After Europe and Asia, we move on to the USA and Australia. With the abundance of beautiful sandy beaches an sights to behold, we want to give you some inspiration for your next holiday!
Table of Contents
- 1 The USA
- 2 Australia
Maui – Wailea Beach, Hookipa
Wailea Beach is consistently rated as one of the best beaches in the world. The beach overlooks Kaho’olawe and Molokini. Wailea means “the water of Lea”, the goddess of canoe makers. It is filled with beautiful fine sand and the water is so clear it invites you in. Some of the most common activities include snorkeling, boogie boarding, and body surfing. In the winter you can even go whale watching as they are common in those parts!
Oregon – Cannon Beach
The shore stretches about 4 miles long and features tide pools filled with sea life, and Haystack Rock, crown jewel rising out of the ocean. National Geographic listed Cannon Beach as one of the 100 most beautiful places in the world in 2013 and one of the best beaches in the world. Besides surfing, snorkeling and swimming you can go to the Hug point waterfalls as they are worth the trip.
California – Pfeiffer Beach, Big Sur
This one is perfect for you nature lovers! Jack Kerouac went to Big Sur in search of inner peace, as recounted in his novel “Big Sur.” Fellow writer Henry Miller called Big Sur the first place he felt at home in America, later writing it down in the memoir “Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch.” Many musicians, artists, writers, and photographers have chronicled Big Sur’s powerful presence in their work.
Maine – Long Sands Beach, York
Perfect for you who are looking to relax! You can take strolls on the beach, swim, sunbathe, surf and enjoy some of the best local cuisines Maine is famous for!
Texas – Surfside Beach, Nantucket
Perfect for all of you looking for a perfect family vacation spot! Surfside beach is filled with fine sand and clear turquoise waters. You can go swimming, snorkeling or just relax and bathe in the sun!
Great Barrier Reef – Lizard Island
The island offers 24 white sand beaches, meaning you can easily find your private patch of paradise. You can go snorkeling with huge, but friendly, potato cod. It’s considered one of the world’s top 10 dive sites, not only for the friendly fish, some of which are up to 60 years old but for the particularly spectacularly rich wildlife of soft and hard corals in bright technicolor. Keep in mind that Lizard Island is steep with their prices but they also offer some of the best beaches in the world!
New South Wales – Cape Byron, Byron Bay
Byron Bay’s endless beaches and reliable surf breaks have been attracting surfers for years. The beaches also draw visitors for meditation, walking, and swimming. You can enjoy kayaking or snorkeling in Cape Byron as well! We suggest you go for a hike to the famous Cape Byron lighthouse!
Walpole – Mandalay Beach
Mandalay Beach is well worth a visit. With spectacular views to Chatham Island, spectacular coastline and long white sandy beach it is a must-see. The beach is named after the Norwegian Barque “Mandalay” which was beached on the 15th of May 1911. The captain managed to beach the vessel and all aboard were saved! The shipwreck appears every decade or so as the beach erodes and then covers her again.
Tasmania – Wineglass Bay, Freycinet National Park
The range of activities including snorkeling, kayaking, wildlife spotting, and hiking make it a well-rounded beach appealing to a variety of people. Wineglass Bay can best be viewed from a dedicated lookout after a 1-hour hike along a well-maintained path. Pink granite peaks and turquoise waters surround the clam-shaped shoreline on Tasmania’s east coast.
Whitsunday Island – Whitehaven Beach
The most beautiful beach in Australia and one of the best beaches in the world for sure! Whitehaven Beach stretches over seven kilometers and boasts brilliant white fine sand that is among the purest in the world. At the northern end of Whitehaven Beach is Hill Inlet, a stunning inlet where the tide shifts the sand and water to create a beautiful fusion of colors. The lookout at Tongue Point is the best spot from which to view the swirling sands of Hill Inlet if you don’t mind a short hike!