World Beaches - Where are the Top Beaches of the World?

Of all the world beaches, we feel justified in telling you that Byron Bay beaches rank among the top beaches of the world but we do have to admit there are some amazing beaches out there.

So where are the best beaches of the world?

How long is a piece of string. It's a very subjective question, a dangerous subject and dependent on personal preferences.

To a lot of people, the idea of a good beach is miles of clean white sand and not a soul in sight. Other factors are important and different people rank different qualities depending on their own personal circumstances.

There is also the danger of turning what was once a perfect beach into a nightmare by talking it up too much and making it too popular. Think Ibiza, Butlins or Key West to name but a few. All beautiful places but would they be even better if less people knew about them and made use of them?

There are certain elements about a good beach which are pretty much universal, and we can't help mentioning just a few of our favourites. But everyone needs to not just take our word for it. One of the joys of life is finding that secret little spot that becomes precious and meaningful to you.

So what all contributes to making a good beach?

  • Sand - types and colour of sand
  • Open Ocean, Bay, Sea or Lake - can make all the difference
  • Seclusion, privacy
  • Access - carparks, disabled access, walking tracks
  • Facilities - toilets, barbeques, food, drinks, chair rental
  • Usage - dog friendly, families, teenagers
  • Perimeter - surrounded by palms, bushland, high-rise, cliffs
  • Sunsets or sunrise - north, south, east or west?
  • Water temperature
  • Safety - sharks, stingrays, jellyfish

    Some of our suggestions for the top beaches in the world may surprise you. Others less so. Take it all with a pinch of salt...water.

    We have put together what we consider to be the best of the best of our list of the world's top beaches.

    Lanikai Beach Hawaii
    Brazilian Atlantic Islands
    Playa Grande Montezuma

    If you've got the travel bug, check out other great world destinations at this great travel options guide world travel options - they recommend Australia as one of their top five destinations..

    Another great travel directory site that offers hand selected and reviewed websites is . Well worth a look. far flung shores . Well worth a look.

    If you can't resist the travel bug any longer and have decided to take off to some distant land, why not try sea2sky rentals - where you deal directly with the owners of the properties, rather than a booking agency. We find this method a much more personal and pleasing way to book accommodation and how we run our own.

    We welcome feedback and opinions from you and intend this to be a continual process of discovery and rediscovery.

    So please send us your opinions and thoughts on where you think some of the top beaches of the world are located.

    This list of world beaches could go on for ever..

    We look forward to hearing from you.

    Some great places to think about visiting

    There are lots of places in the world that you would never think about visiting, but all it takes sometimes is for someone to point somewhere out to you. How many times have you stumbled upon somewhere, maybe even close to home and thought to yourself 'Why haven't I come here before?'

    That's what this is for.

    Have you ever thought about :-

    The Algarve - the gorgeous Portuguese Algarve. Where the weather, the beaches and the people are all just wonderful!

    Pangkor beaches - a tropical holiday destination under the bright sun of Malaysia. Pulau Pangkor offers a beautiful holiday vacation for everyone who wants to go somewhere out of the ordinary.

    I got this idea from another website 1001 vacation ideas - a great site that gives you vacation ideas, places to go and things to do within the U.S. and all around the world.

    If you would like your site considered for inclusion on our world beaches page, please contact us from the link below.

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