Spending time on the beach is one of the favorite activities of many people. People go to beaches to hang out with friends and families. Cities with beaches are usually abundant with tourists. There are many beautiful beaches around the world and they are a center of tourist attractions. Beaches provide a stress free atmosphere where you can completely relax. You can tan, play water sports, read, or just enjoy the beauty of the beach.
There are many beautiful beaches around the world which are famous for their beauty and tourist attraction spot. Some of these are the Maldives, Caribbean islands along with so many others around the world. Hawaii is another favorite destination of many tourists. The availability of posh restaurants and bars make these places even attractive for tourists. Similarly one of the favorite destinations of tourists when visiting Asia are the beaches at Malaysia and Thailand. There are so many beautiful beaches around the world and each beach has its own unique beauty and grace.
To make a list of the top ten most beautiful beaches in the world is never easy, given the abundance of many beautiful beaches around the world. Nevertheless I have tried to make this list of top ten beautiful beaches by keeping in mind the beauty of the beach, the tourists’ attractions in the area and other factors like security.
Here is the list of the top ten most beautiful beaches in the world:
10. Fraser Island, Australia
Fraser Island is located in Queensland, Australia. It is a very popular tourist destination. Fraser Island, Australia is visited by a lot of tourists annually, with the number ranging from 350,000 to 500,000. Fraser Island, Australia has breathtaking beauty, although there have been concerns about the degradation of environment by the tourists.
9. St. Bart’s, Caribbean
St. Bart’s attracts around 200,000 visitors each year. Located in the Caribbean, St. Bart’s island has breathtaking scenic beauty. St. Bart’s economy is dependent on the tourism. It is known to be a favorite vacation spot for the rich and famous. There is an abundance of 3 and 4 star hotels in St. Bart’s. Because the tourists mainly comprise of wealthy people, the rates are on the higher side.
8. Langkawi, Malaysia
Islands are one of the most visited places in Malaysia. There are a lot of activities one can do here. For instance, you can go to see the waterfall, go to Marine Park or simply spend the day at the beach, marveling the majestic beauty your eyes capture.
7. Lanikai Beach, Hawaii
Lanikai Beach is a beautiful Hawaii beach. It is one of the few beaches in the world where you get a private feel. The blue-green water and the cleanliness all provide for a clean, refreshing environment. One of the features of this beach is that you can see the mesmerizing moonrise.
6. Bora Bora, Tahiti
Bora Bora, Tahiti is entirely dependent on tourism, which means it is a very popular tourism spot. Bora Bora, Tahiti is a unique tourism spot. There is no public transport. The only transport is on bikes and bicycles. Tourists usually go for snorkeling and scuba diving here. Even though the temperature is a little on the higher side, the mesmerizing beauty of the beach makes up for it.
5. Kauna’oa Bay, Hawaii
Kauna’oa Bay, Hawaii is one of the most visited beaches in Hawaii, US. Kauna’oa Bay is one of the few beaches with white sand on the Kohala coast. It is a popular tourism spot. It was named “America’s best beach” in 2000 by Florida University. There is a very famous hotel there by the name of Mauna Kea Beach Hotel.
Providenciales is one of the best spots to visit with the family. This is because Providenciales has more kids’ activities than any other beach in the world. So of course it is a very nice place to go with kids. Couples without kids won’t enjoy it too much. Nevertheless, Providenciales provides breathtaking scenic beauty, pleasant weather and quality time with your family.
3. Las Islas Cíes, Galicia, Spain
Islas Cíes is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Located in Galicia, Spain, it is a very popular tourism spot. Tourists mainly like the quietness and the wilderness, which gives this beach an edge over most other beaches in the world. In fact, Guardian named it “The best beach in the world” in 2007. Even though the prices are a bit high and there are some delays on the boats to reach the place, it is one of the best beaches in the world, and the best beach in Europe.
Maldives Islands have several islands, all of them very popular among tourists. Tourism is one of the major determinants of Maldives’ economy. According to Wikipedia, “89 resorts in the Maldives offered over 17,000 beds and hosted over 600,000 tourists annually in 2008. Visitors to Maldives do not need to apply for a visa pre-arrival, regardless of their country of origin, provided they have a valid passport, proof of onward travel, and the money to be self-sufficient while in the country.” One interesting fact about tourism in Maldives is that the islands in which locals reside are kept separate from tourists and interaction between tourists and the local people is discouraged.
Seychelles is an island country which has 115 islands. It is one of the most photographed beaches in the world. Seychelles Island’s main industry is tourism. The most well-known and popular beaches in Seychelles are Anse Source d’Argent and Grand Anse. There are lots of activities which tourists can do. A large variety of marine life can be found here. There are several hotels and guest houses for tourists. Tourists can spend the day at the beach, go diving, or go for a hike. They will never get bored. The breathtaking beauty and mesmerizing scenery will take over your heart and you will feel as if you have arrived in paradise.
This was the list of the top ten most beautiful beaches in the world. What did you think of it? Would you like to visit these places? Would you like to see some other names on the list? Let me know in the comments below.