Our planet is blessed with thousands upon thousands of glamorous beaches. Some of them really need to be seen to be believed.
When Summer comes with glorious sunshine and wanderlust, luring us all somewhere on a beautiful shore, be it an endless stretch of golden sand, a secluded white cove with sparkling turquoise waters, or anything in between.
So here is the Scenic Hunter’s fascinating adventure to find out the top 15 most beautiful beaches in the world.
#15. Shipwreck Beach
Shipwreck beach is one of the most astonishing beaches in the world. It is known as Navagio in Greek and it is located on the beautiful coast of Zakynthos, on the Ionian Island of Greece. The beach is one of the most beautiful natural settings in the whole of Greece. This beach is surrounded by a cave which is known as a “smuggler’s cave”. Navagio beach has a shipwreck on its creek that has been abandoned for a few decades.
There is a popular story behind the shipwreck beach. This beach became famous after a naval accident of a ship named “Panagiotis”. It had been used for smuggling and crimes. Greek authorities got this ship into their hand but the bad weather condition leads to an accident. Thereafter, formed the beach and made the sand built up around the ship, combination of white sands & blue shades of water created unbelievable cinematic beauty. This scenery is unforgettable so you must enjoy the breathtaking view of the shipwreck beach.
#14. Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach
Iceland boasts a number of black beaches awash with silky dark sand. Among those Reynisfjara is a world-famous black-sand beach found on the South Coast of Iceland. The distinctive black sand on Iceland’s beaches is formed from the erosion of volcanic materials such as basalt rocks and lava over millions of years.
When molten hot lava reaches the sea it cools instantly to form black volcanic rock, which is then smashed into tiny fragments of sand by the powerful waves and gale-force winds striking the shore. Nearly all volcanic rock on earth is basalt which has a high iron content that absorbs light, giving the resultant sand its silky dark color. The combination of pitch-black sand and white forms of the waves makes an unbelievable cinematic beauty and feels you as otherworldly.
#13. Eagle Beach
Aruba boasts a number of silky sand beaches, Eagle beach is one of the best and most famous beaches in Aruba. The picture-perfect seascape stretches over 1000meters long. It offers spectacular Caribbean ocean views and a variety of water sports. The beach is famous for cool fofoti trees. The scenic Eagle beach is the best place to have a relaxing vacation and fill you with quiet vibes.
#12. Zlatni Rat
The most famous beach on the Adriatic is also known as the Golden Horn or Golden Cape. The breathtaking Zlatni Rat is located approximately 2 kilometers west of the harbor town of Bal, along the southern coastline of the Brac, and belongs to the Dalmatia region.
Undoubtedly it is one of the symbols of Croatian tourism and one of the highest-ranked beaches in the whole of Europe. The stunning golden pebble beach stretches up to half a kilometer into the sea. The most impressive fact is that Zlatni Rat often changes its shape due to the high winds and sea waves.
The site offers versatile activities to fill your summer with unforgettable memories.
#11. Blue Lagoon, Oludeniz
The meaning of Oludeniz is “dead sea”, that’s because of the calmness of the water. This beautiful beach is located at the conjunction point of the Aegean and the Mediterranean Sea, on the Turquoise Coast of southwestern Turkey.
Gem of Turkey’s southern coast is popular for its soft glittery sands and vivid color shades of turquoise. A thin strip of sandbar with some green trees stretches along the sea and is separated from the main beach to make one of the picture-perfect and most photographed beach destinations on the planet. Travelers can immerse themselves, swim across the scenic lagoon and tiny islands or walk barefoot on the silky sand of the beach.
#10. El Nido
El Nido is a municipality located on Palawan Island in the Philippines. The beach is well known for vibrant coral reefs, white sandy beaches, emerald green waters, sun-kissed environment, and stunning limestone cliffs.
El Nido is the gateway to an awe-inspiring Archipelago called Bacuit which is home to over 45 islands and islets. The scenic El Nido is an active beach with countless adventurous opportunities including hiking up cliffs, scuba diving, island hopping tours, swimming and etc.
#9. Maya Bay
The stunningly beautiful Maya Bay is sheltered by 100 meters high cliffs on its three sides. This beautiful bay is located on the island of the Phi Phi archipelago in the Strait of Malacca, in Thailand.
Its towering limestones, beautiful coral reefs exceptionally clear waters, and silky white glittery sandy beaches make it one of the most iconic seascapes on the planet. The whole bay is a big reef and boasts exotic fish species and colorful corals.
#8. Comps Bay Beach
Comps Bay Beach is a stunning beach located in the suburbs of Cape Town, South Africa. The twelve Apostles Rocks, glittery sands, and cool sea waves make magnificent scenery not like anywhere else on the planet.
The palm tree-lined beach consists of a gorgeous portion of the Atlantic seaboard. A traveller can enjoy the warm summer nights under the starry sky and sunbathe in the daytime under the clear blue sky.
#7. Hanalei Bay, Hawaii
Hanalei Bay is one of the most beautiful places in Hawaii and the most photographed beaches in the world. Hanalei Bay is the largest bay located on the north shore of the Kauai Islands. Lush green mountains provide a striking backdrop to the emerald green ocean.
It is one of the perfect surfing spots in Hawaii. Other than that versatile activities including swimming, sailboats, paddling, kayaking, body boarding, snorkeling, diving, and sunbathing are available for you to experience.
#6. Boracay White Beach
White beach is a picture-perfect travel destination in the Philippines’ western Visayas region. It earned global recognition for its powdery white sand, turquoise blue water, towering palm trees, and natural charming look. This glorious beach is perfect for swimming thanks to its calm water.
White beach is more stunning and captivating and has more spaces to bask under the sun and stroll while being serenaded by the beautiful and calming sound of the ocean. Whether it is crowded or not Boracay will never lose its charisma. This is must visit the site to grab unforgettable experiences and beautiful memories in your travel diary.
Tulum is located on the Caribbean coastline of the Mexican Yucatan peninsula. Tulum is known as the site of a pre-Colombian Mayan city. It is considered a major part of Coba, in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo.
The ancient ruins of Mayan, the tropical white sandy beach, and the bright blue water of Tulum will give you a feeling the world is away from you. You must include this iconic and picture-perfect location on your travel list.
#4. White Heaven Beach
White heaven Beach in Queensland, Australia often referred the most active beaches in the world. The beach stretches up to 7 km and is only accessible by boat, seaplane, or helicopter. It features blue and green water, covers, inlets and lagoons, and Sand consisting of white silica, which gives that spectacularly bright white color to make magnificent scenic beauty.
Whitsunday Island is where the beach is located and it is the largest island among 74 island groups. It is rarely ever crowded and makes it an ideal place to be alone, sunbathing, snorkeling, enjoy a barbecue, or experience the breath-taking beauty of nature.
#3. Grace Bay Beach
Grace Bay Beach is located on the northern coast of the beautiful island known as Providenciales in the Bahamas. It is one of the most exquisite strips of glittery white sand. The beach runs about eight kilometers in half crescent shape.
The beach features crystal clear dazzling waters and one of the world’s largest coral reef systems. Grace Bay Beach is a part of a marine park called Princess Alexandra. The Bight Reef and Smith’s Reef are excellent snorkeling spots in the area. Both of them offer a perfect collection of colorful tropical fish and living corals.
#2. Matira Beach, Bora Bora
Bora Bora is undoubtedly the Jewel of the South Seas. It is one of nine islands of the island groups on Leeword Island. The Leeword Islands comprise the western side of the Society Islands in French Polynesia.
Bora Bora has formed approximately seven million years ago due to volcanic activities. Bora BoraIsland features a number of beautiful beaches. Among them, Matira Beach is the most beautiful and famous island. The beach features luxury hotels, resorts, scenic islands, overwater bungalows, restaurants, and adventurous spots. The stunning island is surrounded by a rich atoll, which is a ring of coral reefs. Coconut tree-lined white sandy beach, the ring of coral reef, colorful tropical fish, and turquoise water of the Pacific Ocean perfectly blend to create one of the most gorgeous beach destinations in the world.
#1. Anse Source D’Argent
Anse Source D’Argent beach is considered the most photographed beach in the world as well as described as the most beautiful beach in the world. The beach is nestled on a small island known as La Digue in Seychelles. Its soft white sand, clear turquoise water, rich coral reefs, and huge granite boulders that have been shaped by nature, give a cinematic view of this beautiful destination.
This iconic shoreline is most recognizable and the white sand beach stretch along the warm Indian Ocean coast. The crystal-clear water splashed into the big granite boulders, forming coves and making it divine.