Top 10 Beaches in the World - Travel Tamed

Top 10 Beaches in the World

November 25, 2010

For many travelers, the perfect holiday involves at least one near perfect beach. There are thousands of beaches around the world, but many do not know of the best beaches around the world? In this guide, we will explore ten of the world’s best beaches and explain why these particular beaches are so popular.

For many, the world’s best beaches comprise of perfect white sands stretching as far as the eye can see. For others the best beaches are defined by how good the surfing conditions are, for others the cocktails must be flowing, however, one thing is for sure, there is no doubting that this list has a selection of the ten world’s best beaches for a variety of reasons.

Whitehaven, Queensland, Australia.

Whitehaven, Queensland, Australia

Whitehaven, Queensland, Australia

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A list of the world’s best beaches would not be complete without at least one beach from Australia. The Whitehaven beach defines the perfect beach for a variety of reasons. This beach has near perfect white sands, surrounded by terrific scenery, which includes small islands in the distance. To make sure you get the best from Whitehaven beach you need to wait until all the travellers have gone, only then can you get the real experience of Whitehaven beach. You can even camp just off the beach, so it can literally be your paradise garden!

Nungwi, Zanzibar, Tanzania

Nungwi, Zanzibar, Tanzania

Nungwi, Zanzibar, Tanzania

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Millions of people travel to Africa on a yearly basis, but going to a beach is usually not on the list of things to do when you are in Africa. In Zanzibar, there are around 30 wonderful beaches, all which are fitting of a place on this top ten list. For many, Nungwi is the pick of the 30 beaches, with terrific water quality alongside wonderful sands. On top of what you would expect, you will also find wonderful fish and marine life, which make this breathtaking beach ideal.

Porto De Barra, Salvador, Brazil

Porto De Barra, Salvador, Brazil

Porto De Barra, Salvador, Brazil

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Brazil is the home of the Samba, and the home of the carnival. Even though we all know there are probably some wonderful beaches in Brazil we never hear much about any of them. The Porto De Barra beach is arguably Brazil’s number one beach. The beach always has something going on, sometimes it’s just a couple of fishing boats, other times there are volleyball, football or tennis beach tournaments. The waters are clear and nearly flawless so they are always good for a dip. Also, a little known fact is the Porto De Barra beach is one of the only beaches in Brazil that has a west facing beach, therefore, you often get some of the best sunsets in Brazil at this beach.

Las Islas Cies, Galicia, Spain

Las Islas Cies, Galicia, Spain

Las Islas Cies, Galicia, Spain

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As far as uninhabited beaches go, the Las Islas Cies in Spain is one of the best. While other parts of Spain (mostly the islands in the med) are renowned for their picturesque beaches, the mainland of Spain does not have a reputation for stunning beaches. This beach is only open to the public in the summer, as it has been made into a national park. Locals to the area call this beach their Caribbean getaway, and there is no question why once you get there. This beach is quaint, and nothing like any of the other beaches found on mainland Spain.

Clifton Beach, Capetown, South Africa

Clifton Beach, Capetown, South Africa

Clifton Beach, Capetown, South Africa

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South Africa is well-known for its great holidays and getaways, but not so much for its perfect beaches. Clifton Beach is just a couple of minutes away from Capetown; therefore, many tourists spend their days on the beach, and their nights at one or two of the wonderful bars situated just off the beach. The nightlife makes this beach one of the most popular of the ten beaches on this list. There are some super restaurants alongside some great bars/clubs on this beach, there are also some wonderful hotels and accommodations situated almost directly on the beach.

Larvotto Beach, Monte Carlo, Monaco

Larvotto Beach, Monte Carlo, Monaco

Larvotto Beach, Monte Carlo, Monaco

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Monaco has developed a reputation for class, and its beaches are no different. Some of the richest people in the world visit the Larvotto beach for their holidays, but you do not need to worry, it does not work on an invitation only policy. Anybody can go to the Larvotto beach, just make sure you bring a lot of money to pay some overpriced prices.

Poipu Beach, Kauai, Hawaii

Poipu Beach, Kauai, Hawaii

Poipu Beach, Kauai, Hawaii

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Like Australia, Hawaii needs to have a beach on this list. The Poipu beach is one of the best family beaches in the world. The beach manages to be both relaxing and active at the same time. The beach remains quiet, but offers plenty of activities both kids and adults alike, making it great for families. For active families; there is the choice of surfing, scuba diving or even going on a helicopter ride, these activates alongside plenty of others, make this beach one of the best the world has to offer.

Paradise Beach, Mykonos, Greece

Paradise Beach, Mykonos, Greece

Paradise Beach, Mykonos, Greece

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As far as party beaches go, paradise beach in Greece is probably the best Europe (if not the world) has to offer. The beach is not so bad either, but the real quality of the beach comes with the associated nightlife. The beach is well known for relaxation in the day, alongside various nightlife activities. There are so many bars on this beach that you are actually served on the beach whilst relaxing, now if that is not worthy of a place on this list then I do not know what deserves to be on this list.

Maroma Beach, Yucatan, Mexico

Maroma Beach, Yucatan, Mexico

Maroma Beach, Yucatan, Mexico

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The climate in Mexico is perfect for a great beach. While other beaches are too hot in the day, and too cold in the evening, Mexico has the perfect balance of climate control throughout the day. Be careful when you go though, this beach is near Cancun (renowned for its spring break parties). During ‘regular’ periods, this beach is notorious for being one of the best relaxation beaches the world has to offer.

Anse Source D’Argent, La Digue, Seychelles

Anse Source D'Argent, La Digue, Seychelles

Anse Source D’Argent, La Digue, Seychelles

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Some would say that the best has been saved until last, as this beach has gained a reputation for winning various competitions of the world’s best beach. This beach has been called the world’s most photographed beach, due to its wonderful ‘postcard’ surroundings. Visitors to the Seychelles need to visit this beach, and if you do, then you will feel much richer for the experience.

Without a doubt we can see that the above beaches are truly world class. Any one of the ten beaches listed above would accommodate a five star holiday regardless of your budget. If you are in any of the local areas then you need to visit these beaches, otherwise you could spend the rest of your years thinking about what you have missed.

Hello, my name is Uttoran Sen an author of Travel Tamed.

2 comments
Seattle Dredge - April 10, 2011

Ooh, very nice list! I’ve not been to any of these yet, but I do hope to go soon :]

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    TravelTamed - April 10, 2011

    hello Seattle Dredge,
    welcome to travel tamed and thanks for your comments,

    I have not been to any of these myself, but am sure we will cover all of it some day,

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