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Top 25 Beaches and Seaside Getaways in the World

Top Beaches & Sea Side Getaways in the World

Planning a beach getaway would probably be the best thing to do after a hectic and tiring day at work. Imagine you are walking towards the ocean or having fun on the beach all day instead of having to go through all the hassles in the cities. Start planning your beach getaway now! These are the best beach getaways in the world and I sincerely wish that the Beach Travel guide below will help you in creating your own great beach vacation.

1. Hat Pramong, Thailand

Hat Pramong

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A trip to Thailand will be great if you can include Hat Pramong or locally known as Sunset Beach in your travel itinerary. This peaceful and beautiful beach is located on a small bay on Ko Lipe, facing to the west and offers stunning sunsets that will give you a glimpse of the way Thailand once was. You will not see any upscale resorts on this beach so imagine how calm and serene the surrounding area is, but still there are quite a number of bungalows on the beach if you need to rest and have some relaxation while enjoying the sunsets.

2. Maya Bay, Thailand

Maya Bay

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Located on the gorgeous site of Ko Phi Phi Leh in Thailand, Maya Bay is famous for being the location of Leornado DiCaprio’s film “The Beach” and becomes one of the must visit places in Thailand among the tourists. The stunningly beautiful bay is sheltered by 100 meter high cliffs on three sides. Ko Phi Phi being one of the national parks in Thailand is also well-known for its excellent snorkeling and diving activities because of its great nature. You can always stay on the larger Ko Phi Phi Don nearby Ko Phi Phi Leh itself which is just as stunning.

3. Phra Nang Beach, Thailand

Phra Nang

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Phra Nang Beach is arguable one of the most beautiful beaches in Thailand with a great view of the stunning limestone cliffs at the site. The emerald sea water and white sands are enticing more and more tourists to come and hang out on the beach. Accessible only by boat, the beach is located at the southern tip of Railay, a peninsula on the Andaman Coast in Thailand. The beach is one of the most popular beach holiday destinations not only to the beach lovers but also very well-known among the climbers who enjoy scaling Railay’s massive limestone rocks.

4. Patong Beach, Thailand

Patong Beach

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Situated on the world famous tourists spot in Thailand, Phuket, this beach is known for its scenic beauty and clear water, definitely one of the favorite beach destinations in that country. Patong Beach is the right place if you are seeking for an adrenaline rush adventurous water sports and you will never be disappointed by looking at the varieties of activities offered on the beach such as para sailing and wind surfing. Or else, you can join the Island Hopping tour groups or experience the underwater life by scuba diving at the beach.

5. Pangkor Laut Island, Malaysia

Pangkor Laut Beach

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Pangkor Laut Island is always considered as one of the best luxury beach holiday destinations in the country. It is a privately owned island located three miles off the West Coast of Malaysia along the Straits of Malacca with Pangkor Laut Resort as the only resort available on the island. Upon your arrival on the island, you will be treated with the amazing views and picturesque scenes worthy of Instagram. You may choose to stay at one of the overwater villas or on the hillside amongst the tropical rain forest and enjoy a deep sense of serenity reserved exclusively for the guests.

6. Sipadan Island, Malaysia

Sipandan Beach

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Sipadan Island is always a marine paradise among the divers and it is recognized as one of the best dive spots in the world with an amazing beach as well. The island is highly protected and not everyone can simply pay a visit here; you have to pay a premium price just to come here and dive. The undersea life is rich and filled with colorful corals and fishes. Sipadan Island has twelve dive sites in all, each with its own distinctive features. Enjoy your dive at the Coral Gardens, White-Tip Avenue, Turtle Cavern and Barracuda Point; these sites are always preferred by the divers.

7. Tioman Island, Malaysia

Tioman Beach

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Acclaimed as a geological wonder, ecological paradise and dubbed as one of the most popular places to visit in Southeast Asia, Tioman Island in Peninsular Malaysia will never fail to enchant you with its warm beaches, lovely seas and lush rainforests. Despite of having many luxury resorts on the island, budget and midrange hotels are also available if you are traveling on a budget. Tioman Island attracts youthful travelers from all over the world and it is known as one of the most budget-friendly beach destinations in Southeast Asia.

8. Datai Bay, Malaysia

Datai Bay

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Located at the north-west corner of Langkawi Island, the beach along Datai Bay is only accessible to guests of the island’s most exclusive resorts which are The Datai and The Andaman. There are several jungle trails that take you down to the peaceful Datai Bay beach. The private beach is perfect for a family getaway to Malaysia as you can enjoy your time with your loved ones on the white sandy crescent beach, voted one of the ten most beautiful in the world with magnificent backdrop of jungle and mountains.

9. Perhentian Island, Malaysia

Perhentian

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Enjoy the breeze of the South China Sea and discover the magnificent marine life under crystal clear seawater on your snorkeling or diving trips in Perhentian Island which is located in the Peninsular Malaysia. Most of the resorts on the island are facing towards the house of reef. Therefore, you can always at any time snorkel right in front of your resort. Snorkel gears can be rented from the resorts at a very cheap price and usually the resorts do offer snorkeling and diving trips for their guests at a good rate.

10. Kovalam Beach, India

Kovalam Beach

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Kovalam, an internationally renowned beach destination for its famed crescent, is one of the most visited places in Kerala. The pristine beach consists of three stunning coves, which are the Hawa Beach, the Lighthouse Beach and the Samudra Beach. The leisure options at Kovalam Beach are in abundance, you can enjoy sunbathing, swimming and even herbal body toning massages by the beach. Accommodations at Kovalam Beach range from five star to budget hotels, so plan wisely!

11. Radhanagar Beach, India

Radhanagar Beach

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Located on the Havelock Island, the Radhanagar Beach was once ranked by the Time Magazine as one of the best beaches in Asia and seventh in the world. So it is undeniably one of must visit beaches in India that is known for its pristine surroundings and untouched natural beauty. The exotic virgin beach is an ideal place for sunbathing and sun-basking where you can enjoy a lot of peace and serenity on its white sand while enjoying the great view of the turquoise blue water.

12. Agonda Beach, India

Agonda Beach

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Agonda Beach is an isolated stretch of sea line located on the outskirts of Goa and is moderately less crowded, so you can enjoy solitude and have a relaxing time on the beach. Agonda Beach is gaining popularity lately and is receiving a great number of tourists day by day. The cool breeze and warm summer sun while hanging out on the beach is perfect for summer beach getaways where you can definitely relieve you of the stress brought by the daily grind.

13. Colva Beach, India

Colva Beach

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Colva Beach used to be the resting area for Margao’s high society in India who would visit for their change of air. Nowadays the beach that is reminiscent of the luxurious lifestyle of the aristocratic class has the beautiful houses or villas that dot the village. Colva Beach was merely an empty, peaceful and serene beach; however, it is getting popular nowadays among the locals and the tourists due to its scenic beauty that captures the hearts of nature lovers. You can enjoy various types on the beach including jet-skiing and parasailing.

14. Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands

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Cayman Island is often rated as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, a getaway for both adventurous and immobile travelers. The Cayman Islands are an archipelago of three islands, lying 90 miles of south Cuba. Grand Cayman is the largest and home to enormous resorts with all-inclusive options, whereas the less-travelled Cayman Brac and Little Cayman offer some of the best diving and snorkeling sites in the Caribbean. It is recommended for you to explore the world famous Seven Mile Beach at Grand Cayman which was recently named the best beach in the world by U.S. News & World Report.

15. Porthcurno Beach, Cornwell

Porthcurno Beach

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Located in the far west of Cornwell, Porthcurno Beach is described by many as a paradise and it has won many awards for being one of the best beaches in Europe and I can see why. The beach is an oasis of stunning natural beauty with gorgeous fine soft white sand and turquoise water with high cliffs on both sides providing shelter while you are enjoying your time on there. The large beach is definitely one of the nicest family beach vacations as it is always popular among families with young children where they can enjoy playing at a stream that flows down from the cliffs.

16. Bora Bora Island

Bora Bora Island

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Not only this island is one of the greatest winter beach getaways in the world, it is also an internationally acclaimed honeymoon destination in the South Pacific due to its romantic beaches with unrivaled beauty and unwavering fame. Perfect white sand beaches give way to emerald waters where you can easily spot colorful fishes and enjoy snorkeling and diving at the coral gardens. Explore the quaint town of Vaitape and hike Mount Otemanu to complete your visit at Bora Bora Island.

17. Maui, Hawaii

Maui

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Escape the winter and fly to Maui in Hawaii to enjoy the ultimate tropical paradise as Maui is internationally known as one of the best destinations for winter escapes. There are numerous of beautiful beaches in Maui as well as lush rainforests and waterfalls for you to chill and enjoy the warm Hawaiian sun. Maui’s western shore feature several of the best beaches for snorkeling and swimming whereas the best place for such activities at the south shore is the Maluaka Beach, situated between two lava rock formations.

18. Tynemouth Longsands, Britain

Tynemouth Longsands

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Tynemouth is known for its award-winning beaches in which they also received a Seaside Award and this is enough to show that Tynemouth is definitely one of the best seaside destinations in Britain. Tynemouth Longsands is one of the many beautiful North East beaches with its stunning golden sands that attracts lots of people and is popular all-year round. It is becoming more well-known and obtained a national reputation as surf destination and has staged few national championships.

19. Rhodes Island, Greece

Rhodes Island

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Rhodes Island in Greece has lots of stunning beaches for you to enjoy where it offers a mix of sandy areas as well as pebbly sections. For windsurfers, opt for Prasonisi Beach and if you need more space to enjoy some relaxation, visit Plimiri Beach or you can have fun swimming and sunbathing at Lindos Beach where you can see the Acropolis from the beach. Rhodes Island has many popular beach holiday resorts to choose from including clubbing hotspots in Faliraki or you can stay at resorts in Lindos, Kolymbia and Pefkos if you prefer more laid back peaceful resorts on the island.

20. Maldives

Maldives

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To choose the best beach in Maldives is impossible as I dare to say that every beach in Maldives is panoramic and stunning. It can be said that Maldives offers the most luxurious beach vacations in Asia and probably one of the best in the world. You can enjoy such luxury by staying at any of the water villas or water bungalows at any of the numerous resorts in Maldives, and of course, the rates per night are really expensive. Each resorts offer excursion trips with a different price and make sure not to miss such activities.

21. Lizard Island, Australia

Lizard Beach

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Lizard Island is Australia’s northernmost island resort, an absolute tropical paradise, a haven of isolation, gratification and relaxation. The only resort on this secluded island is the Lizard Island Resort situated right on the world famous Great Barrier Reef. The location offers world-class diving, with sea turtles, dolphins, manta rays and humpback whales swimming in the waters along with exotic reef fish. Lizard Island is accessible only by private plane from Cairns Airport in northern Queensland.

22. Hyeopjae Beach, South Korea

Hyeopjae Beach

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Located on the west side of Hanrim Park in Jeju, South Korea, Hyeopjae Beach is easily accessible by public transport. The lovely beach is surrounded with greeneries, forests and parks, putting on additional points to the cobalt colored water and white sands. Hyeopjae Beach is perfect for swimming and wading as it is very shallow, you can walk for about 200 feet and it is barely at your waist and the tide is almost non-existent. Thus, you do not have to worry much for the safety of your children.

23. Nusa Dua Beach, Indonesia

Nusa Dua Beach

Bali in Indonesia does not need much introduction as it is home to many great beaches in the country. Nusa Dua Beach holds the reputation as one of the best beaches in Bali and is known for its world-class luxury resorts, elite golf courses, deluxe spas, all lining along the vast stretches of white sandy beaches. The deep blue sea and pristine beaches managed to attracts lots of tourists every single year. Get yourselves indulge in various water sport activities available at this luxury resort area.

24. Kuta Beach, Indonesia

Kuta Beach

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Another famous beach in Indonesia is Kuta Beach, known for its spectacular white sandy beach and according to the locals, Kuta Beach is the most energetic beach in that region. The long sandy beach at Kuta is the perfect place to enjoy surfing as it has big ocean waves; however, it is not very suitable for swimming or even snorkeling and diving as there are no corals at the beach. You will find lots of locals and tourists enjoy their time at the beach in the evening to enjoy the spectacular view of the sunset.

25. Red Beach, Greece

Red Beach

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Red Beach is arguable the most famous and unique beach in Santorini, Greece and it is pretty obvious why it is named as “Red Beach”. You will find volcanic lava red rocks pebbles and red sand surrounds the crystal clear seawater where you can even see the colorful sea bottom. Red Beach is definitely a perfect place for snorkeling, however it is advisable not to visit the beach in July or August as it is usually crowded during those period.

Frankly speaking, there are lots of other international beach travel destinations across the globe, perhaps hundreds and thousands more yet to be discovered. As for now, pack your suitcases and do not forget your swimming suits or bikinis and enjoy your beach vacations that you prefer.

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