Top Ten Most Jaw-Dropping Shorelines in the World

Rhossili Bay in Autumn

Top Ten Most Jaw-Dropping Shorelines in the World

March is the best time of the year to start beach hopping. Just imagine yourself barefoot, walking on the fine sands, as your hear the waves crash on the shores, now isn’t that the life? With more than a thousand of beaches to choose from all around the globe, it’s not surprising, that you would have a hard time making up your mind. To help you with the decision making, we’ll minimize the long list of beaches and zoom in on the top ten most jaw dropping shorelines that you should put on your beach bucket list.

Krabi Beach Thailand
Krabi Beach Thailand

1. Krabi, Thailand

Originally serving as a base camp for the province, Krabi beach is known for its lush jungles, idyllic isles and limestone cliffs floating just offshore in the Andaman Sea. Buddhist shrines that are still used by local monks are safely hidden in the chambers of the Tiger Cave which is one of the town’s top attractions. The riverside pier links travelers with its large ferries and longboats to the most awesome scuba diving spots, rock climbing sites and white sand beaches on the coast. Khao Kanab Nam, 2 slanting hills rising out of water, forms a local landmark.

Isla Mujeres in Mexico
Isla Mujeres in Mexico

2. Playa Norte, Isla Mujeres, Mexico

This seaside resort community is located in the north of Cancun, and it is a far cry from the spring-break crowd. Bordered on one side wetlands wildlife preserve and by the Mexican Caribbean, the vibe in Playa Mujeres is one of the most luxurious, and most natural, pristine landscape in the area. Unlike many other such tranquil places, Playa Mujeres is an easy ride from Cancun airport.

Rhossili Bay in Autumn
Rhossili Bay in Autumn By Kevin Walsh from Bicester, England CC BY 2.0

3. Rhossili Bay, Wales

Rhossili Bay sandy beach is three miles long. Locals refer to it as the Llangennith Sands. Behind the beach, just north of the village are the Rhossili Down, and the highest point in the Gower Peninsula called the Beacon. At the southern end of the Bay is the small tidal island called Worm’s Head and at the north is Burry Holms. These islands are only accessible during low tide.

Lanikai Beach
Lanikai Beach By Hakilon – Own work, CC BY 3.0

4. Lanikai Beach, Hawaii

This beautiful beach in Hawaii is located in Lanikai, which is a quiet community located somewhere near Kailua and Oahu. Its name is derived from a Hawaiian word which translates to English as “heavenly sea.” It’s a half mile strip of beach which never fails to land a spot in every “Best Beach” list in the internet.

Anse Lazio in Praslin Island
Anse Lazio in Praslin Island By Bjørn Christian Tørrissen, CC BY-SA 4.0

5. Anse Lazio, Praslin Island, Seychelles

Seychelles is located in the Northwest part of Praslin and it is considered by Lonely Planet to be the best beach in that area. It is conveniently situated in the north east of Madagascar, east of Zanzibar and south of Socotra. It is known for its clear waters and pleasing scenery, luring a large portion of Praslin’s tourists. The beach is dotted by large boulders of granite. Unlike other beaches in the Seychelles, Anse Lazio is not protected by a coral reef.

Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach By Slug69 CC BY-SA 2.0

6. Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Islands, Australia

Whitehaven Beach is a well known pristine, and an award winning beach found in Whitsunday Island. It is approximately seven kilometers long with fine and white silica shoreline that is among the most breathtaking views in the world. Feel free to sink your feet in the sand and enjoy wading into the warm waves that gently lap the shore and you’ll soon realize why people come here from all over the world.

Playa de Ses Illetes Photo: © Tono Balaguer / 123RF
Playa de Ses Illetes Photo: © Tono Balaguer / 123RF

7. Playa de Ses Illetes, Formentera, Spain

Playe de Ses Illetes is a small coastal area with a total population of 7000. The area has no airport but it is quite a quiet place to be in. The island is flat and sandy with unspoiled beaches. There are a lot of perfect spots where you can sit and enjoy the spectacular view of the sun kissing the sea. The island is perfect for cycling, snorkeling, sailing and walking. However, it has very few cultural or historical attractions such as museums, castles, churches or art galleries.

Flamenco Beach
Flamenco Beach By, CC BY 2.0

8. Flamenco Beach, Puerto Rico

Flamenco Beach is a public beach on the Caribbean island of Culebra. It is well acclaimed for its mesmerizing shallow waters, and its soft and fine white sand. Beach lovers will always fall in love with the number of activities they can do here like sport-fishing, and diving. It stretches for almost a mile around the horseshoe-shaped bay, of Puerto Rico.

El Nido Palawan
El Nido Palawan By Philippine Fly Boy – Flickr: El NIDO, CC BY 2.0,

9. El Nido, Palawan

There would never be any other place like El Nido, Palawan. The whole shoreline of El Nido Palawan offers a unique aura that you will never find in any other spot in the world. A lot of tourists fall in love with the sheer mystical beauty. The floating karsts cliffs of limestone and the lush sceneries sitting on top of the islands are so relaxing to look at too. There are plenty of hidden lagoons that you can visit and there are various tour packages that will allow you to explore this hidden wonders.

Turtle Cove Providenciales Beach
Turtle Cove Providenciales Beach By Tim Sackton – Flickr: Tropical Paradise, CC BY-SA 2.0

10. Grace Bay, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands

Covering an area of 38 miles, this area in the Turks and Caicos Islands is the most developed among all of the other existent areas. Locals and frequent visitors call this place as Provo, which is a shortened name for Providenciales. The area surrounded by gorgeous white sand beaches, luxury hotels, fabulous villas and beach condos. Even when its already highly commercialized, beach aficionados will still fall in love with its innate charm.

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