Five most beautiful and cleanest beaches around the worldLast updated on Nov 16, 2019, 12:11 pm
It's downright heartbreaking to see the way our beloved beaches are being treated nowadays.
Littering on the beaches is so commonplace 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.
Anse Source d'Argent, Seychelles
Anse Source d'Argent in Seychelles has long been a favorite among photographers from around the world, not for no reason.
The paradisiacal beach, located along La Digue island in the Indian Ocean, boasts of 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 there.
Maya Bay, Thailand
The spectacular Maya Bay is a sheltered bay on Thailand's Koh Phi Phi, featuring blinding white sand, surrounded by mangroves and limestone walls.
The main beach, around 200m 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.
Whitehaven Beach, Queensland, Australia
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.
Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos
The Grace Bay is a 12mile long (19km) spellbinding 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 have increased in recent years, it still is pretty peaceful out there.
Long Beach, Vancouver Island, Canada
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 10miles (16km) is widely admired for its beautiful sand, and views of lush rainforests in the background.