Most Pristine White Sand Beaches in the World!

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For all the beach lovers, there's nothing more mesmerising than a white sand beach. The beach, where the crystal clear water meets the white sand, the sun shining high in the sky, sparkling shore and a margarita in your hand. So here we are, for all the beach lovers with a list of the most beautiful white sand beaches on the planet. Here’s the ultimate list. Have a look…

Here is the list of 12 Most Pristine White Sand Beaches in the World!

1. Anse Source D’Argent, La Digue Island, Seychelles

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Famous for its picturesque views, it is among the most photographed beaches in the world. Covered with around forty feet long palm trees and huge boulders, this beach covers an area of 10 sq km. This beach has shallow water and unique coral reefs.

Things to do: Photoshoot, Boating, Kayaking, Swimming, Snorkelling, Sand Walk, Sunbathe
Best time to visit: May to September

2. Fortune Island, Nasugbu, Philippines

Owned by a former governor of Batangas, it is a resort island of 27 hectares. The island is famous for its turquoise water, white sand, rocky cliffs. In addition to this, the island also has Greecian pillars and statues, which gives the Parthenon-like feeling. If you are an expert in scuba diving and snorkelling, you can do it here without paying any charge. But don’t forget to bring your kit with you. During this activity, you can also see Anemones, Moorish Idols, Trigger Fishes and even remains of ships in the water. There are some rock caves near the beach. You may bid adieu the island while watching the sunset (if you don’t wish to stay at night).

Things to do: Free Snorkelling, Free Scuba Diving, Trekking, Cliff Diving, Astrophotography, Photoshoot, Camping and Bonfire
Best time to visit: November to June 

3. Grace Bay Beach, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands

This picturesque white sand beach with island resorts is blessed with one of the richest marine life. Some of them include Dolphins, Eagle Rays, Hawksbill Turtles, Sting Rays, Reef Sharks, Barracuda, Lionfish, Scorpion Fish, Corals, small fishes and many more.

Things to do: Paddle Boarding, Windsurfing, Swimming, Kayaking, Parasailing, Jet Skiing, Sailing, Snuba Diving, Scuba Diving, Snorkelling, Water Skiing, Ride on a Seaplane, Wake Ride, Banana Boat ride.  
Best time to visit: April and May

4. Elephant Beach, Andaman-nicobar-islands

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With its brilliant coral reefs and alluring cyan waters, the Elephant beach is one of the locations that adds to the beach paradise reputation of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The vivid colour of the water is accentuated by the pure white sands of the beach. This beach is named this because there are Elephants in the forest which were used to transport wooden logs. These Elephants used to roam in the forest as well as on the beach. 

Things to do: Scuba Diving, Trekking, Banana Boating, Swimming, Fishing, Glass Boat Ride, Sea Walk, Snorkelling, Jet Ski
Best time to visit: April to June or November to March


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5. Johnny Cay, San Andres, Colombia

This sea-horse shaped tropical island is famous for its coconut trees, coral formations, marine world, lush green vegetation, shallow water, seafood, reggae music, marine iguanas and of course sugar-white sand. This little paradise is a little crowded but it's worth visiting!

Things to do: Snorkelling, Swimming, Sailing, Diving
Best time to visit: April, May, November, December

6. Whitehaven Beach, Queensland, Australia

This 7 km long beach is world-famous for its bright white sand, lagoons, and turquoise water. This beach is rarely crowded. Sight for a pod of dolphins, baby Lemon Sharks, Lace Monitor Lizard, Crabs, Sea Eagles, It is known that the rocks near the beach do not contain silica, so it is said that the white sand is brought here by the sea currents millions of years ago!

Things to do: Paddle Boating, Kayaking, Beach Sports, Swimming, Camping, BBQ
Best time to visit: September to December

7. Long Beach, Koror Island, Palau

A beach with white sand, turquoise to emerald coloured warm water, palm trees, a stretch of sand, what else do you want? Feel the blue sky, breeze and crystal clear water. Do not miss the white stretch of sand which uncovers at low tide. Sight some Corals, Turtles, Reef Fishes, Sharks, Sea Snakes and many more.

Things to do: Hiking, Swimming, Snorkelling, Diving, Paddleboat, Visit to JellyFish Lake
Best time to visit: November and April

8. Cayo De Agua, Los Roques, Venezuela

White sand, clear water and local lifestyle. Los Roques is a national park and hence nature is protected. This place is so beautiful that even the pictures cannot do justice. This is a perfect place for vacation. This beach and Long beach in Koror Island (Palau) have one thing in common, ie. a long stretch of sand. During a walk on this stretch, you may get to sight some turtles, crabs, starfishes and pods of dolphins too. The marine life includes Jellyfishes, Sting Rays, Dolphins and many more. 

Things to do: Kite Surfing, Snorkelling, Swimming, Sailing, Scuba Diving
Best time to visit: Mid-February to May

9. Milaidhoo Island, Maldives

Planning for a luxurious trip? Looking for an island with rich marine life? There’s no better option than Milaidhoo Island in the Maldives. This island has white sand and emerald water. The island is rich in marine life and the resorts here provide some of the facilities like a glass floor bathroom where you can watch marine life under your feet.  

Things to do: Explore Hanifaru Bay, Fishing, Diving (especially Fluorescent night diving), Kayaking, Snorkelling, Windsurfing, Spa.
Best time to visit: December, January, February

10. Hyams Beach, New South Wales, Australia

This beach has crystal clear water and a rich marine life. You can go for a sand-walk and can get to see a pod of dolphins near the seashore. If you’re lucky you can also spot whales. Get ready to relax on the whitest sand beach of the world, Hyams Beach.

Things to do: Swimming, Snorkelling, Bird Watching, Kayaking, Diving, Surfing, Sailing, Windsurfing, Camping.
Best time to visit: January, February, March, December

11. Bora Bora, French-Polynesia - A colossal cosmos encircled by a mystique lagoon

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Known For : Matira Beach Water Sports in Bora Bora Land activities

This small South-Pacific island is famous for its over-the-water luxurious bungalows, lagoons, soft white sand beaches and clear calm water. It is no wrong in saying it is one of the most romantic and stunning islands in the world. This island has a rich marine life which can be easily observed by snorkelling or scuba diving.  The most interesting thing about this island is that it is an extinct volcano. 

Things to do: Jet skiing, Snorkelling, Swimming, shark Diving, Mountain Climbing and Hiking
Best time to visit: November to April

Best Time: May to October

12. Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Seven Mile Beach or SMB is a beautiful beach which has received “The Caribbean Best Beach”. But this beach’s name is somewhat misleading as the actual length of the beach is 6.3 miles, not 7 miles. There's an endless list of water sports you can enjoy in the Grand Cayman. This beach is also known as the jewel of the Cayman Islands. 

Things to do: Sailing, Fishing, Swimming, Snorkelling, Paddleboat, Kayaking, Parasailing, Wakesurfing, Wakeboarding, Diving, Banana Boat ride, Jet Ski, Flyboarding, Kitesurfing, Helicopter ride, 
Best time to visit: December to May

All these beaches are blessed with fine white powdery sand, marine life, turquoise to emerald waters, luxurious residences and beauty of nature. These beaches are truly a paradise underwater and above the sand. No matter whichever beach you select to go, you’re bound to have an amazing time. So are you ready to take a trip to these destinations with white sand beaches?

This post was published by Jahnvi Sharma

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