There are a ton of rankings that choose the top beaches each year, but this list is a little different. Famous beaches such as Baia do Sancho are included, but we deliberately left out tourist magnets such as “The Beach” Maya Bay on Phi Phi Leh – the tourist crowds ruin the “experience” A strip of sand where you can experience something for you.
Anse Source d’Argent, La Digue, Seychelles
The Seychelles cannot be missed, of course. Anse Source d’Aragent beach is located on the island of La Digu. With its powdered sugar sand, rock formations and – of course – crystal clear water, it is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Here you can swim and snorkel great. The little corner of the world can only be reached via the “L’Union Estate” park, which costs a low entry fee of 1.40 euros per person per day. You can easily find the way using the good signs. By the way: Some scenes of the survival drama “Cast Away – Verschollen” with Tom Hanks were filmed on this dream beach.
Baia do Sancho, Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
The Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park is located in northern Brazil about 350 kilometers from the mainland and offers a backdrop that is difficult to imagine in the wildest dreams. The archipelago was opened to “soft tourism” not so long ago and visitors have the opportunity to experience everything here in a very original way. Huge populations of dolphins and sea turtles and the great biodiversity make the islands one of the best diving areas in the world. Baia do Sancho can only be reached by boat or via a very steep ladder that leads down through a rock chimney over several levels – the exertion is worth it, we promise!
Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island, Australia
This is how you imagine paradise! Whitehaven Beach is located on Whitsunday Island and, with a quartz content of almost 99%, is one of the whitest beaches in the world and that not only looks beautiful, but also squeaks a lot when you walk on the beach. The number of tourists in the national park, which covers the entire island, is limited here by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. So if you want to see this dream beach, you have to register with a tour guide for access. It is also possible to spend the night here, for which the camping arena in the southern part of the island is available, which, in the name of nature, is very basic.
Vík í Mýrdal Beach, Iceland
The “Bay at the swampy valley” in the south of Iceland impresses with its black beach, colored by lava and ash, and stands out from all the other “dream beaches” that are advertised in the holiday catalogs. Here you have to reckon with the forces of nature such as storms, rain and strong waves, but the Icelandic community Mýrdalur is still worth a visit. In front of the coast there are three imposing pinnacles: “Skessudrangur”, “Landdrangur” and “Langsamur”, which according to legend are petrified trolls.