Best beaches around the Globe
Head to your own piece of paradise...
Thu, 28 Jun 2012 - 9:44am
The mouth watering imagery from the National Geographic has sent us in the spin! The Seychelles, California, Thailand, the list is endless! And all we want to do is pack up our bags immediately and head towards the nearest airport! Turquoise blue waters, bright white sands lined with coconut palms and luxury accommodation along the coast with the view of a lifetime sounds just the ticket to escape the troubles of our everyday lives, but what’s the best of the best? A Brand New You has taken a look at the top beaches from around the globe. We might just have to elope...
Navagio Beach, Zakynthos Greece
A familiar looking beach, this is a postcard perfect setting. Isolated on a sandy cove, Navagio Beach’s trademark is its smuggler’s shipwreck. A famous tourist attraction, this is not the beach for solitude and reflection but one to discover part of the history and explore the intrigue of a real life shipwreck. Located in the eastern part of the country, this unique setting is surrounded by crystalline waters and steep cliffs making for an enchanting experience. Only accessible by boat, there are frequent water taxis to and from the wreak.
Santa Monica, California
The people of California are renowned for their sun-kissed skin and carefree attitude so it’s no surprise they have some of the best beaches in the world. With an array of white dusted sands across the coast, you’re spoilt for choice but we recommend you head to Santa Monica. A quiet town on the Californian coast, this is the ideal beach to relax and let the world go by. Not to brush away stereotypes, Santa Monica is also the place for surfing with many choosing this beach to practice their skills...in-between a good sunbathe that it!
Tuamotu, French Polynesia
Tuamotu Archipelago is for those who are after a splash of culture. Surrounded by nature, this beach has some of the most stunning coral reefs making it the ideal place to snorkel and scuba dive. For those looking to explore the country’s traditions and culture, this is a great beach to indulge your fantasies with the Tuamotu islands offering the chance to submerge yourself in their history and surroundings. Why not rent one of the villagers homes for your stay to make the most out of this fantastic experience.
Cancun Beaches, Cancun Mexico
A sprinkling of delicious beaches along the coast of Mexico is next on our list. A popular spot to get away from it all, Cancun beaches are famed for their water-sports as well as white sands lined with coconut palms. With accommodation of every kind across the edge of the sand, it’s never been easier to be so close to the waves. And it doesn’t stop there! The real appeal of the Cancun beaches is their wide array of dazzling nightlife. Embrace the Mexican culture with some salsa perfect for all the family and nurse the late nights with a delicious cocktail the next day.
Bondi beach, Sydney Australia
This gorgeous beach stretches along the coast of Sydney for mile upon mile of golden sands and clear blue waters. The name Bondi originates from the Aboriginal word meaning “noise of tumbling waves” and it’s easy to see why. This is one of the top surfing destinations in the world with the best of the best heading into the depths to catch some waves. But don’t be alarmed, this is not just a beach for the professional surfer. If your a novice itching to learn, Surf Schools lining the coast are happy to oblige whilst those looking to relax can soak up the rays.
Australia’s coast is notorious for sharks including the magnificent Great White, but not to fear! Bondi beach is surrounded by an underwater shark net.
We couldn’t write an article about mouth watering beaches and not include the Maldives! In particular, the breathtaking beaches of Olhuveli. Located in the south, this is the classic paradise beach setting from the fine white sand to crystal clear waters. A number of luxury huts and coconut palms line the coast giving those who can afford a room with one heck of a view.
Anse Source D’Argent
Located on La Digue (one of the smaller islands of the Seychelles) this truly is a beach of pure paradise. One of the most stunning areas in the entire world, Anse Source D’Argent is the ideal place for beach lovers and relaxation. Coconut palms and large granite boulders decorate the coastline whilst the soft pink sand and turquoise waters provide perfect tranquillity.
We’ve just taken a look at a handful of gorgeous beaches from around the world but thebeachindex.com has an impressive directory of the best near and far so check out the cream of the crop of your chosen holiday destination this year.