10 Breathtaking Beach Destinations

Do you love beach life and all things summer and sunshine bliss? Then be sure to check out this list for some of the most magical and breathtaking beaches to explore around the globe. A mix of beauty, adventure, and sun glitter perfection…each place is extra special in its own way! 

Capri, Italy 

Magical on another level, a trip to Capri is an absolute must when visiting Italy. This place is literally what dreams are made of. Rocky cliffs and picturesque European beach towns set on the most aqua blue and turquoise waters, mixed with some of the world’s largest yachts, make Capri one of the ultimate dream destinations. Whether you hire a boat for a day trip or splurge and spend the night on the island, this spot is not to be missed. Be sure to catch a kiss when you ride under the Faraglioni rocks for some good luck too! 

Capri, Italy
The legendary Faraglioni rocks
Views of Marina Picola beach in Capri, Italy
The heavenly spot of Marina Picola beach

Zakynthos, Greece 

The mystical Navagio Beach on the island of Zakynthos, Greece is at the top of the list when it comes to awe-inspiring beauty! Also known as Shipwreck Beach, here you will find some of the most incredible bright blue colors of the sea to exist. This is a wanderlust wish list spot that your eyes will surely thank you for. Plan to check out the island from the viewpoint above for a stunning bird’s eye view, as well as a boat trip to get to the actual beach and water for a day of fun in the sun up close and personal with the infamous Shipwreck.

Views from above at Navagio Beach in Zakynthos, Greece
Shipwreck Beach views from the sea
The best kind of blues
The infamous Shipwreck on Navagio Beach

Algarve, Portugal

If you’re looking for vibes that combine the best of both Europe and California, Portugal is it. The Algarve coastline and the charming beach towns of Lagos are most definitely a must when visiting Portugal. Known for the most stunning scenic views, you can find endless magical little beaches to explore. Be ready for rocky cliffs and hidden gems straight out of a storybook to be found throughout the area. Check out and explore Praia do Camilo, Praia da Marinha, Miradouro da Ponta da Piedade, and Bengali Cave for just a few of the many highlights in the area.

Praia do Camilo in Lagos, Portugal
Miradouro da Ponta da Piedade
Ponta da Piedade

Nusa Penida, Bali, Indonesia 

If you want to find the best of Bali bliss when it comes to dreamy beaches head to Nusa Penida for some of the most spectacular views of your life. Cautiously climb down the epic winding stairs from the top of the cliff to enjoy one of the world’s most stunning beaches, Kelingking Beach. A visit here offers views that are sure to take your breath away. Also, be sure to hop over and check out Broken Beach for more out-of-this-world views.

Views from above at Kelingking Beach in Nusa Penida, Bali
Kelingking Beach staircase
Broken Beach in Nusa Penida, Bali

Koh Tao, Thailand 

Dreamy is an understatement for the magical little island of Koh Tao in Thailand. Full of beauty and so much charm, and also home to some of the best sunsets in the world, Koh Tao is an absolute dream. Also known as one of the most popular dive spots in the world, Koh Tao is full of hidden treasures.

Palm tree perfection
Sairee Beach in Koh Tao, Thailand
Sunset perfection at Sairee Beach

Bondi Beach, Australia 

It isn’t quite possible to talk about a vibe without mentioning Australia and Bondi Beach. Bondi is most definitely one of the coolest and most iconic beaches to be found in the land down under. Be sure to check out Bondi Icebergs Pool and also explore the Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk for a great workout and more incredible ocean views along the way.

Explore the many tide pools
The infamous Bondi Icebergs Pool

Cathedral Cove Beach, New Zealand

Cathedral Cove Beach in New Zealand is another spot that feels like it is straight out of a story tale. A short hike takes you to this magical beach and cave. Just be sure to check the tide tables to ensure that you get the timing right, as the high tide can stop you from getting to the magic that is found just beyond the cove.

What dreams are made of…
Beach life perfection

Maui, Hawaii

It’s hard to talk about dream destinations without mentioning Hawaii. Magical Maui is definitely a must when it comes to the best beauty and beach life. There are endless incredible spots and options for adventures to explore around the island. Makena Beach State Park is home to some of the most beautiful waters at Big Beach. If you’re feeling extra adventurous check out the nudist beach found at Little Beach next door. Also, be sure to check out the Road to Hana for more unlimited beauty and adventures.

Big Beach aka Makena Beach
Maui magic at Mōkapu Beach
Black Sand Beach, Road to Hana in Maui, Hawaii

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 

The famous arch of Cabo San Lucas in Mexico belongs on everyone’s vision board and wanderlust wishlist. Be sure to take a boat tour to get up close and personal with the arch, the sea lions, and the stunning scenic views from the ocean. If you’re lucky you might even get to spot a whale. Also, be sure to check out a magical sunset from either a boat or Lover’s Beach for more sun glitter perfection.

Sun glitter views of the Arch of Cabo San Lucas
Lovers Beach, Cabo San Lucas

Miami Beach, Florida

This list wouldn’t be complete without the forever vibe of Miami Beach. You don’t always have to travel far from home to reach paradise. The turquoise warm waters and sultry vibes of South Beach are guaranteed to bring the heat for the perfect stateside escape to the sunshine state.

Beach views from 1 Hotel South Beach

Which beaches are at the top of your wanderlust wish list!? 

Consider this your sign to book the flight, pack your bag, and grab your fave swimwear for some fun in the sun adventures! 

 Happy traveling! Xo

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