Author: Beach Holiday Guide
Australia: Whitehaven Beach
Australia is rich with many beautiful beaches; however the beach of Whitehaven on Whitsunday Island, Queensland stands out from the rest as being one of the most heavenly beaches in the world, and is recognised globally as being the best beach in Australia. Whitehaven Beach is renowned for its pearly white sands, which has been formed over many years from the coral pieces of the Great Barrier Reef. Its bright white colour is due to its high silica content, which is believed to be around 98%.
Whitehaven Beach stretches approximately 3.7 miles (6km), and is kept incredibly tidy throughout the year, helped by the prohibition of smoking and dogs. If you’re looking for one of the cleanest beaches while holidaying to Australia, then Whitehaven Beach is the perfect place to be, it has won ‘Queensland’s Cleanest Beach Award’ on several occasions while recently winning the CNN.com’s ‘Eco Friendly Beach in the World’ in 2010.
The beach is easily accessible, and there are several different ways you can experience it. There are a few companies available that offer both day and night trips on luxury yachts, ferries, power boats, helicopters or even seaplanes.
Seychelles: Anse Source d’Argent
The Seychelles is considered by many as being one of the most romantic destinations in the world, and can truly be considered as a paradise. The same can be said about its beaches, especially the Anse Source d’Argent, which has been voted on several occasions as the best beach in the world. The Anse Source d’Argent can be found on the principal island of La Digue and is made of a series of small pink crescent sand beaches, which are separated by weather shaped granite boulders.
Many Seychelles holidays are spent on the island of La Dique, thanks to Anse Source d’Argent beach. The beach is picture perfect, unspoilt and romantic, great for any sun seeker looking for somewhere peaceful that has outstanding beauty with that romantic feel.
Bahamas: Pink Sands, Harbour Island
Harbour Island is home to the best beaches in the Bahamas, most notably Pink Sands Beach. At over three miles long, Pink Sands Beach is a composition of tiny rocks, coral, broken shells and calcium from certain marine life. The famous pink colouring originates from microscopic marine creatures known as Foraminifera. These creatures have bright pink or red shells and usually live on the sea bed or under coral reefs, they are then knocked free by waves and fish allowing them to be washed ashore giving the sand that distinct pink colour.
Harbour Island can accommodate a variety of travellers with its fine cuisine, water sports, excellent shopping facilities and its magnificent day trips to Spanish Wells and Eleuthera. Harbour Island is also home to one of the worlds top dive sites, the Current Cut Dive. This dive involves a fast current that moves in between the rocks, capable of making a diver drift two or three miles in around ten minutes.
Hawaii: Lanikai Beach
Hawaii, just like Australia, has an impressive collection of beaches available, however there is one beach that is considered by many as the best beach in Hawaii, whether its for swimming, sunbathing or simply for its beauty. At around a mile long, Lanikai Beach truly lives up to its Hawaiian meaning of heavenly sea with its warm turquoise waters, gentle pleasant winds and powdered-sugar sands. This picture perfect beach is not only the sun seekers paradise, but the water sport enthusiasts too. With popular activities such as windsurfing, outrigger canoeing, surfing, sailing and kayaking, Lanikai Beach is perfect for those looking for some action on the water coupled with a fantastic backdrop.
Dominican Republic: Playa Grande
If you’re looking for the perfect beach while on your Dominican Republic holidays this year, then Playa Grande’s coastline won’t disappoint. Playa Grande is a stunning area of the Dominican Republic that occupies around 2,000 acres of the north coast. Playa Grande has seven miles of exposure to the Atlantic Ocean, with the majority being lush green cliff sides; however its one mile beach is truly beautiful, unspoilt and virtually untouched, ideal for those seeking the sun and some tranquillity.
Playa Grande offers the perfect beach for adults and teenagers alike, it’s gorgeous for romantic walks and is great for a relaxing break. Its worth noting that the waters are high surf and aren’t very child friendly, however there are other beaches near to Playa Grande that offer shallow, pool like waters.
For more great beach holiday locations check out The Worlds Best Beaches section on this site.
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