Don’t bring sand to any of these beaches because they’re already perfect. With flawless stretches of white sand and water so clear and blue you’ll wonder how it could possibly be real, these 16 amazing beaches are ones you must visit before you die.
Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island, Australia
This breathtaking 4 mile stretch of beach is famous for its stunning blue waters and bright white sand, consisting of 98% silica!
Ipanema Beach, Brazil
Often called the “sexiest beach in the world” it boasts women in tiny bikinis, vendors selling ice-cold beers, and groups of people playing volleyball and beach football.
Matira Beach, Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Bora Bora’s most popular public beach is known for it’s white sands and peaceful shallow blue waters which can be seen from the beach’s numerous luxury resorts.
Anakena Beach, Easter Island, Chile
The monolithic Moai statues that stand like a row of ancient lifeguards along the shore make this one of the most visited beaches.
Punalu’u Beach, Hawaii
Punalu’u challenges everything you imagine a beach to be with its pure black sands, which is a result of the island’s volcanic activity, and makes for quite a photo.
Plage de Pampelonne, St Tropez, France
Plage de Pampelonne has been a source of St Tropez’s fame since the 1950s, and has that luxuriousness that you should experience at least once.
Assateague Beach, Virginia, USA
Assateague Beach is full of unspoiled natural beauty, where wild horses roam freely!
Baia do Sancho, Brazil
With sparkling emerald waters, beautiful coral reefs, and undisturbed tranquility Baia do Sancho was named the best beach in the world by TripAdvisor in 2014.
Tulum Beach, Mexico
Take a dip in a beautiful stretch of turquoise sea overlooked by cliffs and ancient Mayan ruins.
Elafonissi Beach, Crete, Greece
Due to it being a protected nature reserve the beach at Elafonissi remains pristine and pure, with stunning blue waters and sands that glow pink.
Chesterman Beach, British Columbia, Canada
If you want a break from the tropical surrounds, pay a visit to Chesterman Beach in British Columbia, surrounded by the natural beauty of mountains and forests.
75 Mile Beach, Fraser Island, Australia
Fraser Island is a World Heritage site of glowing beauty, and known for it’s “Champagne Pools” – named for their bubbly water that results from the foamy crashing waves.
Gardner Bay, Española Island, Ecuador
Gardner Bay is populated by hundreds of seals, who sun themselves every day on the stretches of fine golden sand.
Anse Source d’Argent, Seychelles
Sheltered by reefs and punctuated by huge, smooth granite boulders, it’s a serene landscape with it’s own unique form of beauty.
Flamenco Beach, Culebra, Puerto Rico
With its warm waters, beautiful white sands, and stunning snorkelling sites, Flamenco Beach is considered to be one of the most beautiful beaches in Puerto Rico.
Rhossili Bay, Wales
When you think of Wales, beaches don’t exactly spring to mind, but Rhossili Bay breaks all the stereotypes. A TripAdvisor ranking awarded the beach as the best in the United Kingdom.