A List of the Top 30 Best Beaches in the World

 Find the ideal beach from Greece to the Galapagos, the Highlands to Hawaii, in our selection of 30 locations, whether you're looking for peace and quiet or a party, calm waters, or pounding waves.

1. Seychelles' Source d'Argent

Seychelles' Source d'Argent
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At Source d'Argent, a secluded cove on La Digue, the Seychelles' third-largest island (in an archipelago of 115), pink-hued sand ups the ante in the picture-postcard stakes, as if a beach like this needed any improvement. The shore is framed by enormous, weathered granite boulders, and nearby restaurants serve Creole-inspired cuisine.

On La Digue, Airbnb offers 33 separate apartments for rent as a whole, including the charming Holzveranda, which costs £120 per night for four people (airbnb.co.uk).

2. France's Dune de Pyla.

Over 100 meters high, this beach's dune is Europe's tallest. It is absolutely stunning and only takes an hour to drive from Bordeaux. As much as you will protect your eyes from the pure sand as you will from the shimmering heat haze. 

Dune du Pyla, France

Along the Bassin d'Arcachon, you can explore miles of beaches after taking in the panoramic views of pine forests and the Atlantic Ocean. To get the best view of the dune, take a ferry from the Arcachon pier to Cap Ferret.

Head to the oyster cabanes to eat, where fishermen serve oysters, prawns, paté, bread, and rosé wine at tables.

Camping-panorama.com's Panorama du Pyla campsite has two-person pitches starting at €18 per night and four-person wooden bungalows starting at €30 per night.

3. Antigua's Shoal Bay

Three kilometers of icing-sugar sand, crystal-clear Caribbean water, an offshore coral reef with spectacular snorkeling and diving, and a few bars and open-air restaurants complete the task.

Shoal Bay
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 Near Dickenson Bay town, this area east of the fun yachtie island is quieter than nearby Jabberwock beach.

Dutchman's Straight Bungalows (pairs from $140) has seven choices with verandas right by this eponymous ocean side. Get up from your sunbed and explore Antigua's lively side.

4. Formentera's Cala Saona.

Cala Saona
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There is no deficiency of wonderful sea shores on the littlest of the Balearics yet everyone appears to need to pack on to Illetes and Espalmador. It's much better to rent a bike or moped in La Savina, the main port, and ride across the island to Cala Saona, which is a few kilometers away. 

It has white sand, crystal-clear water, and dramatic red cliffs on both sides. It points toward the west, so is the best spot for a sundowner at, say, the charmingly straightforward Cala Saona chiringuito.
From Ibiza Town, there are frequent (30-minute) ferry trips to Formentera that cost about €50 each way. Stay at the chic and modern Cala Saona Hotel for a treat (summer doubles from €280 B&B).

5. California's Glass Beach.

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Although Glass Beach on the Mendocino Coast in California looks like a hellhole as a result of years of trash being dumped there, it is actually quite beautiful. From 1906 to 1967, glass, apparatuses and even vehicles were hurled into the ocean.  Double rooms at Beachcomber Motel and Spa start at $119 B&B.

 All of the metal and non-biodegradable waste were taken out by a cleanup program, and the waves broke down the glass and pottery, leaving behind transparent stones that looked like jewels.

 These days, the ocean side is essential for MacKerricher state park, and guests are prohibited for eliminating the ocean glass trinkets.

 6. Panama's Starfish Beach.

There are three islands in Panama: San Blas is expensive to get to, the Pearl Islands are expensive to remain on, yet Bocas del Toro, only south of Costa Rica on the Caribbean side, puts virgin ocean side ideal world inside a hiker financial plan. 

Starfish Beach
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Boat taxis travel between the 10 inhabited islands and approximately 300 islands and islets from Bocas, the funky town center on Isla Colón. However, this protected beach is on Colón itself and is gloriously adorned with a liberal scattering of starfish.

Palmar Tent Lodge (tent dorm bed for $13.50; doubles start at $50; palmartentlodge.com)

7. Greece's Fakistra

Fakistra is below Tsagarada village on the Pelion peninsula in mainland Greece. It is more of a cove than a beach with white sand, pebbles, and clear blue waters.

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It is surrounded by cliffs and dense woods and is more like a cove than a beach. It's a lofty stroll down however it's the kind of spot that, aside from in July and August, you might well need to yourself.
The Architect's House (i-escape.com, 12 rooms, 290 euros per night).

8. Puerto Rico, Flamenco Beach.

Playa Flamenco on Culebra island, off the east coast of Puerto Rico, is probably what you would come up with if you were asked to design the ideal tropical beach. 

White sand, warm turquoise water, palm trees, lush vegetation, and a tranquil lagoon make up this U-shaped cove. The US military once used the island as a gunnery range, which is why it is still undeveloped. 

Flamenco Beach
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A rusted Sherman tank is still buried in the sand. It makes a roadtrip by ship from Fajardo on the Puerto Rico central area ($4.50 return): From the ferry port, a shuttle bus runs. An excellent government-run campground can be found on the western shore of the bay in Culebra. 

You won't want to leave, even though the showers are only open for three hours a day and you can pitch your tent under mangroves for $20 for up to six people and stock up on water, pina coladas, and local snacks (comida criolla). However, you can rent bikes if you do.
The isolated beauty of Puerto Rico's Vieques island.

9. Koh Kradan,Thailand 

It's near impossible to pick the best beach in Thailand. However, Koh Kradan in the Andaman Sea, which is close to the busier Koh Lipe, is one Thai island that is still relatively peaceful.

 It has powdery sand, hammocks, crystal-clear water, excellent snorkeling on a reef just off the beach, and would suit people who don't want to drink buckets of spirits under a full moon. Longtail boat trips to Ko Waen, Ko Chueak, and Ko Muk's Emerald Cave are also available. 

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You can kayak around the entire island in three hours, and 90% of it is in the Hat Chao Mai national park. Paradise Lost (dorm beds start at £4.80 and basic bungalows start at £14) Reef Resort (doubles starting at 78 pounds; reefresortkradan.com).

10. Mexico's Playa del Amor, or Hidden Beach.

Although the Marietas Islands, where Hidden Beach is located, were utilized by the Mexican government as a military testing ground in the early 1900s, it is speculated that a bomb may have caused the crater in which it sits. Although an underground beach sounds like something out of a fairy tale, it actually exists. 

Playa del Amor
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Admittance to this sickle inside a vast roundabout opening in the scene, is by swimming or kayaking through a long passage. Ecotoursvallarta.com charges $76 for boat trips from Puerto Vallarta, but the water is rough and you have to swim in between dangerous rocks. 

But it's beautiful—Jacques Cousteau loved it—and you might even see a humpback whale on the way.
Sayulita's Casablanca Hotel offers a four-bedroom suite for just $95 per night.

11. Australia's Greenfield Beach.

Greenfield Beach is located next to Jervis Bay's calm waters and dazzlingly white sand and is three hours from Sydney. It is about 500 meters to the north of the more well-known Hyams beach, so people tend to avoid it. 

Greenfield Beach
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It is surrounded by a small sandstone cliff and a thick gum tree forest. It's a stroll from Vincentia town, from where you can undoubtedly crash into the Booderee public park to meet kangaroos or visit other fantastic seashores. Tent pitches start at just £24 per night at Jervis Bay Cabins.

12. French Polynesia's Bora Bora

Bora Bora is a cliche representation of a heavenly beach with sugar sand, palms, a breeze, a sea that is 26-29 degrees Celsius year-round, and the color of peppermint mouthwash. Even if you are unable to attend, this is one to keep in your mental image bank; use it when you are meditating. 

Bora Bora
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Matira needs to win as the main public ocean side on the island, and some place you could blend with local people. Built on its own coral isle, the Bora Bora Hotel Eden Beach (bungalows from £1,852 a week half-board including transfers, boraborahotel.com) has its own private beach with a view of the stunning rock peak Otemanu.

13. St George Ocean side, Naxos, Greece.

Greece has a lot of beautiful beaches, but the Cyclades island of Naxos is hard to beat when it comes to accessible and kid-friendly options. Naxos Town (Chora) is only a five-minute walk from one of the best options for families.

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 St. George Beach's warm, shallow waters are ideal for snorkeling and paddling, but there is also plenty to keep older children occupied. You can sign up for waterskiing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, or beach tennis at the Flisvos Sport Club.

You can also rent a mountain bike there. Relaxed taverns and beach clubs that rent out sun loungers line the beach. At Kalergis Studios, a stone's throw from the beach, a self-catering week for two costs £667.

14. Crozon, Morgat, and Brittany

The rugged Crozon peninsula's beaches remain relatively quiet even in the summer. Morgat is a seaside town with a crescent of pine-fringed sand in a protected bay where the peninsula meets the mainland.

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It's a great place to rock-pool at low tide, and at high tide, you can take a boat trip from the harbor to the peninsula's sea caves (vedettes-sirenes.com). Surf and diving schools are available, as are rental bikes, kayaks, and sailboats. 

Atao Aman, located at 34 Boulevard de la Plage, is one of the numerous creperies on the harbour. It serves both savory and sweet options. From 9 July to 19 August, two-bedroom gites from Brittany Ferries include ferry crossing.

15. Algarve, Praia da Salema.

Salema, a fishing village in the far west of the Algarve, has somehow escaped the massive development that plagues much of Portugal's southern coast.

Praia da Salema
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On the sandy beach that has been awarded the Blue Flag, fishermen tend to their nets, and preserved dinosaur footprints can be found in the limestone rocks. Under the watchful eye of the summer-time lifeguards, the gentle waves are ideal for boogie boarding. 

You can rent sunbeds and umbrellas, there are restrooms and showers, and there are a lot of restaurants and cafes to choose from.  A two-bedroom villa at The View costs £1,508 per week and is close to the beach.

16. Pori, Yyteri, Finland.

Finland is not the first country that comes to mind when you think of a vacation at the beach; however, this Nordic nation is home to one of the finest stretches of sand in northern Europe. A 5 km stretch of powder-soft sand backed by pine forests and dunes is Yyteri Beach, which is close to the city of Pori. 

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Late in the summer, the shallow Baltic waters are surprisingly warm and attract surfers from all over Scandinavia because of the offshore breezes. The Yyteri Surf Centre (purjelautaliitto.fi) rents wetsuits, surf, and stand-up paddle boards. 

Offices are serene: a few ice cream and coffee shops, picnic tables, a play area for kids, restrooms, and not much else. Villa with two bedrooms at the Yyteri Hotel & Spa for €1,250 per week.

17. Sardinia's Cala Gonone.

It's easy to track down a shocking ocean side on Sardinia, however finding one that caters for families on an unassuming spending plan is all the more a test. Cala Gonone ticks the right boxes as a whole.

Cala Gonone

 A long seafront promenade lined with low-key trattorias, white pebble-and-sand beaches, calm, turquoise waters for swimming and snorkeling, and none of the glitz that accompanies the glitzier Costa Smeralda to the north.

There are daily boat trips to the Bue Marino caves and further south, to more remote beaches like Cala Luna and Cala Fuili, in case the charms of Cala Gonone's two small but perfectly formed beaches wear off. Camping Cala Gonone's bungalows cost €120 per night.

18. Comillas, Cantabria, Spain.

Photograph of a Yellow Inflatable Duck on Comillas Beach in Cantabria, Spain: The genteel seaside town of Comillas is popular with Spanish families but largely overlooked by foreign tourists. Kevin George / Alamy Stock Photo/Alamy Stock Photo Comillas is just a short hop from the ferry port at Santander on Spain's north coast. 


There are two great beaches in the town: Playa de Comillas has a few cafes, a small fishing port, showers, ice cream stands, and rock pools to explore; and Playa de Oyambre, a more wild area surrounded by a stunning nature preserve and the snow-capped Picos de Europa mountains.

Stays in and around Comillas at Casas Cantabricas start at £620 per week for a four-person apartment.

19. Lopud, Sunj, Croatia

In Croatia, sandy beaches outnumber pebbly ones, but the car-free island of Lopud, 40 minutes from Dubrovnik by ferry, is an exception. 


Sunj beach is a 1 km stretch of sand that gently slopes into limpid, shallow waters on the south coast of the island. Locals transport tourists in golf buggies from the port to the beach.

 There are two restaurants, both of which rent beach chairs and umbrellas, and a variety of activities, including tennis and beach volleyball.  With Thomson Holidays, a four-bedroom apartment in the Lopudski Residence costs £797 per person, including airfare.

20. Pembrokeshire's Marloes Sands.

Marloes is a very special beach in Pembrokeshire, despite the fact that Barafundle and Whitesands are both hard to resist. It seems unfair to pick just one Pembrokeshire beach. There are no facilities, and the crowds are put off by the half-mile cliff walk. 


However, a mile's worth of wide, sweeping sand is punctuated by towering rocks that stand in large, low-tide pools filled with tiny fish and shrimp. Since Snow White and the Huntsman was filmed there in 2011, the firm, flat sand is ideal for beach games and galloping horses. 

Assuming they don't think of amusement as something only found in arcades, there is plenty to keep the whole family entertained. In the summer, the south-facing aspect is a good sign, but check the tides and wind.

 West Hook Farm Campground in the United Kingdom charges £14 for a tent and two adults, plus £5.50 for a teen and £3 for a child.

21. Island of Nemto in Papua New Guinea.

From Nusa Island off the north coast of New Ireland, 600 miles east of Papua New Guinea, you can reach Nemto by kayaking for four days. 


It is an amazing journey that takes in beautiful beaches, sunken WWII planes, and clean reefs. However, Nemto is the main draw: an island with two people living on it, surrounded by palms that chirp with parrots and covered in white sand. Local superstitions about strange beasts that live in the interior are the reason this island is unexplored. 

And if that sounds like King Kong and nobody approaches the location, that's even better.
 Scuba diving, surfing, scuba diving, and kayaking are all available at Nusa Island Retreat (nusaislandretreat.com). No Roads offers a nine-day Tigak sea kayak trip for £1,785 per person, which includes flights.

22. Jagodna Inlet, Hvar, Croatia.

You can reach Jagodna Bay via a single-file tunnel through the mountain. This is a different world from the more posh east side of Hvar, where the rare migrants who are billionaires with good taste hang out.


 A footpath leads to a beach that is only about the size of a tennis court near Kamp Lili, a friendly campsite with a lot of people. However, it is a gem: clear water, abundant fish, diving-off and swimming-out rocks, and additional coves along the coast to explore A modest restaurant and bar can be found in the pines above the beach.

 In the summer, Kamp Lili has two-bedroom apartments starting at €40 and pitches starting at €7.

23. Hawaii's North Shore of Oahu: admiration for surf masters

Surfers compete for the Pipeline Masters surf title each December. The whole thing happens in huge, barreling waves that are close to the shore. 

Hawaii's North Shore of Oahu: admiration for surf masters
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The best big-wave competition in the world is also held on Oahu's north coast: the Quiksilver Big Wave Invitational in honor of Eddie Aikau, a local surfer. Only when the waves are greater than six meters high is it held. Each year, on December 1, there is an opening ceremony, but the actual contest has only been held nine times in 31 years.

 According to Hawaii Beach Fronts, the Garden Bungalow at Chuns Reef Beach House starts at $199 per night for two people.

24. Wales, Druidstone: horseriding.

Have you ever had the desire to gallop across the sand while your horse frolicked in the waves? Take a trip to Pembrokeshire with Nolton Stables, which will pair you up with one of its 60 horses and ponies based on your level of experience—from beginner to Dothraki—and take you for a ride on the Druidstone beach, which is appropriately named. Not included are sugar cubes.
Wales, Druidstone: horseriding.
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A 90-minute beach ride at Nolton Stables costs £47, while a full-day experience costs £135; copies are £97 B&B, self-cooking cabin for two from £230 for two evenings.

25. Barbados' Freights Bay: surfing.

Freights, on Barbados's south coast, has some of the world's best beginner-friendly waves thanks to its warm water and risk-free beach bottom. However, it is obvious that learning to surf there will cost you more than in Croyde. 

Freights Bay

The long, peeling left-hand waves break at less than a meter high when the swell comes in, making this the best place to learn to surf along the open face of a wave rather than straightlining back to the beach. Friendly locals and some of the world's best rum punch contribute to the chill vibe. Studios for two at the Moonraker Beach Hotel start at £65 per night.

26. Ibiza, Ses Salines: celebrate at beach bars.

Albeit set inside a nature save, this little safe house of sun and sand accompanies a soundtrack of delicately crashing bass drums, since it is authorized to party until soon after nightfall. On the silky-soft sand, bikini-clad dancers and sunbathers mix and mingle as the sun sets. 

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The secret beaches of Punta de Ses Portes, which are located at the far end of the beach, can be reached in a short stroll along a footpath.) Try the Jockey Club's secret parties hosted by Melon Bomb DJs for an afternoon of classic, bouncy house.

At Platja de Ses Salines, the Hostal Mar Y Sal is right next to the sand. It is open from April to September, and double rooms start at €70 B&B. 

27. Arpoador, Brazil's Rio de Janeiro.

Although Rio is home to two of the most well-known beaches in the world, Copacabana's fame has long since vanished. The best place for beach culture and nightlife is Ipanema-Leblon. 

Arpoador, Brazil's Rio de Janeiro

The easternmost tip, Arpoador, ends on a rocky headland with stunning views of Ipanema's entire length and the Dois Irmos mountain in the west. During the day, it is a popular spot for surfers, bodyboarders, and families. 

At night, it is illuminated, making it ideal for a moonlit dip during Rio's scorching summers. Additionally, it has one of Rio's best sunset drinks. Arpoador's Azul Marinho bar and restaurant on Avenida Francisco Bhering is a notable exception, the ideal spot for a caipirinha or cold chope (draught beer), despite the city's abundance of great bars and beaches.

 Dorm beds start at around £9 at Bonita Hostel, two blocks from the beach. Casa Mosquito, a charming B&B with a suicidal name, offers double rooms starting at £140.

28. In South Africa, Durban.

Durban is one of the best city beaches in the world, and it has everything going for it: a whacking great expanse of sand, cafes, art deco architecture, street life, and the strong possibility of seeing whales and dolphins feasting on sardines that are migrating during the summer (June to November) Locals will also be filling buckets with fish, which you'll see.)


Even if you don't go surfing, the views of the pros in action from the piers are inspiring. There is also excellent surf. The 2010 football World Cup resulted in a significant beachfront clean-up, revitalizing the neighborhood. It is an absolute treasure these days.

A classic beachfront hotel, the recently renovated Blue Waters offers double rooms starting at £39 B&B.

29. Kent's Margate

The golden sands of Margate have long attracted Londoners on vacation. There is even more fun to be had now that the vintage amusement park Dreamland has reopened right next to the beach. 

Margate Beach

Dreamland Sound Clash, billed as the "Notting Hill Carnival, but with a Margate Twist," will be held on June 18 to celebrate the park's first anniversary. The retro-themed, kitsch park features heritage rides like 1930s caterpillars, 1940s carousels, 1970s chair-o-planes, and the UK's oldest roller coaster. 

In spite of the rides, more than 100 of JMW Turner's paintings were influenced by the beach, sea, and skies of Margate. On the seafront, where the artist stayed when he was there, the Turner Contemporary opened in 2011. Since then, new hotels, shops, bars, and restaurants have also sprung up.
The seascape outside served as inspiration for the design of the Sands Hotel, which offers double rooms starting at £126 per night. Margate for a weekend: art and food made by hand.

30. Ocata, Spain, near Barcelona.

The majority of locals use the beach as a playground because Barcelona doesn't really have many big parks. Despite its central location, Barceloneta beach frequently attracts tourists, locals, and men selling wares. Jump on a train that is traveling up the coast, just like the locals do. 


There is more than a kilometer of golden sand on the beach in Ocata, which is almost a suburb. It is also well-known for its chiringuitos, or beach bars, where you can get delicious salads, tapas, and homemade burgers, among other things.

From the Sants, Arc de Triomf, or Plaça Catalunya stations, trains to Ocata take 30-40 minutes. The elegant Pratik Vinoteca hotel is convenient for this last one (summer doubles start at €100).

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