Top 10 beaches of the world

Top 10 beaches of the world

Beaches are the most sought after tourist spots by the vacationers who loves or visit places by the sea. According to National Geographic Society the following list shows the top ten beaches favoured by tourists across the globe. (travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/top10/beaches/)

Langkawi, Malaysia – Once a refuge for pirates, this island in Malaysia is a true place for people who want to be away from the busy, bustling city life. The white sandy beaches gradually melt into lush green forest. During full moon, these white beaches spell wonders for the visitors. Datai bay of Palau Lankawi is a popular retreat for global tourists. (www.langkawi.com.my)

Nantucket Island of Massachusetts – Located in North Atlantic, the beaches of Nantucket Island in Massachusetts attract a lot of tourists annually. Children’s, Surfside, Quidnet, Madaket are popular beaches in this island. The beaches are popular destinations for surfers and general tourists alike. (www.nantucket.net)

Kauna’oa bay in Hawaii – Located in Kohala Coast, this picturesque crescent-shaped beach is 0.4 km long. Located in the Big Island, Aloha State, this beach offers calm crystal clear water, white sand and characteristic palm trees of Hawaii. Snorkeling and riding boogie-boards are popular pastime of tourists here. On a quiet evening you can see manta rays and other fishes swimming in this paradise. (www.hawaii.com)

Fraser Island of Australia – Fraser Island is the world’s biggest sand island and houses some fantastic beaches. Located in Queensland, this is declared as World’s Heritage Site and houses some 1664 sq. kms. of natural wealth. People from all walks of life including scientists, ecologists, vacationers, etc., come to this place. (www.seefraserisland.com)

St. Barts – One of the Caribbean Islands, this island is famous for its secluded beaches, French food and classy hotels. The island houses some 20 sandy beaches. Small coves for sunbathers and swimmers attract tourists from all corner of the world. (www.st-barths.com)

Seychelles – Probably the most photographed beaches of all, this picture perfect archipelago in Indian Ocean is characterized by dark tall granite reefs rising out of pale-pink beaches. Sheer cliffs of these ancient weather worn reefs in the backdrop of pale beaches and crystal clear blue waters weave a spell of magic on the vacationers. (www.seychelles.com)

Bora Bora in Tahiti – Located in the French Polynesian Islands of South Pacific Ocean, this island is nicknamed as ‘Romantic Island’. A lagoon with white shores and beautiful secluded beaches with small natural coves are its main features that attract international tourists across the globe. (www.tahiti-tourisme.com/islands/borabora/)

Maldives – Islands dotted with luxurious top class hotels amidst palm-fringed shores and blue crystal-clear water are the strong points of Maldives which cater to a large number of international tourists annually. Located under the equatorial belt on the Southwest of Sri Lanka, some 1102 islands form the Maldives. (www.visitmaldives.com)

Lanikai beach of Hawaii – ‘A perfect piece of gleaming emerald amidst blue waves’ – that’s how you describe the island. The shoreline gradually recedes into swaying lines of palms trees. Lush green tropical forests lie invitingly beyond the horizon. Coral reefs keep the surfs away and present deep green and calm water beyond the beaches. (www.hawaii.com)

The Hamptons of New York – Located on the Long Island in Atlantic Ocean, some of the most scenic beaches can be seen here. Wavy dunes bordered by grassy fields are characteristic features of the beaches. These beaches are frequently visited by the people from corporate sector and very popular among them. (www.hamptons.com)

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