The most underrated Beaches: When it comes to vacation destinations, most people prefer beaches over the mountains. From a quiet rest under the sun and strolling in the sand to surfing or snorkeling, beaches have lots to offer.
Beaches are also perfect for picnics with their breathtaking scenery and beautiful shorelines. Beaches are good holidays and there are thousands of them in the world from the popular ones in Bahamas, Hawaii or the French Polynesia.
But what about the underrated ones nobody talks about? (Comment below which is your favorite beach in the world)
1- Pangkor Island – Malaysia
Pangkor Island in Perak has empty beaches, a colonial fort and hundreds of hornbills. The small island in the Straits of Melaka is less than 200 kilometers (124 miles) northwest of Kuala Lumpur. Pangkor remains under the radar, and visitors feel like they have the place to themselves. And it’s close enough for a side trip from the capital. Book a Hotel
Expect empty coastlines, a colorful Chinatown and a traditional lifestyle.
Most people would consider Aruba as their next vacation spot; however, Aruba’s lesser-known cousin, Curaçao, is a hidden gem located in the Dutch Caribbean. The island has 35 incredible beaches and the weather there is almost perfect 365 days of the year. Also, due to constant trade winds, Curaçao is ideal for windsurfing and the warm waters are perfect for snorkelers and divers. Book a Hotel
3- West Bay – Roatán, Honduras
West Bay Beach is located on the northern coast of Roatán, in Honduras. This area is the perfect place to relax. With its quiet and gated resort villages, stunning views and soft, white sand, you won’t want to be anywhere else. If you love snorkeling, you will be amazed by the astounding coral reef topography, and if scuba diving is your thing, you’ll love the convenience of having dive sites just minutes away. Book a Hotel
4- Pyla sur Mer – France
Pyla-sur-Mer is located on the west coast, in the south of France, and only one hour away from Bordeaux. The area, known for its white sand that stretches for roughly a mile and a half, also boasts the highest sand dune in Europe. Pyla-sur-Mer is a must-see; the environment as well as the cultural and leisure activity in the summer is something to experience. Book a Hotel
5- Capo Sant’Andrea – Elba (Italy)
Capo Sant’ Andrea is like a small island within the island of Elba, located in Tuscany, Italy. This part of Elba is known as the most beautiful and naturally preserved based on the union between the sea and the mountains. The small stretch of white sandy beach bordering crystal clear waters does not go unnoticed. Book a Hotel
6- Sombrero Beach – Marathon, Florida
Sombrero Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the Florida Keys, and some say may be the closest thing you’ll find to a traditional Caribbean beach in the United States. Its soft white sand, swaying palm trees and brilliant turquoise waters make this place worth visiting. It’s also a great place for picnics because it has plenty of shade, pavilions, and a playground. Book a Hotel. Book a Hotel
7- Windansea Beach – San Diego
Windansea Beach is a stretch of coastline located in San Diego, California, known for its charming scenery and surf breaks created by underwater reefs. Not only is it picturesque, but the location is also just perfect – far enough from the tourist hustle and bustle, but close enough to town for a quick day trip. Who wouldn’t want to wake up to blue skies and perfect temperatures every day before heading to the beach? Book a Hotel.
8- Pink Sand Beach, Komodo, Indonesia.
The Pink Sand beaches in the Komodo National Park provide a serene and stunning backdrop which feels like a fairytale,” according to Asquith. “Get your cameras ready or just soak up the sheer surrounding beauty.” Book a Hotel
9- The Bay of Wrecks, Kiribati.
“Not only will you experience a stunning and secluded beach in its own right, but you will witness an incredible cluster of shipwrecks hanging out of the water just off the beach,” Asquith said. “If that’s not enough to make the long trek to this very remote destination, then think about being one of the first people in the world to watch the sunrise from this unique location just clipping the international date line.”
10- Koh Kradan, Thailand.
“If the beach-bucket culture of Thailand’s most popular islands induces a sense of panic, head instead to Koh Kradan, south of buzzing Koh Lanta,” Dowley said. “This tiny island is part National Park, part resort island, creating the perfect blend of natural beauty and handy amenities.” Book a hotel