There are thousands of beautiful beaches across the globe that have yet to be explored by tourists. Many of the beaches have exciting water sports, excellent hiking, beautiful locations and are simply places to kick up your feet and relax. Of course the less people on the beach the better but in some instances, the beauty of the location trumps all else in the world. The following is a list that summarizes those thousands of beaches into the 10 locations with the finest white sand beaches in the world.
Playa Flamenco, Puerto Rico
Rounding out the top ten is Playa Flamenco, Culebra, Puerto Rico which is commonly considered to be one of the world’s most beautiful beaches. Stretching for about one mile around a horseshoe-shaped bay, Playa Flamenco has the whitest and softest sand of any beach in Puerto Rico. Remember that you must arrive early to ensure you get a spot on the beach because it gets packed, especially during tourist season.
Vamizi Beach, Mozambique
Mozambique is still not a major tourist destination, despite having incredibly beautiful beaches. For those who know about this secret gem, this is an excellent attraction. While its beaches have the feel of Maldives, they are pure, pristine and untouched. Located on Vamizi Island, Vamizi Beach boasts pearlescent white sand that feel as fine as powder and as soft as silk.
Shoal Bay East, Anguilla
The Anguilla chain has 33 pristine beaches that boast ultra-fine white sand that combines with the shockingly blue ocean for an unmatched experience. While they all are spectacular to experience, Shoal Bay East is the best. With a broach beach that has blindingly white sand and stretches over one-mile long, Shoal Bay East contains tiny fragments of pure white shells that adds to the distinct glistening of the sand.
Coquina Beach, Florida
Located on the southern end of Anna Maria Island, Florida sits Coquina Beach which is directly opposite from Miami Beach. Bordered by towering pines and white sands that are as fine as powder, Coquina Beach is a laid-back and relaxing alternative to the crowded Miami Beach. The area remains fairly uninterrupted with only a few old piers that jet out from the land into the water.
Matira Beach, Tahiti
Bora Bora, Tahiti in the South Pacific has some of the best beaches in the world; all of which are too perfect to be believable. Matira Beach casts a spell on every visitor who dips its toes into the silky-soft white sand or creates a ripple in the calm waters. Along the perimeter of the beach are luxury resorts and budget bungalows that are heavy with tourists. However, Matira Beach is an excellent reminder as to why the area became so popular in the first-place.
Wineglass Bay, Tasmania
Boasting silky white sands at the bottom of green peaks and pink granite rocks, Wineglass Bay offers one of the most stunning coast scenes in Tasmania. Located northeast of Hobart in the Frecinet National Park, Wineglass Bay offers exceptional marine life to view while snorkeling, high mountains for hiking and a variety of water sports such as kayaking and boating. The greatest appeal is the tranquility and calm you feel while lying on the beach and admiring the scenery.
Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos
Located in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, once you hear the name, “Grace Bay,” you immediately feel calm and relaxed. Although the pride of Provo Island is heavy with relaxing tourists, it is with good reason. Grace Bay is one of the best beaches in the world because of its tranquil location which is nothing short of perfect. The area is abundant with restaurants and resorts while the fine white sandy beach is simply magnificent. Just offshore is a coral reef that protects the beach and is also home to a variety of marine life that can commonly be found in Jacque Cousteau documentaries.
White Beach, Philippines
Appropriately named White Beach, the name doesn’t even do the beach justice. Located in Boracay, Philippines, White Beach is a glistening stretch of ultra-fine, ultra white and chalky sand that feels like silk in your hand. In recent years, this beach has become an instant classic destination for beachgoers and tourists alike. Even the crowds cannot take away from the experience of sticking your toes in the soft and silky sand and feeling the granules surround your feet. One of the greatest benefits is that almost every restaurant on this strip of beach allows you to dine directly on the sand, only steps away from the sparkling turquoise ocean.
Cayo De Agua, Venezuela
Located in Los Roques, Venezuela, Cayo De Aqua offers to incredible benefits. First, the pool-like waters are crystal-clear making them excellent for swimming and snorkeling. Second, the ivory sands on the beach are deserted making it the ideal location to do absolutely nothing. While the majority of Venezuelan beaches are pristine, Cayo De Aqua is part of the Los Roques Archipelago National Park making it the largest protected marine life park in the entire Caribbean Sea.
Whitehaven Beach, Australia
Consistently considered to the best beach in the world, this white-sand paradise is surreally beautiful. In addition to the crystal clear water, Whitehaven Beach, Australia is actually known for its white sand, hence the name, which consists of 98-percent pure silica thus providing the bright white color. Interestingly enough, unlike regular sand, the Whitehaven Beach sand does not retain any heat, even on the hottest of days. This makes it comfortable to walk on or lie down on during the hot summer months. Additionally, this is one of the largest beaches within the Whitsundays at over four miles long.
The commonality between these beaches is excellent location, tranquil turquoise waters and soft, silky white sand that completes the relaxation package. While some of these locations have been discovered by tourists and are popular during the busy seasons, many are yet to be discovered and become a mainstream destination for travelers. If you have the opportunity, visit one of these incredible beaches before they become too popular to enjoy the tranquility of the water and glistening white sand that overcomes your soul.
Written by Garrett Parker
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