Only one place to be/On the beach, on the beach, on the beach–Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, “On the Beach” (1980)
No matter what your personal preferences, if you’re a beach lover, there’s a serene, sandy, seaside sanctuary to suit your taste. However, if you wish to ascertain that your selected slice of vacation paradise is actually the best the planet has to offer, then read on, beach bums.
Veteran travelers of the world have spoken. Their online voices have been heard. Here then, are the top 25 beaches in the world:
25. Ngapali Beach, Ngapali Rakhine State, Myanmar
This peaceful beach slotted in at number eight last year. It still made the top 25 this year because even though it has become more popular it retains its reputation for having a “laid back”, relaxed ambiance.
24. White Beach, Boracay, Visayas, the Philippines
The White Beach is apparently a fave of families and those who are not good with water. Online reviewers and websites confirm that it is child-friendly and is also praised for those who just don’t swim well.
23. Playa Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
This Costa Rican beach is lined with palm trees and jungle vegetation which give it a certain feel favored by veteran visitors. Unfortunately, it only hits number 23 because there are actually monkeys there who have been known to steal “unattended items.”
22. Praia de Santa Maria, Santa Maria Ilha do Sal, Cape Verde
Praia de Santa Maria has climbed three places since last year. The long beach is praised for the surfing, the pier and the numerous craft stalls found there.
21. Camp’s Bay Beach, Camps Bay, Western Cape, South Africa
Camp’s Bay Beach is ranked on this list for its noteworthy mountain backdrop. Additionally, the setting is also home to a number of shoreside bars and restaurants.