The Perfect Beach Vacation Spots (2023 Edition)

by | Mar 7, 2023 | Travel Bucket Lists, Travel Tips, worldwide

Life’s a beach. Better enjoy it!

We’re all dreaming of white sands and turquoise waters for a dream vacation. Let us take you on a beautiful adventure to the most beautiful beaches in the world. We’ve got something for everyone, from well-known sandy beaches to hidden gems with calm waters. Here are the perfect Beach Vacation spots worldwide…

The best Beach Vacation Spots in Australia

Let’s start our journey on the red continent. Australia is a beach paradise, and it’s perfect to forget all your worries. Here are the best beaches in Australia…

Whitehaven Beach, Queensland

One of the best places for a beach vacation is Whitehaven Beach in Australia.
Whitehaven Beach

For some, this is the perfect Beach worldwide. The perfect white sands, crystal clear water, and beautiful nature make the Whitsunday Islands one of the most beautiful places on earth. You can reach the island with a tour leaving from Airlie Beach. Spend your day snorkeling along the riffs and chilling on the Beach. And…did you know that the sand on Whitehaven beach is so fine, it was used on the Hubble Telescope? This sand is worth a lot; you cannot take any when leaving the island. Your guide will make sure.

Hyams Beach, Shoalhaven, New South Wales

Hyams Beach in Jervis Bay in Australia is perfect for a beach vacation.
Jervis Bay

Hyams Bay is a beautiful white sand beach in Jervis Bay. Every Australian summer, many locals spend the hot days by the sea. The water here is relatively calm because the bay protects the Beach from strong currents. It is the perfect spot to relax and sleep the day away.

The best Beach Vacation Spots in Asia

Asia is known for its spectacular beaches. You’ll find fantastic beaches in every country, especially in South East Asia. Warm water, beautiful marine life, and white sands await you on the best beaches in Asia.

Sanur Beach, Bali, Indonesia

Bali Sunsets are out of this world

If you’re looking for a sleepy day at the Beach, make your way to Sanur Beach. This Beach is close to the central city of Denpasar, and there are many hotels to choose from surrounding this fantastic Beach. So grab your sunscreen, and off you go!

Railay Beach, Krabi, Thailand

Famous Beaches can be found in Krabi, Thailand
A famous beach: Railay Beach

The high limestone cliffs give the Beach its characteristic look. Railay Beach is divided into Railay West, Railay Beach East, and Phra Nang Cave Beach. Railay West is perfect for swimming and watching the sunset. If you’re into rock climbing, head to Railay East for a unique adventure. Phra Nang Cave Beach is a place of worship. You’ll find a temple in a cave, which you can explore or watch the sunset from here.

White Beach, Boracay, Philippines

Perfect Beach Vacation Spots in the Philippines
Perfect White Beaches in the Philippines

White Beach in Boracay is the Beach of your dreams and was named one of the most beautiful beaches worldwide last year. People come here to forget their worries and swim in the crystal clear ocean. And what would make this experience even more perfect? Exactly, a perfect sunset! So, don’t forget to add this fantastic Beach to your travel bucket list.

The best Beach Vacation Spots in Africa

What’s the first destination in Africa that comes to mind when dreaming of beautiful beaches? South Africa? It’s definitely on the list, but don’t miss out on the best beaches in Africa!

Nungwi Beach, Zanzibar, Tanzania

Nungwi Beach and the surrounding city were a vital trade center for spices in the 17th and 18th centuries. We know you came here for dreamy beaches and not historical facts! So, what makes this Beach so unique? The weather and water temperatures here are warm year-round, and the sunsets here are exceptional!

Camps Bay Beach, Cape Town, South Africa

An iconic beach: Camps Bay Beach

You’ll find the suburb Camps Bay below the 12 Apostles in Cape Town. Down at the promenade, you’ll find some charming restaurants, bars, and palm trees. The Beach is not only known for relaxing in the sun but also for partying the Beach away. Grab yoBeachncing shoes and spend your next hangover day here!

Anse Source D’Argent, La Digue Island, SeyBeaches

The Seychelles are home to some of the most perfect Beach Vacation Spots
The perfect paradise in Seychelles

This Beach is a dream come true. White sands, turquoise water, and divine nature. Who wouldn’t want to spend a fantastic beach day here? The sea is calm and shallow because of an offshore coral reef, and you’ll be able to snorkel and swim peacefully in this paradise.

Le Morne, Mauritius

Beautiful Mauritius

This Beach is famous for its spectacular backdrop and the view of Morne Brabant Mountain. The small island of Mauritius is known for many beautiful beaches, perfect warm water, and pleasant weather year-round. On this Beach, you can spend time swimming, snorkeling, and even scuba diving.

The best Beach Vacation Spots in the Beachbean

When we think of perfect beaches, our mind travels to the Caribbean. We imagine perfect little islands with white sand and turquoise water, and you won’t be disappointed! These are the best beaches in the Caribbean…

Grace Bay Beach, Turks and Caicos

Crystal Clear Water and White Sands in Turks and Caicos
Is this the perfect Beach?

This Beach is absolutely pristine! Due to winds and currents, there is almost no seaweed on Grace Bay Beach and in the water, and no rocks are hurting your feet on your way to the crystal-clear water. This is our absolute favorite among the beautiful beaches in Turks and Caicos.

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Shoal Bay Beach, Anguilla

Find your next Beach Vacation Spots in the Caribbean.
Spend your day on the Beach

Beautiful Shoal Bay Beach is a perfect opportunity to relax. The Eastern side of the Beach is reserved for sun lovers and everyone who loves the underwater world. You can go snorkeling and diving here to explore the coral reef nearby. On the western side of the Beach, you’ll find restaurants and a local sea park. This area is more touristy but still worth a visit after you spend the day relaxing on the Eastern side of the Beach.

The best Beach Vacation Spots in Europe

After a trip around the world, let’s head to Europe! Many Southern European countries have beautiful beaches, but don’t forget about all the beautiful coasts and beaches in Northern Europe. Here are our top picks of the best beaches in Europe…

Elafonissi, Crete, Greece

An unusual Beach: Elafonissi

Elafonissi Beach in Greece is a magical place. When the light is just right, you might be able to see pink sand on the coastline caused by broken seashells. People come here for amazing Instagram-worthy pictures and to relax in the warm Mediterranean.

Luskentyre Beach, Harris, Scotland

An unusal beach gem is Luskentyre Beach
An unknown gem: Scottish beaches

You might wonder why Scotland made it to this list, but Luskentyre Beach on the Isle of Harris is heavenly. It can get quite warm here in summer, while the water stays crisp and fresh. Enjoy crystal clear water and rugged Scottish landscapes while relaxing on this beach.

Navagio Beach, Zakynthos, Greece

This world famous beach is one of the best Beach Vacation Spots
Shipwreck Beach

This beautiful Beach is world-famous and can only be reached by boat. You’ll get the perfect view from the vista point on the cliffs. During the high season in summer, the Beach can get crowded, so we recommend coming here before or after the summer months (June to August).

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The best Beach Vacation Spots in the US

The next stop on our beach exploration journey is the US. With more than 150,000km of coastline, the US has many beaches. Don’t forget to add the best beaches in the US to your bucket list, and start your next beach adventure today!

Waioli Beach, Hanalei Bay, Kaua’i, Hawaii

Hawaii is a the perfect location to find the best Beach Vacation Spots.
Not every Beach is perfect for swimming

Finally, a good beach for surfing! Waioli beach is perfect for relaxing and offers shady spots to also get your head out of the sun. This Beach in Hawaii has beautiful views, great surf, and white sand and is the perfect spot to leave your worries behind!

Kauna’oa Bay, Kohala, Hawaii

Enjoy the sunset in Hawaii

Also known as Mauna Kea Beach, this is one of the finest beaches you can find on the Big Island in Hawaii. The way to the Beach will make you want to live the island life, and palm trees and small winding coastal walkways rim it. You can spend your day here snorkeling or relaxing with a drink in your hand.

Clearwater Beach, Florida

Florida is known for having some perfect Beach Vacation Spots.
Enjoy the sun in Florida

Are you ready for some good vibes? Then let’s head to Clearwater Beach in Florida! The sand here feels like sugar; you can relax in the sun and enjoy the vibe. You can also go on dolphin cruises or visit the local Aquarium from the nearby pier.

The best Beach Vacation Spots in South America

Last but not least, South America is the last stop of our beach vacation spot adventure! While we all think about the Copa Cabana in Brazil when thinking of beaches in Southern America, there are far more (and less crowded) beaches you can visit in South America.

Baia do Sancho, Fernando de Noronha, Brazil 

Beautiful views in Brazil

This Beach is deemed the most beautiful Beach in Brazil. The island of Fernando de Noronha lies 220 off the coast of Brazil, and the archipelago is included in the UNESCO natural heritage sites. The white sand beach, with its beautiful blue water, lies in a rich jungle. Visiting this Beach is a true adventure that you shouldn’t miss out on!

Valparaíso, Chile

Where the city meets the Beach in Valparaíso

Beautiful beaches surround Valparaiso, often only 30 minutes from the city center. The best destination for a beach day when visiting is the beach town Vina del Mar. The weather here is warm and dry, but the water can be a little colder because of the Humboldt Stream.

San Andrés, Colombia

One of the best Beach Vacation Spots worldwide can be found in Colombia.
Enjoy a perfect beach day in Colombia

This Colombian island off the coast of Nicaragua is a beautiful island paradise, which feels like the Caribbean without the prices. The vibe in San Andrés is very peaceful and should find its way to your bucket list.

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