Are you tired of visiting beaches that just don’t live up to the hype?
You’ve waited all year for your beach vacation just to arrive at a beach with dirty sand, dark water and an overall atmosphere that doesn’t look as great as you imagined.
If you’re looking to be greeted with beautify sugar white sand, turquoise waters and a beach scene you’ve only seen in your dreams, I found just the right beaches for you:
1. CLEARWATER BEACH, FLORIDA
Be sure to wear sunglasses when you visit Clearwater beach because it’s white sand might just blind you! This beach has beautiful bright white sand and is located off of the west coast of Florida. It’s considered one of florida’s most popular beaches due to it’s serene feel and calming waters. Visit this beach if you are looking for a refreshing getaway off of the Florida shore.
2. COAST GUARD BEACH, CAPE COD
Coast Guard Beach has been ranked one of the best beaches in the country according to Dr. Beach ranking for 2017, which is a specialized beach site that ranks beaches according to various factors. Coast Guard Beach is a beautiful beach that stands out for it’s photogenic shore, stunning views and easy of accessibility. Although the sand is white, it does have a slight grittiness to it which has lead to it ranking slightly lower in other white sand beaches in the Dr. Beach ranking.. Coast Guard Beach makes for an amazing getaway trip on your next beach vacation.
3. WAIMEA BAY BEACH, PARK NORTH SHORE, OHAU HAWAII
This beach is one of the most popular beaches of the North shore. Not only is Waimea bay beach have beautiful white sand but it’s great for surfing. If surfing isn’t your thing, you can enjoy watching many daring surfers ride the waves. In the summer the waves die down so there are not as many surfers. This is the best time for you to enjoy leisurely walking along the sand.
4. ANNA MARIE ISLAND, FLORIDA
Anne Maria Island is located off of the Florida coast and is known for it’s extremely broad beaches. This island consists of many beaches that are perfect for anyone looking to enjoy plenty of white sand prior to reaching the ocean. Bean beach is considered to be the best beach on this island in which you can walk around the entire island without even having to step foot off of the soft sand.
5. ST. PETE BEACH, FLORIDA
St. Pete Beach is located along the coast of Florida and shares ocean water with the Gulf of Mexico. This beach is near Clearwater beach, which is mentioned earlier in this article, and attracts people who are looking for a beach with a casual yet scenic feel.
5. SIESTA BEACH, FLORIDA
Siesta Beach is another one of Florida’s white sand, beauties. This beach is especially known for it’s white sand that’s often compared to being as white as fine white sugar. The combination of the white sands and turquoise waters attracts people from all over the world. This beach also attracts television shows that have been shot along this beach shore.
6. GRAYTON BEACH STATE PARK, FLORIDA
Grayton Beach is considered one of the most beautiful beaches according to the Dr. Beach ranking list. It was ranked in the top 10 of all beaches in 2016. Not only does this beach have beautiful sand to layout on but it also has plenty of cabins, areas for RVs, bicycling and more.
7. MANUEL ANTONIO NATIONAL PARK, COSTA RICA
Although Manuel Antonia National Park is one of the smallest parks in Costa Rica but is also one of the most visited due to its extensive animal wild life, white sand and deep green forests. Visit this white sand beach if you’re an animal lover or just want to enjoy a beautiful beach lined with forests and agriculture.
8. PLAYA AVELLANA, COSTA RICA
Playa Avellana is another beach off the Costa Rica shore with white sand and turquoise blue water. Swimming is not typically recommend at this beach due to the strong currents. This is a beautiful beach that attracts surfers and those who are interested in ocean watching while laying on the sand.
9. TULUM, MEXICO
Tulum is located on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and is 90 minutes south of Cancun. It’s white sand beaches attract people from all over the world who are looking for a beautiful and exotic get away on the Mexican shore. This is especially popular in recent years among millennials. Tulum is a must visit beach the next time you are vacationing in Mexico.
10. PANGLAO ISLAND, PHILIPPINES
Panglao Island contains a few white sand beaches, some of which are called Alona Beach and Dumaluan Beach. In addition to walking along these white sand beaches, this island offers a variety of activities including scuba diving, snorkeling and even Yoga. Visit this island in the Philippines for this beautiful and exotic get away.
11. BANTAYAN ISLAND
Bantayan Island is located at the northern end of Cebu. It contains gorgeous white sand, and a gorgeous turquoise sea in a beautiful tropical island.
With love from the pacifice,
Coast Guard Beach, Cape Cod: Boston Globe Media
Waimea Bay Beach, Park North Shore, Ohau Hawaii: Best of Oahu
Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica: Manuel Antonio Park
Playa Avellana, Costa Rica: Go Vist Costa Rica
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Katerina is the creator behind Pacificpetite. She’s works as a Cardiac Registered Nurse but also finds as much time as she can to see the world. She is passionate about travel, health and wellness and minimalist living.