The most beautiful beaches in the world

Dive into paradise

14 December 2020

Breathtaking dream beaches can be found in every corner of the world. Some are very hidden, others so imposing that they are immediately recognizable even from dizzying heights. Beaches in Europe to South America or Australia have a lot to offer and lure with fine white sand, crystal clear water and the gentle sound of the sea. Whether you decide to go to your next holiday get inspired or just start dreaming, here you will find the ten most beautiful beaches in the world.

Tulum, Yucatán, Mexico

Holidaymakers will find paradise come true in Tulum, a town on Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula. A breathtaking backdrop of coconut palms, turquoise water and white sandy beaches awaits visitors. If you want to combine sunbathing with a little culture, simply visit the impressive ruins of the ancient Mayas.

A breathtaking backdrop.

Whitehaven Beach, Australia

Whitehaven Beach on Australia's east coast is one of the whitest sandy beaches in the world. The reason for this is the almost 99 percent quartz content in the sand. An eight-kilometer-long, breathtaking beach stretches across the place on Whitehaven Island and makes its visitors dream. The special thing about the island: the entire area is a nature reserve, which is why there are no hotels or shops.

The entire area is a nature reserve.

Praia da Marinha, Algarve, Portugal

The Portuguese Algarve is known for being one of the sunniest regions in Europe. The region also offers numerous beautiful bays with fine sandy beaches and breathtaking views of the open sea.

Beautiful bays with fine sandy beaches.

Ishigaki-jima, Okinawa, Japan

Caribbean feeling in the middle of Japan? Even if the regions of Japan are not immediately associated with coasts and white sandy beaches, there are one or two surprises. Because the prefecture of Okinawa offers a dreamlike bay with turquoise, crystal clear water on the island of Ishigaki.

Okinawa Prefecture offers a beautiful bay on the island of Ishigaki.

Spiaggia dei Conigli, Lampedusa, Italy

Bella Italia convinces all along the line: the food, the culture, the beaches and the sea are perfect in the highest degree. The southern Italian island of Lampedusa also has a particularly beautiful beach to offer. The shallow, turquoise water in combination with a colorful marine life come very close to paradise.

Shallow turquoise waters combined with colourful marine life.


When the term Maldives comes up, most people probably have bright white beaches and crystal clear water in mind. Because that's exactly what's true of the country in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Holidaymakers are spoilt for choice. Because of the 1,2000 larger and smaller islands in the Maldives, about 100 are publicly accessible and convince with deep blue, crystal clear lagoons and extensive beaches.

Of the 1,2000 larger and smaller islands in the Maldives, 100 are open to the public.

Cala d'Hort, Ibiza

Ibiza is no longer just a hotspot for luxurious parties. The Spanish island can do much more. The finest sandy beaches, turquoise sea and a breathtaking rocky landscape stretch across the archipelago of the Balearic Islands.

Ibiza is no longer just a hotspot for luxurious parties.

Anse Lazio, Praslin, Seychelles

The Seychelles can also easily compete with the most beautiful beaches in the world. Sandy beaches that remind you of powdered sugar, rock formations that amaze you and crystal clear water that invites you to relax, make the island unique. Passionate snorkelers also get their money's worth, because the underwater world is impressive and provides unforgettable moments.

The Seychelles can easily compete with the most beautiful beaches in the world.

Varadero Beach, Varadero, Cuba

A popular destination that evokes Caribbean flair is the city of Varadero in Cuba. The soft and bright white sandy beach stretches over 20 kilometres and invites you to take a paradisiacal walk. While cooling off in the crystal clear shimmering water, you will encounter colourful schools of fish, rays or even turtles.

The Varadero Beach is a popular destination in Cuba.

Baia do Sancho, Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

A true dream beach can be found in Brazil. The Baia do Sancho is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Not least because it is known for its shimmering green sea water, a powdered sugar beach and few visitors. The island can only be reached by boat or a steep ladder, starting from the coast.

The Baia do Sancho is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

Picture Credits: Cassiodinitz / Pixabay, Alix Gonon / Pixabay, Itinerant Eagle Owl / Unsplash, Vladimir Haltakov / Unsplash, Enrica Tancioni / Unsplash, Shawnn Tan / Unsplash, Joe Cooke / Unsplash, Michel Mondadori / Pixabay, Alin Meceanu / Unsplash, Dalgis Lopez / Pixabay

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