Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Top Ten breathtaking beaches

Radhanagar Beach, Havelock Island, India
Radhanagar Beach, Havelock Island, India
Havelock Island, with an area of 113.93 km2, is the largest of the islands which comprise Ritchie’s Archipelago a chain of islands to the east of Great Andaman in the Andaman Islands. Havelock is situated 57 km North East of Capital City Port Blair. The population numbered 5,354 as of the census of 2001.[1]
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Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Islands, Australia
Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Islands, Australia
Whitsunday Island is the largest island in the Whitsunday group of islands located off the coast of Central Queensland, Australia. Whitehaven Beach was rated as the top Eco Friendly Beach in the world by CNN.com in July 2010.[1] The island should not be confused with Pinaki in the Tuamotu group which was named “Whitsunday Island” by Samuel Wallis in 1767.
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Siesta Key Public Beach, Florida, US
Siesta Key Public Beach, Florida, US
Siesta Beach (sometimes known as Siesta Key Beach) is a beach located on Siesta Key, Florida, United States. The sand is 99% pure quartz, soft and cool on the feet.[1]
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Pink Sands Beach, Bahamas, Caribbean
Pink Sands Beach, Bahamas, Caribbean
Harbour Island is famous for its pink sand beaches, which are found all along the east side of the island. The island is accessible by airplane through North Eleuthera Airport, followed by a short water taxi ride from neighbouring North Eleuthera. Harbour Island is a popular vacation destination for Americans. Known as Briland to the locals, Harbour Island is colourful with English Colonial-style buildings and flower lined streets. Harbour Island is part of the Out Islands of the Bahamas.
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Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach), Zakynthos, Greece
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach), Zakynthos, Greece
Navagio Beach (Greek: Ναυάγιο), or Shipwreck Beach, is an exposed cove, sometimes referred to as ‘Smugglers Cove’, on the coast of Zakynthos, in the Ionian Islands of Greece. It has been so named since 1983, when the alleged smuggler ship Panagiotis was wrecked on the beach while transporting cigarettes.[1]
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Lanikai Beach, Hawaii, US
Lanikai Beach, Hawaii, US
Lanikai Beach is located in Lanikai, a neighborhood within Kailua, on the windward coast of Oahu, Hawaii. This small 0.5 mile beach has been constantly ranked among the best beaches in the world.[1] Adjacent to Lanikai Beach is a primarily upper-class residential area, because of this it is only accessible through public beach access paths. Although the beach itself is public property, it is not state land and is not a county beach park like many beaches in Hawaii. There is no public parking lot and the area lacks facilities like restrooms, showers or lifeguards.[2]
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Grace Bay, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
Grace Bay, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
As recently as 1964, Providenciales did not have a single wheeled vehicle. Following in the footsteps of Club Med, the island’s first large hotel and casino complex opened in 1984 and touched off a development boom. Provo is now the most tourist-oriented and developed of the Turks and Caicos Islands, boasting many resort hotels and an 18-hole golf course. The island has recently become popular with retirees from around the world, kindling a boom of residential development. Grace Bay has seen many luxury condos built on its shores, however the settlements of Turks Islanders still provide a local flair to the island.
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Eagle Beach, Aruba, Caribbean
Eagle Beach, Aruba, Caribbean
Eagle Beach is a beach and neighborhood of Oranjestad, Aruba. The neighborhood is famous for its many low-rise resorts and wide public beach.[1] It has soft white sand and has been rated one of the best beaches in the world. It is one of two beaches in Aruba that allow nudity, the other being Baby Beach.[citation needed]
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Bamboo Island, Koh Phi Phi Don, Thailand
Bamboo Island, Koh Phi Phi Don, Thailand
Phi Phi Don was initially populated by Muslim fishermen during the late 1940s, and later became a coconut plantation. The Thai population of Phi Phi Don remains more than 80% Muslim. The actual population however, if counting laborers, especially from the north-east, from the mainland is much more Buddhist these days. The population is between 2,000 to 3,000 people (2013).
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Anse Lazio, Praslin Island, Seychelles
Anse Lazio, Praslin Island, Seychelles
Anse Lazio is a beach situated in the northwest of Praslin Island, Seychelles, considered by Lonely Planet to be the best beach on Praslin, and one of the best in the archipelago.[1] Located to the north east of Madagascar, east of Zanzibar and south of Socotra, in the middle of the Indian Ocean, it has clear, pure waters, great snorkeling and swimming and a wide horizon line that is known to bring in the main part of Praslin’s tourism during the year. –WiKiPedia..
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