5 most beautiful and cleanest beaches in the world
It's downright heartbreaking to see the way our beloved beaches are being treated nowadays. Littering on the beaches is so common today that the sight of a clean and tidy beach has become a rarity. In case you are up for travel, or just curious to know, here are five of the most beautiful and cleanest beaches around the world.
The Anse Source d'Argent in Seychelles has long been a favorite among photographers from around the world. This paradisiacal beach, located along La Digue island in the Indian Ocean, boasts serene white sands and crystal clear waters, placed in the backdrop of huge, worn-out granite boulders. What's more? You might spot some endangered birds and giant tortoises here.
The spectacular Maya Bay is a sheltered bay on Thailand's Koh Phi Phi, featuring blinding white sand and surrounded by mangroves and limestone walls. The main beach—around 200 meters long—is known for its underwater colorful coral, shiny clean waters, and exotic fish. Now, it's no wonder why Danny Boyle picked this beautiful beach to shoot his cult-classic thriller The Beach (2000), starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
Located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, and present in the protected envelop of Whitsunday Islands National Park, the Whitehaven Beach in Queensland, Australia is the country's most famous beach ever. Stretching a massive 4.4 miles (7 km), the beach offers some of the purest white silica sand, and mesmerizing views of turquoise, blue, and green clear waters.
The Grace Bay is a 19-km-long spell-binding concoction of sugar-white sand and breathtakingly clean blue waters, in the Turks and Caicos, which comprises 40 islands and cays. Moreover, adventure sports, including snorkeling and diving are pretty popular there. Although the number of condos and resorts along its shore has increased in recent years, the beach remains peaceful still.
Move over tropical beaches. The longest sandy beach on Canada's Vancouver Island, aptly titled Long Beach, offers some of the most serene views and amazing maritime wilderness. Located within the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve between Tofino and Ucluelet, the beach—stretching roughly 16 km—is widely admired for its beautiful sand, and views of lush rainforests in the background.