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Beaches in the World

Waves of the azure sea kissing your feet, warm silky sand trickling through your fingers and toes, cool breeze blowing across your body as you languidly soak up the warm, yellow sun – a holiday by the beach is definitely, an ultimate therapeutic vacation to improve one’s mental and physical health. Now the thing about beaches, as with any vacation spot, is that each of us has his/her own preferences and opinions which are bound to differ from person to person.

Hence, given below are, what I consider to be, the top 10 beaches in the world.

1. Lopes Mendes Beach, Ilha Grande

Location:
Brazil

Best Time to Visit:
December – March

If it is paradise you are looking for, then head to Lopes Mendes in Brazil. It has all the elements you need for your dream beach holiday. From breathtaking scenery, golden sands to shallow azure-blue waters accompanied by all sorts of modern amenities.

2. Horseshoe Bay Beach, Southampton Parish

Location:
Bermuda

Best Time to Visit:
Year-round

Featuring opalescent, aquamarine seas, powdery pink soft sands, crystal clear turquoise colored waters, and amazing limestone rock formations, Horseshoe Bay beach stands apart from the rest of the beaches. Another of its highlights is the underwater trails which makes it highly popular amongst snorkeling aficionados.

3. Rhossili Bay, Swansea

Location:
Wales, United Kingdom

Best Time to Visit:
May – September

Rhossili Bay beach is known for its picture perfect landscape and a great place to bring your whole family. Here, you will get to enjoy the best of both worlds – the old mumbles lighthouse offers a panoramic view of the surrounding coastal country and all those who love paragliding or surfboarding, this is the place to be.

4. Eagle Beach, Aruba

Location:
The Caribbean Sea

Best Time to Visit:
Year-round

Eagle beach is known for its clean air, soft white sand, perfect climate and numerous fine restaurants. It is a personal favorite of the rich and famous, because of its alluring combination of pure white sand, magnificent turquoise blue waters, beach barbecues and midnight cocktail parties.

5. Rabbit Beach, Lampedusa

Location:
Italy

Best Time to Visit:
May – September

Rabbit beach is especially famous for its narrow cove in the side of a cliff, and aquatic wildlife from the sea, ranging from turtles and mantas to dolphins. The residents of Lampedusa island are very keen on maintaining its natural beauty, and protecting the endangered loggerhead sea turtles that nest and lay eggs on the southern coast of this pristine island.

6. Playa de las Catedrales, Ribadeo

Location:
Spain

Best Time to Visit:
July – August

Playa de las Catedrales is one of those beaches that is brimming with the exquisite beauty, which nature has bestowed upon it abundantly. Here, you will get to enjoy lazy and long beach stretches with the sea whispering on the shores, a picture-perfect location and one of the most romantic places to propose or get married.

7. Flamenco Beach, Culebra

Location:
Puerto Rico

Best Time to Visit:
Year-round

Swaying coconut palms, sunny weather all year-round, cool breeze, and cerulean waters where you can snorkel and swim to your heart’s content. This is why Flamenco beach is considered ideal to relax and explore some exotic flora and fauna.

8. Baia do Sancho, Fernando de Noronha

Location:
Brazil

Best Time to Visit:
Year-round

If you like exploring, fishing, hiking, watching the sunrise or the sunset and want to experience the freshness and joy of living close to nature, surrounded by beautiful waterfowl and sea turtles, then this is the place to be.

9. Whitehaven Beach

Location:
Australia

Best Time to Visit:
Year-round

Whitehaven beach is known for its white sand and is said to be one of the most pristine and iconic beaches in Australia. It is an excellent vacation spot for young and old alike. It also offers a beautiful view of the surrounding Great Barrier Reef and is a fabulous opportunity to snorkel or scuba dive to meet 1500+ species of fish, 400+ hard corals and 130+ species of sharks and rays.

10. Grace Bay, Providenciales

Location:
Turks and Caicos Islands

Best Time to Visit:
Year-round

Apart from being a quiet, sunny and peaceful beach, this lovely island is also renowned as a retirement home. It has remained an unspoiled island, untouched by the modern hustle-bustle and is well-known for its spectacular coral reefs, humpback whales, turquoise blue waters, and diverse waterfowl.