This post has the best beaches to visit list. However, what makes a great beach all depends on the traveler. Some prefer wide, open beaches with throngs of things to do and people to watch, while others prefer deserted shorelines with calm waters.
The 10 beaches to visit this summer
The Maldives is unlike any beach vacation you’ll experience. This tropical destination is made up of several ring-shaped atolls. Along with, hundreds of islands with each beach more beautiful than the last.
The Big Island’s beaches stand out for their connection to the renowned Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. The unique black sands, of Punalu’u Beach, are a direct result of volcanic activity, as are the green sands of Papakolea Beach.
What the Amalfi Coast’s beaches lack in size they make up for in spellbinding beauty. Tucked between sky-high cliffs, the coast’s shorelines create a picture-perfect setting unmatched by other Italian beaches.
Trust us, you’re going to want to go the extra miles for a vacation on Phuket’s captivating beaches. That’s why, this Thai island is home to natural wonders, such as Patong, Karon and Kamala beaches. And these beautiful shorelines lead to striking teal water, which you can explore on a long-tail boat.
If you’re looking for a taste of Hawaii’s beautiful beaches without the crowds on Oahu, retreat to Maui. The island boasts impressive beaches both big and small, adult and family-friendly as well as the black sand shores at Waianapanapa State Park
However, sometimes overlooked by travelers in favor of other Greek islands, Crete is home to several incredible beaches. Travelers will find pink-hued sands that pop against the bright blue sea at Elafonisi Beach. And Vai Beach is famous for the thousands of palm grove trees that back the white sand.
Moreover, the renowned white and pastel-colored homes, that pervade Oia tend to distract from the fact that this Grecian island is home to some pretty unique beaches.
Honolulu – Oahu
The North Shore is considered one of the best places to surf in the United States.
Among them, Waikiki Beach is one of the most-visited beaches in America (7.5 million visitors per year). And Waimea Bay served as inspiration for The Beach Boys and Jimmy Buffet.
This Central American country’s vibrant flora provides a stunning backdrop to its plentiful shorelines. However, beaches here are often backed by forests or flanked by lush mountain peaks.
Adventure travelers flock here in droves for the many heart-pumping excursions the island has to offer. Above all, its beaches are no less action-packed. Take a trip to the infamous Kalalau Trail to hit secluded shorelines.