After a long year of obstacles and restrictions, things have started to change and slowly the tourist states are easing the anti-COVID measures. Now is the time to allow ourselves a journey away from the noise. The British site money.co.uk, has analyzed over 26 million posts on Instagram about beaches worldwide.
The company used this data to calculate how many Instagram posts were distributed for each meter of sand. Beaches with more posts per meter became part of a list representing the most picturesque coasts in the world.
20 – Stiges Beach, Barcelona, Spain.
Many consider it the most perfect place in Barcelona to organize a day with the family on the beach. Stiges is known for its calm waters and soft sand. Situated on the edge of a harbor in the corner of the city, it gives you the perfect balance between the tranquility of the beach and the invigorating atmosphere of bars and restaurants a few steps away.
19 – Durdle Door, England
Homeland of one of the world’s most famous rock arches, the Durdle Door may be one of the most photographed spots along the Jurassic Coast. The rocky and pebble terrain makes this beach unique, absolutely worthy of an Instagram post.
18- Bal Harbor, Miami, USA
Bal Harbor is a small enclave where you are guaranteed to find a shred of peace and quiet away from the bustling Miami life. Locals recommend visiting this beach early, during sunrise and then you can follow the trail that crosses the entire coastline, to the restaurant area where you can enjoy a nice breakfast.
17- Lanikai Beach, Hawaii, USA
One of Hawaii’s hidden treasures, this beach is one of those rare tourist spots that is enjoyed with the same intensity by the locals. That shows a lot. The sand is fine dust, the crystal clear water and the Mokulua Islands add an unforgettable magic to the background. You may also have the opportunity to enjoy sea turtles while swimming in the waters of the Pacific.
16- Kitsilano Beach, Vancouver, Canada
Also referred to by locals as ‘Kits Beach’ with the pet, number 16 on the list has something for everyone, from extreme water sports to areas designated just for swimmers. On the horizon you can enjoy the city of Vancouver and the surrounding mountains.
15- Cala Gat, Spain
Situated on the outskirts of Cala Ratjada, although small in size, this beach offers a lot. A mix of trees and hilly peaks, crystal clear water and golden sand, certainly make this beach the dream of every user of the social network Instagram.
14- Freedom Beach, Phuket, Thailand
The calm waters that bathe Freedom Beach are the very definition of turquoise. Also known as the ‘Pearl of Phuket’, it hides under a tiny cove surrounded by tropical jungles and tall coconut trees. This beach offers only 2 original restaurants that allow you to enjoy white sand and crystal clear water while trying out the traditional dish, Pad Thai.
13- Cala Goloritzè, Baunei, Italy
A small but very unique beach, Cala Goloritze is characterized by incredible shades of blue and green. Located on the edge of a deep valley created by a landslide in 1962 – this beach is an ideal example of a tourist paradise in Sardinia. A peculiarity of this point is the sport of scuba diving to enjoy the variety of wildlife found in the area.
12- Margate Beach, Kent, England
If you have to describe a classic British seaside place, Margate Beach is just that. This beach offers a tidal pool, amusement park and fast trains. A mix of sea with a little fun with family and friends.
11- Cala Saona, Formentera, Spain
Seen as a scene detached directly from a European postcard, Cala Saona offers visitors a chance to spend the day sunbathing, swimming and before enjoying the nightlife, be part of a dizzying pink sunset, which in the summer in Spain can last up to 10 p.m.
10 – Blue Point Beach, Bali
This is a stunning coral beach and can only be accessed via a secret strait between the hills that surround it. The arduous journey makes this treasure in distant Bali even more enjoyable. The beach offers several naturally formed pools, soft sand and for those who love food, the numerous fish restaurants give you an opportunity to enjoy a traditional dish overlooking the sea where surfers from all over the world sail.
9 – Boulders Beach, Cape Town, South Africa
On this beach you have the opportunity to be surrounded by famous locals – a colony of African penguins. In fact, it is the only place in the world where you can get so close to these special creatures, which is why over 60,000 visitors come to this beach every year. Well, they and the spectacular views by the sea.
8 -Praia do Camilo, Lagos, Portugal
One of the icons of the Algarve, this beach offers golden sand and blue waters, which together represent a photo on Instagram just waiting to be shot. In order to reach the sand, you will have to descend the 200 wooden stairs that meander around the hills in shades of orange.
7- Tenby North, Wales
Tenby North is a piece of Welsh paradise. Surrounded by pastel-colored lodges and rugged hills, the east-facing beach is a place that sucks in the sun naturally so don’t worry, it doesn’t suffer from gray days.
6- Hanauma Bay, Hawaii
One of the most popular tourist destinations on O’ahu Island, in the eastern Honolulu neighborhood, this bay seems to have been taken directly from the famous Disney movie ‘Moana’. In addition to looking beautiful, it is also a place that shows a lot of care for nature becoming the first district in Hawaii to protect and conserve the ecosystem and underwater life.
5- Navagio Beach, Zakynthos, Greece
This fascinating piece of land is known even after in 1983, here was found a ship sunk with smuggled cigarettes. Since then, it is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece, thanks to the giant hills that surround it and the crystal clear waters.
4- Tropea Beach, Calabria, Italy
A classic Italian coastal country with a charm that characterizes the Etruscan Sea. It is also known as the ‘Coast of the Lords’, making it one of the most favorite places for tourists and locals. As you relax on the beach, you are surrounded by dramatic hills, and the historic city you see over this truly epic landscape.
3- Railay Beach, Thailand
Once a quiet fishing village, Railay Beach has now become a world-class tourist attraction. What makes this place even more special is the fact that it is separated from the rest of the continent by a series of steep hills, which means that this beach is only accessible by boat. A beach full of character and white sand, not to be missed.
2 – Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia
One of the biggest attractions in Australia for tourists and locals alike – the crescent-shaped sand at Bondi Beach is positioned favorably, just 7 miles from central Sydney. It takes its name from the Aboriginal word ‘Bondi’ which means ‘water that plows stones’. This destination has both the sea and the city in one.
1- Kelingking Beach, Nusa Penida, Bali
Crowned as the most beautiful beach in the world by this study, Bali Kelingking is only 80 m and for every glorious meter, a total of 4,227 photos were shot. It is no surprise that this destination is most famous when you consider the dinosaur-shaped hills, or the impressive deep blue sea background and the surrounding greenery offered by the tropical plants.