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81. Kaputas Beach in Turkey

According to Raluca Belu of Whisper Wanderlust

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Kaputas Beach is one of the most beautiful in Turkey. Being halfway between Antalya and Bodrum, the two top resorts on the Turkish Riviera, Kaputas is the ideal stop in a road trip along the coast. What will instantly attract you is the dramatic relief and the intense blue shade of the water. Kaputas is located at the intersection of a deep valley with the Mediterranean Sea. To reach it, you need to descend 170 stairs. However, it is worth the effort because the experience is very beautiful and the beach is amazing. Although the access is free, you have to pay to book a lounge chair. Near the beach, there are facilities such as showers, toilets, and a bar. best beaches in the world

82. Calusa Beach, Bahia Honda State Park, Florida

According to Ketki Sharangpani of Dotted Globe
Follow their adventures via Instagram: @_dottedglobe

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Calusa Beach located in Bahia Honda State Park in the Florida Keys is famous for its crystal clear turquoise waters and balmy temperature – so much so that it ranks among best beaches in America. While the state park was significantly damaged by Hurricane Irma in 2017, Calusa Beach remains as beautiful as it ever was.

By far the best stop on our Florida Keys road trip, I enjoyed swimming and snorkeling in the water and relaxing on the soft sand beach. Calm and shallow water is ideal for water activities with kids. While snorkeling I was able to see manatees and other marine life. The bayside beach is adjacent to the old Bahia Honda bridge and there is a trail that leads up to the bridge. The view of the beach from the bridge is worth the short hike. The beach has a few picnic tables and is perfect for spending the day.

83. Cocles Beach in Costa Rica

According to Tim Kroeger of Universal Traveller
Follow his adventures via Instagram: @universal_traveller

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Costa Rica may be the most aptly named country in the world. And Cocles Beach along the country’s Atlantic shore offers some of the best sand in all of Central America.
Cocles Beach is a great place for swimming and wading in the surf. The sand is fine and generally pretty litter free. The picturesque blue water, flanked by jungle to the right and a rocky island that juts from the water to the left, also makes it a great spot to sit, relax, and think. best beaches in the world
Though the waves here aren’t as massive as a few other places in the area, surfers enjoy Cocles for its warm water and consistent breaks. Beginners can take lessons and rent boards daily right on the sand.
Cocles Beach lies just a kilometer east of Puerto Viejo, one of Costa Rica’s most famous beach towns. This town gives off distinctly Caribbean vibes and definitely runs on island time.
From Puerto Viejo, you can get to Cocles either by bicycle or on foot. I recommend renting a bicycle for the day, especially if you’re looking for more things to do in Puerto Viejo. There are a few rental shops near the center of town, but I’d recommend inquiring with one of the international-style hostels (they typically have better rates). best beaches in the world

84.  Shela Beach in Kenya

According to Kesi of Kesi To and Fro, a Solo Female Travel Blogger
Follow her adventures via Instagram: @kesitoandfro 
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My favorite beach is Shela beach on Lamu Island in Kenya. There are several reasons why this small island with no cars is the best. First, there are luxurious hotels that are affordable, ranging from $30 to $160 a night. Second, the beach is not crowded. When I visited in April, I would only see 3 or 4 other people maximum on the beach, making it feel like a private beach. I can’t think of a better place for a honeymoon since there are beautiful hotels and privacy at a reasonable price. best beaches in the world
The most important reason why I love Lamu Island is the locals and vibe. This is a small island, making it easy to know everyone. Each local has a fun nickname like “Shark,” a captain who isn’t the most trustworthy, or “Crab,” the crab fisherman. Walking down the main road in the old town is enjoyable because it’s easy to recognize faces and wave to all the new friends that you’ve made.

85. Tayrona National Park, Colombia

According to Claire Sturzaker of Tales of a Backpacker
Follow her adventures via Instagram: @talesofabackpacker
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Tayrona National Park is a protected area on the Colombian Caribbean coast.  It covers some 150 km2 of land and 30km2 of ocean habitat, providing lush forest, glorious coastline and indigenous culture to  explore.  The beaches in Tayrona National Park are stunning.  Not all are suitable for swimming, in fact, some are very dangerous due to strong currents and rip-tides, but others are beautifully calm, like ‘La Piscina’ (the swimming pool) which is protected by a natural ring of rock under the water.  My favorite beach in Cabo San Juan de Guia, which is also the most popular beach for camping.  It is busier, but if you manage to get a hammock in the hut overlooking the beach, there is no better place to wake up and watch the sunrise!

Of course, like all places worth visiting Cabo San Juan del Guia isn’t the easiest beach to get to in Tayrona National Park.  Once you’ve entered the park gates, take a shuttle bus to the beginning of the hiking trail, then it takes a good couple of hours walking to reach the beach.  Alternatively, you can hire a horse which is a great idea if you aren’t a fan of hiking or if you have heavy luggage.  Although it is an effort, I promise it is worth it! best beaches in the world

86. Secret Beach in Zanzibar

According to Priya of Outside Suburbia
Follow her adventures via Instagram: @outsidesuburbia

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From turquoise beaches of Bora Bora to the magical Maldives to the Emerald coast in Florida, we have been to some amazing beaches around the world.  But the one beach that blew us away was this secret beach in Tanzania – a sandbar in Zanzibar! Zanzibar was a perfect place to unwind and relax after a few safari days in East Africa.

Our guide met us at the lobby and took us to the small boat that was waiting for us right in front of the hotel.  We made our way to the little strip of sand in the middle of the ocean. The Nakupenda sandbank, one of the best eight secret beaches in the world, was just a 20-minute boat ride away from the hotel we stayed at.   We had the whole beach to ourselves except for a mama who was setting up a make shop to sell some fish and crafts and two other girls.  With the waters on the Indian Ocean on both sides with just a strip of white sand in the middle, this beach was nothing like what we have seen before. We walked from one end of the strip of sand to other. It is a perfect picnic location or for simply laying in the sand.  Once the tide rises the strip of land is submerged in water.  After a few hours, creating memories that last long after the last sun has set over the magnificent Indian Ocean, we left back on the boat leaving only a few footprints that will soon be erased by the rising tide.

87. Nyang Nyang Beach in Bali, Indonesia

According to Priyanka Gupta of On My Canvas
Follow her adventures via Instagram: @priyanka_onmycanvas
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I decided to head to the Nyang Nyang beach in Bali because people told me that the beach was deserted. I researched about the beach online and felt that finding the beach was difficult. But following my gut which hinted that the beach was good, I followed the Google maps directions and drove to the Nyang Nyang beach. After driving for an hour from Ubud, the maps said that we had arrived at our destination. An old lady sitting by the roadside told us that we had to go down to the beach. She asked me to buy a toy as a souvenir from her makeshift shop but the sun burnt so hard overhead that I just strode to the sign that pointed towards the stairs going down.
After what seemed like a long staircase, I saw the sand shimmering under the golden sun and beyond lay the turquoise waters of the calm ocean. There was no one on the beach. I change into my bikini in a deserted cafe ( or maybe it was a restaurant) and ran into one of the green corals. The next 2-3 hours that I spent floating in the corals, chasing the orange-yellow fish that scuttled around in the water, and collecting shells on the beach were magical.
Nyang Nyang beach was special. After all how frequently do you find a gorgeous beach all to yourself?

88. Atalaia Beach Salinaopolis Para in Brazil

According to Laudy & Jerome Shaw of Travel Boldly
Follow their adventures via Twitter:  @JeromeShaw
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Brazil is a beach country. Nearly 90 percent of the population lives within 60 miles of the ocean. Brazilians are beach experts and going to the beach is a summer recreational staple.Praia do Atalaia / Atalaia Beach is a sweeping beach with rocky tidal pools that are surrounded by broad stretches of soft sand. It is in the far north of Brazil in the state of Parå near the town of Salinas or Salinópolis. It faces north on the Atlantic Ocean just a few degrees south of the equator.

Automobiles are allowed on Atalaia Beach so holiday weekends the southeastern end of the beach will be filled with cars and trucks down to the waterline. Is it possible to enjoy a beach with hundreds of cars? Before I visited Atalaia I would have said “No!” I was surprised. If your looking for a party, you’ve found one. Music fills the air and a variety of rhythms from Carimbó, Brega, Funk, Tecnobrega, Pop, Rock all float down the beach.

Dozens of restaurants far removed from the surf sit atop pole silts. Each establishment sets up their tables near the breaking surf straight out from their building. You will see dozens of young men armed with menus vying for your business as you walk down the beach. Give them an affirmative nod and they will have a table set for you in a flash complete with shockingly cold cerveja / beer, a caipirinha or fresh tropical juices like cupuaçu, graviola, passion fruit, acerola or mango.  One of our favorites is David House. Try the fish stew. The fried fish with the açai and tapioca or farinha (ground manioca) is another can’t miss option.

If a beach without electronic music and rows of SUVs is more to your liking all you have to do is walk to the northeastern end of the beach. Here it is quieter, with few if any cars. If you continue around the point to Praia do Farol / Lighthouse Beach you’ll find even more tranquility.

Pro Tip: wading around the bend from Atalaia Beach to Lighthouse Beach seems easy as you begin wading in the knee-deep water. However, as you reach the point, the water deepens and you will have to swim. If you’ve started the journey without a drybag you will certainly wind up drenching you and your possessions. You can catch a local bus that will drop you just a short distance from Lighthouse Beach and you and your cameras, blanket and beach book will remain dry.