During a hot, summer day, nothing else is quite as satisfying at beating the heat as a visit to the beach would. The fresh air coming from the sea, the beautiful white sand at the coast, the sun soaking in your skin, and of course, the azure seawater lapping all around you. Truly, every vacation would not be complete without enjoying a day at the beach. If you think beaches in different parts of the world would not be that different from each other, think again. Beaches do get incredibly more breath-taking than your local beach. If you’re planning a vacation, try checking out some of these seven most beautiful beaches in the world.
1. Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman
Although it’s only actually 5.5 miles long, Seven Mile Beach is still one of the longest beaches in the world. Its crescent-shaped shore with gleaming white sand is flanked by epic cliffs and matched with gorgeous clear waters. Seven Mile Beach is situated on the west shore of Grand Cayman in Negril, Jamaica.
2. Anse Source d’Argent, La Digue Island
Anse Source d’Argent boasts pale pink sands and massive granite boulders as well as towering cliffs, making it one of the most photographed beaches in the world. The beautiful turquoise water is protected from strong waves from the ocean by a reef and the water is relatively shallow so it’s a great place to visit with the family and kids. Located in La Digue Island of the Republic of Seychelles, Anse Source d’Argent stands out as one of the finest beaches in the world.
3. Hidden Beach, Marieta Islands
A beautiful sanctuary located in the Marieta Islands of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Despite its name, the Hidden Beach is increasingly gaining popularity. However, due to the difficulty of getting to it, the Hidden Beach remains peaceful and seemingly unsullied. The beach was rumoured to have been created due to the detonating tests in the early 1900s by the Mexican military. The end product though is a beautiful hidden beach with only the blue sky and a short patch of sand to distract you from the clear water.
4. Glass Beach, Hawaii
If you’re looking for something incredibly out of the ordinary, then the glass pebbles of the Glass Beach might be just what you need. Instead of the traditional white sand, you’ll find a mixture of clear, blue, and brown glass pebbles covering the shore of the beach. Apparently, these glass pebbles takes 10 to 30 years to create. Apart from the Glass Beach, you’ll also find the Lumahai, Po’ipu, and Hanakapi’ai Beaches in Kauai, Hawaii.
5. Matira Beach, Bora Bora
Bora Bora is one of the most widely known island destinations in the world—and for a good reason too. One of the coconut-lined beaches in the isolated isle of Bora Bora is Matira Beach. Matira Beach boasts clear waters and calm waves lined with a shore of stunning white sand. You’ll even find colourful fishes and coral reefs adorning the beautiful azure waters.
6. Lanikai Beach, Hawaii
One of the most scenic beaches in Hawaii is the Lanikai Beach which features lush tropical plants and palm trees swaying over half a mile of gleaming white sand. With its shore protected from strong waves by a nearby coral reef, the beach is a great destination for the family. The deep green water sets the beach as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
7. Playa Paraiso, Cuba
If a soothing beach is what you’re looking for, Playa Paraiso is the place for you. The calm, almost crystal clear water coupled with a coast of beautiful white sand is truly enough to relieve anyone of stress. In fact, Playa Paraiso in Cuba is recommended as one of the best beaches to relax in the world. With a drink in hand, under the shade, watching the sunset, there is no more soothing way to spend your vacation.