Top 10 Best Beaches In The World
If you’re looking for the perfect beach getaway for next summer, take a look at our helpful list below. We have compiled the top 10 beaches you need to visit in 2020, whether you’re looking for breathtaking views, crystal clear oceans or something a little unusual, you’ll find your next holiday destination!
1. Dune Du Pyla, France
Dune Du Pyla in France features Europe’s largest dune which is over 100 metres tall. You can stay at a nearby campsite (Panorama Du Pyla campsite) and look out over the dune from a cosy cabin or admire the views under starlight from a tent.
2. Cala Saona, Formentera
This stunning beach on the Spanish island of Formentera offers completely clear water, white sand and rocky cliffs. This sleepy island is just a 30-minute ferry from Ibiza and is well worth a visit. The beach faces west so it is a perfect spot to rent a sun lounge, sit back and relax to the sound of the ocean.
3. Glass Beach, California
The Glass Beach in California was first used as a dumpsite for glass, cars, appliances and more from 1906 to 1967. A clean up rid the ocean and beach of non-biodegradable items such as metal. Now, this breathtaking beach is completely covered with jewel-like glass pebbles and is a must-see if you’re in the area on holiday.
4. Fakistra, Greece
This beach is set in a cove, under the small village of Tsagarada. If you visit outside of the popular months of July and August it is likely you’ll have the whole beach to yourself! The beach is covered by woods and it is a steep walk down to the beach from the village, once you reach the bottom it will be well worth the walk once you see the white sand and clear water.
5. Playa Del Amor, Mexico
The name meaning ‘beach of love’ this beach is often nicknamed the ‘hidden beach’. The beach can be found on the Marietas Islands, these islands were previously used as a testing ground by the Mexican military early in the 1900s, the beach is suspected to have been created by a bomb. The only way of approaching the beach is by swimming or taking a kayak through a long tunnel, you can take boat trips to the island but you will have to swim in the rough sea along the rocky cliffs to reach the beach.
6. Flamenco Beach, Puerto Rico
This beach is a u-shaped haven with lush greenery, warm clear water, white sand and a peaceful tide. This beach can be found on the island of Culebra, Culebra is largely undeveloped due to the US military previously using it as a gunning range, a tank remains rusting in the sand on the beach. You can stay in a campsite on the western side of the beach, it has showers and a tuck shop to help you stock up on the necessaries for you night below the stars in front of the beautiful ocean.
7. Pig Beach, Bahamas
If you’re looking for something a little different, look no further the ‘Pig Beach’ Island is just what you’re looking for. As you may be able to guess from the name of the beach, this beach offers you the chance to swim with a colony of feral pigs! You can stay at the two nearby islands (Fowl Cay and Staniel Cay) and take a boat trip to the island for the day. No matter where you stay when visiting the island you can be sure of beautiful beaches and spectacular views.
8. Starfish Beach, Panama
The Starfish Beach can be found on the island of Bocas Del Toro, an island not as well known as its two neighbours: the Pearl Islands and San Blas, but just as beautiful. This beach is almost completely untouched and is a great destination for back packers. You can stay in the town of Bocas on Isla Colón to explore the nearby islands by boat taxi or you can stay on the island to awe at the beauty of Starfish beach where you can find crystal clear waters scattered with stunning starfish!
9. Bora Bora, French Polynesia
The bright blue warm waters of the beaches of Bora Bora is what makes this island so famous, along with the incredible views! This island getaway is on almost everybodies ‘must visit’ list and I’m sure it features on a good few bucket lists and new year resolutions! There is one public beach on the island and all the other beaches are privately owned by locals or hotels, take your pick!
10. Cala Gonone, Sardinia
This destination is great for families looking for a chilled-out beach escape. It has cheap nearby accommodation and offers a sun lounge and parasols rental service, the waters are perfectly calm great for those who’re looking to snorkel and you can take boat tours around the surrounding caves and cliffs.