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January 26, 2013
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As promised, this is part two of 10 of the most stunning beaches in the world.  Part 1 can be found here.

Navagio Beach, Greece 

Navagio Beach, also called the Shipwreck Beach is an exposed cove (also called Smugglers’ Cove) found on the coast of Zakynthos in the Ionian islands of Greece. It is the site of the wreck of the so-called smuggler’s ship known as Panagiotis. It is one of the most famous beaches of Greece and is only accessible by boat. Known for the rocky cliffs that surround the bay on three sides, the clear blue waters and white sands of this haven attracts thousands of tourists every year, both local and foreign. It is located at the eastern part of the island close to the village of Anafotiria. An enchanting image is created by the huge white cliffs that surround the sandy beach, one that any erstwhile traveler will carry around in his memory for years to come.

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 The color of the water in the seas of Navagio changes depending upon the amount of sunlight hitting the waters

Images sourced from thetouristattractions.blogspot.com

Images sourced from thetouristattractions.blogspot.com

Boracay, Philippines

The small island of Boracay in the Philippines is one of the most popular tourism destinations of the country. The island comprises the barangays of Manoc-Manoc, Balabag, and Yapak and is located just off the northwest corner of the Panay Island, belonging to Western Visayas. Approximately 7kms long, it is shaped like a dog bone with the narrowest areas being less than a kilometer wide. Cagban Beach, located across a small strait that leads to the Caticlan port, serves as the entry and exit point to the island for most of the year. The island has two primary beaches, White Beach and Bulabog Beach. White Beach faces westward while Bulabog faces the east. But apart from the two main beaches, the island has several more beaches to offer. The main tourist site is White Beach which is over 4kms long and is lined with hotels, resorts, lodging houses, restaurants and various other tourism businesses. Bulabog Beach is the island’s windsurfing and kite boarding area. Boracay was held as the World’s Best Island in 2012 while its beaches have received awards from numerous travel publications and agencies. The magnificent white sands of the main beach is never too hot to lied down on which makes it perfect for tanning under the sun. It is best visited between September and June.

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Images sourced from silent-gardens.com

Images sourced from silent-gardens.com

Maldives Beaches

I have previously critiqued the beaches of the Maldives. Indeed, these beautiful tropical islands surrounded by crystal clear waters and the clean soft sands on its beaches are just some of the remarkable features of the islands. They are popular for their coral reef and marine ecosystems which makes their surrounding waters a popular haven of divers and snorkelers. Couples have also found the islands ideal places to spend their once in a lifetime honeymoons as the islands are filled with romantic spots and secluded areas where love and romance seem to fill the air.

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Images sourced from beautifulplacestovisit.com

Images sourced from beautifulplacestovisit.com

Pink Sands Beach, Bahamas

Extending over 3 miles on Harbour Island is this unique beach with pink sands. Aptly called Pink Sands Beach because of the unique color of the sand on its coast, it is considered one of the best pink sands beaches in the world. The composition of bits of coral, broken shells, minute rocks and calcium carbonate from tiny marine invertebrates, plus the presence of the microscopic shelled animals known as Foraminifera gives the sand its pink hues. A feature of Harbour Island’s surrounding waters is one of the world’s top dive sites known as “Current Cut.” So called because of the fast currents that move between the rock walls that traverse the seas between Eleuthera and Current Island, the site is famous for its fast drift dive where a scuba diver can drift along the 2/3-mile distance in merely 10 minutes. Still and all, it is the pink sands on the island’s beach that attracts tourists from all over to the beaches of Harbour Island.

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Images sourced from hariswkwk.blogspot.com

Images sourced from hariswkwk.blogspot.com

South Beach, Miami, USA

South Beach in Miami, FL is the US’ best kept secrets. It offers warm sands, gentle seas and a hip crowd that makes it a top destination for local tourists from all across the US. Beach parties hosted by various clubs in the area are fun-filled events that make tourists come back again and again. It is the place to see and be seen which makes it the go-to place when you are in Miami. Located east of Miami City proper, between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, the area encompasses the barrier islands of Miami Beach. Miami Beach offers the quintessential Miami Beach experience with its paved jogging paths and spots where tops and all clothing can be optional. Miami Beach’s famous nightclubs are just across the street along Ocean Drive so the area offers more than just sunbathing.

Image source: best-beaches.com

Image source: best-beaches.com

Image source: captainkimo.com

Image source: captainkimo.com

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One response to “A Guide to the Most Stunning Beaches: Part 2”

  1. Marms says:

    Oh I just love going to the beach. 🙂
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