9 Must Visit Beaches In Your LifetimeFeb 1 , 2021
Mountains or Beaches? If your answer is Beaches, here's the list of beaches you shouldn't miss out on.
Sandy toes, sipping on Pina Coladas, taking in the sound of the waves and feeling the breeze between your hair. Beaches have always been a place of peace, quiet, relaxation, tranquility as well as a place of adventure, fun, and making unforgettable memories. Here are 9 beaches you must visit in this lifetime.
- Mirissa Beach, Sri Lanka
If you are looking for some place to relax and let go, Mirissa Beach in Sri Lanka is the place to be. The pristine clean beach, along with amazing food and an awesome view of the green and blue waters, and affordable accommodation is the right combination take a break from the fast paced world. The palm trees line the shores and outskirts of the beach, it is not so overcrowded, and has a lively atmosphere with happy hours and beachside parties after sundown. This destination also offers water sports activities to explore the essence of the place to its fullest. The waves of the Mirissa Beach are perfect for surfing, the water is home to many exotic sea creatures which can be experienced trough snorkeling, from October to May you can also watch whales on the sea.
- Matira Beach, Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Known as “The Romantic Island”, the Matira Beach in Bora Bora, one of the Islands of French Polynesia in the South Pacific, is the perfect place for a romantic getaway to capture the magic between a couple. The white sandy shores, turquoise clear water and scenic hiking trails leaves you in a world of awe and admiration.
- Nusa Penida Island, Bali, Indonesia
Craving for a solo trip? Or just backpacking with a couple of close ones? The Nusa Penida Island in Bali, Indonesia is the perfect spot for a trip filled with adrenaline and bliss. To reach the island, you could either travel by speedboat from Sanur Beach or Tanjoa Benoa, or a Public Ferry from Padang Bai. To cover the entire island, you need to spend at least 2 or 3 nights. You could go hiking and discover hidden waterfalls and routes to beaches. You could also just rent a moped to move from one beach to the next hot spot. The Nusa Penida Island has many beaches, Diamond Beach, Kelingking Beach, Atuh Beach, Pasih Uug Beach, Crystal Bay, Broken Beach, Diamond Beach, Suwehan Beach, Pandan Beach. This Island is considered as the most Instagram worthy spot in Bali because of its aesthetic, photogenic beauty.
- Positano, Amalfi Coast, Italy
Positano is a picturesque, cliffside town perched on top of the cliffs overhanging the Mediterranean Sea, on southern Italy’s Amalfi Coast. Visitors and tourists explore the vertical town along steep flights of steps through narrow streets filled with color and culture. The festive streets are filled with boutiques and cafes, massive fortified walls and watch towers. The pebble beachfront offers you a beautiful view of the entire town vertically.
- Cathedral Beach, Spain
The Cathedral Beach or how it is officially titled, Praia de Augas Santas which translates to Beach of the Holy Waters, is a work of wonder by nature itself. A whole cathedral carved out by the powerful wind and waves of the sea. The giant flying buttresses, caves which can be accessed only through small cracks, caverns, and arches, some over 90 feet tall, all along the Galician coast of northwest Spain is mesmerizing. Exploring these sights are allowed only during low tide. It is the most popular beach in Galicia and the best time to visit is in winter.
- Bomb Blast Beach, Mexico
The Bomb Blast Beach on Marieta Islands in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico is a top secret beach that was created by a WWI bomb blast. This sight of marvel was formed in the 1900s when the Mexican Government used this strip of land for target practice. You wouldn’t expect to find something so tranquil and sensational, where you would expect to find devastation and ruins. Today, it is widely recognized as Playa Del Amor or the Beach of Love.
- Anse Source D’Argent, Seychelles
The Anse Source D’Argent in La Digue Island, Seychelles is one of the most photographed places all around the world. But pictures do not do justice to this place as to when you actually see it with your own eyes. White sands, the sublime emerald color of the water, the warm temperature of the water, and the giant granite boulders smoothened by the actions of the wind and water, all are part of the serenity at Anse Source D’Argent. Many species of fishes and turtles are seen on the shoreline. The waters are shallow, calm, and have slow waves because they are protected from the ocean by coral reefs.
- Hot Water Beach, New Zealand
A miracle of nature, the Hot Water Beach, apt as a name, is on the east coast of the Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand. In this deserted beach, hot water bubbles through the golden sand, you can dig your own spa pool in the sand and relax in the natural warm springs using a shovel or a spade. The hot water bubbles up from deep within the earth and flows from an underground river that’s surfaces in the Pacific Ocean at the beach. The tides wash away each hot pool created by visitors and makes the shore ready for the next influx of visitors. These hot springs are available only during low tide. The presence of strong undertows makes it dangerous to use the beach for swimming. But nevertheless, this destination should be present in your bucket list.
- Vadhoo Beach, Maldives
Saving the best for last, the glow-in-the-dark Vaadhoo Beach is a once-in-a-lifetime visual treat. The beach glows at night with neon blue specks all over the water also known as the ‘Sea of Stars’. This is also called ‘Bioluminescence’ where the light is given out by living organisms in the water called phytoplankton. The stress caused by the movement of the sea and waves makes these organisms emit light as a defense. This small island with no more than 500 people occupying it, was Maldives’ best kept secrets until recently. Now, it is considered a place of magical retreat.