Ah, to spend a summer day with toes buried in sand and the heart opening with the sun! Beaches are, irrevocably, spots of destressing and pleasure, as if the Universe has them for that reason alone. And it goes without saying that what the beach you go to looks like can instantly transform your aura. Imagine going to a white, sandy beach with blue waters! But that’s not all – coming in all colours and sizes, with their own intricacies, these sun-bathing destinations around the world have their own idiosyncrasies that make them special. And these unique aspects of thr beaches meet the world on instagram – bolstered by likes, comments and shares by fellow lovers of beauty. We have compiled the 7 most scenic beaches from across the globe that will send some cheer to your followers’ feeds and add that aesthetic thread to your own grid.
Miami Beach, Florida
This coastal resort city in Miami-Dade County, Florida is undoubtedly the number one beach in the world. The beach is loved by Instagrammers for its always warm and bright blue water and the sand that is always glittering in the sun. The iconic lifeguard towers make the beach an endlessly photogenic destination. Miami Beach is one of the world’s most visually distinctive destinations for its world-famous nightlife to world-renowned art galleries and first-class hotels to unique architectural style.
Whitehaven Beach, Australia
Whitehaven is an amazing beach on the far end of a national park in Whitsunday Island, Australia. The beach lies across from Stockyard beach and is most loved on social media for its crystal white silica sands, making it the whitest in the world and turquoise-coloured waters. The tour barbeque and camping facilities add to the desirability of the destination which is accessible by boat, seaplane and helicopter from Airlie beach as well as Hamilton Island. You can find the pictures of the beach hashtagged on Instagram to be almost clean and pure as the beach itself.
Lanikai Beach, Hawaii
A lot of visitors find their way into the Lanikai Beach located in the Kaʻōhao community in the town of Kailua to escape the crowds of Waikiki. This small half-mile strip of beach commonly known as “Heavenly Sea” is consistently ranked among the best beaches in the world. Lanikai Beach is a much more isolated spot located far away from the Mokulua islands and palm trees sit behind you on the shore. If you are looking to get some amazing photographs of the place it would be better to visit during the weekdays when the beach is less crowded compared to the weekends.
Cayo Coco Beach, Cuba
Cayo Coco is a serene island just north of mainland Cuba and has some of the world’s most gorgeous beaches. The beach is popular among Instagrammers for its super fine white sand, shallow, clear water and activities like snorkeling and diving. The Cayo Coco Beach is a favorite European beach destination for a sunny escape combining luxury with nature at one of the grand beach-side resorts on the island. You can see wild flamingos in the shallow ways of the bay across the 17-mile-long causeway linking Cayo Coco to the mainland.
Bavaro Beach, Dominican Republic
The Bávaro Beach in Punta Cana is a beautiful white sandy beach with white clear water. The beach is heavily photographed for the abundance of luxurious resorts as well as its popularity as a weekend getaway for locals in Santo Domingo. Barcelo, an exclusive adults-only hotel is one of the oldest hotels in the area and the Now Larimar Resort is one of the newest hotels. Bavaro Beach has transformed into the first spot in the country to explore the all-inclusive luxury on a large scale.
Boulders Beach, South Africa
Located on the Cape Peninsula in Simon’s Town, a suburb of Cape Town, Boulders Beach is a sheltered beach made up of inlets between granite boulders. Boulders would be the beach most photographed without people in the frame. The beach is highly liked on Instagram for the baby-blue ocean, white sand and the adorable flock of African penguins that the sunny Cape Town beach is home. If you are looking for a beach to lay out or have a cocktail then Boulders is not the place but is one of the best in the world for wildlife viewing and photography.
Bournemouth Beach, United Kingdom
Bournemouth Beach is an award-winning seven-mile-long beach nestled beneath a magnificently steep cliff line with a couple of long fishing piers, and a venerable Santa Monica on the English channel. The beach is sought after for its own micro-climate, some of the warmest sea temperatures and stunning views of the Isle of Wight and the Purbecks. The beach on the southern coast of England has everything that you want from a day and is as picturesque as anywhere in the balmier locales.
These were our list of the 7 most scenic beaches from around the world to add some cheer to your IG grid.
Even though only a few of the most scenic beaches around the world made it to our list, there are several more that we would love to visit and photograph. Let us know if we missed the beach destination on your bucket list!
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