Top beaches in the world: clear blue waters and white sandy shores
5 Jul 2017
Top beaches in the world where the sun is bright and the sea meets the land in a magical atmosphere, while the warm sand runs through your fingers and the wind strokes your hair. It sounds like dream but according to National Geographic the perfection becomes possible in 21 top beaches in the world with turquoise and pristine waters, among geologic wonders and remote beauties: places where it is possible sailing and surfing. So be ready to pack your stuff, and choose your sailing holiday with Sailsquare and get on board, maybe this holiday will turn into a great adventure as in the famous novel “The Beach”.
Top beaches in the world: 10 stunning locations
Playa del Amor, Marieta Islands, Mexico
Commonly known as the Hidden beach, it is a wide secret cavern invisible from outside, only accessible through a water tunnel linked to the Pacific Ocean and you have to swim underwater to reach it. On Instagram you will find a thousand pictures of this white sandy beach that is one of the most remarkable wonders of the country. Remember that if you want to visit it with the boat a permit is needed.
Anse Source d’Argent, La Digue, Seychelles
This long and sandy shore is one of the top spectacular locations that you will find in the surroundings and an ideal spot for quiet and relaxation. There, in a real oasis and a true heaven, you can admire hide granite blocks surrounded by a blue azure and calm sea and palm trees. A tip? Plan a brief stop in Praslin before, (are just a few hours of pleasant sailing) there you will find another amazing point, Anse Lazio.
Cathedrals Beach, Ribadeo, Spain
A natural wonder in Galicia and one of the top beaches of the world, is located on the northwest coast and the best period to visit it is August. Its rocky formations carved by the water and the wind: the shapes are very curios and particular, arches within other arches that look like Gothic cathedrals on the sand. It has been declared a National Monument by the regional government and to get there you to use the booking system.
Shell Beach, Shark Bay, Western Australia
One of the top beaches in Australia and part of the Shark Bay UNESCO World Heritage site, this beach entirely covered by tiny snow white shells for a 60 km! It is situated 50 km south-east of Denham and it is not to be missed!
Located in a dreamy place, where picking the top beaches is not an easy task, this green sand beach is really particular and rare: there are only four in the world! The special color is due to the presence of olivine, a silicate mineral component of lava and is known as “Hawaiian Diamond”. Don’t worry the volcano there is not active anymore, the last time that it has erupted was 49 million year ago!
Piscinas Beach, Arbus, Sardinia
Located along southwestern coast, the shore is approximately 5 square kilometers and it is shaped by a dune system sculpted by the mistral wind. It has a still intact ecosystem that combines junipers and ancient wild olives trees. The best time to visit it is in the morning, walking along the seashore.
Dune of Pilat, La Teste-De-Buch, France
If you are planning a sailing holiday in France this spot is impressive and you definitely need to see it! If you are a true explorer this area offer a lot and you can climb it for the top views in the region: it is the highest dune in Europe, bordered by a pine forest and it is a breathtaking sand sculpture: over 357 feet high, 1,640 feet wide and 8,800 feet long.
Lyme Regis, England
A mixture of sand end pebbles located on the Dorset coast , representing a significant part of the Jurassic Coast – World Heritage Site. If are lucky or not, whatever your experience is it is still possible to find and collect some fossils on both coastal stretches. And if you have time you can visit the Museum that stands in the heart of the town.
One Foot Island, Aitutaki, Cook Islands
We are really talking about one of the top beaches in the world, a heavenly place with beautiful views and stunning colors of which you have been dreaming about for long time! There are many activities in its turquoise lagoon such as snorkeling near the coral reef and while you are relaxing on the sand you can search the footprints of the ghost of the ancient famous warrior that is still walking around the island.
Blue Bay, Mauritius
The little bay has been listed as a Marine Park since 1997. If you will explore this place from the shore go to the far west to enter. The western part is rich in coral that cover the Ocean. And why not? There are many occasions to taste the local food: food sellers have some fruits or if you prefer in the village you will find a wide choice of delicacies.
Be ready, a great sailing holiday is waiting for you and maybe you are very curios to see one of the top beaches in the world!