MOST PICTURESQUE BEACHES IN THE WORLD

In autumn, we occasionally dream about white sand, palm trees and turquoise water. Nothing distracts us from our daily routine and improves our mood like plans for an upcoming vacation. There are thousands of beautiful beaches in the world, and it is almost impossible to choose the best, because each person has his own preferences. Some people like quiet, secluded beaches, some luxurious with white sand and a blue lagoon, and some wild with cliffs and rocks. Which one would you choose?

Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island, Australia

Fine as flour and crunchy as snow, the sand turns Whitehaven Beach into an Australian paradise. Although the Whitsunday Archipelago includes 74 picturesque Islands, only the largest of them is lucky to have a dazzling white quartz beach. The national parks are located on the flagship island of Whitsunday, so there are no hotels here, and tourists come with an excursion to go trekking, diving, or have a picnic on the beach. By evening, the beach is empty, but if you do not want to part with it, you can spend the night in a tent right under the stars.

Love Beach (Hidden Beach), Marieta Island, Mexico

Mexico knows how to keep secrets: the most beautiful beach is hidden right inside the cliff on a desert island. A secret passage opens at low tide: when the water recedes, you can make your way through a narrow tunnel on a brisk kayak or swim to the snow-white sandy coast. In an ideal ray of light falling through a round hole in the rock, the water off the coast of the Mexican Beach of Love shimmers with all shades of turquoise. Stone walls protect the nook from the wind, so the waves are quiet and the water is always clean.

Navajo, Zakynthos Island, Greece

Navagio Bay, which is called the Wrecks, is included in the list of the most beautiful beaches in the world. It is located in Greece on the island of Zakynthos, surrounded by beautiful limestone cliffs. Against the background of the azure waters of the Ionian Sea, the landscape seems very unusual, magical, fabulous! The second name for this place is “smugglers' beach”, since in the mid-80s, a ship with smuggled cigarettes, crashed on the coast after a shootout with the police. The wrecked vessel still rises on the beach and has become a vibrant local attraction where tourists take pictures. Another feature of this paradise is its inaccessibility from land. You can get here only by boat or yacht, while the cost of excursions is $15-25 dollars.

Pink beach Pink Sands Beach, Bahamas

It is difficult to tell from photos what is the real color of sand on the beach of the Island of Harbor, it is almost as difficult as to solve the riddle of a striped dress. In some pictures, it turns out to be bright pink, in — almost ordinary. This is not a photoshop or a trick of light: when white sand is mixed with tiny particles of coral and red shells, it acquires a delicate marshmallow tint. For a sunbed and umbrella will have to pay $20, the Bahamian sunsets over the ocean are worth it. In addition, the most unusual souvenir — red speckled sand — you will take away with you for free.

El Nido, Palawan Island, Philippines

The dozens of Philippine bounty Islands are clustered near the Northern part of Palawan. Just imagine: smoky rocks hang over the white sand, tropical forests rustle nearby, the water in the lagoons sparkles in the sun like a disco ball, covering bright coral gardens. The main attraction in the El Nido Nature Reserve is to explore the secret bays by boats and kayaks, and compare ideal beaches with each other. Tours are divided into 4 types — A, B, C and D and cover different areas of Bakuit Bay.

Honokalani Beach, Maui Island, Hawaii, USA

A trip to the “black beach” in Hawaii is almost a trip to the center of the earth. Once a boiling lava flow erupted to the surface, cooled down and turned into stone which powerful waves crumbled like Oreo cookies, so now you can walk along it barefoot. The closer to the water, the smaller the lava grains. The best view of Honokalani beach opens from above: azure water rushes to the black coast, and the waves crash with crash on the rocks surrounded by juicy jungle. The fantastic black beach is part of the Uoyanapanapa Park. You will also be interested in exploring caves and lava tubes. But swimming here is dangerous: the waves are serious, but there are no lifeguards. And certainly it is not worth putting shoes close to the water— the ocean has stolen more than one pair.

Maya Bay, Phi Phi Le island, Thailand

Leonardo DiCaprio was lucky to enjoy the beauty of Maya Bay beach before fans found him there. After the role in the film “Beach”, even who had never thought of Thailand before began to dream about vacation in this place. Azure water and silky white sand, surrounded on three sides by high cliffs and tropical plants, bright fish, and underwater boulders covered with corals - what might not be like here? Every day, dozens of boats and ferries bring about five thousand tourists here for snorkeling, kayaking, and swimming. The infrastructure is poorly developed, but it's enough for a day trip. The bay became a victim of its beauty: in 2018, the beach was closed to tourists for an indefinite period to allow nature to recover.