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Top 10 countries for the most beautiful beaches

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  • Added on: July 4th, 2005
Here's a list of the countries with some of the most beautiful countries in the world. I'm not talking about a single most beautiful beach. I'm talking about countries that are well known with a handful or more of beautiful beaches. Of course, everybody's list will be different. So, here's my list in no particular order:

1. México
2. Brasil
3. Greece
4. Italy
5. Thailand
6. Jamaica
7. Fiji
8. Bora Bora
9. Western Samoa
10. Turkey

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<<Here's a list of the countries with some of the most beautiful countries in the world.>.
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FYI: Bora Bora is not a country or a beach. And it is expensive, over done, and French. My list of eight countries (visited) with the best beaches:

1. Bahamas (Eleuthera, Exuma), Turks and Caicos (Provodenciales and Salt Key)
2. Australia, particularly Fraser Island.
3. Tonga-Vava'u Group
4. US-Hawaii (Kona Coast, Molokai, and the Na Pali coast)
5. St.Vincent and the Grenadines
6. Fiji: Yasawa Group
7. Federated States of Micronesia/Caroline Islands (Palau, Yap, Pohnpei
8. Seychelles

Off beat, not warm choice: Beaches of Tierra Del Fuego and the Straights of Magellan

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  • Added on: July 4th, 2005
Sorry. But any list of "top ten" countries with beautiful beaches has to include the U.S.

Lucky us.

Now, if you're defining beautiful as "tropical" etc., that's different. There are lots of kinds of beauty.

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I'm not biased but you've got to add the Philippines to that list. Imagine the coastline of a tropical country with 7,107 islands?!
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gypsysoul, you posted what I was going to post! Right on. Rock Out
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This is a kinda tough question because...

There are many absolutely gorgeous beaches esp. in Asia, but at many of them, it's too hot and humid to enjoy spending much time physically on them.

The Northwest coast of the US has many pristine beaches, some of the prettiest in the world, but it is normally too cold and windy to enjoy much sunbathing there.

There are nice beaches that are simply too crowded with people to enjoy, even though the climate is perfect.

Then we have the issues of water temperature/cleanliness, size and type of waves, silly local regulations, length of warm season, infrastructure, etc.

If you just want to take a picture, it's easy. If you're like me and can literally spend 14 out of 20 FULL days ON the beach and IN the water, it's tougher to find the good ones.

I'd say definitely Brazil is #1. Probably Mexico at #2.

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  • Added on: July 5th, 2005
Mozambique is number one
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  • Added on: July 5th, 2005
I just got off of Preveli Beach and Elafonisi in Crete..... They were out of this world!

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  • Added on: July 6th, 2005
Scotland has some wonderful beaches. brrr.

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hmm.. no one's mentioned seychelles yet. i know, i know.. who'd want to go there unless you want to drop a couple hundred a day.. but still, who could deny its beauty? Smile

edit: oops, i guess someone has mentioned seychelles already.
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(top ones I've visited in no particular order)

Outer banks U.S.
Key West U.S.
Gold Rock Beach, Grand Bahama island
Roatan Hondorus
Santorini, Greece
Dutch side of St. Martin
Barbados (eastern side particularly)
Tulum ruins beach, Cozumel Mexico
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Vinny, Santorini, seriously?

I LOVE Santorini, and think it's one of the most beautiful places I've been to in my entire life, but I have to say they have pretty disappointing beaches. On one side of the island the sand is very dark brown, and on the other side I felt like I was on the moon because of the landscape and quality of the sand.

But then , this is quite a subjective post. So we all have different standards for beautiful beaches. Smile
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As NTFT said, beautiful beaches don't just include tropical beaches. What about the beaches along the Oregon Coast or in Normandy France?
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With what so many people have said, beautiful beaches can mean many things, the oregon coast and the new zealand's west coast are amazing, but I think the theam of the thread is a warmer beach. that said I have to mention a few,
white bay on Jost Van Dyke in the BVI,
cinnimon bay, and megan's bay in the USVI,
playa tamerindo in costa rica,
spirit's bay in New Zealand,
and those are my top ones off the cuff.
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Cook Island in the South Pacific is undoubtly the number one in my book. I have never seen anything more beautiful.

Turkey and Croatia also have some awesome beaches in a Mediterranean sort of way.

WhitHeaven beach in Australia is also postcard-pretty.

I dunno now after the tsunami, but Kho Phi Phi in Thailand blew my socks away too. Same like the Gili Islands in Indonesia.

The Central America caribbean riviera has some interesting beaches like Roatan island (Honduras) or the Yucatan peninsula (Mexico).

But NOTHING like the Cook Islands.
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