If you are in the mood to holiday, beaches seem to be on the top of your mind, right? Well, that’s what most people opt for as per research. That set us thinking what are the best beach destinations across the world that would inspire the wanderlust in you? Well, they may be regarded as cliché vacation destinations, but they attract families, couples, and solo beach-goers in equal measure.
As we speak, we would love to sink our bare feet into the sugar-like sand, letting the sun warm our bodies with its hot fingers. Here are the topmost famous beaches around the world that pack the most punch.
Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Copacabana Beach is one of the most popular beaches around the world. It is a hub and countless people like to spend their time right on the beach, either socializing, playing volleyball, or sipping coconut water, all in their relaxed gears and moods. Celebs galore have set foot at this beach, like the very famous Fred Astaire. What’s more? It draws close to two million people on New Year’s Eve alone.
South Beach, Miami, Florida
This beach in Florida has it all, right from clubs, glamorous hotels, and restaurants to converge in South Beach. But the American Riviera attracts attention because of its Art Deco vibe and miles of white sand. Apart from its scenic beauty, it has 35 bright and funky lifeguard towers at one of the most popular beaches, and you can go around in DecoBike to explore the place around the Art Deco Historic District’s 800 landmarks that were built from 1923 to 1943. It was called the grand dame of Art Deco design. It is the place to go to if you are near Miami.
Renaissance Island, Aruba
The Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino’s private island is a veritable paradise for tourists. You can try several things at the beach, right from enjoying the flamboyance of flamingos to just doing nothing and enjoying the view. Although the island is open only to resort guests, a limited number of day passes are sold each morning. Flamingo Beach is for adults-only, but kids can spend some time trying to spot the sunbathing iguanas on Ren Island’s beach suitable for families.
Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii
Waikiki’s spot as a premier beach resort was cemented way back in 1901. However, it was after a million years that a multimillion-dollar refurbishment changed the course of the Kuhio Beach and the Waikiki Beach Walk, an alfresco promenade that promises everything right from live music, and happening nightlife to restaurants and shops. There are a million things to do at the place, like sampling the Hawaiian poke at every corner or climbing 300,000-year-old Diamond Head Crater.
Navagio Beach, Zakynthos, Greece
This is one of the most photogenic beaches around. No wonder you get to spot this beach on travel ads. It looks exotic and sounds exotic too. Yes, you can find Navagio Beach on the Ionian Isle of Zakynthos. Sandwiched between the limestone cliffs, the cove is also called the Shipwreck Beach, because of the rusting vessel of the Panayiotis, which was washed across the shore way back in 1982. You can be the typical tourist and get the obligatory scenic photo from the people’s favorite viewpoint near the Anafonitria monastery. Potamitis Boat Trips offers to and fro trips to the beach and for the eclectic traveler, you can find windmill accommodations in the Skinari area.
Whitehaven Beach, Australia
You will find this beach on the Great Barrier Reef, and it stretches ahead for miles. The Hill Inlet is a tourist favorite because of the gorgeous turquoise water and pristine white beaches that are a sight for the sore city-dweller eyes.
Catch a glimpse around from the Tongue Point, or zoom around in a helicopter with Hamilton Island Air. Nearby Hamilton Island has several resorts, including one called the luxury hotel Qualia.
Maya Bay, Phi Phi Islands, Thailand
It was shot to focus after the film called The Beach in 2000, which was filmed right there. It attracts more than 2000 visitors a day, so much so that Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife, and Plant Conservation closed the beach for four months for restoration work. What makes it so famous? The prime reason being the famous sugar sand and 300-foot cliffs in person. You can get to stay in the neighboring islands, which houses Zeavola’s rustic-chic suites.
Needless to say, there are more beaches around the world that promise generous dozes of beauty! Have you been to any of the beaches listed here?