The ocean covers most parts of the world, so you can imagine that there are many amazing beaches yet to be explored. Some beaches are plain, but there are also beaches with unique features that you won’t find anywhere. If your dream is to see the world, you should definitely include some beach destinations in your trip. The following are the 4 best beach vacation spots in the world.
1. Bathsheba Beach
Bathsheba Beach, also known as Soup Bowl, is a surfing beach with lots of rough waves on Barbados’ west coast. Every year, there will be a surfing competition which attracts local and international surfers. The beach is also known for its rock formations. Every day, many big size volcanic rocks will wash up the shore. The most famous boulder is Bathsheba Rock. There are lots of red flags, so it is not a safe place to swim. It is also not a good place for walking by the beach as it has seaweeds that reach as tall as 5 feet. However, it is a good place for enjoying the sea scenery and cool breeze.
2. Bahia de la Chiva
Bahia de la Chiva is a long white sandy beach that stretches with very blue water in Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico. The US Navy that used to occupy it gives it the name Blue Beach. They are lots of safe swimming spots, but it is not the place for performing body surfing activities. You can drive a four-wheel drive all the way into the water up to a certain distance. If you dive under the water with snorkeling equipment, you will get to see a stingray, pufferfish, clownfish, and corals. There is no restroom, food vendor, or shop that rent lounge.
3. Seven Mile Beach
Seven Mile Beach is a crescent shape sandy beach that measures more than 6.3 miles long on Grand Cayman Island. The expansive beach offers plenty of spaces for performing activities like strolling, building a sandcastle, sun tanning, and watching the ocean scenery. There are a few small reefs, for example, Cemetery Reefs, where snorkelers can explore various marine creatures. If you are hungry, you can grab some refreshments at the food vendors on the beach. There is also a wide array of water sports you can do at Seven Mile Beach, including banana boat, paddle boat, jet ski, and wade in the water.
4. Catedrais Beach
Catedrais Beach is a beach with cliff formations that resemble arches in Lugo, Spain. The natural arches that reach as high as 30 meters are a reminder of giant Cathedrals’ buttresses. It is said that the sound made by the wind passing through the arches is similar to the sound from a church organ. During high tide, you can wander on top of the cliffs and get a good view of the seascape. If you want to climb the cliff, make sure you have experience in rock climbing and wear good shoes to prevent slipping. When it is low tide, you will see the cliff’s actual size and explore the big sea caves.