Pinned 2 channelmtoBegginer Asked: May 17, 20212021-05-17T17:02:27+05:30 2021-05-17T17:02:27+05:30In: Communication Beautiful Places: Where is the best beach on earth? 2 Beautiful Places: Where is the best beach on earth? beautifulearthplaces Share Facebook 1 Answer Voted Oldest Recent Random DailyEducation Pundit 2021-05-17T17:05:37+05:30Added an answer on May 17, 2021 at 5:05 pm What countries have the best beaches for tourists? Note: This question has been merged with “Where is the best beach on earth” which is a completely different question than the original query about the countries with the best beaches. I’m sticking with my original answer for the countries that have the best beaches. Research I did a simple thing. Relying on my travels to 79 countries and all 7 continents, I compiled a list of my top 10 countries based on my personal beachfront experiences. Then, I searched “best beaches in the world” and scoured through about 20 such lists (only the lists made by reliable travel sources of course). I counted how many times countries appeared on each list, averaged them together, and the resulting statistical top 10 ranking was almost identical to mine! So here we go. #1) Fiji – Fiji has so many stunning miles of coastline surround more than 300 Fijian islands, a number of them frequently gracing various top 20 world beach lists. It’s just impossible to find any nation with a more amazing shoreline! #2) Seychelles – In Seychelles, the world famous, top-ranked beach Anse Source d’Argent alone is enough to catapult Seychelles near the top! But there are even better, lesser known oceanfront areas – in my opinion – including Anse Intendance and Anse Georgette! #3) United States – The United States ranks high based on scenic diversity alone, with so many different types of oceanfront landscapes, from tropical to polar, massive waves to gentle bays, rocky outcrops to pristine sand! Now, admittedly if Hawaii had never become the 50th state, I’d probably rank the U.S. one notch lower, right after Australia. But Hawaii is America’s ace in the hole! Giant waves crash against the shores of Hawaii, and the entire Pacific Coast of California. The gorgeous and mysterious beaches of the Northwest – like Oregon and Washington – are like nothing else on earth. Even the East Coast has a couple of worthy spots, albeit with much smaller waves (like Siasconset in Massachusetts and North Carolina’s Ocracoke). White sand, black sand, pink sand, normal sand, you’ll can literally find it all in America! Note: Contrary to another post here, I’ve rarely encountered a U.S. beach that charges admission! #4) Australia – Surfers Paradise might be the most jaw-dropping waves I’ve ever seen! But Australia has much more to offer than just their most famous spots with enormous waves and quiet stretches of sand! Oh my goodness, the West Coast of Australia where fewer tourists go! What a coastline! And the serenity of Whitehaven Beach is a sharp contrast to the megawaves. I wish more people knew about Lord Howe Island too, a secluded location where the beaches are phenomenal! Then again, shhhh … let’s keep it a secret. #5) Thailand – Thailand is within 1,000 miles of the equator, so you’ll get sunny warm weather year round. And you’ll find some of the most exotic shoreline in the world that looks like nothing else you’ll ever see. #6) Maldives – Maldives is a bit commercialized, probably the only aspect that keeps it from battling Fiji for the top spot. But stunning nonetheless. Tranquil waves not for surfing, but ideal for relaxing! #7) Greece – Iconic Shipwreck Beach is enough to put Greece on the map, not to mention Matala and Plaka beaches. Don’t except big waves, but the scenery is unforgettable! #8) Barbados – I despise vacationing in the Caribbean. With high crime areas, high humidity, and many dirty beaches, its become one of my least favorite regions of the planet. But I have to admit to the beauty of Barbados. Bathsheba is pretty unforgettable, as are places like Maxwell and Crane beaches. #9) Cape Verde – Cape Verde is the sleeper on this list, the country people forget (or have never heard of). I was stunned by the oceanfront here! This underdog has the best beaches in Africa, better than South Africa, with 350 days of sunshine and completely safe to visit! Yet only half a million tourists arrive each year #10) Indonesia – Initially, I had South Africa #10 and Indonesia #11. The shore along much of the mainland of Indonesia isn’t great, but there are countless well-known islands like Bali and Komodo that salvage its rating. Furthermore, while South Africa rarely appears on top 25 lists, enough websites had at least one Indonesian beach in their top 25 to merit mentioning this country. I enjoy the beaches in both of these countries, but honestly, between Kelingking and Wedi Ireng, Indonesia should get credit for its coastal scenery. Honorable Mention: There are also some stunning spots in South Africa, Croatia, the Philippines, Costa Rica, Portugal, and New Zealand that should not be overlooked! Rating of the United States: For my rating of the U.S., I did not include Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, or American Samoa, all of which are U.S. territories but not really part of the United States. If I allowed all American-owned land, that would probably vault the U.S. to #2 overall! (Ofu Beach in American Samoa) Best cold beaches: Iceland- In the spirit of this Quora question, I selected nations with a long list of gorgeous beaches and warm weather. I imagine we’re looking for places to relax and get a tan, not snap pictures while wearing a coat. However, based on my travels, Iceland probably has the most picturesque coastline in the world. This is what beaches would look like on another planet! But it’s chilly here, even in the summer, yet completely worth a visit! The black sand beaches of Vik, Iceland, such as the one pictures above, are incredible. Best beaches in a nation that is NOT a country: French Polynesia – The question only asked about “countries” with the best beaches. French Polynesia is not a country, so I didn’t list it above. But their coastline – especially in Tahiti – rivals Fiji’s for best in the world. St. Barts, the Cayman Islands, and Aruba are also not countries, but have amazing beaches and should be considered! Best remote beaches you’ll probably never see: Namibia – Ah, the incredibly intriguing Skeleton Coast of Namibia. Parts of this remote landscape are so inaccessible, yet so otherworldly, and those two factors make it such an unforgettable experience if you can make your way there. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerLeave an answerCancel reply Featured image Select file Browse Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.