Spending a few hours at the beach every single day is a dream come true for many people, and some are lucky enough to have a beach near their homes, but those can’t hold a candle to what we’ve discovered around the world. Some people prefer to go tanning, others want to wade and swim in the water, and still, some would prefer to go surfing in the perfect waves. Sun, sea, and sand are a great combination for a holiday away from work and daily life. Here are ten of the greatest beaches that you may not know, but really should.
La Minitas Beach
La Minitas Beach, located in the Dominican Republic, is renowned amongst tourists for being tranquil and beautiful. The scenic view cannot be matched, even though visitors must take a ten-minute shuttle ride in order to make it to the beach.
White Beach received its name for the two-miles worth of pure white sand that somehow never gets hot underneath the beating sun. Boracay Island, Philippines, is a beautiful location that has been untouched for the most part – at least until recently.
South Beach, Miami, Florida, is packed, but it is the type of world beach that most people want to see sometime in their lifetime. Everyone who enjoys soaking in the sun and experiencing the nightlife will want to take a trip.
Santorini’s Red Beach
Santorini’s Red Beach is a complete opposite of the White Beach, as the sands and surrounding rock are completely red, which come from lava flows. The beach can only be reached by boat or by a ten-minute walk down a staircase from above. Careful, though, as the island is a sleeping volcano.
Tulum Beach, found in Tulum, Mexico, is simply gorgeous. The beach lies just 80 miles away from Cancun, which would make a wonderful weekend trip for those spending their Spring Break down there. Thankfully, the area is relatively untouched by tourism.
Nudist Camp Beach
The Nudist Camp Beach will ensure you don’t have any tan lines after the summer comes to a close. The entire beach is surrounded by pine groves and olive trees, making it quiet and secluded from the rest of the world. Just expect to see a lot of nudity – young and old alike.
Hanalei Bay Beach
Hanalei Bay Beach, Kauai, Hawaii, is picturesque. The surrounding area is beautiful and bright green, while the waters are light blue near the shores and dark blue further out. There are waterfalls surrounding the white sands, which makes for the perfect scenery.
Ocracoke Island, North Carolina, is perfect for those seeking privacy from the rest of the world for sunbathing. Modern electronics are on the island, but the people living there frown upon them. The wilderness surrounding the perfect white sands are fun to explore, too.
Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, became famous back in the 1970s when women began wearing thong bathing suits on the shores. The beach is great for those seeking a bit of freedom from the rest of the world, and the nightlife in the city is booming.
Santa Cruz Beaches
The Santa Cruz Beaches have become a classic place for swimming and sunbathing. There are nearly 30 miles worth of oceanfront beach to pick from, so everyone will have their pick of the sand. Surfers, in particular, love to catch the waves here.