The 50 Most Exotic and Beautiful Beaches Around the World

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For those moments you need something to look forward to, allow me to present: the most dazzling and jaw-dropping beaches around the world. Get out your bucket list and a pen, and prepare yourself some intense vacation inspiration.

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Navagio Beach

Also known as Shipwreck Beach, you can find this gorgeous cove in Zakynthos, one of the Ionian islands in Greece.

French Polynesia, Moorea Lagoon Resort, Bungalows over beautiful turquoise ocean.
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Ora Beach

Live the hut life on Seram Island in Maluku, Indonesia.

Kabira bay, Yaeyama Islands, Ishigaki-jima, Japan
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Kabira Bay

Found in Okinawa in the Yaeyama Islands, the pristine waters of this beach are mesmerizing.

Isla Mujeres. Yucatan. Mexico. America
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Playa Norte

Mexico has plenty of gorgeous beaches, but the ones on Isla Mujeres, like Playa Norte, are extra special.

Scenic View Of Sea Against Clear Sky
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Laguna Beach

As you drive down the California coast, stopping at Laguna is a must. The sunsets are unmatched and that cool, California wind in your hair is fabulous.

Natural stone archs on Playa de Las Catedrales, Spain
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As Catedrais Beach

Translated to "Cathedral beach," it's no wonder where this stunning Spanish beach gets its name.

Petani beach, Kefalonia, Greece - View to the beach
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Petani Beach

This stunning white pebble beach is found in Kefalonia, Greece.

Palm tree and pier on Pigeon Point Beach
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Pigeon Point Beach

Even the palm trees in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago are relaxed.

India, Andaman Islands, Havelock, Indian tourist below umbrella on beach number 7
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Radhanagar Beach

You can find this little piece of heaven on Havelock Island between India and Thailand.

Seychelles, La Digue, View of Anse Source dArgent beach
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Anse Source d'Argent Beach

Heaven on earth does exist, and you can find it in the Seychelles.

Black sand Pacific beach in Monterrico
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Black Sand Beach

This stunning beach is located in Monterrico, Guatemala.

Champagne Beach, Espiritu Santo Island, Vanuatu
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Champagne Beach

Sip a cocktail off the coast of Espiritu Santo island in Vanuatu.

Lago de Tota
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Playa Blanca

This gorgeous beach is actually on an alpine lake: Lago de Tota in Colombia.

Platja Llarga beach, in Salou, Spain
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Llarga Beach

You absolutely want to get to Salou in Spain during your lifetime.

Brazilian summer
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Copacabana Beach

You can't do a beach list and not mention Brazil's Copacabana. You just can't.

Makena Cove Sunset
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Secret Beach

One of Hawaii's hidden gems also goes by the name of Makena Cove and has iconic sunsets.

tropical beach scene with boats,white beach, boracay island, philippines
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White Beach

Not a postcard, just one of the most gorgeous beaches on Boracay Island in the Philippines.

View out to sea from Reduit Beach in Rodney Bay with a yacht sailing on the horizon
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Reduit Beach

Turquoise waters as far as the eye can see in St. Lucia.

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La Concha Beach

Located in San Sebastian, Spain, this crescent-shaped beach will make you never want to leave the Spanish coast.

The white sand beach of Curieuse Island
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Curieuse Beach

Curieuse Island is located in the Seychelles, and those crystal blue waters are for real.

7 Mile Beach, Cayman Islands
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Seven Mile Beach

The Grand Caymans will inspire never leave the Caribbean.

Florida, Sanibel Island, Lighthouse Beach Park Point Ybel
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Sanibel Island

Florida gives good beach and Sanibel Island is no exception.

Aerial view of Surfers and people at Bondi Beach Australia
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Bondi Beach

Known as one of Australia's nicest beaches.

Sundown on the Beach with Umbrella
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Vichayito Beach

If you're looking for a remote beach with little development, look no further than Peru.

Curacao, Cas Abao beach at sunset
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Cas Abao

Turquoise water and a white sandy beach are guaranteed when you visit Curacao.

Rocky Shores Near Bermuda's Horseshoe Bay
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Horseshoe Bay

The pink coral sand alone is worth a trip to Bermuda.

caribbean island Aruba
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Eagle Beach

Aruba has beaches that are guaranteed to keep a smile on your face.

Us Virgin Island, St. Johns, Aerial View Of Trunk Bay
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Trunk Bay

Your 50 shades of blue fantasies will all come true in St. John.

Shoal Bay East, Anguilla
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Shoal Bay East

All you need is a rum cocktail on this white sandy beach in Anguilla.

In the Vault
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Crystal Cove

This breathtaking beach is only accessible by foot or boat in the Hahei, Coromandel region of New Zealand.

Rock formations on the coast, Harrismith Beach, St. Philip Parish, Barbados
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Harrismith Beach

This secluded area in the Parish of St. Philip in Barbados will feel like your own private beach.

View on the Francisqui island. Archipelago Los Roques National Park. Venezuela. South America
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Los Roques

Found on Francisqui island, the Archipelago Los Roques National Park in Venezuela is truly breathtaking.

Anakena. Rapa Nui. Easter Island. Chile.
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Anakena Beach

This Chilean beach is not only gorgeous, but also features moai for you to relax under.

Tropical Paradise Nacpan Beach in El Nido, Palawan, Philippines, Aerial View
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Nacpan and Calitang Beach

These two stunning beaches run parallel to each other on Palawan Island in the Philippines.

Aerial view of 90 mile Beach and landscape, Victoria, Australia
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Ninety Mile Beach

This gorgeous strip of white sandy beach can be visited in the East Gippsland region of Victoria in Australia.

Beautiful landscape near of Nissi beach in Ayia Napa, Cyprus island, Mediterranean Sea. Amazing blue green sea and sunny day.
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Nissi Beach

If you've never been to Cyprus, Nissi is the perfect excuse to get to Ayia Napa.

Kelingking Beach, Nusa Penida Island, Bali, Indonesia
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Kelingking Beach

Found nestled in Nusa Penida Island, this is a quaint beach you should visit while in Bali, Indonesia.

Pileh Lagoon, Ko Phi Phi Leh, Thailand
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Maya Bay Beach

If this particular beach looks familiar, that's probably because it was featured in the Leonardo DiCaprio movie The Beach. It's worth the hype.

Sokha Beach; Sihanoukville, Cambodia
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Sokha Beach

Found in Sihanoukville, Cambodia, this beach is a short hike to fellow beach Serendipity.

View of beautiful Pink Beach at Flores Island, Indonesia
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Pink Beach

One of seven pink sand beaches in the world, this beauty can be found on Flores Island in Indonesia.

Lamai Beach, Koh Samui, Thailand
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Lamai Beach

Located on Koh Samui in Thailand, this is the ultimate lax beach.

The crystal blue waters of Alona beach in Bohol, Philippines
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Alona Beach

If you're looking for a laid-back vibe, this beach on the island of Panglao has everything you need.

Crystal Clear Water and Tour Boats
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Ngapali Beach

The Myanmar beach is rumored to have been named after the Italian city of Naples.

Doc Let beach, Nha Trang, Vietnam
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Doc Let Beach

You can find this pristine, white sand beach in the Hon Khoi Peninsula in Vietnam.

sunrise at Ho Coc Beach with weird colorful sky
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Ho Coc Beach

This three-mile Vietnamese beach has golden sand to dig your toes into.

Ream National Park, Cambodia
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Ream National Park

This beach is basically at the edge of a jungle and is one of the best hidden gems in Cambodia.

Beach at Saint John Island in Singapore
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Hidden Beach

Found on St. John's Island in Singapore, this beach is a perfect escape in mother nature.

Boat at Tanjung Rhu beach, Langkawi, Malaysia
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Tanjung Rhu Beach

You won't be able to get over the aquamarine water at the best beach in the Langkawi archipelago. And definitely stay to watch the sunset!

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Marimegmeg Beach

El Nido province in Palawan has a variety of beaches for you to enjoy, but this is a local and tourist favorite.

Kerachut Beach Jetty, Penang, Malaysia
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Kerachut Beach

This beach is actually located within the Penang National Park and is home to many green turtles.

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