This website wouldn’t be doing what it says on the tin if there wasn’t a definitive list of worldwide beaches, partitioned perfectly for you according to where’s best for socialising or solitude, surfing or just sitting back. I vehemently contest the ‘once you’ve seen one beach, you’ve seen them all’ doctrine. There are obviously plenty of other factors at play besides sand or stone. At Parque National Manuel Antonio in Costa Rica, you could be lying peacefully on the sand when suddenly a slaughter of iguanas stroll past. At Maho Beach on the island of Saint Martin, it is in fact planes and not four-legged creatures you need to watch out for. From Playa Maderas to Maya Bay, here are 100 gems to add to your lust list. Please feel free to chime in if I’ve overlooked any hidden treasures where you’re from, or that you’ve been to. Because not all beaches are created equal.

For ‘Pinch Me’ Beauty
1. Any beach in the San Blas islands, Panama

2. Placencia, Belize

Aai! Nao aparece meu rosto, mas eu estava de boca aberta quando percebi que era nessa ilha onde eu ia passar o dia inteiro!! Essa é a Silk Caye, e além de ser maravilhosa, é um dos melhores pontos de mergulho do mundo! Também dá para nadar com snorkel por aí (o que eu fiz já que nao posso mergulhar) e vi tartarugas imensas, tubarões,barracudas e uma quantidade absurda de corais multicoloridos! Quem leva para esse passeio é a @splashdivebze , a principal e melhor empresa de mergulho de Belize! Ameei! ⠀ ⠀ . . 👉🏻www.portadeembarque.com.br . . #CopaAirlines #DestinoCopa #MiDestinoCopa #belize #travelbelize #TravelBelize #Curiousplace #placencia #beautifulsea #caribe #naturelovers #naturezalinda

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3. Shoal Bay, Anguilla

#shoalbay 🐠

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4. Cala Mariolu, Sardinia, Italy

Amazing beaches we are discovering in our #honeymoon 🌴 #sardegna #calamariolu #golfodiorosei

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5. Anse Source d’Argent, La Digue, Seychelles

#opodo_official #opodo15 #seychellesisland #ansesourcedargent @opodo_official #ladiguebeach

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6. Zlatni rat, Bol, Croatia

7. Aitutaki Lagoon, Cook Islands

8. Porto Katsiki, Lefkada, Greece

Flyin' away 🕊 #lefkada #porto🐑 #portokatsiki #greek #summer

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9. Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island, Australia

50 shades of blue

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10. Tahiti Beach, Cala Coticcio, Sardinia, Italy

#vacanze #sardegna #sardegnaofficial #calacoticcio #paradiso #instagallura

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11. Puka Beach, The Philippines

To sea is to believe 😍

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12. Maho Beach, Saint Marten

Amazing day at the beach! #mahobeachstmaarten #airplanebeach #workhardplayhard

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13. Angel Billabong, Bali, Indonesia

14. Bacalar, Quintana Roo, Mexico

In Love With This Beautiful Place…💙 #Bacalar #ismasbach

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15. North Sandbar, Bohol, The Philippines

16. Baia Dos Porcos, Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

Aquela foto clássica de Noronha 🌴☀️👌🏻#fernandodenoronha #noronha #noronhando #noronha2017 #pernambuco #nordeste

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17. Siquijor Island, The PhiliPpines

18. El Castillo, Tulum, Mexico

19. Arraial do Cabo, Brazil

#beach #arraialdocabo #errejota #vacation #tbt #nature #natureza #ocean #mar

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20. White Bay, Jost van Dyke, British Virgin Islands

21. Naked Island, Siargao, The Philippines

22. Little Corn beaches, Nicaragua

Another perfect calm day on #littlecorn. The sun is shining and the seas is flat. Come chill with us at #greenhouseLCI ! #littlecornisland

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23. Maya Bay, Koh Phi Phi, Thailand

Dream vacations💭😍 "Uae – Jay Alvarrez"

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24. Cayos Zapatilla, Bocas del Toro, Panama

Back with my sweet love, Bocas. Had a really good day at dolphin bay (it even rhymes). On our way to Cayos Zapatilla, the furthest islands in the archipelago, we made a pit stop to admire these majestic creatures in all their glory. With our boats parked, we could also see jelly fish glimmering through the water and made some other fishy friends too. 🌴 Zapatilla is an untouched bastion of beauty in Bocas del Toro, and you can walk all around the entire island in 45 minutes, with long stretches of white sand all to yourself. 🌴 Bocas del toro never ceases to inspire me. This is my sixth trip here, and it won't be the last. Guide to these magical islands on the blog now, link in bio! . . . #newpost #travellife #cayozapatilla #bocasdeltoro #islazapatilla #travelgoals #vacayvibes #getlostclub #travel_drops #pursuepretty #mytinyatlas #explorerbabes #globetrotter #dametraveler #theoutbound #travelstroke #welivetoexplore #stopthedayjob #unlimitedparadise #radgirlscollective #adventureculture #traveltherenext #digitalnomadgirls #digitalnomad #traveldiaries #vacationwolf #visualtraveller #backpackerstory #sheisnotlost

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25. Seitan Kataramena Limania Beach, Crete, Greece

For Surfing
26. North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii, United States

Who has the better view? ⠀ Photo: @deheeckeren⠀

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27. Playa Hermosa, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

Trying to be a surfer babe #surf #sanjuan #hermosa #beach #waves #travel #nicaragua #surfing

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28. Bells Beach, Victoria, Australia

29. Kuta Beach, Bali, Indonesia

🏄🏽🇮🇩

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30. Playa Maderas, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

Beautiful afternoon at #playamaderasnicaragua with the surfer friendly crowd! Fun in #nicaragua !!

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31. Dominical Beach, Costa Rica

Wavvy.

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32. Surfrider Beach, Malibu, United States

#surf #surfing #surflife #malibufirstpoint

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33. Playa Remanzo, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

34. Manu Bay, Raglan, New Zealand

Rags ❤️ #raglan #nz #raglanlove #pumpingwave #linedupfordays #surf #waves #surfer

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35. Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia

Perfect day in the bay 🌞

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For Sunset Gazing
36. Sunset Strip, San Antonio, Ibiza, The Balearic Islands

37. Playa Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

38. Tanah Lot, Bali, Indonesia

39. Cable Beach, Broome, Australia

40. Railay Beach, Krabi, Thailand

Railay sunset..просмотр с Ducked Ape – Night walk и ромом.. #railaysunset

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41. Mallory Square, Key West, Florida

For Party People
42. South Beach, Miami, Florida, United States

43. Little Beach, Maui, Hawaii, United States

Throwback to the infamous Sunday night sunset celebration at Little Beach. Clothing optional of course.

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44. Sunrise Beach (Haad Rin Nok), Koh Pha Ngan, Thailand

crazy night best memories#haadrinbeach #khophangan

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45. Máncora, Peru

🔙🔙 good vibes 🌴🌊#tbt #mancorabeach #peru

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46. White Beach, Boracay, The Philippines

Monday is a really difficult day😆🥂👻💃😂

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47. Paradise Beach, Mykonos, Greece

Uma viagem para entrar pra história!! #Mykonos 🍾🇬🇷💥🔥

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48. Beachcomber Island, Fiji

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For Beach Sports
49. Kite Beach, Dubai, UAE

50. Nova Icaria Beach, Barcelona

Seguimos de #voley #dulcenoviembre #novaicaria #barcelona #domingo

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51. Venice Beach, California, United States

Homies #rollerskatevenice #rollerdance #rollerskate #rollerdisco

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52. Jinshan Beach, Shanghai, China

53. Kite Beach, Cabarete, Dominican Republic

❤️🐒🏄❤️ #kitebeachcabarete #caribe #férias

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For Wildlife Spotting
54. Flamingo Beach, Aruba

55. Bahia Gardner, Espanola Island, Galapagos

I can't even 😢😍 #thatface #sealion #cuddlefest #galapagos #ecuador #nature #love #travel #instatravel

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56. Starfish Beach, Bocas del Toro, Panama

57. Pig Beach, The Bahamas

Follow us (@itsbetterinthebahamas ) for more🐷💙 📸 : @mylifeaseva

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58. Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

59. Boulders Beach, Cape Town, South Africa

60. Punalu’u Beach, Big Island, Hawaii, United States

#honu #seaturtle #blacksandbeach #palmtrees #beach #aloha #sunrise #travel #adventuresinhawaii #adventure #island #luckywelivehawaii

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For Secluded Beaching
61. Las Coloradas Beach, Mexico

62. Navagio Beach, Zakynthos Island, Greece

staying here forever #zakynthos #navagiobeach #shipwreckbeach

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63. Hidden beach, Marietas Islands, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

64. Grace Bay, Turks & Caicos

65. Anakena Beach, Easter Island, Chile

66. Polihua Beach, Lanai, Hawaii, United States

Posti così belli che i filtri rovinano solo la foto… #sand #ocean #nobody #lanai #hawaii #honeymoon #instapic

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67. The Baths, British Virgin Islands

68. Isla Carenero Beaches, Bocas del Toro, Panama

You’ll often hear of places where travellers tend to ‘get stuck’ (in the good way). I’ve heard urban myths of people going to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca for a week and never going back home. I’ve witnessed mutterings of vacations to Maui that turned into eternacations. Never had I witnessed this with my own eyes before I went to Bocas del Toro. Read my ultimate Bocas guide, freshly squeezed on the blog. Link in bio ☝️ . . . #travellife #newblogpost #bocasdeltoropanama #travelblogger #dametraveler #wearetravelgirls #vacationwolf #thetravelwomen #stopthedayjob #femmetravel #sheisnotlost #darlingescapes #ladiesgoneglobal #welltraveled #solotravel #postcardsfromtheworld #femaletravel #travelgirls #radgirlscollective #solotravels #backpackersworld #travelbloggerlife #newpost #freshlysqueezed #travelblog #postitforaesthetic #backpackerstory #travelstroke #pursuepretty

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69. Red Frog Beach, Isla Bastimentos, Panama

70. Hana Beaches, Maui, Hawaii, United States

71. Praia do Carro Quebrado, Brazil

O lado direito da Praia do Carro Quebrado.

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 72. Shanna’s Cove, Orange Creek, The Bahamas

#shannascove #tikiboat finally in the water

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73. Koh Adang, Thailand

🐡⭐️🌊 #aloneonthebeach #kohadang #jungleisland

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74. Waimanalo, Oahu, Hawaii, United States

▵ You swing your best when you have the fewest things to think about

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For City Dwellers
75. Barceloneta Beach, Barcelona, Spain

76. Playa de Venus, Marbella, Spain

77. Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

78. Scheveningen Beach, The Hague, The Netherlands

79. Cascais Beach, Greater Lisbon Area, Portugal

I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list… A place which has been on my list for as long as I can remember is Lisbon. Cascais is a small beach town in the greater Lisbon area that's just truly stunning. Walking through the pretty Portuguese floor-tiled streets and enjoying scrumptious seafood has been the highlight of my June! @hotel_baia_cascais . . . . #cascais #portugal #inspiremyinstagram #wanderlusttribe #ohwowyes #storyportrait #exploremore #darlingmoment #lisbon #pursuepretty #laptoplifestyle #unlimitedparadise #theprettycities #roamtheplanet #exploringtheglobe #sidewalkerdaily #openmyworld #thetravelwomen #mermaids #letsgosomewhere #tasteintravel #theglobewanderer #mytinyatlas #ladiesgoneglobal #lisboa #radgirlslife #beachliving #welivetoexplore #mermaidlife #thebeachbell

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80. Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia

🦐🦐 ocean blue vibes @mickey_jane @emilywelinski

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81. Nice, Côte d’Azur, France

#nicecotedazur

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82. Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Praia de Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. Dica de @eusilveira.ana via #queroferiasagora. 👇 Visite também o nosso blog. Link em @queroferiasagora. . . . . . ↪ Siga os nossos parceiros: 👉@poraicomnosdois 👉@vouregistrando 👉@destinostopparavisitar 👉@aventuras.vr 👉@capitoliomgoficial 👉@comerrezarviajar 👉@euamo_espiritosanto 👉@portaldeboanagamboa 👉@wearedigitalsnomads 👉@meus_clicks_pelo_mundo 👉@quandoviajamos 👉@vamosviajarpraondeagora . . . . . . . . Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Tip of @eusilveira.ana via #queroferiasagora. 👇 Visit also our blog. Link in @queroferiasagora. . . . . . ↪ Follow our partners: 👉@poraicomnosdois 👉@vouregistrando 👉@destinostopparavisitar 👉@aventuras.vr 👉@capitoliomgoficial 👉@comerrezarviajar 👉@euamo_espiritosanto 👉@portaldeboanagamboa 👉@wearedigitalsnomads 👉@meus_clicks_pelo_mundo 👉@quandoviajamos 👉@vamosviajarpraondeagora . . . . . . . . #praiadeipanema #ipanemabeach #rio #riodejaneirotrips #riodejaneiro #rj #americadosul #sudamerica #southamerica #brasil #brazil #blogueirosdeviagens #blogdeturismo #travelblog #travelgram #traveller #wanderlust #traveladdict #travelporn #respirandoviagem #viajantedeasas #temqueir #dicasdemochileiros #blog100destino #gotraveI #nature #natureza #viagemoficiaI

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83. Kavouri Beach, Athens, Greece

84. La Concha, San Sebastian, Spain

S A N S E B A S T I Á N 💚

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85. Black Rock, Melbourne, Australia

86. Miami Beach, Florida, United States

87. Kits (Kitsilano) Beach, Vancouver, BC, Canada

88. Praia Vermelha (Red Beach), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

89. Santa Monica State Beach, California, United states

90. Bitez Beach, Bodrum, Turkey

91. Long Beach, New York, United States

Look familiar? 👉 #longbeachnewyork #longbeachnynotcalifornia

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92. Brighton Beach, Brighton, United Kingdom

3/3 #brighton

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93. Tai Long Wan, Hong Kong

94. Chicago City Beaches, Illinois, United States

Chicago chill #mikeynice #zomer #vakantie #chicago #citybeaches

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95. The Beaches, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

It's a beauty of a day. Lucky us. #beachesboardwalk #kiterunner

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96. Laguna Beach, California, United States

Views👀

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97. Pirita Beach, Talinn, Estonia

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98. Banje Beach, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Officially the whitest person in Croatia 😎

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99. Gordon Beach, Tel Aviv, Israel

100. Umm Suqeim Public Beach, Dubai, UAE

I'm in love with the kokos-🌰.🌞 #NJUT #Dubai #BurjAlArab #UmmSuqeimBeach

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So, where in the world is your favourite beach? Follow me on Instagram @TheBeachBell for postcards from paradise.

2 thoughts on “100 Beautiful Beaches Around the World”

    1. Why thank you so very much. What’s your favourite one you’ve been to and which would you like to stroll along the most? 🙂

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