Best beaches in the world

Finding a beach not always can be a simple task when planning a trip or even when you are already on vacation and looking a place nearby to swim or just take a sunbath.

At AskBeach we are carefully collecting useful info about the world's best beaches. For every beach listed on this website, travelers can find such answers as:

  • Where the beach located?
  • How to get the beach?
  • Is the beach good for romantic couples, families with kids, campers or windsurfers?
  • Is there are some bars, restaurants or cafes near the beach?
  • What hotels, resorts, inns or apartments for rent are available in the area?

Please choose a country below to get a list of beaches there, then read reviews, see photos and maps, and check beach weather:


Beaches in Australia
  • Manly Beach

    Manly Beach in the New South Wales, is a lovely destination offering a relaxed feel away from the buzz of the heart of Sydney.
  • Shelly Beach

    Located in Manly, Australia, the Shelly Beach is a part of the Cabbage Tree Bay. Protected from the ocean waves by a reef on its right side, the beach is popular for scuba diving, snorkelling, and also for family picnics.
  • St Kilda Beach

    The St Kilda Beach has located 6 km from the Melbourne City centre, in Port Phillip, Victoria.
  • Hyams Beach

    Surrounded by the beautiful natural creations like Jervis Bay National Park and Booderee National Park, Hyams Beach is laid on the southern shore of the Jervis Bay, away from Sydney.
  • Scarborough Beach

    Located 14 km (8.6 miles) north-west of the Scarborough City centre, the Scarborough Beach is popular for its kite and wind surfing.
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Beaches in Brazil
  • Praia Taipus de Fora, Bahia

    Praia Taipus de Fora is one of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil. This is a beach located on the sea side of the Penninsula of Marau, on the south coast of Bahia State.
  • Espelho Beach, Trancoso

    The Espelho Beach is located in Trancoso, a district in the Porto Seguro in Bahia State. Also known as the Mirror Beach, the place is the most popular point of interest in Trancoso.
  • Lagoinha do Leste Beach, Florianopolis

    Situated on the Florianopolis Island, the Lagoinha do Leste Beach is one of 42 beaches on the island. The distance from the Florianopolis to the beach is about 42 km.
  • Praia da Pipa, Rio Grande do Norte

    Situated in the Northeast part of Brazil, the Praia da Pipa (Pipa Beach) is just 80 km away from Natal, the state capital of Rio Grande do Norte.
  • Forno Beach, Arraial do Cabo

    Located in Arraial do Cabo of in the state of Rio de Janeiro, the Forno Beach is a small, about 500 m beach. The trip from the city of Rio de Janeiro on a public bus lasts about three hours.
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Beaches in Bulgaria
  • Sunny Beach

    Sunny Beach is the largest and most popular beach resort in Bulgaria. This awarded by Blue Flag sandy beach stretches for over 8 km.
  • Golden Sands Beach, Varna

    Considered as the largest resort on the Northern Black Sea coast, the Golden Sands Beach is located 19 km from Varna city.
  • Albena Beach

    Albena Beach is 5 km long, 150 m wide stretch of very fine and clean sand, located in the Bulgarian town of Albena, 30 km from Varna and 12 km from Balchik.
  • Smokini Beach, Sozopol

    Laid on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast, Smokini is a campsite beach in 5 km south of Sozopol sea resort.
  • Silistar Beach

    The Silistar beach is located in the protected area between the villages of Rezovo and Sinemoretz. This area is a part of the Tsarevo municipality, in the Southern part of the Black Sea coast in Bulgaria.
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Beaches in Caribbean
  • Crane Beach, Barbados

    Once rated as one of the best beaches in the world, the Crane Beach faces the Atlantic, giving it a different feel, compared to a traditional Caribbean beach.
  • Maho Beach, St Martin

    This beach is famed for the viral videos of planes soaring so close overhead. This is the main attraction on this beach. While it is worth seeing if visiting the area, the general facilities are not too extensive. Great, but not a traditional beach experience.
  • Pink Sands Beach, Harbour Island

    The Pink Sands Beach, located on Harbour Island, Bahamas, boasts a unique and beautiful color of sand. The bright pink sands attract many visitors yearly.
  • Eagle Beach, Aruba

    Known to be more serene and quieter than the other surrounding beaches like Long Beach, the Eagle Beach in Aruba is the finest spot to sit under a divi-divi and savor the beautiful sunsets on the island.
  • Grace Bay Beach, Turks and Caicos

    Grace Bay is a lovely strip of beach on the Turks and Caicos Island, southwest of the Bahamas.
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Beaches in Croatia
  • Rajska Plaza, Rab Island

    Rajska Plaza (or Paradise Beach) is a 2 km long stretch of sand in the north part of Croatian Rab Island, in the Adriatic sea.
  • Zrce Beach, Pag Island

    Located on the Croatian island of Pag, in the Adriatic sea, Zrce Beach is a long pebble beach. This is a well-known European summer destination, famous for night clubs and beach parties.
  • Punta Rata Beach, Brela, Makarska

    Located in Makarska, near Split in Dalmatia region of Croatia, the Punta Rata beach is one of the most beautiful gravel beaches in Europe and in the world. 
  • Oprna beach, Stara Baska, Krk

    Located on the Krk Island, about 2 km from Stara Baska, in southern part of the island, Oprna beach is a small beautiful pebble beach.
  • Zlatni Rat Beach, Brac Island

    Zlatni Rat (or Golden Cape) is a beach on the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea, in Dalmatia region of Croatia.
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Beaches in Cyprus
  • Landa Beach

    Landa Beach is 400 m long and 50 m wide stretch of golden sands and clear turquoise waters, located in Ayia Napa village, one of top tourist destinations in Cyprus.
  • Nissi Beach, Ayia Napa

    Nissi Beach is a most popular beach in Ayia Napa and one of the most known sandy beaches in Cyprus. This 500 m long beach with fine golden sand and crystal clear blue water keeps a blue flag.
  • Konnos Beach, Protaras

    Konnos Beach is one of the beautiful beaches in Cyprus, located between Protaras and Cape Greco. 
  • Fig Tree Bay Beach, Protaras

    Located at the Protaras coastal area, Fig Tree Bay is the Cyprus' famous beach. 
  • Finikoudes Beach, Larnaca

    Finikoudes Beach is one of the most known sandy beaches in Cyprus. Located in the heart of Larnaca, right at the central coastal promenade, the beach is 500 m long and 30-100 m wide. 
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Beaches in France

French Polynesia

Beaches in French Polynesia
  • Maui Beach, Tahiti

    Located on the Southern coast of Tahiti, the Maui Beach is a typical holiday spot for locals and foreign travelers.
  • Motu Tuherahera Beach, Tikehau

    The Motu Tuherahera Beach is located in the Pearl Beach Resort on Tikehau. The island has almost rounded share with 26 km long inner lagoon.
  • Pink Sands Beach, Rangiroa

    The Pink Sands Beach is located on the Southeastern side of Rangiroa, 355 km North-East of Tahiti. Travelers usually arrive there by boat, provided by a hotel.
  • Temae Beach, Moorea

    Temae Beach is located on the West coast of Moorea, in the Society Island of French Polynesia. Travelers can get to the beach using a shuttle or a by plane, provided by the hotel's management.
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Beaches in Greece
  • Vai Beach, Crete

    For those who enjoy nature, the palm beaches of Vai offer a sanctuary like no other. Situated on the island of Crete, the Vai Beach is a popular tourist spot and generally very crowded.
  • St Paul’s Bay, Rhodes

    A popular wedding venue, St Paul's Bay is a quaint little bay consisting of two beaches, simply called the large beach and small beach.
  • Red Beach, Santorini

    A volcanic island, Santorini is famous mostly for its landscapes, seascapes, and sunsets. If you're the sort that enjoys the unique and rare, an acquaintance with the red sands of the Red beach of Santorini is something that you'll forever appreciate.
  • Porto Katsiki Beach, Lefkada

    An idyllic and beautiful beach with golden sands, blue water, and surrounded by white cliffs and lush vegetation, the Porto Katsiki Beach is one of the main tourist attractions of Greece and one of the most popular beaches of Europe.
  • Paradise Beach, Mykonos

    If you are the sort that enjoys crowds, glamor, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere, Mykonos has all that you need. The most versatile and popular Greek island, Mykonos has night clubs, beachside parties, churches, archaeological sites, and taverns. And Paradise Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches of Mykonos. 
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Beaches in Indonesia
  • Kuta Beach, Bali

    Kuta Beach is located in Kuta Village in Bali Province, Indonesia. Its white sandy shore is 3 km long, extending from Seminyak beach (to the North) to the Turban area (to the South).
  • Pink Beach, Komodo Island

    Located on the Komodo Island, Pink Beach is a popular attraction, due to its light pink sand. A mix of white and red sand, it is one of the seven “pink” beaches in the world.
  • Nusa Dua Beach, Bali

    Located on the peninsula extending on the south edge of Bali, the Nusa Dua Beach offers a resort of luxury hotels.
  • Balangan Beach

    Balangan Beach is located in Uluwatu-Bali on the Western side of the Bukit Peninsula in Indonesia. This surfing beach has over 200 meters worth of white sand and offers wide reaching views of the Indian Ocean.
  • Padang Padang Beach, Bali

    Padang Padang Beach is one of the most popular travel spots in the area. It is also referred to as a secret beach, laying between two cliffs, and therefore hard to access.
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Beaches in Italy
  • Rabbit Beach, Lampedusa, Sicily

    Located on the Lampedusa island, south coast of Sicily, in the Mediterranean sea, the Rabbit Beach is a beautiful tiny beach with blue and green crystal clear water.
  • Tropea Beach

    Located in small town of Tropea in Southern Italy, the Tropea Beach is peaceful and beautiful, with white sand and crystal clear blue water.
  • Cala Goloritze Beach, Sardinia

    Composed of small white pebbles and sand, the Cala Goloritze Beach is located on Sardinia island. The distance of Baunei town is 9 km.
  • San Vito Lo Capo Beach, Sicily

    The San Vito Lo Capo Beach is located near the small town of San Vito Lo Capo on Sicily island. For the few consecutive years, this destination is awarded as one of the best in Italy.
  • Isola Bella Beach, Sicily

    The beach of Isola Bella in Taormina, Sicily is a popular destination in Italy for sun lovers. This pebble beach with the crystal clear sea can be approached by using the cable car Taormina - Mazzaro.
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Beaches in Maldives
  • Vabbinfaru Island Beach

    Located on the island, Vabbinfaru Island Beach is yet very close to the capital city of Male. The distance is just 19 km from the airport, while the trip takes 25 min by speedboat.
  • Nika Island Beach

    Nika Island is located in the middle of North Ari Atoll, about 72 km from the Male airport. Seaplanes provide round-trip flights during the daylight hours.
  • Cocoa Island Beach

    The Cocoa Island Beach is located on the small island in South Male atoll. The trip from the Male airport takes less than 40 min via speedboat.
  • Nalaguraidhoo Beach

    Located on one of the most picturesque islands in the entire South Ari atoll, Nalaguraidhoo Beach is famous for its white sands and sapphire blue lagoon.
  • Reethi Beach, Fonimagoodhoo Island

    Reethi beach (also sometimes called Fonimagoodhoo Island) is located on the Baa atoll, within a scenic 35 min flight via seaplane from the capital city of Male. The area covered by entire island resort is just 600 by 200 m.
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Beaches in Malta
  • St. Peter’s Pool Beach

    St. Peter's beach is a natural pool that is located in the South-West of Malta near Marsaxlokk
  • Mellieha Bay Beach

    Mellieha bay beach is the largest beach in Malta located on the North of the island. Also called as Ghadira, it can be found on the outskirts of the Mellieha village.
  • Paradise Bay Beach

    The Paradise Bay Beach is located in the Northern part of the Malta island. This is a beautiful golden sand beach famous for fun parties and other beach events.
  • Blue Lagoon Beach

    The Blue Lagoon Beach is located on the beautiful Comino island that lies between Malta and Gozo, surrounded by the Mediterranean sea. It is a beautiful sandy beach with crystal blue shallow waters.
  • Golden Bay Beach

    The Golden Bay Beach is located on the island of Malta surrounded by the Mediterranean sea. As the name suggests, it is a beach consisted of beautiful golden textured sand.
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Beaches in Mauritius
  • Blue Bay Beach

    The perfect escape sitting on the south part of Mauritius, Blue Bay Beach offers the most aesthetically pleasing experience, with the deep blue ocean views and coral gardens bursting with beautiful colors.
  • Belle Mare Beach

    Belle Mare Beach is one of the longest beaches of Mauritius. It begins at Belle Mare village and stretched all the way to the South to the village of Trou d’Eau Douce.
  • Ile aux Cerfs Beach

    Offering a bit more of a secluded feel, Ile aux Cerfs Beach is a little piece of paradise on the east coast of Mauritius.
  • Trou aux Biches Beach

    Located in the village of Trou aux Biches in the west part of Mauritius, Trou aux Biches Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. It won the World Travel Award in 2011 as the World’s Leading Beach Destination.
  • Pereybere Beach

    The Pereybere Beach is located in the village of Pereybere towards the Northeast part of the island of Mauritius. This beach is in close proximity to main island’s attractions. This fact makes it one of the most popular beaches in the tourist’s eye.
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Beaches in Mexico
  • Playa del Carmen Beach

    The main beach at Playa del Carmen is part of a resort town in Mexico, on the fabulous Yucatan Peninsula. Located about 55 km (34 miles) south of Cancun airport, this beach community has it all.
  • Zicatela Beach, Puerto Escondido

    Zicatela Beach is located on the eastern side of Puerto Escondido in Mexico. Rated in the top ten main surfing spots in the world, the beach is famous for its surfing competitions, which attract people from different countries.
  • Playa de Los Muertos, Puerto Vallarta

    Playa de Los Muertos is located in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, a few miles away from the Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport. The beach got its name "beach of the dead" after Pirates massacred the population along the beachfront a long time ago. Now, it is one of the favorite beaches in Puerto Vallarta.
  • Balandra Beach, La Paz

    Balandra Beach is located outside of La Paz, the capital of Baja California Sur. It is a beautiful cove-like beach with shallow, heavenly blue water and smooth silky sand, one of the crown jewels of the whole Mexican coast.
  • Playa Delfines, Cancun

    A tourist can find Playa Delfines in Cancun near Ruinas del Rey, where Boulevard Kukulcan curves into a hill.
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Beaches in Montenegro
  • Sveti Stefan Beach

    Sveti Stefan is an islet town on the Adriatic coastline of Montenegro. It is a gorgeous place with pink sand beaches and a westward facing location, allowing sunset gazing featuring the disappearance of the sun into the sea as it sets.
  • Jaz Beach, Budva

    Jaz Beach is one of the several Budva Riviera beaches. The distance from Budva, a coastline town in Montenegro is about 1.6 miles.
  • Becici Beach, Budva

    Becici Beach is known for its colorful, smoothed by nature oval and spherical stones and pebbles. You can find this beach near the Budva town along the coastline of Montenegro.
  • Velika Plaza Beach, Ulcinj

    Velika Plaza boasts the largest beach (13 km) along the Montenegrin coast, yet remains undiscovered by the masses. 
  • Plavi Horizonti Beach, Tivat

    Plavi Horizonti Beach is sometimes described as the best beach in the north of the country, is another family-friendly location.
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New Zealand

Beaches in New Zealand
  • Karekare Beach, West Auckland

    Located to the west of Auckland CBD, Karekare is a black sand beach that is popular with both locals and travelers.
  • Piha Beach, West Auckland

    Located about 25 mi (or 40 km) from Auckland, the spectacular Piha Beach is one of the most popular beaches in New Zealand.
  • Oriental Bay Beach, Wellington

    Located less than 2 km from Wellington, Oriental Bay Beach is one of the most accessible beaches in New Zealand. It consistently receives huge numbers of local visitors and tourists.
  • Maunganui Beach, Bay of Plenty

    Located in the Bay of Plenty, close to the city of Tauranga, the Maunganui Beach is a popular tourist spot. This expansive white sand beach is consistently voted as the best beach in New Zealand.
  • Ninety Mile Beach, Cape Reinga

    The beautiful and scenic 55 mi (or 88 km) long Ninety Mile Beach is located in Cape Reinga on New Zealand’s North Island.
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Beaches in Portugal
  • Nazare Beach

    Nazare Beach is wide sandy beach backed by cliffs located in the small but very popular among tourists beach resort of Nazare, Portugal.
  • Falesia Beach, Algarve

    Falesia Beach is a very long (more than 6 km) sandy beach located Vilamoura and Albufeira in Algarve region of Portugal.
  • Dona Ana Beach, Algarve

    Dona Ana Beach is a picturesque beach within walking distance of Lagos town, in Algarve region.
  • Guincho Beach, Lisbon

    Located within the Serra de Sintra national park, the Guincho Beach is one of the most beautiful sandy beaches around the capital of Portugal.
  • Rocha Beach, Algarve

    Rocha Beach is a long wide beach with golden soft sand and clear water near the resort of Portimao in Algarve province.
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Beaches in Seychelles
  • Beau Vallon Beach, Mahe

    Located 3 km from the capital, Victoria, the Beau Vallon Beach is the biggest and most popular beach on the largest island of Seychelles, Mahe.
  • Anse Georgette Beach, Praslin

    Situated on the island of Praslin, Anse Georgette Beach is small and idyllic. A tourist can access the beach through the Constance Lemuria Resort and need to book it in advance. However, there is no fee.
  • Anse Lazio Beach, Praslin

    Being the second largest island in the Seychelles, Praslin lies just North-East of the country’s main island, Mahe. The island’s beautiful Anse Lazio Beach is rated as one of the best beaches in the world.
  • Anse Source d’Argent Beach, La Digue

    Anse Source d’Argent Beach is one of the main tourist attractions on the La Dague, the fourth largest island in the Seychelles.
  • Anse Intendance Beach, Mahe

    The beautiful Anse Intendance Beach lies on the south coast of Mahe, around 20 miles from the island’s capital. Soft white sand and mammoth breakers are two main characteristics of this popular beach.
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Beaches in Spain
  • Playa de los Genoveses, Andalucia

    Located near the village of San Jose, in the province of Almeria, the Playa de Los Genoveses is a part of the Cabo de Gata Natural Park. This beach is completely cut off from any sign of urbanization.
  • Playa de Isla Canela, Andalucia

    Located south of the town of Ayamonte to which it is connected by a bridge, Playa de Isla Canela is a 7 km long urban beach.
  • Praia de Rodas, Ria de Vigo

    The beautiful Praia de Rodas is a beach on the Cies islands. It is an archipelago consisting of three islands: the Monteagudi, do Faro, and San Martino. They are laid in the mouth of Ria de Vigo, just off the coast of Pontevedra in Galicia.
  • Playa de la Magdalena, Santander

    Located in Santander in the province of Cantabria, Playa de la Magdalena is a charming beach that forms a part of the Atlantic coast of Spain.
  • Playa de Papagayo, Lanzarote

    A protected area of Lanzarote, which is the easternmost island of the Canary Islands, there are minimum facilities available on the Playa de Papagayo beach, and there is also an entry fee.
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Beaches in Thailand
  • Railay Beach, Krabi

    Situated on a small rocky peninsula between the towns of Krabi and Ao Nang, the Railay Beach has four parts, which are: West Railay, Pranang, East Railay and Ton Sai beaches. 
  • Kata Noi Beach, Phuket

    Just south over the hill from Kata Beach lies the Kata Noi Beach, which is shorter, secluded, and much less explored.
  • Phra Nang Beach, Krabi

    The Phra Nang Beach lies on the south end of the peninsula, next to the Railay beach.
  • Sunrise Beach, Ko Lipe

    Sunrise Beach is a 2 km stretch of white sand on the west side of Koh Lipe in Thailand. It is famous for one of the most stunning sunrises in the world.
  • Karon Beach

    Karon Beach is the third longest beach in Phuket. It is far less busy than another famous beach on the island, the Patong beach.
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Beaches in Turkey
  • Ilica Beach, Cesme

    Those who prefer the resort experience in a holiday can never go wrong with the Ilica beach.
  • Mermerli Beach, Antalya

    A small and private beach in the Antalya province, Mermerli beach is surrounded by cliffs and lush vegetation.
  • Calis Beach, Fethiye

    Calis beach in Fethiye is a superb tourist destination which has the balance of alluring natural beauty and a holiday resort atmosphere.
  • Olympos Beach, Cirali, Antalya

    Laid on the Mediterranean coast in Antalya province, Olympus beach is famous as the place to see Chimera - natural flames issuing from the rocky mountains.
  • Butterfly Beach, Oludeniz

    The Butterfly beach is located at the foot of the Butterfly Valley in the Fethiye Province. This is a wonderful example of the amazing flora and fauna of Turkey.
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United Arab Emirates

Beaches in United Arab Emirates
  • Kite Beach, Dubai

    Kite Beach is one of the Dubai’s most popular places for kite surfers, occupying a stretch of land between the Dubai offshore sailing club and the Jumeirah Beach Park.
  • Jumeirah Open Beach, Dubai

    The Jumeirah Open Beach is a 14 km (8.7 miles) stretch of sand on the Southern Dubai coastline. It is also known as the Russian Beach because in its early days the Eastern European and Russian expats in Dubai frequented it.
  • Jumeirah Beach, Dubai

    The Jumeirah Beach is a beautiful white stretch of sand along the South Coast, in the historic Jumeirah district of Dubai.
  • Hiltonia Beach Club, Abu Dhabi

    The Hiltonia Beach Club is located on Corniche Road, near the Hilton hotel in Abu Dhabi.
  • Al Bateen Beach, Abu Dhabi

    Al Bateen Beach in Abu Dhabi has a reputation as one of the more excluded and private beaches. It overlooks Hudariyate Island and is located on the West side of Abu Dhabi.
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Beaches in USA
  • Coronado Beach, California

    The island resort of Coronado gets its nickname "Crown City" from the translation of its Spanish name meaning "the crowned one". It has been voted as the best beach in the U.S. by "Doctor Beach", professor Leatherman of Florida University.
  • Navarre Beach, Florida

    Located on the Santa Rosa Island, the Navarre beach is famous for its white sand and crystal clear green water.
  • Pensacola Beach

    On the small barrier Island of Santa Rosa, lies Pensacola, a vibrant modern city. At the same time, it provides a rich cultural experience, proud of its 450-year historic legacy.
  • Myrtle Beach

    Myrtle Beach is located in the middle of the continuous 60 miles Grand Strand Beach in the northeastern parts of South Carolina.
  • Lanikai Beach, Hawaii

    Located in the small town of Kailua on the windward coast of Hawaii, the Lanikai Beach offers a mix of the calm turquoise water and fine white sand.
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Beaches in Vietnam
  • Nha Trang City Beach

    The Nha Trang City Beach is located in a bay, surrounded by a ring of beautiful, small tropical islands.
  • My Khe Beach, Da Nang

    The My Khe Beach is one of the country’s renowned, most beautiful beaches. In 2005, Forbes magazine titled My Khe as "one of the most attractive beaches on the planet."
  • Long Beach, Phu Quoc

    On the Western coast of Phu Quoc, and just 10 min away from the island’s International Airport, is situated Bai Truong (better known as Long Beach) with its golden sands, palm trees, sublime sunsets, and pristine clear water.
  • Mui Ne Beach, Phan Thiet

    Situated near the Mui Ne village in Phan Thiet region of Vietnam, the Mui Ne Beach is four hours away from Saigon.
  • Doc Let Beach, Nha Trang

    The Doc Let Beach, with its shallow aquamarine waters and chalk white sands, stretches for over 11.2 miles (18 km). It is located on the Eastern coast of Vietnam, only 30 miles away from the Nha Trang’s beach town.
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