Since being in Hawaii and various other countries, the topic of the ‘best beaches in the world’ has often been raised.
Now to answer this question we always take into account where the person was raised and where they have travelled. We have realised that someone born in England has a totally different opinion compared to someone from Australia (as discovered when in India).
We have pondered over what makes a great beach? The colour of the water and sand? Texture of the sand? The surrounding backdrop? The waves? The length and width of the beach? The weather? Blue skies?
I must admit I had very high expectations of the beaches in Hawaii before arriving. The water here is so clear that you can see the bottom most days when we surf and from afar looks a gorgeous blue. However, the length of the beaches are generally short and the width is narrow. So the beaches have been nice, but we hit bingo on the west coast. It has all the desired features of a great beach – wide and long beach, amazing cliff backdrop, spectacular sunsets, white sand, blue water, whales breaching, soft sand, awesome waves.
As we always do when we find somewhere we like, we stay. We set up camp under the trees overlooking the ocean listening to the waves 24/7 and admiring the beach during waking hours.
But to answer where has the best beaches in the world. We have finally realised Australia has some of the best beaches in the world. We guess that’s why our expectations are always so high. Realising this, we are very excited to go explore all of our home country’s beaches when we travel around Australia on our return home.
Feel free to share your views on what makes a great beach. And where you think the best beach is.