Are you looking for a list of most beautiful beaches in the world to visit this year? You’ve come to the right place! I’m a huge fan of beaches and I’m going to visit as many world’s beaches as I can afford it. If you are anything like me, check out my list of the most beautiful beaches worth visiting.
1. Ka’anapali Beach, Hawaii
Hawaii has plenty of long beautiful sandy beaches, but Ka’anapali Beach is the most fabulous one! It’s a three mile long beach on western shore of Maui and is home to some world class hotels and resorts, and luxury condos. Fringed by the sparkling blue ocean and backed by lush gardens, this is a true Hawaiian playground!
The prominent rocky peninsula Black Rock is an amazing snorkeling spot at the north end of the beach. The perfect combination of endless white sand and excellent ocean conditions make snorkeling Black Rock at Ka’anapali the absolute beach experience. I’m sure Ka’anapali Beach will become one of your favorite places in all of Hawaii.
2. Zambujeira Beach, Portugal
The western coast of Portugal has some very lovely beaches, which are not so frequented by tourists. Zambujeira Beach deserves to be one of the most beautiful beaches worth visiting. With golden sand and craggy rocks, Zambujeira offers the tourist an opportunity to explore the true Portugal.
If you are craving a tropical beach, Zambujeira Beach is right for you! It is a place where you can really relax and unwind and see the breathtaking views, eat amazing food and spend great time with your partner, family or friends.
3. Cathedral Cove, New Zealand
Known in the Maori language as Te Whanganui-A-Hei, Cathedral Cove is among the most beautiful spots in the Coromandel Peninsula. The sparkling blue ocean, soft sand, and Te Hono Rock make this place one of the most beautiful beaches worth visiting. Being very popular with tourists, it receives more than 150,000 visitors each year.
The cove itself is unique and the wonderful beaches, cliffs and rocks surrounding it are very picturesque. The hiking is so exciting, and it’s a great combination of uphill and down, making it a great exercise without being too stressful!
4. Copacabana Beach, Brazil
Being renowned for its 4 kilometers long stretch of white sandy beach, Copacabana Beach is one of the most popular beaches in the world. At the both ends of the beach are majestically located 2 historical forts. Although it’s incredibly built up and extremely busy on sunny days, it’s a great beach to enjoy the infinite views of the ocean!
A short walk will take you and your family or friends to one of the best shopping centers in Rio de Janeiro and to many fashion and jewellery shops, movie and play theatres, great restaurants and fabulous nightclubs. Enjoy watching a performance at the fantastic Municipal Theater, which features very impressive architecture and a great classical program.
5. Pasikuda Beach, Sri Lanka
Having one of the longest stretches of shallow coastline in the globe, Pasikuda Beach is situated on the central eastern coast of Sri Lanka. Due to Sri Lankan Civil War and 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami the number of tourists has declined. But today tourists are returning to this area to enjoy the beautiful scenery and some fun activities.
Among the most popular activities are surfing and scuba diving. Pasikudha beach is especially great for the beginners in water surfing. Pulling off cool techniques, surfing the waves, jumping high off the wave and spinning in the air are amazing. Pasikuda Beach is simply an awesome place to spend your vacations!
6. San Sebastian, Spain
When it comes to beautiful beaches of Spain, the pueblos blancos of the Costas perhaps come to mind. But there are some awesome beaches in Northern Spain including San Sebastian in the Basque Country. Situated on the Bay of Biscay, San Sebastian has a mild climate all year round and boasts some wonderful beaches and a great city backdrop of historic buildings.
La Concha Beach is the largest and most central of San Sebastian’s beaches. It has a few modern facilities like underground parking and it’s a perfect beach for swimming or jogging. Although the Ondarreta Beach is smaller compared to La Concha Beach, it offers the same facilities including canoe rentals and underground parking. San Sebastian is an amazing place to enjoy the beach holiday you have always dreamed of!
7. Eagle Beach, Aruba
With its unique and beautiful fofoti trees growing out of the soft sand, Eagle Beach is one of the best beaches in the world worth visiting. Located in the capital city of Aruba, Oranjestad, Eagle Beach offers clear and sparkling turquoise water, shaded picnic areas, ample parking, some huts, and a great variety of motorized water sports.
All beach tennis fanatics play their games on the white sands of wonderful Eagle Beach during the weekends. It’s fun to watch or participate in this famous local sport. Also, Eagle Beach is one of the two Aruba’s beaches that allow nudity. Would you like nude bathing? Book a ticket!
8. Kata Beach, Thailand
A sweeping stretch of pearl white sand backed by avenues of towering lush palms, Kata Beach is located on the southwestern side of the great Thai resort of Phuket. This is one of the best family-friendly areas of Phuket with shops and restaurants and a less vibrant nightlife than some other areas.
Kata is split into 2 focal areas: Kata South, which is home to several good resorts and Kata Centre, which is located at the northern end closer to Karon. If you like surfing, the best time to visit this beach is between May and October. From November to April, Kata Beach is alive with many sun seekers.
9. Matira Beach, Tahiti
Tahiti boasts miles and miles of beaches, which are equally gorgeous, but many are privately owned – either by individuals, hotels or resorts. Matira Beach is one of the best public beaches worth visiting. With super soft sands and swaying palm trees, Matira Beach is a small piece of heaven right here on earth.
Matira Beach offers safe swimming and easy snorkeling in sheltered waters, all within a short walking distance of some 4 and 5-star hotels. Matira Beach also offers excellent facilities for kayaking, waterskiing and diving. The nearby roadside amenities include great snack bars, excellent restaurants and wonderful boutique shops.
10. Trunk Bay, Saint John (the US Virgin Islands)
Being named by National Geographic Society as the world’s most beautiful beach, Trunk Bay is a stunning beach worth visiting. Situated in the Virgin Islands National Park on the island of Saint John, Trunk Bay’s silky coral sands and clear, warm waters attract tourists from all over the world.
Trunk Bay has the most convenient and modern facilities and receives many visitors annually. It’s incredibly beautiful beach, with fabulous soft white sand extending into the sea and crystal clear turquoise blue water. Plus, the panoramic views from the beach are so picture-perfect! I will definitely visit this beach!
11. Zlatni Rat Beach, Croatia
Zlatni Rat is one of the most famous beaches in Europe and one of the most popular tourist attractions in Croatia. Located on the southern coast of the island of Brac, near the city of Bol, Zlatni Rat is a narrow white pebble beach. The fantastic shape of this wonderful beach shifts with the changes in wind, tide and currents.
Zlatni Rat is bordered by a pine tree grove where you will find some remnants of Roman villa rustica. Zlatni Rat beach is definitely one of the most beautiful beaches everyone should visit at least once!
What do you think of these beautiful beaches? Have you ever visited one of them? Do you know any other awesome beaches worth visiting? Please comment below!