark and King Kong.

#1. Honokalani Beach, Wai’anapanapa State Park, Maui, Hawaii

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With its jet-black shore (composed of lava pebbles) and blue waters, Honokalani Beach, is overlooked by jungle-like foliage. Photographers often come to this beach to take the most beautiful shoots. Also, you will find sea caves carved into the lava cliffs and seaside lava tubes. One of the most wild beaches in Hawaii to visit.

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