The 39 Most Beautiful Beaches in the World
From a sublime stretch of remote Scottish coastline to the euphoria-inducing sands of Tulum in Mexico, these breathtaking beaches alone are worth the journey
The elements that determine the most beautiful beaches in the world likely vary by traveler. Some yearn for the sugary sand and crystal waters of the Caribbean, while others seek the unique beauty of lush foliage and water-worn rock formations dotting parts of the Mediterranean coast. No matter your specific beach taste, it’s safe to say that the aesthetics of the landscape play a big role in the enjoyment of a day sprawled on the shoreline. Below, AD travels to 39 of the planet’s best beaches, each possessing unparalleled characteristics that make visiting them a bucket list experience.