Top 26 Best Island Beaches for Swimming and Snorkeling

Grab your mask and fins, and jump into the waters of gorgeous and copious coasts


Islands are often a favored destination for adventurous vacations. They lure tourists with miles of breathtaking beaches, small and big waves that will satisfy an experienced surfer as well as an inexperienced swimmer, and unspoiled wilderness backdrops for adventurous travelers.

Atolls invoke dreams of paradise — sublime colorful sand beaches, rustling palms, turquoise blue water, and serene seas.

Few water activities will bring you closer to sea creatures in their natural habitat than snorkeling. It is the perfect way to get close to pure marine life without swimming at unnerving depths.

Floating calmly in clear blue water and gazing at bright and colorful flora and reefs swarmed by many different kinds of fish species makes for an unforgettable trip.

There is something enticing about island beaches. The thrilling opportunities they offer — such as diving, snorkeling, swimming, and surfing — make them even more appealing. The ideal coast can be secluded, with long stretches of white or pink sand that will make you want to set up camp and spend your vacation there.

Go on a trip to a place in Hawaii that offers a diving and snorkeling experience like no other; escape the crowds and still have a blast at a 6,672-acre park, most of which is water; or encounter some of the largest underwater animals in the Caribbean. Whatever your skill level of swimming or snorkeling is, you will find a beach that is perfect for you.

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