5 Best Beaches In The World

Blue Lagoon

Oludeniz, Turkey
It almost looks like a little slice heaven up and dropped itself here at the merging of the Aegean and Mediterranean seas. About 10 miles from the town of Fethiye, green peaks border perfectly clear turquoise water, with a peninsula separating one stretch of beach from the another. The beach is a national marine sanctuary, so you won’t find any eyesores or resorts stinking up the place.


Piha Beach

Piha, New Zealand
Auckland has never been confused for a “beach town,” but one of the most memorable images of the place comes from this beach about 25 miles north of the city. The massive 16-million-year-old stone that’s made appearances on both the Auckland phone book and postage stamps is absolutely stunning. Green hills line the shore, with streams and tributaries running out into the Tasman Sea.

Maya Bay

Ko Phi Phi, Thailand
This tropical beach was used as the backdrop for the cult movie The Beach, and that reason is probably that they wanted one of the world's most gorgeous tropical beaches in the film. Or, it could just be cheaper to shoot a movie in Thailand. Either way, this is one of our bucket list beaches for sure.

 

Praia da Marinha

Lagoa, Portugal
Take in the view from atop the golden cliffs that line this beach. Then ignore the stairs and take the walking path to the right of the parking lot for even more “holy shit” vistas. Jump into the turquoise water and swim through the twin arches that stand as the beach’s iconic symbol, or take a boat out and explore the grottos and caves nearby.

Ora Beach 

Ora Beach is located between scenic highlight,Teluk Sawai – a beautiful wide bay dramatically backed by cliffs and rugged, forested peaks and Saleman village – famed for flocks of bat-like Lusiala birds which emerge at dusk from a cave above the village, supposedly bearing the souls of human ancestors


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