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81. Kaputas Beach in Turkey
According to Raluca Belu of Whisper Wanderlust
Kaputas Beach is one of the most beautiful in Turkey. Being halfway between Antalya and Bodrum, the two top resorts on the Turkish Riviera, Kaputas is the ideal stop in a road trip along the coast. What will instantly attract you is the dramatic relief and the intense blue shade of the water. Kaputas is located at the intersection of a deep valley with the Mediterranean Sea. To reach it, you need to descend 170 stairs. However, it is worth the effort because the experience is very beautiful and the beach is amazing. Although the access is free, you have to pay to book a lounge chair. Near the beach, there are facilities such as showers, toilets, and a bar. best beaches in the world
82. Calusa Beach, Bahia Honda State Park, Florida
According to Ketki Sharangpani of Dotted Globe
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Calusa Beach located in Bahia Honda State Park in the Florida Keys is famous for its crystal clear turquoise waters and balmy temperature – so much so that it ranks among best beaches in America. While the state park was significantly damaged by Hurricane Irma in 2017, Calusa Beach remains as beautiful as it ever was.
By far the best stop on our Florida Keys road trip, I enjoyed swimming and snorkeling in the water and relaxing on the soft sand beach. Calm and shallow water is ideal for water activities with kids. While snorkeling I was able to see manatees and other marine life. The bayside beach is adjacent to the old Bahia Honda bridge and there is a trail that leads up to the bridge. The view of the beach from the bridge is worth the short hike. The beach has a few picnic tables and is perfect for spending the day.
83. Cocles Beach in Costa Rica
According to Tim Kroeger of Universal Traveller
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84. Shela Beach in Kenya
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85. Tayrona National Park, Colombia
Tayrona National Park is a protected area on the Colombian Caribbean coast. It covers some 150 km2 of land and 30km2 of ocean habitat, providing lush forest, glorious coastline and indigenous culture to explore. The beaches in Tayrona National Park are stunning. Not all are suitable for swimming, in fact, some are very dangerous due to strong currents and rip-tides, but others are beautifully calm, like ‘La Piscina’ (the swimming pool) which is protected by a natural ring of rock under the water. My favorite beach in Cabo San Juan de Guia, which is also the most popular beach for camping. It is busier, but if you manage to get a hammock in the hut overlooking the beach, there is no better place to wake up and watch the sunrise!
Of course, like all places worth visiting Cabo San Juan del Guia isn’t the easiest beach to get to in Tayrona National Park. Once you’ve entered the park gates, take a shuttle bus to the beginning of the hiking trail, then it takes a good couple of hours walking to reach the beach. Alternatively, you can hire a horse which is a great idea if you aren’t a fan of hiking or if you have heavy luggage. Although it is an effort, I promise it is worth it! best beaches in the world
86. Secret Beach in Zanzibar
According to Priya of Outside Suburbia
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From turquoise beaches of Bora Bora to the magical Maldives to the Emerald coast in Florida, we have been to some amazing beaches around the world. But the one beach that blew us away was this secret beach in Tanzania – a sandbar in Zanzibar! Zanzibar was a perfect place to unwind and relax after a few safari days in East Africa.
87. Nyang Nyang Beach in Bali, Indonesia
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88. Atalaia Beach Salinaopolis Para in Brazil
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Automobiles are allowed on Atalaia Beach so holiday weekends the southeastern end of the beach will be filled with cars and trucks down to the waterline. Is it possible to enjoy a beach with hundreds of cars? Before I visited Atalaia I would have said “No!” I was surprised. If your looking for a party, you’ve found one. Music fills the air and a variety of rhythms from Carimbó, Brega, Funk, Tecnobrega, Pop, Rock all float down the beach.
Dozens of restaurants far removed from the surf sit atop pole silts. Each establishment sets up their tables near the breaking surf straight out from their building. You will see dozens of young men armed with menus vying for your business as you walk down the beach. Give them an affirmative nod and they will have a table set for you in a flash complete with shockingly cold cerveja / beer, a caipirinha or fresh tropical juices like cupuaçu, graviola, passion fruit, acerola or mango. One of our favorites is David House. Try the fish stew. The fried fish with the açai and tapioca or farinha (ground manioca) is another can’t miss option.
If a beach without electronic music and rows of SUVs is more to your liking all you have to do is walk to the northeastern end of the beach. Here it is quieter, with few if any cars. If you continue around the point to Praia do Farol / Lighthouse Beach you’ll find even more tranquility.
Pro Tip: wading around the bend from Atalaia Beach to Lighthouse Beach seems easy as you begin wading in the knee-deep water. However, as you reach the point, the water deepens and you will have to swim. If you’ve started the journey without a drybag you will certainly wind up drenching you and your possessions. You can catch a local bus that will drop you just a short distance from Lighthouse Beach and you and your cameras, blanket and beach book will remain dry.
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