The 15 Most Magical Beaches in the World from The 15 Most Magical Beaches in the World
The 15 Most Magical Beaches in the World
Phra Nang Beach, Thailand
Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island
Barnes Bay Beach, Anguilla
Hyam’s Beach, New South Wales
This beautiful Australian beach is located on the shores of Jervis Bay. It is known for its soft, fine and tremendously white sand. Visitors enjoy diving, snorkeling, and swimming in the beach’s crystal clear waters. A review on TripAdvisor said: “Stopped off at this little hamlet on Jervis Bay, the whitest sand I have ever seen, so beautiful and tranquil.”
Po’ipu Beach, Kauai
With a series of golden sand crescents and clear water it’s no wonder why this is one of the most popular beaches in the South Shore. Beach-goers enjoy swimming, snorkeling, boogie-boarding, surfing, and relaxing in the natural ocean wading pool.
Picking one beach in Peniche was way too difficult. Peniche is full of incredible beaches. Visit Baleal Beach, a wide extension beach with fine white sand; Medao Beach, known for its incredible waves; and Gamboa Beach, famous for its crystal clear waters and situated in a natural and cultural environment (portugaltravel.org).
Zlatni Rat Beach, Croatia
This beach is known for its unusual, otherworldly shape that continuously changes. Visitors say it is a beautiful place to watch the sunrise and sunset. It’s also a great beach for families; children can enjoy playing in surrounding playgrounds. Tip: Rent a paddle boat or jet-ski for some ocean fun.
Kampen Beach, Germany
Kampen Beach has an array of mind-blowing colors. The red cliffs will take your breath away and the sand looks as if it changes colors – far from the shore it looks grey and the closer you get the sand turns gold.
Lovina Beach, Bali
This black sand beach is created from the cooled lava of Mt. Agung. Visitors describe this beach as very relaxing. It’s a low-key beach with calm waves. It is one of the most magnificent places in Bali to watch the sunrise and sunset.
Reynisfjara Beach, Iceland
Iceland has several black sand beaches but Reynisfjara is one of the coolest and most impressive. It features an amazing cliff of regular basalt columns resembling a rocky step pyramid, which is called Hálsanef, according to Guide to Iceland. Out in the sea are the spectacularly shaped basalt sea stacks Reynisdrangar. The area has a rich birdlife including puffins, fulmars, and guillemots. They are especially strong and unpredictable, so swimming is not advised.
Cathedrals Beach, Ribadeo, Spain
Playa de las Catedrais is an astonishing coastline dotted with arches and caves, which resemble cathedrals. You should go see it while you still can. This amazing natural wonder also goes by its official name, which translates to Beach of the Holy Waters. The biggest attraction is the walk between the cliffs at low tide when a big collection of rock formations and caves of stunning beauty are uncovered.
Bandon Beach, Oregon
This gorgeous and public beach is worth visiting every day of the year. Each season the weather and tides reshape the sandy landscape. The unusual rocks will take your breath away, especially around sunset time. Face Rock, which represents the face of a princess drowned by an evil sea spirit, is one of the most photographed monolithic formations in the area.
Siesta Key Beach, Florida
The sand on Siesta Key Beach is known as the “World’s Finest, Whitest Sand,” according to siestakeychamber.com. It’s a very wide beach, 8 miles long, situated on a crescent-shaped barrier island. The four main areas of this beach include Siesta Beach, Crescent Beach, Turtle Beach, and Siesta Key Village.
Hermosa Beach, California
Located in Los Angeles is the gorgeous Hermosa Beach. Visitors travel there for sunbathing, paddle boarding and incredible surfing opportunities. The average temperature of the water in the summer is around 70 degrees and 55 degrees in the winter. “This beach is so picturesque! Soft white sand, clean, and close in proximity to restaurants, shops, bars, etc.,” according to a review on Yelp.
Rainbow Beach, Australia