Top 10 Countries with the Best Beaches
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 Réunion etc..
No other European country can offer such beaches and surely few in the whole world.
I know that France has bora bora and new calidonia as well as some Caribbean islands, but just the continental part of France is amazing. Sure you could visit Paris, but you must visit the Mediterranean part of France. Nice, Cannes, French Riviera, so many nice beaches. On a side note, the beaches are crowded.
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.
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 it's 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 went back home to Europe they did not want to go to the beach there anymore. While you might laugh at the idea of the "Australian beach culture", it certainly exists and is something you will notice straight away when you visit.
Yes, for sure, hundreds of lagoons with coral reefs in this such unbelievable and wonderful Pacific Ocean.
Greece is the best by far !
Zakynthos, Lefkada, Paxos- antipaxos, Crete, koufonisia have some of the best beaches I've been. I've visited the Seychelles, Mexico, Thailand, Indonesia, most European countries, Costa Rica, Brazil, Panama and more and none have the diversity that Greek beaches feature. Nor do they have the blue Aegean or turquoise Ionian colours that Greece has.
No beaches in the world go close to Greece.
Places like the Maldives, Fiji and Hawaii rely on picture perfect days to get the right sunshine and low winds to take pictures for tourist mags, in Greece they are perfect crystal clear all the time.
Islands like Milos, Lefkada, Zakinthis, Koufonissi, Naousa, Paxi etc etc have better beaches than anywhere on earth and for those that believe Australia is better, remember this, dive off any boat offshore and you will either be eaten by a shark or attacked by a variety of other sea creatures like deadly jellyfish.
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.
There are many beautiful beaches in the UK, Devon and Cornwall have beautiful white sand, as do the Channel Islands, looking further north there are miles of sand at beaches such as Southport, Barrow in Furness and Morecambe Bay. Surprisingly, Scotland has crystal white sand beaches and beautiful turquoise sea up north. Hawaii counts as the U.S. so I am sure Bermuda, British Caribbean Islands and Gibraltar in Southern Spain should get a mention!
Yes, among one of the best beaches.
It's not because it's not sunny that the beaches are not beautiful.
Cornwall is absolutely stunning all you british lot fly of to foreign destinations when beautiful cornwall is just on your doorstep!
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 Filipinos may be recognized among foreigners as POOR, but every country got its own uniqueness. Technology to Japan, Nature and hospitality to the Philippines! May God Bless the country of the Filipinos!
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.
America has great beaches, especially in the warmer states. My grandparents live in Florida, so we travel there sometimes. The beaches are beautiful!
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.
Beyond Cancun, Cabo, Puerto Vallarta and all the other famous resort towns, Mexico's got beaches that defy the imagination. They could be in a desert, a tropical rainforest, marshes, cliffs, next to lagoons or even "underground" (Marieta). If you like warm water temperature too, then you're gonna really like Mexico.
Mexico's beaches are all completely unique and beautiful.They are the perfect places to relax or to have fun! Either if you go to a touristic beach or to a little beach, they are absolutely amazing.
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.
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.
Best water temperature to swim in.
This is well wrong voting Brazil 9th it has tons of beaches for example florinopolis island in south Brazil has 42 beaches on it's own. Brazil also can claim the whitest sand in the world fact maranhao look it up amazing place...
Australia? Are you kidding me? This must be a joke, right? Brazil should be number 1 hands down... Brazil all the way!
Brazil should be number one! US has nothing, Greece has few, only competition for Brazil is Australia, but even they aren't better
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!
Blue sky, white sand, emerald water and very beautiful scenery.
Thailand on 13th place? Seriously?
Some territory was lost after World War 1 and a lot more after World War 2, basically started by Hitler's Nazi dictatorship. Then the Soviets kept their zone... read more
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.
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 top 10? Are you kidding me?
Indonesia is the biggest archipelago country in the world with more than 17500 islands! A lot of beautiful places! It should be top 5 or even number 1
You guys don't know Indonesia man! How can USA beat Indonesia. Search Google: Indonesia beaches.
Indonesia has amazing beaches! I went there and went snorkelling at the beach basically all day.
The climate is great. If you are a beach person Srilanka would be the best place, they have the best beaches in the world for surfers with golden sand beaches and coral reefs (when I went there a giant tortoise came to beach and we even got to pet it) the beaches in the east of the country are wave less!, whale and dolphin watching are also popular in some seasons
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 it's the ideal holiday.
I have been to many beeches South Africa's are my favourite.
South Africa should be one of the top ten they have heaps of clear, clean nice beaches
Italy covers an area of 301,338 km2. With almost 62 million inhabitants, it is the 3rd most populous EU member state. Located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, Italy shares open land borders with France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, San Marino and Vatican City. The Capital and largest city is Rome... read more
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...
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
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.
I have never seen waters so clear, blue, turquoise and beautiful anywhere else!
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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!
Dominican Republic should be number 1, the one that wrote this has never come to the Dominican Republic.
Dominicans Republic have the best beaches... The food there, the beds in the water, the beautiful palm trees and etc. it should be #1.
With the worlds longest coastline and most freshwater, Canada has thousands of beaches. Although you can't swim in the winter, the summer is amazing for beaches. Wasaga beach Ontario is the longest freshwater beach in the world and has over 2 million visitors yearly. The west coast of Vancouver island is amazing for beaches. Long beach because is an amazing surf spot even if there is the odd orca or seal swimming. The pei east coast has a strange squeaky sand beach and pei also has red sand beaches. But the best beaches are on the "Iles de la madeleines", off the coast of pei but part of Quebec. The beaches here need more recognition because they are better than even the Bahamas beaches. Canada is the new beach destination!
What the hell, jeez we are underrated... we have the world's longest coastline. In Prince Edward Island the beaches can be white, gold and velvet red! Our water can be warm, like in Vancouver island where the water never freezes. If the ocean is not your thing head to a lake, we have thousands of them. In the okanagan, head to skaha beach where the water is warm and it is hot (like 38 degrees Celsius). Or head to Lake Erie were the sand can be colorful and pure white! We are so damn underrated.