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Maldives, Meemu, Mulah island, beach
Mulah is a local island of Meemu atoll in the Maldives. North-west coast has a good beach. However, there is no official bikini area. In general, this is a good place, but rather mediocre even compared to other inhabited Maldivian islands. / read more » /
Rating: 7.6 (1 vote)
Published: 2018-02-22

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Maldives, Raa Atoll, Maakurathu island, beach
Maakurathu is a local island in Raa atoll, Maldives. The beach is superb - with white sand, palms, being quite comparable to the coast of luxury island resorts. There is a bikini area with parasols and sunbeds (each tourist has its own sunbed), as well as a long green coast. Most of time you will be the only one on the beach. In addition, there is a beautiful uninhabited Kudakurathu island nearby, reachable by boat as a daily tour. / read more » /
Rating: 8.6 (7 votes)
Published: 2018-02-18
Maldives, Raa Atoll, Adaaran Select Meedhupparu island
Meedhupparu is an island resort in Raa atoll of the Maldives. Numerous breakwaters obviously spoil the coastal scenery. But in reality this is not a serious problem. The beach is beautiful everywhere with a lot of shadow, while the home reef has good snorkeling. / read more » /
Rating: 8.0 (2 votes)
Published: 2018-02-17
Maldives, Raa Atoll, Dhigali Maldives island, aerial view
Dhigali Maldives is a private island of the Raa atoll, Maldives. The west end has a comfortable beach with a pool and with picturesque palms, while relatively wild coast with a sandspit can be found in the east. Coastal snorkeling is pretty nice, but you'll have to take ocean tours to see extra large species. / read more » /
Rating: 8.6 (16 votes)
Published: 2018-02-16
Maldives, Raa Atoll, Reethi Faru island, beach
Reethi Faru is an island resort in the atoll of Raa, Maldives. There are mostly bushes ashore, but few beach areas with palms are available as well. The center of the island is overdeleloped with buildings, but these can't be seen from the ocean. A good snorkeling starts right near the coastline. Of course, the reef is dead, but it's like that almost everywhere in the world - due to the global warming. / read more » /
Rating: 8.3 (16 votes)
Published: 2018-02-10
Maldives, Raa Atoll, Furaveri island
Furaveri is a private island in Raa atoll of Maldives. There is just a small beach area being good enough for the swimming, while the sea bottom is mostly coral and is suitable for snorkeling only. However, the home reef is rather mediocre, so it is worth to take paid dive tours. / read more » /
Rating: 8.1 (5 votes)
Published: 2018-02-07
Italy, Apulia, San Pietro In Bevagna beach
San Pietro In Bevagna is a beach on the Ionian Sea in Apulia, Italy. There are bars and sunbeds rental in town, but most of the coast is relatively wild with pleasant sand dunes. The sea is shallow with clear water, while the park of Foce della Fiume Chidro features a creek being very popular among the sunbathers. / read more » /
Rating: 7.6 (2 votes)
Published: 2018-01-29
Italy, Apulia, Maruggio, Campomarino beach
Campomarino is a popular resort town on the Ionian coast of Puglia, Italy. It has sand dunes, a port and great beaches in both directions. The only problem is that it's not wild enough, as all green areas are fenced off from the coast. / read more » /
Rating: 7.7 (1 vote)
Published: 2018-01-25
Japan, Amami, Tokunoshima, Yonama beach
Yonama is the airport beach on Tokunoshima island, Japan. It is also known as Yonagama Seaside Park. This is a great surprise, as the place is very nice - with beautiful tropical trees, white sand and a lot of amenities. Home reef protects from the strong waves, while snorkeling on the rocks is pretty good. / read more » /
Rating: 7.9 (1 vote)
Published: 2018-01-23
Italy, Apulia, Taranto, Cisaniello beach
Cisaniello is the nearest good beach in the eastern suburbs of Taranto, Apulia. There are beautiful sand dunes around, while shallow water is very comfortable for swiming. There is a road along the coast, but it's not a real problem. There are both private beach clubs with sunbeds rental, as well as free areas. / read more » /
Rating: 7.7 (4 votes)
Published: 2018-01-21
Angola, Sumbe beach
Sumbe is a small coastal town in Angola. There is a small beach with picturesque palms, we dream of. To the north, there is also a long sandspit suitable for evening promenade. The town itself is not very interesting, and not worth a visit. / read more » /
Rating: 7.5 (1 vote)
Published: 2018-01-20
Angola, Baia dos Elefantes beach
Baia dos Elefantes is a wild beach to the south of Benguela, Angola. This is a scenic and almost secluded spot. There are mountains around, while coastline is pretty nice and without strong waves (especially in the west end of the bay). Abandoned fishing factory adds its charm to this iconic place. Unfortunately, this idyll won't last forever. A major investor purchased the land and plans to develope everything with modern tourist infrastructure. We hope, that this will not happen very soon. / read more » /
Rating: 8.0 (1 vote)
Published: 2018-01-19
Angola, Benguela, Baia Farta beach
Baia Farta is a fishing village in the southern suburbs of Benguela, Angola. This is not a true resort destination, but rather a place to watch authentic life of the local people. However, the north end of the coast features a cape with a wild sandy beach without any tourists. So it is a great idea to spend here half a day, if you travel by car. / read more » /
Rating: 7.1 (1 vote)
Published: 2018-01-18
Angola, Benguela, Morena beach
Morena is a city beach in Benguela, Angola. There is a promenade with trees, while ocean swimming is very comfortable. However, the entire seaside is outdated and looking somewhat depressing. Sorry, but this place had much better times. As for now, it is worth to prefer a beautiful beach of Baia Azul located a little to the south. / read more » /
Rating: 7.2 (2 votes)
Published: 2018-01-17
Angola, Benguela, Baia Azul beach
Baia Azul is a good beach in the suburbs of Benguela, Angola. In fact, this is just a south (and more quiet) of the urban beach of Morena. The west of Baia Azul features spectacular mountains looking like the Grand Canyon. The coast itself is beautiful with a smooth entry into the water and without waves. There are no palms, but a lot of trees giving great shadow. / read more » /
Rating: 8.2 (1 vote)
Published: 2018-01-16
Angola, Lobito, Restinga beach
Restinga is a resort area to the north of Lobito being a large port town in Angola. This is a peninsula with great beaches and many tourist amenities. It is possible to swim both in the inner lagoon, as well as on the ocean coast. You can always find a cozy spot under the shade of trees, while there are a lot of breakwaters making the water to be relatively calm. / read more » /
Rating: 8.1 (4 votes)
Published: 2018-01-15
Angola, Porto Amboim beach
Porto Amboim is a port town in the middle of Atlantic coast in Angola. Though the city beach is not the best in the country, it is quite suitable for sunbathing and swimming. There are even occasional palms, but of course, this is far from a true tropical paradise. Sometimes the ocean brings some garbage to the beach, but then washes it away. / read more » /
Rating: 7.4 (1 vote)
Published: 2018-01-14
Angola, Sangano beach
Sangano is an excellent beach not far away from Luanda, Angola. It is usually not so crowded in comparison with more popular Cabo Ledo located nearby. But it is almost the same, and maybe even better with a lot of trees and scenic views. There are good restaurants, as well as options to spend the night. It is best to visit Sangano on weekdays, as there are much more people during weekends. / read more » /
Rating: 8.1 (1 vote)
Published: 2018-01-13
Angola, Cabo Ledo beach, palms
Cabo Ledo is a wide beach area (30 km) on the Atlantic coast of Angola. The water is clean, but it is hard to swim, as it takes a long time to walk to the depths. But there are no strong waves. However, good surf spots are also available. There are many restaurants, as well as BBQ huts (better to come early in the morning). / read more » /
Rating: 7.8 (1 vote)
Published: 2018-01-13
Angola, Luanda, Mussulo beach
Mussulo is a popular beach near Luanda, Angola. This is a barrier island (in fact a peninsula 30 km long) with diverse and beautiful coast line. The resort area is located in the inner lagoon, so the sea is always warm and without waves. But the water is rather muddy. In addition, there is often a lot of pollution from Luanda. Mussulo is an upscale resort destination, but anyone can spend a time on the beach. / read more » /
Rating: 8.1 (2 votes)
Published: 2018-01-12
Italy, Apulia, Chiatona beach
Chiatona is the most northern beach on the Ionian Sea in the Italian region of Apulia. The city beach is overcrowded - both on paid sunbeds, as well as in the free areas. However, if you walk to the left or to the right, a lot of secluded spots can be easily found. Miles long wild coast heads to the west without a single settlement. The sea is most suitable for smaller children, as entry into the water is smooth, and it takes a long time to walk to the depth. The town has no any amenities or night life, while the nearest supermarket is located 5 km away. So the car is mandatory, when you stay here. / read more » /
Rating: 7.1 (2 votes)
Published: 2018-01-09
Venezuela, Isla Larga island, beach
Isla Larga is a small islet with an excellent beach, located near the mainland Venezuela. The coast is almost perfect - with white sand, calm clear water and a lot of trees (no palms). Ship wreck is a great snorkelling and diving spot - right near the coastline. As for the downsides, it is worth to mention that, there are always a lot of mosquitoes, while the beach becomes overcrowded by the locals during the weekends. / read more » /
Rating: 8.4 (3 votes)
Published: 2018-01-08
Venezuela, Choroni, Puerto Colombia, Playa Grande beach
Puerto Colombia is a resort town with Playa Grande - one of the best beaches in Venezuela. This is a true tropical paradise not far from Caracas - with highest palms and nice sand. So now you know, that there's no need to visit Roques or Margarita. Strong waves most of time is the only problem. / read more » /
Rating: 8.6 (1 vote)
Published: 2018-01-08
Italy, Apulia, Castellaneta Marina beach
Castellaneta Marina is a popular beach on the Ionian Sea in Puglia, Italy. For unknown reason, it is extremely overcrowded. Of course, the place is beautiful with fresh air from a pine grove. But around, there are a lot of beaches like that. Fortunately, there is a completely secluded stretch of coast just to the north - near the railway station. / read more » /
Rating: 7.4 (4 votes)
Published: 2018-01-06
Vietnam, Nha Trang beach
Nha Trang is a major coastal town being some kind of Miami in Vietnam. Long coastline features a lot of tall palms, while spectacular skyscrapers were built just next to the road, thus making a shadow on the beach in the afternoon. Of course, the city has a bustling night life, as well as in the evening. Unfortunately, too bustling, so it becomes extremely overcrowded everywhere - on the beach, in bars, and even on the streets. It is not clear what all these people do in the daytime, as they appear in the evening only. Anyway, the beach is superb, and, probably, it is even better than iconic Miami Beach. You may also take tours to the neighboring islands, including transportation by the cable road. / read more » /
Rating: 8.5 (6 votes)
Published: 2018-01-05
Vietnam, Mui Ne beach
Mui Ne is a popular beach resort town in the southeast of Vietnam. The miles long coastline (Ganh Beach, Suoi Nuoc Beach & Rang Beach) is great both for a beach holiday, as well as for kitesurfing. It is almost always choppy in the ocean due to the strong wind, but there are also occasional periods of a calm water being suitable for swimming. Not far from Mui Ne, there are high sand dunes attracting many tourists to the region. / read more » /
Rating: 8.4 (6 votes)
Published: 2018-01-04
Vietnam, Hoi An beach
Hoi An is a beach resort town to the south of Da Nang, Vietnam. The beaches are probably the best in the country - with a lot of palms, white sand and smooth entry into the water. The north coast (An Bang) is more popular - with hotels, bars and sunbeds rental (free if you order something in the bar). On the other hand Cua Dai in the south coast is even more beautiful, but suffers from coastal erosion, so sandbags are almost everywhere. The Old Town is the UNESCO World Heritage Site, thus being an excellent addition to the beaches. / read more » /
Rating: 8.7 (5 votes)
Published: 2018-01-03
Vietnam, Da Nang beach
Da Nang is the largest city in Central Vietnam. There are two major beach areas. The northern bay is not very popular among tourists. While the east coast features great beaches of Pham Van Dong, My Khe and Non Nuoc. It is believed, that Danang has the best beaches in Vietnam. However, the real palm paradise is only near expensive beachfront resorts. So it is best to stay at one of these hotels. Or try to get to its beach, which is often possible for non-guests. / read more » /
Rating: 8.5 (8 votes)
Published: 2018-01-03
Italy, Apulia, Ginosa Marina beach
Ginosa Marina is the westernmost beach on the Ionian coast of Apulia region in Italy. Except for a small urban area, most of the coast features a beautiful strip of trees with a huge pine forest at the north end. The place is quite popular with a lot of beach bars offering rental of sun loungers and parasols. However, there are many free areas as well, so it never becomes overcrowded. / read more » /
Rating: 7.6 (3 votes)
Published: 2017-12-31
Honduras, Roatan, Little French Key island
Little French Key is a paradise islet being very popular among passengers of cruise liners on its stop at Roatan island, Honduras. Initially, this is not the best beach. But after all renovations, it turned into an upscale holiday destination for those looking for a good package service. There are all possible types of water activities, and even a small zoo. The snorkeling is excellent on the home reef, while the bar offers tasty meals and drinks. / read more » /
Rating: 8.5 (1 vote)
Published: 2017-12-28
Italy, Basilicata, Lido di Metaponto beach
Lido di Metaponto is one of the best beaches on the Ionian Sea in Basilicata, Italy. Along the coast, there are many breakwaters, which, however, are not visible from the shore. So this is a good place for small children. The central beach area is always overcrowded in the high season. But if you walk slightly to the side, and you'll find a lot of free space. / read more » /
Rating: 7.5 (4 votes)
Published: 2017-12-28
USA, California, San Diego, Del Mar beach
Del Mar is a popular family resort in the northern suburbs of San Diego, USA. The city beach is cozy - especially near the Powerhouse Park focused on picnics and sunsets. There is a railway with trains running several times per hour. The coastal sand is not the best, but it's quite Ok anyway. There are a lot of people on the weekends, but in any case, Del Mar is not so crowded like the central beaches of San Diego. / read more » /
Rating: 8.1 (3 votes)
Published: 2017-12-26
USA, California, San Diego, Pacific beach
Pacific is the northern beach of San Diego (including Mission Beach). The only problem is large amount of algae in the water, as well as ashore. But anyway, this is a beautiful and comfortable spot for a holiday - with a promenade, bars, toilets, showers and amusement parks. Waves are usually strong, thus being good enough for surfing and kite surfing. / read more » /
Rating: 8.0 (2 votes)
Published: 2017-12-25
USA, California, San Diego, Imperial Beach
Imperial Beach is the southernmost beach of California, USA. The key feature is surfing, but comfortable swimming is also possible most of time. The pier is in the center of the city beach, while there is wild Border Field State Park located to the south. Mexican border is an iconic landmark due to the notable fence going into the ocean. / read more » /
Rating: 7.6 (1 vote)
Published: 2017-12-24
Italy, Basilicata, Lido di Policoro beach
Lido di Policoro is a popular beach in the Italian region of Basilicata. The central coastal area is packed with sun loungers. However, a little to the south, there is a green territory with a creek (Oasis of Bosco Pantano). It has a spacious parking lot. There is also a large free beach to the north. The town has also ancient ruins - not far from the sea, but these are not very interesting. / read more » /
Rating: 7.4 (3 votes)
Published: 2017-12-23
Fiji, Kandavu, Dravuni island, beach
Dravuni is an inhabited island in Kadavu (Kandavu) group, Fiji. It is notable as a stopover for some cruise liners traveling around the South Pacific. The ship stays some distance from the island, and passengers are delivered to the coastline by tender boats. West side of the island features a paradise beach with palms, while the east side has a good snorkeling on the home reef. There are also nice hills with trekking routes compared to those on popular Yasawas. / read more » /
Rating: 8.8 (8 votes)
Published: 2017-12-22
Italy, Basilicata, Nova Siri beach
Nova Siri is the most southern beach on the Ionian Sea in Basilicata, Italy. The coast is quite green - with a lot of paid beach clubs, as well as with free areas. In general, this resort town is quite typical for Southern Italy, but it is possible to find much better places. / read more » /
Rating: 7.1 (3 votes)
Published: 2017-12-21
USVI, St. Thomas, Sapphire Beach
Sapphire Beach is a popular beach on the Caribbean island of Saint Thomas. Most of the coast is taken by hotels, so there are usually a lot of people here. However, this is a great place - beautiful, with many trees and smooth entry into the water. Needless to say that, the beach offers great choice of amenities - sunbeds rental, shower, toilet, as well as paddle boats and diving tours. / read more » /
Rating: 8.2 (1 vote)
Published: 2017-12-20
USVI, St. Thomas, Coki Point beach
Coki Point is a small beach on St. Thomas island, American Virgin Islands. The locals often claim it as the best beach on the island, but in reality there is nothing special. Yes, everything is nice, but there are always a lot of people during the daytime, as well as disturbing sellers and depressing cafes. Snorkeling is also rather mediocre. But the entrance is free - unlike the more famous beaches of the island. Coral World Ocean Park is located just nearby. It's small, but pretty good. / read more » /
Rating: 8.0 (10 votes)
Published: 2017-12-19
USVI, St. Thomas, Lindquist beach (Smith Bay)
Lindquist is a great beach in the northeast of St. Thomas island, USVI. It is a very quiet place (in all respects) in comparison with Magens Bay. This is a part of the National Park (entry fee $5), so all kinds of trade are prohibited, while sunbeds/parasols rental is limited. Bring your own food and drinks, since you won't be able to buy it on the beach. Sea water is perfectly clear, but, unfortunately, snorkeling is far from the best. In addition, sometimes there are a lot of algae in the water, but you can always find a place without it. / read more » /
Rating: 8.6 (6 votes)
Published: 2017-12-18
USVI, St. Thomas, Magens Bay beach
Magens Bay is the most popular beach of St. Thomas island in the Caribbean (entry $5 per person). Most of the passengers from cruise liners head here, so there are usually a lot of people during the daytime. However, the coastline is very long, so you can always find a relatively secluded spot. Hurricane Irma broked most of the trees in September 2017. But thanks to the hard work of locals, now the beach again looks beautiful. / read more » /
Rating: 8.5 (6 votes)
Published: 2017-12-17
Italy, Calabria, Rocca Imperiale Marina beach
Rocca Imperiale Marina is a small town in the north of Calabria. It's not quite clear, how can it be interesting for tourists. There are no attractions, no good beach, no even hotels. It looks like, that most of its visitors are just occasional car travelers on their short stopover, when making the journey along the Ionian sea. / read more » /
Rating: 6.9 (2 votes)
Published: 2017-12-16
Seychelles, Mahe, Port Launay beach
Port Launay is one of the best beaches in Mahe island. Formally, this is the coast of Constance Ephelia Resort, but access to the beach is free for all - like everywhere in the Seychelles. While the southern bay is rather mediocre, the northern bay is just what you need. There are many trees and palms, perfect white sand, a smooth entry into the water, no waves and good snorkeling on the stones aside. In addition, it never becomes overcrowded, and there is no problem of low tides (no shallow water any time of the day). / read more » /
Rating: 8.8 (26 votes)
Published: 2017-12-15
Italy, Calabria, Montegiordano Marina beach
Montegiordano Marina is a beach on the Ionian Sea in Calabria, Italy. The main problem is the stony coast. But if you don't like sand, then this is rather an advantage. This place is not wide known, and there are never too many people - even in the peak season. The town has a nice promenade with palms. But as for attractions, only the old cement factory can be mentioned (abandoned now). / read more » /
Rating: 7.3 (5 votes)
Published: 2017-12-14
Italy, Calabria, Roseto Capo Spulico beach, castle
Marina Roseto Capo Spulico (Borgata Marina) is a beach with a castle (Castello Federiciano, entrance 3 euros) in Calabria, Italy. There is an excellent restaurant in the castle, but, unfortunately, overpriced. Both the beach and the sea are beautiful, the water is clear, and there are even a few convenient breakwaters. However, the stony coast is uncomfortable for walking barefoot - especially for the younger children. / read more » /
Rating: 7.8 (4 votes)
Published: 2017-12-12
Cyprus, Ayia Napa, Konnos beach
Konnos is a great beach near Ayia Napa, Cyprus. The place is beautiful - with nice white sand, clear water and good snorkeling on the rocks. There is no sun in the evening, so it is best to come early. Please keep in mind, that this is no more a "secret beach" with a small number of tourists. As for now, this is a very popular spot with a crowd (in July and August) sitting on paid sunbeds. / read more » /
Rating: 7.6 (7 votes)
Published: 2017-12-11
Italy, Calabria, Marina di Amendolara beach
Marina di Amendolara is a small town on the Ionian coast of Calabria, Italy. It's a nice place, but not quite suitable for a beach holiday. There are just a few trees ashore, the beach is pebbly, and there are no any notable attractions nearby. However, if your grandmother lives here, then all that downsides are not a real problem. / read more » /
Rating: 6.9 (3 votes)
Published: 2017-12-10
Japan, Amami, Okinoerabu, Wanjo beach
Wanjo is the only decent beach on Okinoerabu island, Japan. It has the large areas of sandy bottom, that can be rarely met on rest of the island. A concrete embankment goes along the shore (instead of trees), but it is not a real problem by the island's standards. There is a good snorkeling over the stones. / read more » /
Rating: 7.4 (2 votes)
Published: 2017-12-09
Italy, Calabria, Trebisacce beach
Trebisacce is a seaside resort town in Calabria, Italy. This is rather popular destination, but not overcrowded even on peak dates. The beach is clean, scenic and comfortable in all respects. The only downside is that sea water is usually muddy, especially in the northern suburbs. However, most likely that this is due to the river flowing into the sea. / read more » /
Rating: 7.1 (13 votes)
Published: 2017-12-08
Namibia, Terrace Bay beach
Terrace Bay is a remote beach in the heart of Skeleton Coast, Namibia. The place is boring, and obviously not worth a drive. It is hard to swim here. However, unlike the southern beaches, the bottom is not sandy, but pebbly. If you prefer it. / read more » /
Rating: 6.9 (1 vote)
Published: 2017-12-07
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