The most beautiful beaches in the world you haven't heard of

The most beautiful beaches in the world you haven't heard of

The world's coastline, stretching 1.16 million kilometers, boasts tens of thousands of beaches. Some, like Rio de Janeiro and Honolulu, are famous worldwide, while others are known only to locals. In today's overview, we will explore lesser-known but incredibly beautiful beaches around the world that will amaze even seasoned tourists.

Table of Contents

  • Enviable photo spots: the best beaches in Europe;
  • White sands and turquoise waves: the best beaches of the Americas;
  • Golden sands of the "dark continent": the most beautiful beaches of Africa;
  • Picturesque and untouched: the most beautiful beaches in the world and the best beaches of Asia;
  • From north to south: Russia's most beautiful beaches.

Enviable photo spots: the best beaches in Europe

The top spots in the rankings of the world's most beautiful beaches are consistently taken by Formentera in Spain, Navagio in Greece, and Positano in Italy. Does this not surprise you? If so, below are less touristy options.

The most beautiful beach in Sardinia - Porto Giunco, Italy

Among 200 beautiful Sardinian beaches, Porto Giunco stands out for its size (over 800 meters) - it is never crowded even in peak season. A wide strip of pinkish sand separates a lagoon where pink flamingos live from the sea. In the bars, you can buy drinks, rent a sun lounger and umbrella. Perched on a rock above Porto Giunco is a 9-meter Aragonese tower from the 17th century - the steep climb is rewarded with a grand panoramic view of the surroundings. The nearest town to Porto Giunco is Villasimius. The road from Cagliari will take about an hour.

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Beautiful secret beach in Greece - Aretes, Halkidiki

With a tourism flow of 22 million tourists per year from around the world, finding tranquility on Greek beaches can be challenging. However, in the secluded pine coves of Aretes Bay, you can experience what Halkidiki was like before the tourist boom.

On the largest beach, there is a bar that operates only during the peak season, while no service is provided on the others, so it's best to bring everything you need with you.

There is a small hotel and tavern near the beach. Aretes is located 5 km from the village of Toroni via paved road, with a small section of dirt road at the end.

The most beautiful beach in the French Pyrenees - Argelès-sur-Mer, Languedoc-Roussillon

The 7-kilometer coastal strip of the town of Argelès-sur-Mer is awarded the Blue Flag and is considered one of the cleanest and best on this part of the French coast. For those who prefer pebbles, a little further on in Racou, there is a 2-kilometer stony shore. The most pleasant part of the beach is the central portion, which is adjacent to a promenade and a pine forest. You can stay in Argelès-sur-Mer itself, a picturesque town in Catalan style with well-preserved old streets in the center. It will take no more than 15 minutes by car from the touristy Collioure, whose own beach is not as good.

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White sands and turquoise waves: the best beaches of the Americas

Ipanema, Copacabana, or Miami Beach? These coastal areas are well-known even without us. We will tell you about other beaches in the Americas that are among the best in the world.

The most beautiful beach in Brazil - Fernando de Noronha

Brazil owns 50% of the territory of South America - and the best beaches of this country. Visit the volcanic archipelago of Fernando de Noronha an hour's swim from the mainland - its beaches are considered the most beautiful in the world, but even among them, Baía do Sancho stands out. To descend to the shore, you will have to navigate wooden walkways, steep stairs, and sharp rocks. But the result is worth it: soft sand, clear water, lush tropical vegetation, the opportunity to swim among sea turtles, dolphins, albatrosses, and sharks safe for humans. Isn't it one of the best places in the world? From Brazil's major cities, the easiest way to reach the archipelago is by plane, then to Baía do Sancho by bus.

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The most beautiful beach between two oceans - Cayo de Agua, Venezuela

Venezuela's most beautiful beach is located at the westernmost point of the protected Los Roques archipelago, about 45 minutes by water from Gran Roque Island, a local tourist center. The small beach island of Cayo de Agua is known worldwide for its white sand, incredible blue color of the sea water, and a natural "sandbar" - a sandy shoal between the islands that allows you to walk between two oceans. You can reach the island with a tour or by hiring a boat yourself.

Remember, there are no sources of fresh water, shops, or other infrastructure in the reserve.
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The most beautiful beach in the world with a historical touch - Playa Ruinas, Mexico

El Castillo is an ancient Mayan temple in Tulum on the Yucatan Peninsula. From the ruins surrounded by tropical vegetation, you can descend to a small, stunningly beautiful seashore. To take photos without crowds of tourists from around the world, come before 10 am or after 4 pm. The rest of the time can be spent on the picturesque beach of El Paraiso, whose name ("paradise") speaks for itself. Tulum is located approximately 180 km from Cancun, and the easiest way to reach the town is by car or bus from the transportation center of the area - the city of Playa del Carmen.

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The most beautiful "pirate" beach - Dry Tortugas, Florida, USA

The main attraction of the Dry Tortugas Islands in the Gulf of Mexico is Fort Jefferson, a fortress built in the 19th century to combat pirates. Gentle white sands stretch along the entire coastal area, including under the walls of the ancient fort. The calm turquoise waters and an atmosphere reminiscent of "Pirates of the Caribbean" earn Dry Tortugas a well-deserved spot on the list of the world's most beautiful beaches. To reach the islands, you can hire a boat or take a ferry from Key West, with a one-way journey taking 2.5 hours.

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Golden Sands of the "Black Continent": Africa's Most Beautiful Beaches

When it comes to the coast of Africa, the first places that come to mind for Russian tourists are:

  • Egypt
  • Morocco
  • Tunisia

However, these countries are far from the only ones offering beach holidays on the shores of the "Black Continent."

The most beautiful beach in Seychelles - Anse Lazio, Mahe

Tourism contributes up to 50% to the economy of the Seychelles Islands. The reasons are clear on the picturesque beach of Anse Lazio on Mahe. Calm crystal-clear waters, a gentle slope, rich marine life - here both divers and families with children from around the world will have a great time. For a stay at Anse Lazio, it's best to book a room at the luxurious Four Seasons Seychelles hotel. If you are coming from another part of the island, it's advisable to arrive early as parking spaces are limited. You will then face a 20-minute descent from the mountain and a security check by the hotel's staff.

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The most beautiful turtle beach in the world - Nosy Iranja, Madagascar

Nosy Iranja consists of two small islands in the Nosi Be archipelago, connected by a long sandbar. During low tide, you can walk from one island to the other along the sandbar - but beware of the tide! The shores of Nosy Iranja Be enchant with fine white sand, crystal-clear aquamarine waters of the lagoon, rich tropical vegetation, and the opportunity to admire sea turtles, which lay their eggs on the beach of Nosy Iranja Kely at night.

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The most beautiful beach in South Africa - Bloubergstrand, Cape Town

The long name of the most picturesque coast of Cape Town translates as "Beach by the Blue Mountain." A stretch of white sand extends along the entire coastline for 48 kilometers and is world-renowned for its magnificent view of Table Mountain, which rises above the cobalt waters of the bay. Swimming on the windy coast is chilly - but you can watch the tricks of surfers and kite surfers, adding photogenicity to the landscape. Closer to Cape Town, a prestigious area with trendy restaurants stretches along the sea, where you can have lunch while enjoying the exclusive sea view.

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Picturesque and untouched: the most beautiful beaches in the world and the best beaches of Asia

Many tourists are convinced that the most beautiful beaches in the world are located in Asia. Let's not argue - let's just choose from countless options less crowded ones, for the most inspiring photos in the world.

The most beautiful non-touristy beach in Thailand - Ko Yao Noi

If the crowded shores of Phuket have become tiresome for you, hop on a local boat and embark on a journey eastward. In Ao Phanga Bay, you will find two small islands still unspoiled by tourist infrastructure. The path to most beaches leads through dirt roads with no signs of civilization, and the likelihood of encountering other vacationers from around the world on the pristine white sands is not that high. Due to restrictions on tourist infrastructure development, the island has received awards from Conservation International and National Geographic Traveler.

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The most beautiful beach in Goa - Ashvem, Goa

The absence of people, wandering dogs, and ubiquitous cows, clean sand, breathtaking views, unobtrusive infrastructure for a comfortable vacation in harmony with nature - a rare combination for the beach state of Goa. Ashvem Beach has everything you need - and lacks everything unnecessary. In the non-tourist season, olive turtles lay their eggs in the clean fine sand of Ashvem, and their offspring can be seen in the water in winter. Picturesque coconut palms and even banyan trees grow along the long sandy strip. It's best to place yourself on the shore away from the rocky outcrops in the sea, where sharp rocks may be present.

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The most beautiful beach in Myanmar - Ngapali

The best resort in Myanmar, Ngapali, is not yet overwhelmed with vacationers from around the world. A stretch of dense white sand stretches between the turquoise sea and palm trees for 3 km, forming picturesque coves and small bays. In 2016, the beach was recognized as the best in Asia by Tripadvisor. Despite the abundance of hotels and restaurants, even during the peak season, there is enough space for peaceful relaxation. Beach enthusiasts can indulge in a massage or have lunch at one of the cafes overlooking the sea.

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From North to South: The Most Beautiful Beaches of Russia

Russia ranks fourth in the world in terms of the number of beaches. Surprised? The coastline of our country stretches for 23,000 km - and it is home to many beaches worthy of being considered among the most beautiful in the world.

The most beautiful beach on the Russian Baltic Sea - Yantarny, Kaliningrad

The first and currently the only beach in Russia awarded the prestigious Blue Flag is located in Yantarny, approximately 50 km from Kaliningrad. The sand along the cool but shallow sea is very clean, the coast is well-equipped, including facilities for people with limited mobility. Even during the peak season, there aren't too many tourists on the kilometer-long stretch of sand.

A pleasant bonus - the possibility of finding a piece of amber after a storm.
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Yantarny on the Curonian Spit. Photo: Belikart / Shutterstock

The most beautiful beach of the Black Sea - Belyaus Spit, Crimea

If you want to relax away from crowds and be alone with the wonderful nature of Crimea, your choice is Cape Tarkhankut. Scattered between famous rocks are secluded beaches, which, with their white sand and turquoise water, transparent even after storms, have earned the nickname "Crimean Maldives." The Belyaus Spit, separating the Black Sea and Donuzlav Bay, is undoubtedly the most picturesque place in the region, and perhaps in the world too.

There is a hotel and a campsite on the spit, but most tourists come here as adventurers to live in tents - there is enough space for everyone on the 10-kilometer beach strip.
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The most beautiful beach on the Pacific coast - Triozyorye, Primorsky Krai

A clean sandy strip between the sea and freshwater lakes at the foot of the hills was a closed border zone for a long time. The beaches of Triozyorye Bay are not overcrowded with tourists from different parts of the world today, but they are well-equipped - there are places for relaxation with barbecue facilities and tourist bases where you can stay overnight with a view of the famous Cruiser Rock. You can reach the bay from Nakhodka or Wrangel by bus or car via an asphalt road with a small section of dirt road.

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We hope that our overview will inspire you to embark on new journeys to the picturesque coastlines of the world. For all the most useful and interesting information for travelers, visit the Travelask.ru website.

Editor: Daria Ivanyushkina

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