Don’t finalize that bucket list until you’ve considered these twelve glorious beaches. Trust us. They’re worth your time.
Angaga Island Beach, Maldives
As one of the most well known island destinations on the planet, the beaches along Maldives look like they were plucked right out of a dream. You’re sure to love this beach’s sparkling white sands that seem to melt into a shallow aqua blue ocean – an ideal setting for exploring the area’s marine life.
Navagio Beach, Greece
This picturesque, isolated beach is located on the Greek island of Zakynthos and is one of the most famous and most-photographed beaches in the world. The beach, which is surrounded by high cliffs, is only accessible by boat and is the perfect way to spend a relaxing, secluded afternoon.
The Baths, British Virgin Islands
Located on the BVI of Gorda, The Baths look different from your typical Caribbean beach. Rather than a flat, sandy stretch, this beautiful beach is littered with giant monoliths that rise from soft sandy patches. These giant rocks help create sheltered pools and grottos that are great for exploring off shore.
You can’t have a bucket list without mentioning Tahiti. This gorgeous tropical beach is lined with powder-soft sand, idyllic palm trees, and pristine gem-blue water. The simple, relaxing resort that lines the beach is the perfect place to escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
Cahoon Hollow Beach, Cape Cod
Nestled at the bottom of a 75 foot drop, the sandy, flat Cahoon Hollow beach gives beachgoers a cozy, quaint place to relax. The waters are calm here – making it ideal for paddle boarding and swimming.
Lanikai Beach, Hawaii
This gorgeous beach stretches for half a mile and is lined with white sands and lush tropical flora. A nearby coral reef protects the shore from rough surf, allowing Lanikai to be one of the most calm, inviting beaches in all of Hawaii.
With 20 beautiful beaches to choose from along this 8-mile island in the Caribbean Sea, you can’t go wrong with any of them. Popular with jetsetters all over the world, this posh, picturesque island’s beaches will surely ‘wow’ any vacationer, no matter their budget.
Anse Source d’Argent, Seychelles
Located on the island of La Digue, this idyllic powder-sand landscape is surely what you’d conjure up if you were asked to imagine paradise. The water here is warm, pristine and full of colorful fish which makes it ideal for each wading and bathing all year long.
Ipanema Beach, Brazil
There’s a reason that this iconic beach has been featured in films and TV shows throughout the years. Between the beautiful sandy beaches, the sexy locals, the towering ‘Two Brother’ mountains, and fun party scene, Ipanema has something for everyone.
Hidden Beach, Marieta Islands
Just off the coast of Puerto Vallarta is a unique beach that was formed, surprisingly enough, by bomb and target practice. Detonations years ago cleared a perfect hole in the top of this once hidden beach, giving it a unique, secluded feeling like none other.
South Beach, Miami
If you’re into the party scene (or just enjoy people-watching) then South Beach in Miami is a great addition to your bucket list. The international flavor of this beach and surrounding Miami area will keep you entertained from noon till night.
Rabbit Beach, Italy
This calm, shallow bay with fluorescent blue waters is protected by high, blinding white cliffs and surrounding desert landscapes. Located on the tiny island of Lampedusa, it’s a must-do day trip for any traveler visiting Sicily.