Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is known for its sexy bodies tanning on the sands, its great restaurants, and its awesome views.
The picturesque Matira Beach in Bora Bora, French Polynesia, has gorgeous blue water and fine sand. Its location on the west side of the island makes it ideal for watching sunsets.
Located on the edge of an underwater national park, Turquoise Bay in Exmouth, Australia, is aptly named for its turquoise waters. Snorkeling gear is a must.
Wild ponies still roam the sands of Assateague Beach, Virginia—enough said.
Mayan ships used to dock at Mexico’s Tulum beach while on trade routes around the Yucatán peninsula. Now, beachgoers can swim and relax beneath the ancient Mayan ruins that overlook the Caribbean Sea.
Limestone cliffs shelter the beaches on Koh Phi Phi Leh, in southern Thailand. Maya Beach was made famous by the movie “The Beach” and gets overcrowded during the day, so check out the beautiful Ao Ton Sai or Laem Tong for more a more peaceful atmosphere.
Watch the colonies of African penguins in their natural habitat at Boulders Beach in Cape Town, South Africa. There’s also an excellent place for swimming nearby.
The 110-mile long Bahamian island of Eleuthera is known for its miles of beaches and laid-back atmosphere. For waves, visitors can head to Surfer’s Beach on the Atlantic Ocean, and for calmer waters there’s the tranquil Caribbean Sea.
via: Business Insider