In order to arrive at a list of the top 10 beaches in the world, it seemed like a good idea to tap a source that has the detailed knowledge of world geography that can only come from having travelled to all of the places in the world that are worth seeing. Not many people would argue that “National Geographic” is such a source. Accordingly, the list of the top 10 beaches in the world below is based on information from the “National Geographic” travel website.
10. Kauna’oa Bay on the Island of Hawaii:
Located on the Kohala coast of the island of Hawaii, Kauna’oa Bay beach is on the top 10 list because of its combination of palm trees, white sand and placid blue water. Tourists who come here can snorkel, swim or sunbathe on the crescent-shaped beach that is about a quarter mile long.
9. Langkawi, in Malaysia:
This beach merits a top ten ranking not only because of its white sands and crystal clear water but also because it offers a peaceful escape to those seeking refuge from the stresses and problems of daily life. It is officially known as Langkawi the Jewel of Kedah (Malay: Langkawi Permata Kedah) Simply put the white sand beaches of Langkawi’s are simply some of Malaysia’s best. From its sandy bays to sweeping coastlines, the beaches are cherished by locals, beach-bummers and travellers from across the world.
8. St. Bart’s:
Located in the Caribbean Sea, the island of St. Bart’s and its 20 beaches find their way onto the top 10 list because they come with an atmosphere of French sophistication and the French cuisine is a delight to the palate of the discriminating diner.
7. Fraser Island in Australia:
Situated in the state of Queensland in eastern Australia, Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world. Its pristine beaches are long with dramatic sand cliffs running alongside. they have also been classified as one of the worlds most dangerous beaches, it’s beaches are a no-go zone unless you mind swimming with sharks and jellyfish, while battling strong rip currents, they also have some of the world’s deadliest spiders, the odd saltwater crocodile, as well as dingoes, which are known to occasionally attack humans. Despite the danger, it’s really a cool site to behold
6. Nantucket Island, State of Massachusetts, USA:
No top ten list of world beaches would be complete without Nantucket Island. Each of the ten beaches that ring the island offers something unique and exciting. Madaket beach, for example, thrills visitors with its brilliant sunsets. Surfside and Children’s beaches feature placid waters and a generous supply of sand. Siasconset beach, with its crashing waves and foreboding atmosphere, serves up a complete change of pace from all the other beaches.
5. Lanikai Beach, Island of Oahu, Hawaii:
This scenic top 10 beach stretches for a half mile, and a coral reef close to the shore makes for a perpetually calm surf. Couple this with palm trees, tropical plants and guaranteed sunshine, and you have a formula for a beach lover’s paradise.
4. The Hamptons, State of New York, USA:
The Hamptons, a collection of towns and villages on eastern Long Island, are home to some of the most expensive beachfront property in the U. S. The fabled Hamptons beach is a beautiful ribbon of sand, dunes and grasses that goes from Southampton to Montauk.
3. Bora Bora:
An island that is part of French Polynesia in the South Pacific, Bora Bora has often been described as exotic and romantic. Its flawless beaches border crystal clear green water that is home to the manta ray and many species of brilliantly colored tropical fish. It is located about 230 kilometres (143 miles) northwest of Papeete surrounded by a lagoon and a barrier reef
Situated on the equator southwest of Sri Lanka, the Maldives archipelago contains over 1100 islands. The beaches are picture perfect with bright white sand that leads to clear blue water. Those who like to snorkel will find that Maldives is a dream come true.
The number one spot on the list of the top ten beaches in the world justifiably belongs to Anse Source d’Argent beach in Seychelles, an archipelago of 115 islands located in the Indian Ocean. The pink sand, hulking granite boulders and turquoise ocean blend to provide an unforgettable beach experience.