When you think of a trip to the beach, three adjectives probably come to mind: relaxing, beautiful and peaceful.
What better way to take a break from the stressful inner goings of the world than a much needed vacation to one of the world’s most beautiful beaches? At the beach, all your troubles and worries seem to disappear like magic.
When you take a look at some of the beautiful beach images we’ve rounded up from around the globe, you’ll truly be mesmerized. These beaches are not only beyond gorgeous, they’re paradise. Enjoy!
1. Trunk Bay
Considered the most beautiful beach on the U.S. Virgin Islands, Trunk Bay’s clear, warm waters and silky coral sands draw tourists in droves, and its well-maintained facilities include chair and snorkel equipment rentals and showers. Visitors can bask in the tropical sun, snorkel the 225-yard-long Underwater Trail of reefs, or try their hand at underwater photography – the clean water and variety of colorful sea life promise spectacular photo opportunities.
This beach boasts a spectacular stretch of white sands and shallow clear waters. With its’ breath-taking sunsets and white sand landscape, we can see why. Excellent, safe swimming makes this the most popular family beach on Ko Lanta, but even in peak season this huge beach never gets crowded, and just a short stroll will find you a patch without neighbors.
Despite it’s fairly remote location, this beach, which is situated in Spain, is extremely popular because of its beautiful natural setting. The white sand is soft and silky and slopes gently down into the clear blue seas. The shallowness of the sea makes it very good for small children. Snorkelling is also a popular activity thanks to the clarity of the sea.
Located in South Africa, this beach is made up of inlets between granite boulders, from which the name originated. It is a popular tourist stop because of a colony of African Penguins which settled there in 1982.
6. Pefki Beach
This Greek beach is a very commercialized beach lined with shops, bars and taverns galore. It is home to very soft and a series of narrow pathways which lead to a picturesque beach front. At one end of the beach, visitors can find numerous rocky coves with which is ideal for swimming.
Telunas Beach in Indonesia is timelessly simple. Technology, traffic, and busy schedules are a lifetime away as you relax in a hammock on the beach or sip a welcome drink on the front deck. Void of needless distractions, Telunas is a place where vacation dreams become unforgettable memories.
The Isola Bella in Italy is without doubt Taormina’s most beautiful beach. It is a pebble beach, set at the foot of the town, fronting the islet of the same name clothed in lush vegetation. The islet is linked to the mainland by a narrow strip of beach which is covered by water at high tide.
10. Camilo Beach
Situated in Portugal, Camilo Beach is a small beach in between golden cliffs, with interesting rocky formations. Its waters are limpid and calm. The access to the beach is made through a long stairway.
Camilo Beach offers great conditions for diving and scuba diving.
11. Curacao Beach
Curacao’s beaches have a unique blend of Caribbean, tropical and desert landscapes. Each beach, or playa as the locals call it, offers something different. Another interesting thing about this island is that it’s made up of coral, well at least the outer ridges.
Pacifica State Beach is one of the most popular beginner surfing spots in the San Francisco area, among surfers is frequently known as Linda Mar Beach, because it fronts Pacifica’s Linda Mar subdivision.
13. Airlie Beach
Airlie Beach is the vibrant hub and the ideal mainland base for fun and adventure in Australia. It is the perfect launching pad for activities on the water and in the lush, green rain forest of the Whitsunday Coast. Soak up the laid-back, tropical atmosphere and instantly tune into holiday mode.
14. Moal Boel Beach
Located in the Philippines, Moalboal is considered one of the best diving destinations in Southeast Asia. With beautiful white sandy beaches, vast number of corals and a magnificent marine life, you’ll surely have an unforgettable diving experience at this beach.
15. Espumilla Beach
Espumilla Beach is one of the most idyllic locations in the Galapagos Islands, located on the northern coast of Santiago Island, James Bay. It was a place of business saline during the 50’s. This beautiful silver is a great place for swimming and snorkeling. On the outskirts of Playa Espumilla can see extraordinary lava formations.
16. Tsilivi Beach
Tsilivi is one of the most famous beaches in Zakynthos, Greece. It is mostly sandy and is continuously awarded with the international Blue Flag award which is only given to beaches that meet strict criteria for cleanliness. The waters are shallow so they are safe for small children. There are also many water sports you can try like windsurfing, water skiing, banana, jet skiing, paragliding and much more!
17. Cabarita Beach
Cabarita Beach in Australia is a delightful coastal town known for its excellent surf beach and natural beauty. Bounded by a nature reserve, it offers bike tracks, coastal walks, littoral rain forests, picnic areas and lookouts over the ocean.
18. Phra Nang Beach
Many visitors to Phra Nang beach in Thailand simply go there to soak up the sun, laze on the white sand and admire the stunning Krabi scenery. Flanked to its left and right by the neighboring beaches of East and West Railay, Phra Nang commands an enviable location on the tip of the headland looking out on the emerald expanse of the Andaman Sea.
19. Aruba Beach
Fringing turquoise Caribbean waters, Aruba’s beaches include wide shaded expanses, quiet retreats, and busy sunbathing and water sports meccas. Much of the seven-mile strip along the west coast is lined with resorts and packed with activity. Beachgoers relax on their comfortable lounges while swimming, snorkeling, kite surfing, waterskiing, tubing and parasailing.
Cayo Levantado Island in the Dominican Republican is a “not-to-be-missed” place to visit. Its pure white sand beaches with crystal clear waters are beyond gorgeous.