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Winter reigns over Germany and the thermometer falls well below 0 degrees at night. On these freezing cold days one can only dream of more sun and azure sea, right? Do you want to travel in the next few weeks and escape the long and usually snowy winter in this country? Then we have the best travel destinations for a romantic winter holiday in the sun ready for you. Here are 50 stunning images of the world's most beautiful beaches that should motivate you to take a long-distance trip. There is no excuse not to book a beach holiday even in winter. Most Germans travel over the holidays to combat winter depression. Maybe you too?
Lanikai Beach, Hawaii awaits its guests! Here you will find some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
If you really need a getaway then your mind is most likely wandering from one destination to another where the sun shines brightly, in most cases all year round. Do you want to sit on an exotic tropical beach like Fiji or Bora Bora, sipping a cool drink and contemplating the deep blue sea?
This scenario does not have to be just a utopia, because we will show you exactly the places where you can spend your romantic and eventful winter holiday.
Hanalei Bay, Hawaii - the dream bay of the best surfers in the world.
- Some of the most beautiful beaches in the world are in Hawaii
Hawaii has some of the best beaches in the world, especially when it comes to swimming and surfing. The temperatures on the volcanic islands are consistently high, which is why the water in the Pacific is pleasantly warm and crystal clear. These natural conditions have made Hawaii one of the most popular travel destinations in the world in all seasons. In the first photo you can see Lanikai Beach, which is located on the northeast coast of Oahu Island. Due to the offshore coral reef, the water at this beach is super calm all year round, making it ideal for swimming and diving as well as sailing and windsurfing. The second picture shows Hanalei Bay, the dream bay of the world's best surfers. There are the best conditions for this sport here - perfect surf and constantly high waves!
Punalu'u Beach, Hawaii is known for its black sand.
- Best Beaches in Florida and California
Florida is called the “Sunshine State” in English, and with good reason, of course. The weather here is just lovely all year round, especially for us Europeans in the winter months, otherwise it's too hot. Visitors are primarily drawn to the beautiful long stretches of sandy beaches, particularly on the east coast of this promontory jutting into the Atlantic. Tourists can find first-class accommodation in the numerous hotels and resorts. There are still almost unlimited sports and entertainment options available to you. In addition, Florida has a varied nature - you can admire picturesque river deltas, wonderful underwater world and swamp landscapes, so something suitable for every taste and style.
Siesta Key, Florida - one of the most popular travel destinations in the world.
The picture above shows the impressive Siesta Key beach in Florida. Located near downtown Sarasota, it's regularly ranked among the most beautiful beaches not only in Florida but in the world because of its soft white quartz sand (which stays cool even when the temperature rises). The beach is wide and long enough to find a quiet spot. The warm, clear water invites you to swim and dive.
Miami Beach - Florida
Miami is one of the most popular travel destinations in Florida. At the beautiful beaches of Miami you can get a nice tan during the day and have endless fun at night. Because South Beach's clubs attract world-renowned DJs and the beaches are full of attractive people. So this makes it a hub for night owls and beach lovers.
Sanibel Island - Florida
Sanibel Island is an understated spot on Florida's west coast known for its beautiful seashells. People come from all over to make Sanibel Stoop. Local islanders call it tourists' urge to scour the beaches for unique nautical finds.
Pensacola Beach - Florida
Choosing a beach in Florida likes one be a difficult task as they all look attractive and inviting. But Pensacola is one of the more affordable cities in this sunny state. Award-winning Pensacola Beach is just 20 minutes from downtown. There are also cozy places for lunch nearby.
Mission Beach - California
From the south east coast of the USA we fly straight west towards the Golden State! That's what the Americans call California. Here on the west coast we also find some beautiful beaches worth seeing, first and foremost Mission Beach. The place is ideal for a family-friendly holiday. There are miles of beaches patrolled by lifeguards. Plus, the water here is calm, making it perfect for avid swimmers and divers. However, on a cloudy day there are countless other attractions nearby, such as a visit to the San Diego Zoo.
Carmel Beach - California
Carmel Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in California. However, dogs are only allowed on a leash here. There's also beach volleyball and even wood fire pits where you can meanwhile sip cheese and wine while you watch and admire the sunset.
Santa Monica, California
Santa Monica Beach, for example, is one of Los Angeles County's prettiest strands, and its iconic pier is well known across the state. In addition to a large amusement park, you will also find an aquarium, a historic carousel and food vendors here.
Eagle Beach, Aruba -indescribable Caribbean flair
- Breathtaking most beautiful beaches in the world are in the Caribbean
However, the Caribbean is described as a wonderful piece of land in the middle of the sea. Because of this, it is the epitome of paradise for the sun-seeking tourist. Numerous small and larger islands offer visitors the most beautiful beaches in the world. We have listed some of them for you below.
One of Aruba's best beaches is Eagle Beach, known for its wide stretches of soft white sand. However, if you feel like being active, you can go kayaking or paddle-boarding. After your workout, you'll be sure to cool off in the Caribbean Sea.
Trunk Bay, US Virgin Islands
trunk Bay is considered one of the best beaches in the US Virgin Islands and is the pride of St. John, next to one of the top Caribbean islands, according to Travel & Leisure. This spectacular beach is located in the Virgin Islands National Park and is known for its azure waters, soft white sand and 225-metre underwater trail. In short, a diver's paradise!
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
The island of Bora Bora is famous for its breathtakingly beautiful beaches. Furthermore, vacation seekers will find calm azure waters and shallow lagoons, so you can spend hours lounging on the beach.
Nassau's beaches are spectacular, but the real draw of this Bahamian island is the diving, during which visibility can reach 100 feet. The best things to explore here include Trinity Cave and the Blue Hole, a deep natural hole with huge schools of fish.
Culebra, Puerto Rico
This small island, 25 km off the east coast of Puerto Rico, has no big resorts or fancy restaurants. There are some amazing diving opportunities off the beaches in the Luis Peña Channel Nature Reserve. Keep an eye out for stingrays and sea turtles.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
This Mexican resort town appeals to everyone from couples to spring breakers. However, they all appreciate that Puerto Vallarta's many bars and clubs are always busy. Besides, for the sports fans, there are also many water sports available here, including banana boat rides and gliding.
Long Bay Beach, Turks and Caicos Islands
Turks and Caicos Islands are renowned for their world class fishing. The waters around the island chain are filled with blue marls, making it perfect for year-round fishing. Nevertheless, passionate swimmers are also in the right place here.
Harrismith Beach, Barbados
This hidden beach gem on the island of Barbados is the perfect place for a secluded day of rest and relaxation. To get there, though, you have to descend a set of stone steps that cut into a cliff overlooking the sea was hewn. As soon as you arrive, enjoy complete relaxation with Caribbean flair.
Now scroll down through the whole picture gallery and you will find other most beautiful beaches, which are among the most sought-after travel destinations in the world in all seasons. Surely you could easily choose your next vacation spot!
Most Beautiful Beaches in the World - Pinney's Beach, Nevis in the Caribbean
Gulf Shores, Alabama
Horseshoe Bay Beach, Bermuda
Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida
Copacabana - the most famous beach in Brazil
Seminyak - popular beach in Indonesia
Makena Beach, Hawaii
Seven Mile Beach in the Cayman Islands
Railay Beach, Thailand
Playa Juanillo, Dominican Republic