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The Top Beaches In The World

September 18, 2016
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Knowing the top beaches in the world can help you plan the ultimate beach holiday – because let’s face it, there are a lot of beautiful beaches. Due to this you’ll want to narrow your choices down to the top beaches in the world, which you’ll find here.

Whether you’re after a family get away or a couples escape your bound to find sun, sand and relaxation in anyone of the choices below.

For more top beach inspiration check out our Beach Break post for more beach vacation inspiration.


 1. Whitehaven Beach, Whitsundays, Australia

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Whitehaven beach in the Whitsundays is not only one of the most beautiful beaches in the world but it’s also located in our home country of Australia. It has often been named the most beautiful beach in Australia which is no easy feat considering that the country is filled to the brim with beaches.

To those of you wondering if Whitehaven beach really is as pretty as the pictures online I can say that it truly is. However if you want to see the swirling sands you’ll have to arrange a visit at low tide. If you happen to visit at high tide, don’t worry – the beach still has crystal clear water and beautiful views for you to see from one of the best beaches of the world.

Click here for the latest prices in the Whitsundays or here for Airlie Beach (cheaper area).



2. Any beach in the San Blas Islands

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The San Blas Islands are absolutely breathtaking, with many having what could be described as the top beaches in the world, but most are lacking luxury digs. This means if you can’t downgrade for a night or two than you’ll have to arrange a day trip to explore these stunning islands.

The San Blas Islands range in size with many being as tiny and picturesque as the one pictured above, nearly all with crystal clear water beckoning you to jump in and go for a swim.

To explore the San Blas Islands you can to hop on a boat tour from Panama city. Click here for Panama City hotel prices.


 3. Ipanema Beach, Brazil

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This beach is a little different to the others on this list as the focus isn’t just on the water. Ipanema beach is famous in Brazil and throughout the world due to the stunning scenery surrounding it comprising of tall buildings and the mountains in the background.

With the liberal attitudes towards swimwear coverage Ipanema is also one of the top beaches in the world to get that tan of yours to reach past your classic bikini line.

Click here for hotels near Ipanema Beach in Brazil. 



 4. El Nido, Philippines

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El Nido, while perhaps not as well known as Ipanema, is a very popular beach for visitors to the lovely country of the Philippines. This beach may just be the most breathtaking with unique scenery abound, karsts and clear blue water reach as far as the eye can see.

IT may be a little pricy if you are flying in from the US, but for Australians and New Zealanders getting to the Philippines is only a little bit more expensive than flying to Bali or Thailand.

Click here for hotel prices near El Nido. 

 5.  Cala Gonone, Sardinia

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Sardinia has been a bucketlist item of mine for a long time and now I’ve found one extra top beach to add to my list. Unique rock formations and the sweet blue ocean greet tourists lucky enough to visit Cala Gonone. This is one of the top beaches in the world for travelers who want to visit Italy/ Sardinia.

Click here for hotels near Cala Gonone.

 6. Anse Georgette, Seychelles

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Set among an array of giant bolders, Anse Georgette is perhaps the most famous beach heralding from the Seychelles. White sand, blue water and epic views – what more could you ask for?

Click here for the latest accommodation prices on Praslin Island (where the beach is located) or for the Seychelles in general.

 7. Pedn Vounder, Cornwall

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If you’re from England you’ve probably heard of Cornwall but for the rest of us it looks like we’ve just found an unexpected gem. When I think of English I think of bad weather and lots of buildings – so finding Cornwall completely changed my assumptions.

While its a little hard to access, which keeps it from becoming over crowded, Pedn Vounder is a great spot to relax during the summer.

Click here for accommodation prices in Cornwall.



8. Grace Bay Beach, Turks and Caicos

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I’m sure there isn’t much explanation needed as to why Grace Bay Beach is in our top beaches in the world list. The relatively calm blue beach looks perfect for either sunbathing or swimming in one of the most beautiful places in the world. Do you really need another excuse to visit this beautiful destination?

Click here for the latest accommodation prices in the Turks & Caicos.

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CC Peter Edwards, text added by us & Cover photo: Tommie Hanson (Seychelles)


  1. Marc

    June 28, 2016 at 10:55 AM Reply

    Yes those are some great beach locations and I have been to only one and so I am hoping to catch up with the rest. Also Venice beach is Los Angeles is one of my favorite beaches I go to.

  2. Bites for Foodies

    July 20, 2016 at 7:37 AM Reply

    I am SO happy to see that Sardinia has made you list!! It always seems to be forgotten amongst the most beautiful places in the world. My family and my husband is from here and we spend our every summer here. It is a MUST-SEE, especially Cala Gonone!!

  3. Lesley Chow

    September 18, 2016 at 7:09 PM Reply

    the topic should be changd to some of the mosst top beaches in the world with the emphasis on the somme because i been to many islands on cruise ships and world travel by air I have seen beaches that are only accessible by private charter for example Maldives Bora Bora by far is always on world top beaches

    1. Lexi

      September 28, 2016 at 8:41 AM Reply


  4. Margaret Thrupp

    December 10, 2016 at 9:30 AM Reply

    I didn’t see that beach in Sardinia, but all the beaches there are quite lovely. I just wanted to recommend it to you because, on top of the beaches, it has so much to offer. Cagliari is a great Italian city with medieval buildings etc, you can visit Roman ruins like those near Santa Margarita de Pula, there are even pre-Roman ruins up in the hills. We visited these beehive shaped ruins somewhere near Arbatax I think- it’s a while ago now- and the country up in the hills there is very quiet, a little weird really, can’t explain why, just a great atmosphere. Other worldly. Then there are flamingos too in Cagliari. Anyway, keep Sardinia on your list, it’s amazing.

  5. tara

    February 11, 2017 at 6:38 AM Reply

    After looking at this beautiful images I concluded that I am in desperate need of holiday!

  6. Ayesha

    February 18, 2017 at 9:40 AM Reply

    You should include one of the beaches from Dubai as well. We have fabulous beaches here <3 Great post though. I need a vacation!

  7. Alex S

    October 10, 2017 at 12:52 PM Reply

    This is a great list but it’s missing one – Lake Tahoe. Once you see the shores of this crowned jewel of the Sierras you’ll understand why it should be on this list especially that it has 4 distinct seasons. I would also add one of the Great Lakes as well onto this list.

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