There are so many wonders of nature all around the world whose beauty is phenomenal. One such sight is the beach. No matter how many different beaches you have been to all over the world or how many times you have been to the same beach, this wonder of nature will manage to blow your mind away every time. There are so many beaches around the world that are famous for their bioluminescence or the different colored sands or some other phenomena. Here are some of the best beaches you can explore from around the world.
- Torrey Pines Beach, California, USA
This beautiful beach is famously known for the bioluminescence in its tide. The most amazing thing about this beach is that at night the waves glow blue and during the day the waves glow red. Locals say the best time to see this wonder is during the summer months, generally two hours after sunset in a spot far from lights.
- Sunset Beach, Hawaii, USA
As the name suggests the beach is renowned for its amazing view of the sunset. You can find a quiet spot on the large beach and just take in the peaceful environment around, rejuvenating you for days to come. It is also home to the Vans Triple Crown.
- Palm Beach, Aruba
The two-mile-long beach on the northwest side of Aruba is filled with activities to keep you busy all day and night. Visitors can try their hand at parasailing or snorkeling before sitting down to enjoy a barefoot lunch at Pelican Pier Bar during the day. Later during the night, one can head to the nearby casinos, restaurants, and nightclubs to end the day on a lively note.
- Banana Beach, Phuket, Thailand
Banana Beach has a beautiful backdrop of thick green jungle and looks out on crystal-clear water, which is part of a national park and marine preservation area. The boat rides to the beach, which are popular, are 30 minutes by boat from Chalong Pier on Phuket, hence the name. It is also famous for activities such as snorkeling, sea kayaking, and parasailing. With minimal infrastructure and one restaurant built out of bamboo, this is a great place to get some sun, peace, and just relax.
- Trunk Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
This picturesque beach is one of the most photographed beaches in the Caribbean, if not the world. Trunk Bay sits in the northwestern corner of the Virgin Islands National Park. The calm, clear water and a 225-yard-long underwater trail for snorkeling are perfect for adventure junkies. Surrounding the beach are hiking trails filled with the ruins of historic sugar cane plantations.
- Parrot Cay, Turks and Caicos
For those who value their privacy and aren’t willing to compromise on it, Parrot Cay is the perfect holiday destination. Stars like Bruce Willis and Donna Karan have built their vacation homes here on the 1,000-acre private island, which is only accessible by a 35-minute boat ride from Providenciales and is home to one luxury resort and a few private villas. And yet, your entire vacation could really be spent without seeing another soul.
- Horseshoe Bay Beach, Bermuda
One of the most famous and photographed beaches in Bermuda is Horseshoe Bay Beach. Located in the South Shore Park, this pink beach features a coastal trail that connects it to other area beaches, plus limestone rocks and cliffs that add to its beauty. The beach offers a variety of amenities, such as a concession stand, lifeguards, and beach and water sports equipment rentals like chairs, snorkeling gear, and boogie boards. Beachgoers can also play a game of volleyball or attend one of several annual festivals hosted on-site. This beach is perfect for vacations with the whole family.
- El Nido, Palawan, Philippines
Surprisingly, Palawan remains steadily under the radar even though it is often listed on most of the lists for best beaches around the world. El Nido alone is home to around 50 white sand beaches and it’s impossible to choose just one. These amazing beaches are set around dramatic limestone formations and have the finest and whitest sand you’ll ever see. The water is so blindingly blue it makes the Caribbean Sea look murky in comparison. For those interested in geology, this beauty will blow your mind.
- Ficogrande: Stromboli, Aeolian Islands, Italy
Stromboli is the furthest Aeolian Island north of Sicily, whose active volcano has been erupting continuously for more than 2,000 years. Due to the volcanic activity, the island is home to several black sand beaches as well as secluded coves accessible only by boat. One of the best-known beaches, Ficogrande, offers visitors lounge chairs, umbrellas and concession stands. It’s worth a visit to take in the impressive views of Strombolicchio, a volcanic rock, with the backdrop of the black sandy beach and sparkling blue waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea.
- Whitehaven Beach, Queensland, Australia
This wonderful beach is located on Whitsunday Island which is the largest of 74 islands of the same group. The northern end of Whitehaven Beach is worth an Instagram-worthy photo shoot. When when the tides are changing the water shifts its depth, the colors of blue change and swirl around the sand. This picturesque location is accessible only by boat, seaplane, or helicopter, it serves up seven-kilometers of glittering white silica sand backed by turquoise water.
Be sure to check out these wonderful and exotic beaches when you plan your next vacation!