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10 Stunning Beaches That You Must Visit

Tanjung Bira, Sulawesi Island, Indonesia

Tanjung Bira

The best thing about Tanjung Bira is its abundant greenery and its unique wildlife. Of course there is also the clear blue sea and the piers which don’t seem to end. The Tanjung Bira Beach is located on the world’s 11th largest island — Sulawesi Island. The beach is exceptionally soft, with powdery white sand spread all over it. Being a popular tourist destination, it is crowded with hotels, resorts and villas. Tanjung Bira is the perfect place for watching the sun go down. Numerous huts are located nearby for staying in. Many small shacks fry fresh fish caught from the sea. The animals found here have both Australian and Asian characteristics. The marine life too is equally unique and makes up a very important part of the island. The best time to visit Tanjung Bira is from the end of March to September.


Hamoa, Maui, Hawaii


The Hamoa Beach is considered as one of the most beautiful of the Hawaiian beaches. The good thing about the beach is that it is relatively much less crowded than the others. You can simply visit the beach and laze around all day without a worry. Or you can sit under the shade of any of the numerous trees at the beach and watch the waves hit the shore. Sometimes the sea throws up huge waves, which makes for a great sight. There are plenty of food options available to quench your hunger and thirst.


Hollywood Beach, Florida, USA

Hollywood Beach

The Hollywood Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Florida. In a perpetual state of receiving bright sunlight, the beach is a long stretch of white sand. There are special paths on the beach for roller-bladers, cyclists and hikers. The whole beach exudes a vintage vibe, taking you back to the good old days. The beach is surrounded by restaurants, bars, and shops, making it easy to have fun.


Playa Paraiso, Cayo Largo, Cuba

Playa Paraiso

The Playa Paraiso is located on a small island of Cayo Largo. This beach can be aptly described as serene. You can sit down on the beach with a glass of rum from any of the bars nearby. Or you can rent a lounge chair and indulge in some quiet sunbathing. The shores are shallow in nature, turning the sea into a fusion of various shades of blue. Relaxation is guaranteed at the Playa Paraiso Beach.


Poipu Beach, Kauai, Hawaii

Poipu Beach

The Poipu Beach offers water sports of every kind possible. There is the normal sailing and surfing, along with reef surfing, diving, and snorkeling. Marine life enthusiasts can visit the beach for spotting turtles and monk seals. Whales can also be spotted from the months of December to May. The beach can be visited throughout the year. The sea remains calm unlike many other beaches in Hawaii. Being a popular tourist destination, the beach is surrounded with restaurants, hotels and shops.


Saline Beach, St. Barths

Saline Beach

The Saline Beach is one of the 14 beaches at St. Barths Island. It is also the most popular one. The beach is popular because of its clear turquoise water and the whitest of white sands. Surrounded by sand dunes and hills, the beach is completely protected against pollution. Windy conditions of the beach attract surfers. On days which are less windy, families come here to relax and to take a dip. Two restaurants are located nearby for all your gastronomic needs.


Scala dei Turchi, Sicily, Italy

Scala dei Turchi

While other Italian islands are known for their white sandy beaches and turquoise sea waters, the Scala dei Turchi is simply unique. The Scala dei Turchi is a giant rock. It is actually a white cliff located between two beaches. The cliff in question attracts numerous tourists. It has a smooth surface which makes it easy to walk on. The top of the cliff is a bright orange, providing a sharp contrast to the white down below. Tourists like to jump into the sea from the top of the cliff. The name Scala dei Turchi translates to Turkish steps. It is said that Arab pirates (locally known as Turks) anchored their boats at this place while plundering surrounding areas.


Elafonissi, Greece


Elafonissi is not as well known as other island destinations of Greece. It is a protected area and its beauty is unspoiled. The Elafonissi Beach is home to clear, warm waters and pink, soft sand. Tourists love to indulge in some swimming and sunbathing at the beach. The eastern part of the beach attracts the most number of people. It is quite easy to find showers and umbrellas there. There is no dearth of life guards, changing rooms, or snack bars as well. Parking is easily available near the beach and so are rooms for rent.


Lake McKenzie Beach, Fraser Island, Australia

Lake McKenzie Beach

The Lake McKenzie Beach belongs to Fraser Island, which is a heritage Australian site. The beach itself is quite a natural wonder. The sand on the beach is made from white silica and dazzles the eyes. The water is so pure that only a few species of marine life is found here. This is what makes Lake McKenzie a perfect vacation site for the whole family. The beach is ideal for picnicking and for camping. There is of course swimming and sunbathing as well.


Anse Cocos, La Digue, Seychelles

Anse Cocos

Now here comes a beach which is to be seen to be believed. Accessible only by foot, the Anse Cocos Beach is found on the La Digue island,  the 4th largest island in Seychelles. The lush greenery of the beach protects it from strong winds, making it perfect for swimming. The surroundings are serene and the atmosphere pristine. While it can be quite a task to reach Anse Cocos, the experience is totally worth it. There is a natural pool towards the end of the beach. Protected by boulders, it is ideal for swimming.

Originally posted 2017-04-26 06:26:23.

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