The 12 Most Beautiful Beaches in the World

 When we say the word "vacation", an image of a fine sandy beach lined with coconut trees surely appears in the minds of many of you. However, the world's beaches contain great diversity, from the deep ocean to the small secret cove. Black, white, pink sand or even pebbles: bask in the sun in environments, each more astonishing than the last. Are you more the type to face the waves armed with your surfboard? Or rather the style of admiring the beauty and silence of nature? We also thought of you!

From France to South America via the paradise islands of Oceania, follow our guide to the 10 most beautiful beaches in the world across the five continents!

1. Long Beach, Tofino ( Canada )

With more than 200,000 kilometers of coastline, Canada is the country with the longest coastline in the world. Long Beach, worthy of the greatest adventure films, is located in British Columbia, the westernmost province of the country. Bordered by the impenetrable jungle of Pacific Rim National Park, this 16 km long beach remains little known to the general public. Indeed, it is one of the rare beaches in the world where nature still imposes its rules. You can observe eagles, sandpipers and sea lions in their natural environment!

2. Sandcut Beach, Vancouver (Canada)

Canada is definitely full of beaches, each one more breathtaking than the last. Also located in British Columbia, Sandcut Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. It is a gravel beach where you will not be able to lie down in the hot sand. Its particularity lies elsewhere. Indeed, numerous small waterfalls coming from the surrounding forest flow wildly into the Pacific. A place that will remain engraved in your memory!

3. Tamarin Bay ( Mauritius )

This berry takes its name from the fruit of the tamarind tree, sweet and widely used in chutneys in Mauritian cuisine. The adjoining village of the same name is far from the tourist bustle and lives to the local rhythm. This picturesque bay is one of the world's famous beaches for surfing, stand-up paddleboarding and even sailing.

In addition, its turquoise seabed invites you to swim, which you can even enjoy among dolphins. At the end of the day, treat yourself to the luxury of witnessing one of the most beautiful sunsets in the region while sipping your light coconut water in a sweet atmosphere!

4. Pan de Azucar ( Chile )

Do you find the idea of ​​a cactus coupled with a white sand beach strange? Yet this is the type of landscape offered by the arid and desert beaches of the Pan de Azucar National Park. In the Atacama region, this natural park probably contains some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and in Chile. Like a poet, immerse yourself in your daydreams while observing the deep blue Pacific stretching as far as the eye can see.

In this exceptional setting, you will also have the opportunity to indulge in snorkelling or other water sports. As you walk through the coastal areas of the park, you will encounter its endemic fauna such as pelicans, sea otters and marine lions.

5. Glass Beach, Fort Bragg ( United States )

This glass beach is unique: it is the only beach in the world made of glass. A human creation, this place was once the dump of the neighboring village. Today, erosion has done its work, giving rise to a multi colored coastline that gives it all its charm. There are several small beaches in the area, so be sure to do your research to find the real glass beach. Be careful though: you are not supposed to bring glass in your pockets!

6. Reynisfjara Beach ( Iceland )

This beach located in the south of the island is known by fans of the Game of Thrones series series since it served as a setting for its filming!

This is not where you will enjoy swimming in the sun, but a magical climate emerges from this beach with its characteristic black sand. However, its beauty is not limited to this one. Column-shaped volcanic rocks stand out geometrically on either side of the coast. They are so special that you will wonder how nature can be capable of offering such a spectacle. Cast off for one of the most stunning beaches in the world!

7. Pink Sand Beach, Harbor Island ( Bahamas )

A voluptuous atmosphere emanates from Pink Sand, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Its pink sand is due to the presence in the water of tiny living organisms from the protozoa family . They have a pinkish-red shell which, when it breaks, gives rise to these grains of sand. All of this gives a heavenly atmosphere to this beach, known worldwide for its beauty. You will delight in its clear, warm waters as well as the romance that emanates from this splendid landscape. A real postcard setting!

8. Cala Macarelleta, Menorca (Spain)

A small island little known to the general public, Menorca is part of the Balearic archipelago, off the Spanish east coast. It highlights environmentally friendly tourism and is home to some of the best preserved beaches in the world. The beach called Cala Macarelleta is located in the southwest of the island. After a short walk, you will reach this shaded cove bordered by cliffs. Once you arrive, take the opportunity to smell the pine trees and dive into the turquoise water without further delay!

9. Calanque d’En-Vau, Marseille (France)

A cove is, in the Mediterranean, a small cove surrounded by partly submerged rocks. The En-Vau cove is one of the most impressive and remote in the entire Marseille massif. Being located in the ninth arrondissement of Marseille, it is however very far from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Surrounded by steep cliffs, a small pebble beach overlooks an azure blue sea straight out of a dream. The En-Vau cove is one of the beaches in the world still preserved from mass tourism. Indeed, you can access it by sea or by following a hiking trail which will offer you breathtaking views of the cove. A little paradise that is worth it!

10. Playa del Amor, Marieta Islands ( Mexico )

Playa del Amor is one of the most original and beautiful beaches in the world and attracts visitors from all over the world. To reach this heavenly beach, located off the west coast of Mexico, you will need to plan a small expedition. In fact, you will have to swim there.

It is in fact an open air artificial beach which was created by an explosion following a bomb test! Once arrived, you can devote yourself to snorkelling or relax on the fine sand. However, be careful with the tide, which rises quickly and whose waters can invade the crater.

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