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11. Shell Beach in Western Australia
According to Edit Zsido of Edit Around the World
When we talk about beaches we automatically think of sand because obviously, that’s what beach means, right? Not in this case though. Only one of two in the world, Western Australia’s Shell Beach is indeed entirely covered of shells. A unique beach located on the stunning west coast of Down Under, 45 km from the town of Denham, the attraction is famous for it’s outstanding-ness and is visited by thousands of tourists that travel in the area. Best Beaches in the World
The beach is covered by shells on a 60 km stretch and a 7 m depth.
The whole area, which is popular also for sharks, hence the name of Shark Bay, is a world heritage site, having various other unusual attractions.
12. South Beach in Miami, Florida
According to Talek Nantes of Travels with Talek
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What I like best about South Beach, the southernmost point on Miami Beach in south Florida, is that it offers a spectacular, uncrowded beach with golden san and crystal-clear waters, AND tons of everything else.
The beach is fronted by Ocean Drive, ground zero for the art deco architecture the area is so famous for. This is the heart of the art-deco district, most famous and recognized for its neon-infused night-life. But the early morning sunlight reflecting on the art-deco buildings makes for a pretty awesome sight too. Here you will also pass Gianni Versace’s former villa, just one of the beautiful buildings you see on South Beach.
The area also boasts museums, parks, a multitude of dining options from the classic Joe’s Stone Crab to ethnic take-out heavens with steaming pots of fragrant foods.
There is something for everyone on South Beach. A mini wonderland of all things fun anchored by one of the prettiest beaches in the U.S. Best Beaches in the World
13. Xpu-Ha Beach, Quintana Roo, Mexico
According to Michele Peterson of A Taste for Travel
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14. Kiama Beach in Australia
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15. Koh Mook in Thailand
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In the southern parts of Thailand, you can find the small island, Koh Mook. You need to take a speedboat from one of the nearby piers on the mainland, but it’ll only take about 20 minutes and is well worth the trip. There are also other amazing islands close to Koh Mook, so island hopping in this area is well recommended.
On the island, there are several good beaches. The favorite one is the beach situated right on the eastern end of the island, close to the Sivalai Beach Resort. It has been nominated to one of the most beautiful beaches in Thailand several times and is a place to put on your bucket list.
The waters are turquoise and absolutely crystal clear. You can go snorkeling right off the beach and there are several good restaurants within reach. Even so, there are no crowds of tourists here which is very nice.
16. Cresta de Gallo in Romblon, Philippines
According to Karla Ramos of Karla Around the World
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The Philippines is known to have 7107 islands and truly it’s hard to choose just one that stands out but for me one of my favorites is Cresta de Gallo in Romblon. Best Beaches in the World
Although it may be difficult to get here, that’s exactly one of the reasons it stands out. The water is pristine and clear blue and it is not tarnished by tourist or commercial accommodation. The area feels very local and everything is just clean. I would love to spend weeks here but then the only accommodation they have is a local homestay, but then again, that makes living in an island even more worthwhile right? check it out, I literally found myself constantly in awe by just being there.
17. Kaikoura Beach in New Zealand
According to Leanne Scott of The Globetrotter GP
One of the most beautiful beaches I’ve encountered on my travels was Kaikoura beach which I came across whilst on a New Zealand road trip. Whilst it may not be a sandy beach (it’s mostly shingle) where you would be inclined to sunbathe, it is incredibly pretty, in part due to the snow-capped mountains rising beyond the beach.
18. Arcipelago della Maddalena, Italy
According to Greta Omoboni of Gretas Travels
The Archipelago of Maddalena in Sardinia, Italy, is in my opinion one of the best beach destinations in the world. While the whole of Sardinia has beautiful beaches, the islands of the Archipelago of Maddalena are blessed with particularly clear turquoise water and fine white sand beaches.
19. Noonu Beach in Maldives
20. Reynisfjara, Iceland
According to Julianna Barnaby of The Discoveries Of
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Reynisfjara (nicknamed Vik Beach) on the south coast of Iceland often pops up on lists of the best beaches in the world and it’s no surprise.
Mile after mile of black sand beach, ending with a section framed by stark cliffs of black basalt columns looking out to a cluster of black volcanic rocks in the sea – it’s a sight to behold.
Iceland has no shortage of black sand beaches thanks to the volcanic rocks that dominate the island’s geology but Reynisfjara still stands out because of the spectacular cliffs.
If that’s not reason enough to go, Reynisfjara also makes an appearance in Game of Thrones as the Eastwatch and a few destinations north of the wall. Best Beaches in the World
It’s definitely my favorite beach simply because it’s so striking and unfamiliar. You won’t be doing any sunbathing (the weather isn’t ever really warm enough in Iceland) but with views like these, who cares?
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