The Best White-Sand Beaches to Enjoy This Summer

By Stef Zisovska
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The Best White-Sand Beaches to Enjoy This Summer

Stef Zisovska
 
Beach resorts at the Seychelles are great places to be - Author: Le Domaine de la Réserve - CC BY-SA 4.0
Beach resorts at the Seychelles are great places to be - Author: Le Domaine de la Réserve - CC BY-SA 4.0
 
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Who doesn’t dream of a white-sand beach, palm trees, and a piña colada? The thing is, it’s not always easy to find the perfect spot. However, white-sand beaches are spread all around the world and are waiting for someone like you to visit. Here are some of the best white-sand beaches on the planet that you can visit this summer.

Summer is a great time to visit a white sandy beach
Summer is a great time to visit a white sandy beach

Grace Bay, in the Turks and Caicos Islands, is one of the most beautiful white-sand beaches in the world. It has incredible pure white sand and crystalline waters without stones and seaweed. It’s perfectly safe to swim, play, and take some artistic pictures.

White-sand beaches are great places to get married
White-sand beaches are great places to get married

If you’re looking to experience both a powdery-sand beach and culinary wonders, then go to the beautiful island of Anguilla and spend your vacations in the everlasting sun. Rendezvous Bay is the most spectacular beach on the island and has beautiful turquoise waters that are safe for swimming.

Destin, Florida

Destin, Florida has some of the great beaches – Author: Destin Marketing – CC BY-SA 3.0
Destin, Florida has some of the great beaches – Author: Destin Marketing – CC BY-SA 3.0

Destin has some of the best beaches in Florida and is a place with super-affordable condo rentals. Back in the 1970s, Destin was only a quiet white stretch of sand, while today it is more open to tourists and hosts people from all over the world.

Orange Beach, Alabama

Orange Beach has a long boardwalk and the whitest sand that you can imagine – Author: Infrogmation – CC-BY 3.0
Orange Beach has a long boardwalk and the whitest sand that you can imagine – Author: Infrogmation – CC-BY 3.0

Orange Beach in Alabama has the whitest sand that you can imagine. It’s a laid-back spot that is perfect for families with kids who like to spend their entire vacation playing around in sand and crystalline waters. Orange Beach is one of the best vacation cities in the state of Alabama.

Soggy Dollar Bar does a great rum cocktail – Author: Mattes – CC-BY 2.0 de
Soggy Dollar Bar does a great rum cocktail – Author: Mattes – CC-BY 2.0 de

White Bay Beach’s name speaks for itself: you’d struggle to find anywhere with sand as powdery and soft. While visiting Jost Van Dyke, you can’t miss the Soggy Dollar Beach Bar and their original rum cocktails. Surrounded by palm trees, you can grab a cocktail and enjoy the mild sea breeze in your hair.

Platinum Coast, Barbados

Barbados is famous for it’s beaches
Barbados is famous for it’s beaches

The entire West Coast of Barbados is called the Platinum Coast, and it’s abundant with countless white-sand beaches and palm trees. If you decide to visit Barbados this summer, you will be surprised by all the natural beauties the island has to offer and wish your holiday went on forever.

Hopkins, Belize, is the place to be – Author: alter Rodriguez – CC BY 2.0
Hopkins, Belize, is the place to be – Author: alter Rodriguez – CC BY 2.0

Hopkins is well-known for its long white-sand stretches, where lots of locals gather to play dominoes. Aside from the beach, you can find a lot of restaurants, villas, and luxury hotels. Maybe this summer is the perfect time to treat yourself with a top-class vacation?

Hyams Beach at Jervis Bay, New South Wales, Australia is very popular – Author: Dave Naithani – CC BY-SA 3.0
Hyams Beach at Jervis Bay, New South Wales, Australia is very popular – Author: Dave Naithani – CC BY-SA 3.0

Hyams Beach is only three hours from Sydney and is an extremely popular beach that is often full of people. It is said to have been described by Guinness World Records as having the whitest sand in the world. The beach is so beautiful and wide that you can easily find a private spot and won’t even notice the crowds if you don’t want to.

Matira Beach, Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Island of Bora Bora, French Polynesia has white sand too – Author: Taka-0905
Island of Bora Bora, French Polynesia has white sand too – Author: Taka-0905

This is one of the most romantic white-sand beaches on the planet. It’s located on the main island, beneath the stunning Mount Otemanu. Bora Bora is popular for its extremely white sand, lush greenery, and crystal-clear waters. If you are looking for a perfect honeymoon spot, then maybe this is the right place for you.

Trunk Bay on St. John is a great place to visit – Author: Fred Hsu – CC BY-SA 3.0
Trunk Bay on St. John is a great place to visit – Author: Fred Hsu – CC BY-SA 3.0

Trunk Bay is one of the best places you can visit on St. John, and from it you can enjoy spectacular views across the other islands. The white-sand beach is wide, and the surrounding nature is not interrupted by hotel resorts. If you are a snorkeling fan, this would be an excellent location.

A beach in Phú Quốc – get yourself there! – Author: ntt – CC BY-SA 3.0
A beach in Phú Quốc – get yourself there! – Author: ntt – CC BY-SA 3.0

Phu Quoc is a Vietnamese island famous for its white-sand beaches and thick-canopy jungles. If you are an adventurer looking for a completely different excitement to anywhere you have visited so far, then start thinking about how to get to Vietnam and enjoy its incredible untouched nature.

Grand Anse Beach, Seychelles

Anse Lazio beach Praslin Seychelles is a lovely place to go – Author: Svein-Magne Tunli – CC BY-SA 4.0
Anse Lazio beach Praslin Seychelles is a lovely place to go – Author: Svein-Magne Tunli – CC BY-SA 4.0

It’s simply impossible to make a list of the best white-sand beaches on the planet without including the extraordinary Seychelles. All the islands in this Indian Ocean archipelago have stunning beaches, transparent water, and jungles full of endemic flora and fauna species. The only problem with going there is the high accommodation and flying cost, but you never know when it could be your lucky day!

 
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