Updated on October 13th, 2016
They are some of the best beaches in the world. If you want to make your trip even more unforgettable, then choose any of these amazing beaches to enjoy the best views. Let’s explore 27 dreamy travel destinations and beautiful beaches this year.
1. Whitehaven Beach, Witsunday Islands, Australia
Whitehaven Beach is a 7 km stretch along Whitsunday Island, Australia. The island is accessible by boat from the mainland tourist ports of Airlie Beach and Shute Harbour, as well as Hamilton Island.
2. Pfeiffer Beach, Big Sur, California
Pfeiffer Beach, with its occasional purple sand, is among a number of places on the Big Sur coast bearing the name of one of the area’s pioneering families. For that reason it can get a bit confusing. We’ll show you how to find this beautiful and secluded beach and what you’ll find once you get there.
3. Rabbit Beach, Lampedusa, Sicily
It is one of the most-frequented destinations of sun-worshippers, scuba-divers and nature lovers, and it is the last trace of Italian terrain before the African coast. Lampedusa, glorious, sun-bleached island south of Sicily, helps to create the Pelagian Archipelago (“islands of the high sea” in Greek etymology), along with neighboring island Linosa and the Scoglio (a tiny boulder of an island) known as Lampione.
4. Oludeniz Beach aka The Blue Lagoon, Fethiye, Turkey
Turkey has a 7,200 kilometres of coastline, this is a staggering 4,500 miles of sea shore. Turkey’s Mediterranean coast, to the south of the country, usually known as the Turquoise coast, is almost 2,000 kilometres long. To the west of Turkey is the Aegean coast, opposite Greece and the Greek Islands, which is almost 1,300 kilometres long.
5. Byron Bay Beach, New South Wales, Australia
Tallow Beach looking south from the lighthouse. Overlooking Wategos with Julian Rocks in the background. Byron Bay with sugar cane burning in the distance. Byron Bay is a beachside town located in the far-northeastern corner of the state of New South Wales, Australia.
6. Lanikai Beach, Kailua, Hawaii
Lanikai Beach is located in Lanikai, a community in the town of Kailua and on the windward coast of Oahu, Hawaii. The name Lanikai means “heavenly sea.” This small ½ mile strip of beach is consistently ranked among the best beaches in the world.
7. Maho Beach, Saint Martin
Maho Beach is a beach on the Dutch side of the Caribbean island of Saint Martin, in the territory of Sint Maarten. It is famous for the Princess Juliana International Airport adjacent to the beach.
8. Boulders Beach, Cape Town, South Africa
Boulders Beach is a sheltered beach made up of inlets between granite boulders, from which the name originated. It is located in the Cape Peninsula, near Simon’s Town towards Cape Point, near Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa.
9. Fort Bragg Beach, California
Glass Beach is a beach in MacKerricher State Park near Fort Bragg, California that is abundant in sea glass created from years of dumping garbage into an area of coastline near the northern part of the town.
10. Hyams Beach, New South Wales, Australia
Hyams Beach is a seaside village with a population of 290 in the Shoalhaven, New South Wales, Australia, on the shores of Jervis Bay.
11. Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Bora Bora is a small South Pacific island northwest of Tahiti in French Polynesia. Surrounded by sand-fringed motus (islets) and a turquoise lagoon protected by a coral reef, it’s known for its scuba diving. It’s also a popular luxury resort destination where some guest bungalows are perched over the water on stilts. At the island’s center rises Mt. Otemanu, a 727m dormant volcano.
12. Baio do Sancho, Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
After enduring months of one of the coldest, snowiest winters in recent memory, some Americans can’t wait for spring and summer. But it looks like even with spring on the way, the weather might not warm up immediately.
13. Playa Paraiso, Cayo Largo, Cuba
As the names suggest, these beaches are extraordinary in every way. Deep, fluffy, ghost white sand surrounded by crystal clear water. Neither beach has any hotels as they are maintained in a natural state as part of a nature preserve.
14. Los Roques, Venezuela
Los Roques National Park is a Venezuelan archipelago around 160 kilometers north of the capital Caracas in the Caribbean Sea. The protected area contains more than 300 islands and cays surrounding a 400-sq.-km lagoon. The archipelago’s coral reef is popular with snorkelers and scuba divers. The park is renowned for its isolated, white-sand beaches, windsurfing, fishing and sailing.
15. Lover’s Beach, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
The first thing that comes to mind when hearing the words Lovers Beach may be a quiet, romantic place where you’d have the whole beach to yourself and a special someone to share it with. This is not exactly the real deal. That aside, Lovers Beach is, however, a fun place for everyone to visit.
16. Anse Source d’Argent, La Digue, Seychelles
La Digue is the third largest inhabited island of the Seychelles in terms of population, lying east … Today, the island’s main industry is tourism, and it is known for its beaches, especially Anse Source d’Argent and Grand Anse. La Digue went .
17. Palaui Island, Cagayan, Philippines
Palaui Island is one of the islands in the Philippines, located off the northeastern extremity of Luzon Island, the largest island in the country.
18. Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India
The Andaman Islands are an Indian archipelago in the Bay of Bengal. These roughly 300 islands are known for their palm-lined, white-sand beaches, mangroves and tropical rainforests. Coral reefs supporting marine life such as sharks and rays make for popular diving and snorkeling sites.
19. Asbury Park, New Jersey
Asbury Park is a city in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States, located on the Jersey Shore and part of the New York City Metropolitan Area.
20. Old Orchard Beach, Maine
Old Orchard Beach is a town and census-designated place in York County, Maine, United States. The population was 8,624 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Portland−South Portland−Biddeford, Maine Metropolitan Statistical Area.
21. Sturgeon Bay, Lake Michigan, Wisconsin
The Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal is a shipping canal connecting Sturgeon Bay on Green Bay with Lake Michigan, across the Door Peninsula, at the city of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.
22. Coronado Island, San Diego, California
Coronado, also known as Coronado Island, is a resort city located in San Diego County, California, across and around San Diego Bay from downtown San Diego. Its population was 24,697 at the 2010 census, up from 24,100 at the 2000 census.
23. Buxton, North Carolina
Buxton is an unincorporated community and census-designated place on Hatteras Island near Cape Hatteras. It is located in Dare County in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 1,273.
24. Wai’anapanapa State Park, Hawaii
Waiʻanapanapa State Park is a 122-acre state park in Hana, on the island of Maui, in Hawaii. It is located at the end of Waiʻanapanapa Road off Hana Highway, 53 miles east of Kahului, Maui.
25. Baker Beach, San Francisco, California
Baker Beach is a public beach on the peninsula of San Francisco, California, U.S.. The beach lies on the shore of the Pacific Ocean in the northwest of the city.
26. South Beach, Miami, Florida
South Beach, also nicknamed SoBe, is a neighborhood in the city of Miami Beach, Florida, United States, located due east of Miami city proper between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
27. Golden Gardens Park, Seattle, Washington
Golden Gardens Park is a public park in Ballard, a neighborhood in Seattle, Washington. The park includes wetlands, beaches, hiking trails, and picnic and playground areas. The park is bisected by the BNSF Scenic Subdivision railway line.
Source buzzfeed.com, wikipedia.org