Anse Source d'Argent beach La Digue Island Seychelles, a couple of men and women walking at the beach at a luxury vacation. a couple swimming in the turqouse colored ocean during summer holidays

What are the most beautiful beach destinations around the world?

With summer in full swing, you may be looking for an exciting destination to book a holiday to. The world is filled with beautiful beaches for you to relax and unwind on, giving you a well-earned break from the trials and tribulations of everyday life.

Beach holidays are one of the most popular types with plenty of Brits opting for them. With so many to choose from, you may be looking for some inspiration before booking your next getaway to a glamorous coastline.

Our guide looks at some of the best options and how you can enjoy them to the maximum. Read on to find out more.


Greece is a top destination for UK holidaymakers and consists of thousands of islands. Crete is perhaps the most beautiful and has a whole host of stunning white sand shores to enjoy the sun on. Once you’re done at the beach, taste local Greek dishes like gyros and get lost in the vibrant nightlife.

Some must-visit beaches on the island of Crete include:

  • Elafonissi Beach
  • Balos Lagoon
  • Vai Beach


Seychelles is an archipelago with 115 islands and is the smallest African country. Many of these islands boast incredible coastlines that invite rest and relaxation. Thrill-seekers will have water sports opportunities with the crystal-clear seas offering ideal windsurfing and jet skiing conditions.

This country also boasts plenty of luxury accommodation options, making it ideal for a break away from work with the whole family.

If Seychelles is your chosen beach destination, consider the following beaches:

  • Anse Source d’Argent
  • Anse Lazio
  • Beau Vallon


Hop on a long-haul flight across the globe to experience Australia. Tourism here is expected to continue growing in the next five years and the beautiful beaches are a must-visit for anyone entering the country.

Many are famed for their surfing game but you can easily spend a day topping up your tan or building sandcastles with the kids. The rest of your time will be spent exploring fascinating urban areas and wildlife reserves.

Visit these famous coastlines for an experience to remember:

  • Whitehaven Beach
  • Bondi Beach
  • Cable Beach

How can I get the most out of my beach day? 

Getting the most out of your beach holiday is straightforward when you follow these tips:

  • Hire a yacht and sail the seas at your own pace
  • Stay protected from the sun with creams, a hat and shade
  • Bring toys for the kids, so you can enjoy a moment to yourself
  • Pack a snack bag and cooler filled with refreshing beverages
  • Get to the beach early to get a great spot
  • Take a speaker and listen to your favourite tunes while relaxing