Where are the Best Beaches in the World?


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.

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3 Responses to Where are the Best Beaches in the World?

  1. Marita says:

    I just got excited to hear you’re happy to be coming home to explore the beaches in Australia – I’ve so loved sharing your adventures, but the mum in me obviously wants you closer to home ……………..mums are funny like that!!! Love the middle pic here – the colour of the sky is extraordinary. What I love about the beaches in Hawaii is the clarity of the water, the lack of strong currents like in Australia and the warm water. Having mountains as a backdrop, white soft sand, whales breaching and spectacular sunsets – wow. I loved Whitehaven Beach in the Whitsundays – blinding white sand and crystal clear water. Byron Bay has got to be one of my favourite beaches, although Cottesloe is pretty hard to beat. Thanks for your emails and bloggs guys – awesome to hear from you.

  2. susan rennie says:

    I don’t have your wide variety of beaches to compare with. I still love Cottesloe with it’s white beach sand, blue water and usually safe water to swim in.

  3. Joe says:

    Thumbs up to beaches along West Australian Coast line … until you dip your big toe in the
    water around the world you dont’t realise the beauty that lies on your door step. Reckon Cottelsoe is up there with best!

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