We’re all staying at home for now. The corona pandemic still has the world under control, nobody is traveling any more, and vacationing is out of the question at the moment. But dreaming is still allowed – and the world has so many beautiful places that we can now dream of. Beaches for example. There are innumerable and incredibly great ones everywhere. Real beach pearls are not only to be found in the distance, beautiful stretches of coast can also be traced in Europe and on our doorstep.
TRAVELBOOK has selected 31 of the most beautiful beaches in the world for every continent – from Boracay in the Philippines to Whitehaven Beach in Australia to the Caribbean dream. Have fun dreaming!
The most beautiful beaches in South America
Tulum, Yucatan, Mexico
An eternally long sandy beach full of coconut trees and a turquoise sea: the Mayans already appreciated this backdrop on the Mexican peninsula of Yucatán and founded the city of Tulum, of which the ruins can still be seen today.
Playa Blanca, Colombia
You can endure it here: On Isla Barú, which is only separated from the mainland by the Canal del Dique. The beach Playa Blanca is mainly used by day trippers from Cartagena by boat. So if you want to enjoy the true beauty and tranquility, stay overnight, because from the afternoon onwards it is as good as deserted.
Lopes Mendes, Brazil
Anyone who has ever experienced this beach will probably find no other more beautiful. But it is not easy to get there. Because it is located on the island of Ilha Grande and can usually only be reached on foot. But the effort is worth it!
Ipanema Beach, Brazil
It’s not just the beautiful beach with the great waves, it is above all the Brazilian way of life that makes this place so special. Caipirinha, sun and a great atmosphere – Ipanema Beach is a dream beach!
Hidden Beach of Mexico, Marieta Islands, Mexico
“Hidden Beach of Mexico” is the name of the beach on the Marieta Islands off the coast of Puerto Vallarta. It can be reached via a 24 meter long tunnel.
Find out more about Hidden Beach here!
Baía do Sancho, Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
Baía do Sancho Beach is located on the Brazilian island of Fernando de Noronha. Due to the restrictions on the number of tourists, there is always a place to relax here.
Palm / Eagle Beach, Aruba
Two wonderful beaches are waiting here – Eagle Beach, an idyllic Caribbean beach with white sand and turquoise blue water. And Palm Beach with plenty of powder sand and perfect swimming conditions on the west side of the island.
Until the 1970s, Trancoso could only be reached by ship. Then a few dropouts discovered the place with its dreamlike beaches – and since the mid-1990s, after a paved road finally led to Trancoso, more and more tourists. Trancoso is now a popular vacation destination in Brazil, especially among high society. Many international artists have also settled here in the meantime.
The most beautiful beaches in Europe
West beach on the Fischland-Darß-Zingst peninsula, Baltic Sea
If you want to see beautiful beaches, you don’t have to go to the other end of the world. Because there are also some treasures at home, for example the west beach on the Fischland-Darfß-Zingst peninsula on the Baltic Sea.
Playa Esmeralda, Fuerteventura
Dunes and kilometers of coastline with the finest powder sand: beach purists love Fuerteventura. Playa Esmeralda offers ideal conditions for hiking.
Praia da Marinha, Algarve, Portugal
The Algarve is not only one of the sunniest regions in Europe, but also offers beautiful bays. Shown here: the beautiful Praia da Marinha in Carvoeiro.
Spiaggia dei Conigli in Lampedusa Italy
The users of the world’s largest travel website Tripadvisor regularly choose the Spiaggia dei Conigli (Rabbit Beach) on Lampedusa as one of the most beautiful on the planet.
Balos Lagoon, Crete
The lagoon between Cape Tigani and the Bay of Balos shimmers from dark to turquoise blue.
Playa de las Catedrales, Spain
What luck that the bizarre rock arches of the “Beach of the Cathedrals” in the Galician province of Lugo can only be reached at low tide. In this way, the natural monument is protected from the mass onslaught.
Pampelonne, St. Tropez
And the beach beckons forever: Brigitte Bardot made Pampelonne famous. Because here in the sand, about 2.5 kilometers south-east of Saint-Tropez, she lolled lasciviously under the sun – for Roger Vadim’s film “And Eternal Lures Woman”. But even without a BB the beach has its charms, as it is also a pure natural beauty. And so that it stays that way, Pampelonne is subject to the Loi Littoral, an environmental protection law, as a “remarkable natural landscape”.
Cala d’Hort, Ibiza
Because Ibiza can only party. The finest sand, a great beach bar and a dream view of the rocky islands Es Vedrà and Es Vedranel can be found by beach loungers at Cala d’Hort, which is hidden behind rocks in the west of the island.
Iztuzu Beach, Dalyan, Turkey
Located on a peninsula, one of the most beautiful beaches in Turkey can be found: Iztuzu. As it is located at the mouth of the Dalyan River, visitors can swim here in both fresh and sea water. Due to its unique fauna, the area has been declared a nature reserve.
Es Trenc, Mallorca
It is well known that Mallorca has more to offer than just the Ballermann. So there are some dreamlike, Caribbean-looking bays on the Balearic island. Es Trenc is such a beach. Unfortunately, it is usually quite crowded here in summer, which is why spring or autumn is recommended for a visit.
Costa Rei, Sardinia
Fantastic beaches, crystal clear water, sophisticated bathing resorts – the Italian island of Sardinia is the “Caribbean of Europe”. Particularly beautiful: the Costa Rei.
The most beautiful beaches in Australia and Oceania
Whitehaven Beach, Australia
Plantation Island, Fiji
Around 300 islands belong to Fiji in the South Pacific, each more beautiful than the other. One of them: Plantation Island.
This is what paradise looks like: the water shines turquoise, the white beach dazzles the eyes. The beaches of Bora Bora are the symbol of a dream vacation under palm trees.
The most beautiful beaches in Asia
Ishigaki-jima, Okinawa, Japan
Many do not immediately associate Japan with coasts with turquoise seas and powdered sugar beaches. But they do exist: in Okinawa Prefecture. On the island of Ishigaki there is, among other things, the wonderful Kabira Bay.
Around 1200 islands and islets belong to the Maldives. With their brilliant white sandy beaches and deep blue, crystal clear lagoons, they lie like shimmering pearls in the Indian Ocean. Only 100 of them are open to the public for tourists.
Palolem Beach, Goa
“Relaxed atmosphere, lots of sun and wonderful water. Here you can relax fantastically and get to know great people, ”writes a user on Tripadvisor. In fact, Goa’s Palolem Beach is considered one of the area.
Lamai Beach, Koh Samui, Thailand
Lukewarm sea, palm trees – and every few minutes you get fresh fruit here: Lamai Beach on the Thai holiday island of Koh Samui offers not only a perfect beach but also an exciting nightlife.
North America’s most beautiful beaches
Pensacola Beach, Florida
Pensacola Beach is one of the most beautiful in Florida. There is less hustle and bustle on the wide, fine sandy beach than in nearby Panama City Beach.
Makena Beach, Hawaii
The beaches of Hawaii are legendary and especially popular with surfers. Makena Beach, also known as Big Beach, on Maui is one of the largest – and most beautiful. And believe us, it is never overcrowded.
The most beautiful beaches in Africa
Ile aux Cerfs, Mauritius
Just a bathing paradise! The water around the Ile aux Cerfs in Mauritius is crystal clear.
Anse d’Source d’Argent, La Digue, Seychelles
Crystal clear water, sand like powdered sugar and bizarre rocks: Anse d’Source d’Argent beach on the island of La Digue, part of the Seychelles, is one of the most beautiful in the world.