Countries With the Best Beaches

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1AustraliaAustralia, officially known as the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands.

Many different types of beautiful beaches can be found in Australia. Australia is a huge country with so much coastline. This means there are so many isolated, naturally beautiful and pristine beaches. There are also popular beaches closer to the cities like Bondi beach where you will often spot celebrities. Perhaps, the best aspect of Australian beaches is the sand. Its clean, soft, perfect for making sand sculptures, going barefoot on and lying down on. Or maybe its the waves that is most appealing. They make the beach fun, great for surfing and catching waves. There is a reason why the stereotypical Australian is a surfer. There are also tropical beaches in the north with white sand and beautiful coral. Think of the great barrier reef Fraser Island. There are many vast beaches in Australia with rolling sand dunes and a large majority of australians live very close to them. When my relatives came to Australia from mediterranean Europe they could not believe the difference. When they ...more

Hands down Australia has the best beaches in the world. The fact that there are so many, most of which are untouched is a testament to how good our beaches are. Australia has such a small population that its not uncommon to have a world class beach all to yourself. Sydney alone has hundreds of beaches, most of which are better than some of the worlds so called "best". That's not to say that all of our beaches are better than every other countries but all up Australia wins by a mile. For example countries like Thailand and India are beautiful and have wonderful beaches but from my experience I found that the beaches were overcrowded and the water was actually quite disgusting at times. I lived in Hawaii for awhile and I can honestly say that, although amazing, the beaches were second to those in Australia.

There is no other country in the world as big and isolated as Australia.I have only been to the east side of Australia and can already say this beautiful country has the best beaches hands down. Everything about our beaches is perfect, even our sand is so beautiful that other beach capitals of the world such as Hawaii simply cannot resist to import some from our shores.

Australian beaches are amazing. It's very calming, relaxing, gorgeous, safe ( plenty of flags and lifeguards ), has cafe's across the road and is AMAZING.

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2GreeceGreece, officially the Hellenic Republic, also known since ancient times as Hellas is a country located in southeastern Europe.

Greece has 6,000 islands and islets.. The waters in Greece are crystal clear, the colors can range from wine dark, to turquoise to emerald blue.. There are white, golden, red and black sand beaches.. Some are very shallow you can walk half a mile and still touch the ground.

Something from an other planet. An amazing range of different kind of beaches. Thousands of islands, some are rocky, some full of green, isolated beaches... Surely something for everyone. The Greek coast line is the longest in the European union.

Simply amazing! Simply the best you can ever meet. Not just the quality of the water, super clean, but also the landscape, the organisation of the beach, usually with amazing beach bars and restaurants.
You can find a beach for any taste! Really NO comparison with anything else in the world

Greece should be top beach

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3Philippines ...read more.

Philippines is the most beautiful country in the world, because its natural beauty is perfect. Visit Her and you will discover its mountainous land gifted with variety of animals and trees ; plus spring of water, like bay, beaches, coral reef shoal inhabited by thousand of marine life species. Philippines is a paradise because its land structure that surrounded by water is unequaled. The only problem is system of the government because the traditional corruption is out of control. These things cover the the natural beauty of the Philippines from the eyes of the world.

Philippines is definitely a heart-warming paradise. Palawan for me overall is the best island among the 7,107 islands of the Philippines. There lies one of the 7 Wonders of Nature, which is the Puerto Princesa Underground River. I have been there and the cave is awesome and exotic. With unique carvings of rocks inside it. Anyone who keeps in touch with nature will no doubt visit it again. The Philippines is a Southeast Asian country that lies near the equator. Hence, the temperature and the characteristics of the beaches around the Philippines are proportion to it. Boracay, Coron Island and Batanes (Northernmost Province of the Philippines south of Taiwan) are the sure win! Compare the Philippines to its different Asian neighbours. China, Taiwan, Laos, Brunei, Vietnam, Singapore, what are they? Grasslands and Industrial Plants. And among the few countries in Asia that offer this kind of beauty, the Philippines has it all! It could even sum up against Indonesia and Hainan (China). We ...more

Australia? US? Germany? Why are those countries even up there?! The Philippines has 7,000+ islands with beautiful, genuine white sand, crystal clear waters, and coral reefs that would make the other coral reefs look like fish crap. This country has to be at least in the top 5.

They have a lot of amazing beaches and its magical..

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4Mexico

Are you guys kidding me? Mexico's got the beaches all around the world, Go to Cancun, Los Cabos or Puerto Vallarta you will see really what a really good beach is. - yeraldoarriolaplascencia

Some Mexican beaches can combine beauty and magic Mysticism ancient cultures, and warm water to achieve a perfect relax...

The beaches in Mexico are fantastic. Best in the world: beautiful sand, crystal clear water, gorgeous sea life; great for relaxing, swimming, water sports, eating and excellent atmosphere. I highly recommend Mexico.

I think Mexico Should be on top 3, best beaches by far

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5FranceFrance, officially the French Republic, is a sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. ...read more.

Lots of beaches along the Mediterranean sea, Atlantic Ocean.
But also Pacific Ocean, with the largest and most wonderful lagoon in the world: Bora-Bora. And so many other coral islands. And the famous New-Caledonia with the 3rd largest coral reef in the world.
And French Caribbean islands with many nice beaches.
Even in Indian Ocean with Mayotte and wonderful coral reefs, the RĂ©union etc..

No other European country can offer such beaches and surely few in the whole world.

We spent 3 months in New Caledonia (French territory), it's absolutely wonderful, beaches, landscape and people are just sumptuous.

A lot of coast line, seas and oceans, isles in every ocean. All kind of beaches in only one country with some historical value like in Normandy.
So France is the best country for beaches. - lili117

St. Tropez or cannes

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6United StatesThe United States of America, or the U.S.A for short, is a federal republic composed of 50 states. 48 of them are contiguous states. There are two other states, Alaska and Hawaii, which are north and south of the contiguous states, respectively. The United States declared its independence in 1776 with ...read more.

Hawaii, California, Florida, Alabama, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands all have amazing and beautiful beaches, and there is a lot of diversity among the beaches. Isolated wilderness beaches, exciting beaches with piers and boardwalks, white-sand beaches, black-sand beaches, beaches with cliffs, beaches with dunes and more. Almost all beaches are public throughout the country, and there is great weather year-round in the tropical parts of the country. In the summer even the colder parts have incredible and scenic sandy beaches. The variety and quantity of beaches is unbeatable.

USA has absolutely beautiful beaches! The surf at all of Americas beaches are phenomenal and smooth. Hawaii has defiantly the best beaches out of all the United States, meaning the best of the world.

The us hasmiles and miles of beaches. from calm mornings in South Carolina or Party nights in Florida. We also have the best beach cities and have made living by the beach a lifestyle

Hawaii, Florida, California, ETC.

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7ItalyItaly, officially the Italian Republic (Italian: Repubblica Italiana), is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe. Italy covers an area of 301,338 km2. With 61 million inhabitants, it is the 3rd most populous EU member state. Located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, Italy shares open land borders ...read more.

No Ocean in Italy and difficult to find a non private beach, the rest are really dirty sand, rocks and water as well.

Compared to some Ocean areas; it's zero.

You don't go in Italy for beaches but for ruins.

If you want crystal blue beaches you have to go Sardinia, its like the Caribbean in Europe. I don't understand how people like beaches with buildings right beside it... Like they do in Spain. You can't relax there with all the traffic noise and people. Beaches are supposed to be away from urban areas. The harder it is to get to the beach the better...

Just here at Hawaii we have more beautiful beaches than Italy and Spain together and that in a real Ocean: Pacific one, not this ridiculous Mediterranean sea.

You have not seen any beautiful beaches if you've never seen Sardinia yet.

Sardinia offers a large variety of coastal landscapes, sandy and rocky beaches lapped by sea water with different shades of color. Lot of parts of the coast are still wild and very little crowded

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8SpainSpain, officially the Kingdom of Spain, is a sovereign state largely located on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe, with archipelagos in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, and several small territories on and near the north African coast.

Cold water and brown water evrywhere; only in Italy there are the best beaches of the world, for that reason all Spanish, German, Belgium, frecnh, america, Australian, Russian, Asia, arab... Are coming in Italy.

Seriously France and... Germany? Above Spain? Whoever wrote this has never been to Spain, or Germany... Spain is the country with more number of blue flag beaches in the world. It should definitely be on the top 3. By the way, is there any 'real beach' in Germany?

Just here at Hawaii we have more beautiful beaches than Spainand that in a real Ocean: Pacific one, not this ridiculous Mediterranean sea.

Country with more blue flags in the world. Enough said.

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9BrazilBrazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in both South America and the Latin American region.

Brazil! Sparkly and beautiful, along with the rest of South America!

Australia? Sure of you want to get eaten by sharks. Brazil is so much better times better.

Australia? Are you kidding me? This must be a joke, right? Brazil should be number 1 hands down... Brazil all the way!

The best beaches in the world

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10United KingdomThe United Kingdom (UK) is a sovereign state which consists of the political and economic union of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It was a member of the European Union (EU) from 1973 to 2016. The UK is well known for ancient and modern literature, its influence in world music, its historical ...read more.

Lol how is this even on the list it rains like all year round and the only beaches I know are Brighton and Southend

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11MaldivesMaldives, officially the Republic of Maldives, is an island country and archipelago in the Indian Ocean.

Maldives has the best beaches in the whole world. With crystal clear waters and pearly white sand. I don't understand why Maldives has such a low ranking in this, it ought to be at the top!

Well not a question about being large since this is a small country but the beaches are marvelous.

Beautiful island with beautiful beaches!

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12FijiFiji, officially the Republic of Fiji, is an island country in Melanesia in the South Pacific Ocean about 1,100 nautical miles northeast of New Zealand's North Island.

Best water temperature to swim in.

13GermanyGermany was formally united in 1871 under the initiative of Bismarck with King Wilhelm of Prussia as emperor. The previous 'Holy Roman Empire', basically a continuation of the empire of Charlemagne/Karl der Grosse was dissolved in 1806. ...read more.

Germany? For sure, a beautiful beach does not mean necessarily sun and crystal water. Beach means beauty of the beach itself: Landscape, size, sand, rocks, atmosphere, environment, changing sky, climate magnifying sites etc...
For those reasons Germany deserves to be in the top 10, nevertheless the negative comments from always the same kind of people.

Germany's North Sea islands are blessed with gloriously long beaches and unique natural surroundings. Located in the UNESCO World Heritage Wadden Sea, the islands have a bracing climate that makes them perfect for recreational and active breaks. Fantastic accommodation, top-class cuisine and major sporting events are the icing on the cake.

And also some other ones places in North Sea as well as Baltic Sea.

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14ThailandThailand, officially the Kingdom of Thailand, formerly known as Siam, is a country at the centre of the Indochinese peninsula in Mainland Southeast Asia.

Thailand on 13th place? Seriously?

White sand, clear water and funny people

I know that Thailand have beautifull beaches because they have whites sand

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15Dominican RepublicThe Dominican Republic is a sovereign state occupying the Eastern two thirds of the island of Hispaniola, in the Greater Antilles archipelago in the Caribbean region.

Dominican Republic should be number 1, the one that wrote this has never come to the Dominican Republic.

I go to the beach here and the water is so clear that I can see these transparent fish and everything is so clean! Definitely should too this chart!

Stunning beaches with kind people and are all around the country

Al least 5 of the best beaches are from Dominican Republic

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16Bahamas

I have never seen waters so clear, blue, turquoise and beautiful anywhere else!

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17IndiaIndia, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country (with over 1.2 billion people), and the most populous democracy in the world.

India is a big country. It is surrounded three sides by water. So there are many beaches in india. In has the world second largest beach the marina beach in tamil nadu state capital. Other than marina there are more than 20 beaches in the tamil nadu. Kerala has more than 25 beaches. Karnataka has more than 40 beaches. Andhra pradesh has more than 35 beaches. Goa has more than 15 beaches. Maharasthra has more than 45 beaches. Orissa has more than 25 beaches and gujarat has more than 35 beaches. There are approximately more than 100 beaches in india. All the beaches are nicely maintained by its respective state government and also by the indian government. All the beaches are also popular tourist destination also. So india only has the world nice beaches. Jai hind.

India, Surely one of the best beaches in the world. Why is it not in the top 10.

Because many people love hot days so its the ideal holiday.

Love Indian beaches

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18Croatia

Croatian coast is the second most cleanest coastline in the Mediterranean and it has a lot of amazing beaches so it really really deserves to be on this list.

It has almost transparent water, it should be first

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19MadagascarMadagascar, officially the Republic of Madagascar, and previously known as the Malagasy Republic, is an island country in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of Southeast Africa.

Madagascar movie is a movie and the Country of Madagascar has nothing to do with this movie.

The movie is about the Central Park Zoo in New York and its animals, animals which are not living at all in this wonderful Madagascar Island.

Anyway, you know that, and I know some of beaches there really fantastic, this year 2015, I've just been in Italy, it's so dirty, ridiculous compared with so nice Madagascar.

Here you will find 20 times more beautiful beaches than a overrated country like Italy.

Madagascar movie is so cool and pretty so I am guessing acuatual Madagascar is so much prettyer

20CambodiaCambodia is a Southeast Asian nation whose landscape spans low-lying plains, the Mekong Delta, mountains and Gulf of Thailand coastline. Its busy capital, Phnom Penh, is home to the art deco Central Market, glittering Royal Palace and the National Museum's historical and archaeological exhibits. In ...read more.
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