What makes a beach special? This depends largely on personal preferences. Some seek a good selection of food and entertainment when they head to the beach. Others want to get away from the crowds and read a book. The quality of sand, and scenery is important for some.
However, in addition to sand and surf, certain beaches have unique attributes that make them stand out as special. Following is a list of the top 5 best beaches in the world.
Railay Beach, Thailand
Consisting of 4 beaches located on a peninsular, this extraordinarily beautiful beach is accessible only by boat. It has all the attributes of an exclusive getaway, with sandy beaches, lagoons, and caves, and most important, it is free of roads as there are no vehicles here. However, the distances are short, therefore you can easily walk from one beach to another. Railay beach has been described as a tranquil tropical paradise.
Meeru Island, North Atoll, Maldives
Accessible by speedboat from the international airport in Male, this spectacular island has aqua blue waters and soft white sandy beaches. It is a romantic getaway, ideal for destination weddings and honeymoons. The beaches are surrounded by abundant vegetation, largely untouched, offering a perfect vacation in natural surroundings.
Anse Source D’Argent, La Digue Island Seychelles
The islands of Seychelles are renowned for their tropical beauty and warm sea waters. Anse Source D’Argent, located in the south-west of La Digue island, is a jewel in the crown. One of the most famous beaches in the world, its striking scenery composed of unusual rock formations and a reef that is perfect for snorkeling renders this an ideal beach destination.
A unique collection of beaches that boasts an archeological site in the vicinity, Tulum’s white sandy beaches have something to offer everyone, whatever your preferences may be. For those seeking solitude, the long stretches of beach bordering amazingly blue water are perfect for walks. Playa Paraiso (Paradise Beach) boasts rugged cliffs and tall palm trees providing the perfect backdrop for holiday photos.
Ruby Beach, Washington
Located in the US state of Washington, this wildly beautiful beach is situated within the Olympic National Park and is home to a variety of wildlife. It is famous for its picturesque driftwood strewn views, and hikes are also possible on the beach when the tide is out.
We all have certain expectations when we head to the beach. Although the above beaches are outstandingly beautiful, it is possible that you too have identified your unique piece of paradise that is waiting to be discovered.