After traveling to over 50 countries across 7 continents, here’s my take on what I consider the best beaches in the world…
Conceicao (Conception) Beach, Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
While Fernando de Noronha‘s most famous beach is Sancho Beach which was voted to be the world’s best, my pick for the island is Conception beach. Flanked by Pico Mountain, surrounded by Bougainvillea with a white sand beach perfect for both swimming and surfing and a nice little restaurant offering fresh baby coconuts, you can’t go wrong.
Pranang Beach, Railay, Andaman Sea, Thailand
Only accessible via boat the beaches of Railay offer stunning limestone cliffs, a bay that looks directly into the direction of the sunset, a stunning white beach and long tail boats that serve as “food carts” offering up fresh pad Thai and Thai curries? Send me back here now…
Tortuga Bay, Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos, Ecuador
Stretches of pure unpolluted white sand beach, one side of the bay perfect for swimming and the other perfect for kayaking and snorkeling in the calm waters with baby hammerheads. Tortuga Bay has the best of both worlds as well as a diversity of other wildlife seemingly unafraid of humans that will make you feel one with nature.
El Cabo San Juan Beach, Tayrona National Park, Magdalena, Colombia
On the Caribbean, in Colombia at the base of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta lays some of South America’s most pristine coastline. El Cabo San Juan beach offers a restaurant, an artisan bread vendor, as well as hammock rentals as well as communal showers and toilets so you could potentially spend days here in paradise.
Nungwi Beach, Zanzibar, Tanzania
Beautiful azul waters contrasted by the most remarkable orange sunsets you could imagine thrown in with African culture of dhow fishing boats and Maasai warriors, makes Nungwi a photographer’s dream.
Lucky Bay, Cape Le Grande National Park, Esperance, Western Australia
Imagine a remote unpopulated beach, just you and the kangaroos on the white sand beach and crystal clear water surrounded by granite bluffs. That’s what you’ll find at Cape Le Grande.
So there it is, my take on the best beaches in the world.
What do you think, what’s your favorite beaches in the world?