Join us as we take you to some of the 10 most majestic beaches in the world. Pictures can’t do them justice, so get your passports ready…
1. Carova Beach (Outer Banks, North Carolina)
This 11-mile beach is inhabited by wild Spanish mustangs who are blissfully unaware that visitors must stay at least 50 feet away from them. The sun meets the sand then meets the ocean here, and with beautiful free beasts always in sight, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported straight into a fairytale.
2. Cirali Beach (Turkey)
This beach has remained vastly underdeveloped, thanks to the endangered loggerhead sea turtles that make their home on its pebbly sands. Visit and you’ll be magically transported to a beach near a village full of treehouses and shacks that sell fresh herb pancakes, one family-run guesthouse, and the mystical ruins of Olimpos.
3. Agonda Beach (Goa, India)
If you’re looking for an authentic, laid back destination that isolates you from all of your worries, Agonda Beach is the place to visit. Rustic beach huts on its palmed-lined shores and plenty of surfers to gaze out at while you’re relaxing on the warm sand make it the beach where you’ll feel most free to let your thoughts wander and body relax.
4. Fraser Island (Australia)
Fraser Island, whose claim to fame is that it is the largest sand island in the world, is one big beach. Miles and miles of oceanfront without an obstacle or building in sight, private stretches of water for swimming, and unblemished waters will thoroughly delight any tropical island lover.
5. Grand Haven (Michigan, USA)
Definitely not a state that one would expect to find a hidden beach in, Michigan is the home of this quaint Lake Michigan town with warm shallows to swim in and two soft sand beaches where you can watch the colorful sunset while enjoying ice cream from one of the local parlors.
6. Cabo Polonio (Uraguay)
Rugged, underdeveloped, hidden, and only accessed by 4-wheel drive vehicles or on horseback, this hidden beach, where electricity and running water are considered to be rare commodities, allows you to escape the rest of the world.
7. St. Lucia (Caribbean)
Any beach on this island, described as “intoxicating,” will take your breath away. Sparkling water, palm trees, and the occasional treat of a colorful parrot make St. Lucia’s beaches feel too perfect for this world.
8. Cannes (Island of Capri, Province of Naples, Campania, Italy)
“Magical” doesn’t begin to describe the island of Capri. In addition to the famously surreal Blue Lagoon, be sure to see the equally-romantic Arco Naturale (originally a water shrine) and the pretty Augustus Gardens.
9. Polihale Beach (Kauai, Hawaii, USA)
The beach is almost always immaculate, thanks to the long, windy, bumpy road that one has to traverse to get to it. You’ll soon realize if you do get there though, that the journey was worth it – Polihale Beach offers the most crystal clear blue water and spectacular sunsets that look like someone is painting the sky.
10. Margarita Island (Coastal Islands, Insular Region, Venezuela)
This island was once a private hideaway and is still a relatively well-kept secret. Enjoy its exotic wildlife, secluded beaches, and glorious sunsets with the one you love.