The 18 most beautiful beaches in the world: meet now
Around our planet there are thousands and thousands of kilometers of coastline and each point of the globe has its own peculiarities. To give you an idea, in Brazil alone there are approximately 7,500 kilometers of coastline along 2,095 beaches.
With this salty blue infinity present on Earth, it is natural that there are several options for those who want to enjoy life on the edge of a good beach next to a cold beer and coconut water.
For this reason, in this article we have prepared to take a tour of the globe to discover the best beaches in the world. Want to know what they are? So buckle up your seat belts and let’s take off on this adventure!
The South America is a continent of rich culture and many different landscapes. But when it comes to the beach, it is undeniable that the most beautiful are in Brazil, not least because our coastline is the most extensive in this region. Check out some of the most beautiful coasts on the continent now:
1. Bay of Pigs
With a shoreline of only 100 meters long, Baía dos Porcos was chosen as the most beautiful beach in Brazil and, without a doubt, is among the most beautiful beaches in the world. There you will find a real postcard setting: crystal clear waters and natural pools, surrounded by the stunning beauty of Morro Dois Irmãos.
If you are an ecotourism enthusiast, Baía dos Porcos is the perfect place to go snorkeling and discover the underwater perfections of Fernando de Noronha Island, with fish, sea urchins and starfish everywhere.
To get there, you will need to take a flight to Recife or Natal , as they are the only cities with a direct flight to Noronha. To get to Baía dos Porcos, you can choose to go by buggy to Cacimba do Padre Beach. From there, you will follow a small trail for 5 minutes until you arrive at one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
Rio de Janeiro does not live only in Copacabana and Ipanema . In fact, there are several other beaches in the city that, although less popular, are beautiful places and extremely suitable for those who want to enjoy a trip with the family.
This is the case of Itacoatiara beach, which is located in the city of Niterói. Despite not receiving the same volume of people as the most famous beaches in Rio, it is the perfect destination for families, surfers and people who like an adventure.
Its edge has a large strip of sand and, around it, its view is presented with imposing rock formations. Itacoatiara, which is 37 kilometers away from the capital of Rio, has rough seas and is therefore very popular for surfing.
In addition, Costão, a stone over 200 meters high, is a VIP cabin for a breathtaking sunset and, despite its scary size, you don’t have to be a specialist to reach the top: there is a well-signposted and accessible trail, lasting approximately 30 minutes, which will take you to one of the most beautiful natural viewpoints in Brazil.
3. Lagoinha do Leste
Part of the coast of Florianópolis , Lagoinha do Leste is formed by a strip of white sand and rich vegetation. To get there, you will need to take a boat or venture on steep trails that are not recommended for children. Despite the difficulty of access, everything will be worth it when you come across the contrasts of nature that make Lagoinha do Leste a more than special place: union of river, sea, lake and forests, a true wonder of nature.
Known as the Brazilian Caribbean, Maragogi is a palace of natural beauty. The name refers to the famous Central America region thanks to its similarities: an extensive strip of pale sands, natural pools, warm and practically transparent waters, in turquoise and emerald green colors.
A place of rich marine life and crystal clear water is the combination is the combination of dreams for those who are a fan of diving and want to know more about the wonders of the aquatic world.
To get to Maragogi, you can depart from the cities of Recife or Maceió. The journey takes approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes by car and it is certainly worth it.
5. Praia do Espelho
One of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil, Praia do Espelho gets its name thanks to its waters, so transparent that it is possible to see the bottom of the sea without making the slightest effort and, at low tides, reflects the blue sky in a unique way.
With beautiful white and red cliffs along its edge, Praia do Espelho receives visitors from all over the world and, therefore, offers a great structure to tourists, with several bars, restaurants, hotels and even a parking service.
To get to the beach, you will need to buy a plane ticket to Porto Seguro and from there head towards Arraial d’Ajuda, which has a direct road to Trancoso.
The Central America has one of the most beautiful coastal regions of the world. After all, it is bathed by the Atlantic Ocean and also by the Pacific. In addition, it is there that the famous and desired Caribbean Sea is found. Check out some of the most beautiful beaches in the region:
6. San Blás
Located on the coast of Panama, the San Blás archipelago is a true paradise on Earth. Being an island isolated from all the urban rush, San Blás offers tourists rest on quiet beaches in the middle of an indigenous reserve, providing a deep connection with nature.
The tourism in San Blas is controlled by the Kuna Indians, and most of the archipelago ‘s islands offer no electricity and no other luxury. In fact, the accommodations are made in huts built by the natives themselves, as well as the food. So this is a trip for those who really want to disconnect from the modern world and enjoy nature with their family.
7. Manuel Antonio Park
Located on the coast of Costa Rica bathed by the Pacific Ocean, Manuel Antonio National Park is, without a doubt, the most sought after destination in the whole country.
In addition to its beaches with clear waters and white sands, the park is located inside an ecological reserve that is home to a huge variety of vegetation and fauna, which makes the visit even more interesting for ecotourists.
8. Ambergris Caye
A destination that is still little sought after and usually goes unnoticed among Brazilians, Belize and its beaches are one of the most beautiful places in Central America.
Its entire shore is divided into beautiful beaches, but among them we can highlight one: the island of Ambergris Caye.
The island, which was once chosen by travelers as the best on the planet, is among the favorite destinations of Hollywood actors, including the heartthrob Leonardo DiCaprio. In addition, Ambergris Caye is home to the Great Blue Hole, one of the most famous diving spots in the world .
It is wrong to think that tourism in the Old World is limited only to the great and historic urban centers. Europe also has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Check out:
9. La Concha
One of the most popular beaches in Europe, La Concha is located in San Sebastián and is the most popular urban beach in the country.
Along its shoreline, which, as the name says, has a shell shape, this beach offers tourists several options of bars and restaurants and if you are scheduled to travel to Europe and are a salt water lover, La Concha is a mandatory stop.
With a setting to leave anyone jaw-dropping, Oludeniz is one of the most paradisiacal beaches on the entire planet. It is not for nothing that it almost always ranks among the 5 most beautiful beaches in the world.
Located on the Turkish coast, Oludeniz has an indescribable and practically untouched natural beauty, since buildings are banned in much of its area.
11. Platja Gran
The most famous shore of the coastal town of Tossa de Mar, in Spain, Platja Gran is the right destination for those who want to enjoy one of the best beaches in the world and, in addition, get to know a little of the medieval historic cities of the Old Continent.
Platja Gran beach has, at the end of its 385 meters, literally a medieval castle, which, along its walls, was one of the main defense mechanisms of the city against the constant attack of pirates.
When we think of tourism in Africa , safaris immediately come to mind, don’t you think ? Know that the African continent has much more to offer. Look:
12. Clifton Beaches
Clifton Beaches, located in Cape Town, is one of the most visited beaches in South Africa. The charming coastline is actually a collection of four beaches separated by beautiful rock formations of pure granite.
In addition, Clifton Beach is one of the richest spots in the city, where some of the most expensive (and beautiful) properties in South Africa are built.
13. Bazaruto Beach
Do you know those shores that are not very well known, but could easily be among the most beautiful beaches in the world? Well, it is the case of Praia de Bazaruto, in Mozambique.
Little known, especially among Brazilians, Bazaruto is the perfect place if you want to disconnect from the world to enjoy your vacation in a paradisiacal place. In addition, it is worth remembering that the native language of Mozambique is Portuguese, so you can travel carefree with possible language barriers.
14. Paje Beach
Another paradisiacal place on the African continent is Paje Beach, in Zanzibar, Tanzania. Owner of a charming and extremely natural look, the warm and crystal clear waters of the beach make it the ideal place for those who like to fish, dive and relax.
Despite not being a well-known country, Tanzania, mainly in Paje Beach, offers tourists a great structure, with several luxury hotels and resorts.
As much as Oceania is a distant continent for those who live in Brazil, all the time spent on a plane is rewarded when the beauties of ocean beaches come into play. Check out:
Considered for years as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Bondi is an exotic mix that is only seen in Australia.
The infrastructure of a first world country that the beach offers, from bathrooms and showers to barbecue, is mixed with the natural beauty of white sands and blue waters and with the diversity of the people who frequent it, ranging from tourists and families to surfers from all over the world.
16. Bora Bora
French Polynesia is a set of beautiful islands and, among them, is the island of Bora Bora, one of the most sought after destinations in the world, especially for couples in love looking to make a romantic trip.
Owner of a different shape, with a central island surrounded by several motus (small islets), Bora Bora is a lagoon of turquoise waters, transparent and calm in the open sea, where it is possible to stay in bungalows just above the water and offered by luxury resorts.
As much as they are not the most sought after tourist attractions on a trip to Asia , there are also some of the most beautiful beaches in the world:
17. Patong Beach
One of the most popular beaches in Thailand, Patong Beach is a great place for those who want to reconcile the relaxation of the day on the beach and the excitement of the nightlife.
Patong beach is located in the central area of Puket and offers tourists a great infrastructure, with restaurants, tents, hotels and luxury resorts.
18. Maya Bay
Maya Bay is, without a doubt, the most famous beach in the entire Asian continent. It is located in Koh Phi Phi, Thailand, one of the most exuberant and unusual natural settings on the planet.
The Maya Bay waterfront is surrounded by intact rock walls and covered with vegetation. Add to that a greenish sea, with crystal clear water, and the white sand and that’s it, you will be in the middle of one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
Around the planet there are beaches for different types of people and tastes, and in each one you will find unparalleled beauty. The fact is that the more you become aware of the Earth’s natural wonders, the more you will want to visit the most beautiful beaches in the world.