Top 10 Beaches in the World
10. Trunk Bay - St. John
Voted one of the most photogenic beaches in the Caribbean, and for good reason. Trunk Bay features powdery sand and vibrant aquamarine waters. The underwater self-guided tour is also popular among amateur snorkelers.
9. Paradise Beach - Mykonos
Paradise Beach is the most popular beach on the Greek island of Mykonos. The beach is popular with a younger crowd, and clothing is sometimes optional.
8. Tulum Beach - Mexico
Tulum, just 2 hours south of Cancun, is popular for its powder sand beaches and limestone rocks. There's plenty of room to roam, the beaches are quite big.
7. Grace Bay - Caribbean
One of the best beaches in the Caribbean, the fine white sand of Grace Bay is to die for. Natural reefs protect the bay, which makes it ideal for snorkeling.
6. Plage Malendure - Guadeloupe
Nestled among the rainforests at the base of a volcano in Guadeloupe lies Plage Malendure. Soft black sand can be found on the beaches here, thanks to the volcano. The water is clear and the temperature is perfect.
5. Clifton Beach on Cape Town, South Africa
The beaches of Clifton are interesting because each of the 4 beaches are divided by large granite boulders. Each beach has its own personality, with the 4th beach being the most active.
4. Shelly (Manly) - Sydney
Manly is unique because it is surrounded by the ocean on 3 sides. The gorgeous peninsula features exquisite beaches with amazing views. Manly is a luxury beach resort, so it naturally attracts many travelers from all over Sydney and beyond.
3. South Beach - Florida
South Beach is considered Florida's best party destination. With warm beaches as well as an active nightlife, you'll find South Beach a great beach to visit.
2. St. Tropez - France
St. Tropez is very active and popular tourist destination, you'll even find plenty of celebrities frolicking here. The beaches of St. Tropez are each unique in their own right. Some are family oriented, others are clothing optional.
1. Lanikai Beach - Hawaii
Lanikai Beach translated in Hawaiian means ""heavenly sea"" and it really does live up to its name. Lanikai Beach is considered a great secret of Hawaii, and for good reason. The fine sands are perfect for lounging, and the clear waters are ideal for swimming, snorkeling, and other water sports.
About the Author: Mij Gnow is the owner of TravelCorridor (www.travelcorridor.com) and GreatVille Travel Directory (http://www.greatville.com); 2 sites with comprehensive resources to travel, vacations and holidays around the world.