The world is your oyster.
If you’re reading this article, then you definitely believe in that idiom, or you just want to look at images of the some of the most breathtaking beaches in the world.
Trust me, you won’t be disappointed.
Take a note of your favorites before you forget them!
Don’t get me wrong, white sand beaches are gorgeous, but there’s something enchanting about beaches with sand darkened by volcanoes.
This beach on the western coast of this Central Latin American country is renowned for its turtle nesting sites.
If you come during the rainy season, you may see hundreds to even thousands of turtles come to shore to nest. Believe me, it’s a sight to see.
There is not one beach on this U.S. island that leaves visitors disappointed.
Whether you’re going for the waves or the picturesque mountain and ocean views, Hawaii is one of the best vacation spots.
The islands have all kinds of beaches, so if you’re interested in exploring, you can sink your feet into black, green, red, and even green sand.
If you want to see paradise on a budget, head over to the Philippines in Southeast Asia.
This serene island is surrounded by beautiful beaches like the one you see above.
Most people don’t venture out too far, so you could have this strip of sand all to yourself if you’re traveling in low season. Just bring an umbrella and lots of sunscreen!
There’s nothing that makes me feel more calm than the sound of waves crashing on large rocks.
This coastline located in the state’s central coast is famous for its seaside cliffs and winding turns.
McWay Fall is particularly beautiful because it has an 80-foot-tall waterfall!
This beach close to Cape Town is home to endangered African penguins.
Rangers don’t recommend visitors getting too close to the wild animals, but you can still snap a few good pictures close to them.
You can’t go to Greece without visiting the ruins of the ancient city of Falassarna and its breathtaking beach.
This long beach is covered in soft sand, making it great for morning walks.
It has also been voted as one of the top 10 best beaches in Europe.
Kaputas is located on the Mediterranean coastline in Southwestern Turkey.
This beach is known for it’s soft white sand and clear blue waters.
It’s also very well-maintained, so it’s unlikely for you to run into garbage there. Surprisingly, there’s no entrance fee, but you do have to pay to rent out an umbrella.
These two small islands are connected by a long strip of white sand.
You can do a short hike up one of the mountains to see this spectacular view, or you can enjoy swimming with it’s marine life.
If you know how to scuba dive or snorkel, this is the place to be!
This Caribbean beach is voted to be one of the most beautiful in the world, attracting thousands of tourists every year. Just look at that crystal clear water!
It’s great for kids and the elderly, because there’s also an adjacent beach that’s low-tide.
This beach located on Colombia’s Caribbean coastline isn’t just great for swimming, there’s also so much around it that’s a must-see.
You can find coves, coastal lagoons, a rainforest and even an aquarium at the national park.
These next beaches will make you want to book your next vacation right now! You’ve got to check out the beach that naturally lights up at night!