Winter is the time of year, where you probably are wishing that you could be laying on a nice, sandy, warm beach! Summer is several months away, so a trip to one of these beaches may be in order!
Whitehaven Beach, Australia
Whitehaven Beach is a beautiful seven-kilometer-long coastline that runs along Whitsunday Island. It’s famous for its incredibly white sand, of which 98% is made up of pure silica.
Pink Sands, Bahamas
Harbour Island is one of the most amazing places in the Bahamas. Little particles of the foraminifera shells make the sand pink. These shells are unicellular organisms that live on the bottom of the reef, under rocks, and in the caves of the coastal ocean floor.
Playa del Amor (Lover’s Beach), Marietas Islands, Mexico
People would have never discovered this beach if not for the sound of waves. Playa del Amor is just a few meters away from the uninhabited Marietas Islands. Only a few tourists are able to reach this place, which makes it wonderful for those seeking privacy.
Navagio Beach, Greece
Zakynthos Island in Greece is one of the most wonderful places on Earth. Once a ship full of contraband was wrecked close by. The ship has remained on the white sandy dunes.
Rio de Janeiro has 23 beaches that total up to 72 km in length. Ipanema is considered to be the most famous and exquisite. Attached to a fancy neighbourhood, this beach is loved by the elegant and ever-fashionable locals. People play beach volleyball and jog along the beach all day long. In other words, come to Ipanema to see and be seen by others.
Maho Beach, Saint Martin
Welcome to Maho! This is definitely one of the most unusual beaches in the world. It is located in the Caribbean, 300km from Puerto Rico. Although the beach is beautiful and the ocean water is bright blue, people come here for something else. Large planes land regularly right above the beach, flying just 10-20 meters overhead. This spectacle is super exciting, although extremely dangerous.