If you enjoyed our list of breathtaking Caribbean getaways then you are sure to be a fan of this one as well. While it can be hard to define what makes one beach better than another, we tried to include a wide variety in our list. With everything from red sand to black sand, from tropical to temperate these are the top 25 best beaches in the world.
Maya Bay, Thailand
After Leonardo DiCaprio filmed The Beach here tourism skyrocketed as people flocked to catch a glimpse of its rare beauty.
Waikiki Beach, Hawaii
As one of the most famous beaches in the world Waikiki can certainly get quite crowded, especially considering how short it is. In spite of that, however, it provides some amazing views of Diamond Head and Honolulu.
Surfer’s Paradise, Australia
Known to locals as “Surfer’s” it should come as no surprise as to where this popular Queensland Beach got it’s name.
Meaning “land of one’s wishes” this beach paradise was once reputed to be a notorious pirate hideout.
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
With sparkling sand and blue water the “arm” of Massachusetts attracts thousands of visitors to its National Seashore. It’s also not that hard to get to the well known islands of Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket from here.
Found near the north tip of Zanzibar this white sand beach off Africa’s east coast is dotted with fishing villages and is home to a diverse variety of marine life.
Aroa, Cook Islands
Although it takes forever to get to this place, the scuba diving, fishing, and snorkeling make the journey well worth it.
Pink Sands Beach, Bahamas
Famous for its mile long strip of pink sand, this uniquely colored beach is a popular getaway for those who want more nature and less of the tourist resort feel.
This 7 km stretch of beach on Whitsunday Island in Australia has been labeled one of the cleanest in the world. The sand here consists of 98% pure silica which also means it’s insanely white.
75 Mile Beach, Australia
Running most of the length of Fraser Island this beach doubles as a highway/runway. Although it is extremely beautiful the currents are dangerous and the Tiger Sharks are plentiful so bathers beware!
David is the editor-in-chief of List25. He has a Masters degree in International Business from University of Florida. He loves to break dance, do flips, play guitar, and everything else that is fun. Follow him on Twitter @iamdpegg