The World’s Top 25 Beaches

Destinations with beaches have got to be the best place to go on holiday. All you need to do is get your transportation set and a hotel, and the rest is free – the sand, the water, the people watching, the relaxation and rejuvenation. Here are 25 of the top beaches around the globe. Is your favorite listed? But more important, was a song written about it, like the Girl from Ipanema, Waikiki, or Kokomo?


.l’Espiguette Beach, Aigues-Mortes, France .Karekare Beach, Auckland, New Zealand .Bocas Del Toro, Panama .Matira Beach, Bora Bora French Polynesia .Buzios, Brazil .Cape Town, South Africa .Varadero Beach, Cuba .Knip Beach, Curacao .China Beach, Danang, Vietnam .Glass Beach, Fort Bragg, California .Es Cavallet Beach, Ibiza, Spain .Hanalei Bay Beach, Kauai, Hawaii .Bells Beach, Melbourne, Australia .Temai Beach, Moorea, Tahiti .Elia Beach, Mykonos, Greece .Kaneohe Bay Sandbar, Oahu, Hawaii .Barafundle Bay, Pembrokeshire, Wales .Herring Cove, Provincetown, Massachusetts .Punta del Este, Uruguay .Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil .Il Buco, Ostia, Rome, Italy .Silver Strand State Beach, San Deigo, California .Tel Aviv, Israel .Dune Beach, Torre del Lago, Italy .Robin Hood’s Bay, Yorkshire, England



This list was compiled by Passport Magazine.