The 10 best beaches with the clearest water
Not feeling well? You might need a hit of vitamin sea.
There’s something deeply relaxing about lying in the sand on a well-kept beach, breathing in the salty air, and wading into the clear blue water. You can do that at these 10 spots!
1. The beach on Malcapuya Island in Coron, Philippines
Boracay has a lot of people, but we think Malcapuya Island in Coron is better because it has long stretches of soft, white sand and warm, blue waves. Corals, giant clams, and clownfish are just some of the sea creatures you can see while swimming there. Or, you can just spend a hot weekend lounging on the beach in a sun hat.
Beach called Playa de La Francesa in the Canary Islands, Spain
The beautiful, untouched white sands of this circular beach are on the volcanic island of La Graciosa, which is just off the coast of Lanzarote. The rough waves of the ocean don’t reach the bay, and the beach is peaceful all year. While you lie on the soft sand and listen to the waves, you’ll feel like you’re the only person in the world. But don’t forget to use reef-safe SPF.
3. Beach Kleftiko in Milos, Greece
Even though Kleftiko Beach isn’t a traditional beach, the crystal clear water and amazing white volcanic rock shapes make it a must-see. Keep an eye out for the shine of gold coins. It was said that one of the holes in this old pirate hideout was a treasure chest, but it was never found.
4. Coral Pink Beach in Indonesia’s Komodo National Park
Pantai Merah, also known as “Pink Beach,” in Komodo National Park gets so many compliments on how beautiful it is that it turns pink! The beach is one of the few pink beaches in the world. The colour comes from tiny pieces of red coral mixing with the sand. It looks great as a picture background because it blends in with the sea’s soft, shimmering blue. It’s the perfect place to travel and look great on Instagram.
5. Anse Coco Beach, Seychelles, La Digue
Anse Coco is only reachable by a 20-minute walk through a green forest. Other than a small bar that sells coconuts, the island’s natural beauty is left alone. At the end of the beach, there is a natural pool where you can swim while being surrounded by wild palm trees and the sound of the ocean waves. Your dream spa vacation has finally come true!
6. The Diablo Island in Guna Yala, Panama
It’s true that Devil’s Island, also known as Isla Diablo, is a piece of heaven that fell to earth—or rather, into the clear Caribbean Sea. You’d want to spend all time swimming with dolphins in its clear blue waters and discovering its stunning, well-kept coral reefs.
7. The beach at Heron Island in the Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Heron Island is a World Heritage site and a coral cay that is always green. It is part of the Great Barrier Reef. Divers come to the island all year long because it has so many great places to dive—over twenty of them! People who visit the island must also see the places where Pacific Green Turtles lay their eggs, but the clear, electric-blue ocean waters around it are the real gem!
8. Waimea Bay Beach, Hawaii’s Oʻahu Island
Pacific winter storms cause 40-foot waves that attract a lot of reckless surfers. In the summer, the waves go down almost completely, leaving behind a calm, peaceful scene. You can often see sea turtles from the top of The Big Rock at Waimea Bay Beach because the water is so clear. But don’t go down to join them—fail!
9. Spaggia la Pelosa, Italy; Sardinia
One of the most beautiful beaches in Europe is La Pelosa Beach in the northwest of Sardinia. It has shallow, turquoise water and stunning views of the Asinara rocks. You can take a kayak and go exploring the nearby islets or paddle out to the 16th-century Pelosa Tower.
10. The Maldives’ Halaveli Beach
There would be no such thing as a list of the best beaches without the Maldives. Even though every island is different, Halaveli is one of our dream vacation spots because of its bright blue, clear water that is only knee-deep. In the Ari Atoll, it is close to a number of underwater pinnacles that are great for scuba diving and are home to large groups of marine life.
On these 10 beautiful beaches, you can wade out into the water and see your feet moving through the sand. You might even see some sea life. What are you doing if you haven’t already packed your clothes and hats?