My List of 10 To-Visit Beaches Abroad

Beaches. Waters. Sands. I’m not a great fan of water. Maybe because I feel vulnerable when I’m bombarded by it. So when it rains, you’ll find me staring at it in annoyance. When I pass by a puddle, I skirt it and curse anyone who splashes. When I’m near a pool or the beach, I make sure I’m careful enough not to be around people who can dunk me into the water.

Nevertheless, there is something about beaches that pulls me to them. There is a sense of calm that comes with sitting on the beachside, watching the waters, or walking through the shallow waters just so that your ankles get a taste of the blues. And because of this, you can find me staring at beautiful pictures of beaches, of waterfalls and of large hotels with glistening pools. Especially Santorini, my dream destination that I had the absolute pleasure of visiting last year. I seem to look at dreamily at the white and blue walls as well as the blue waters that twinkle in the backdrop.

So instead on going on and on about the white walls, let me focus on the sandy floors and the tempting blue waters, where one does not have an option but to wade into them, even if it is just to test them. India has some very beautiful beaches and I have covered all those that I would love to visit. Now it is time for me to spread my wings and fly over those that wait for me abroad.

So here are the top ten beaches that are on my must-visit list. I’ll let the pictures do the talking.

#10 – Venice Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA: I’d visited Los Angeles on my trip to the United States three years ago, but due to time constraints, couldn’t visit this beach. Here’s hoping that another chance will present itself to me to travel there and to experience the atmosphere that it is so famous for.

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Picture Courtesy: venicebeachsuites.com.

#9 – South Beach, Miami, Florida, USA: I’ve visited this one and I’m so, so glad! The combination of the sparkling white sands and the blue, blue waters is one that I’m not going to forget in a hurry. Here’s a look at a picture that I took when I visited this beach.

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#8 – Secluded Beach, Furore, Amalfi, Italy: Italy is a gorgeous, gorgeous country, and there is no two ways about it. So when a secluded beach from the Amalfi Coast popped up in my search, enclosed by mountains and just a thin entrance/exit via water on one end, it blew my mind and ended up on this list.

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Picture Courtesy: Pinterest.

#7 – Key Biscayne, Miami, Florida, USA: I’ve been to Miami, but again, due to time constraints and due to having been a little under the weather in this city, I couldn’t visit Key Biscayne. And this remains a regret that I hope to rectify soon.

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Picture Courtesy: keybiscaynemiami.com.

#6 – Paradise Beach, Mykonos, Greece: Oh yes! I’ve been here! Here’s a picture from the time that Paradise Beach took my breath away. The sparkling waters of Greece, coupled with the gorgeous people milling around and relaxing, spun my head like that totem from ‘Inception’. Someday, I’d love to go back there and experience that atmosphere again.

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#5 – Tahiti, French Polynesia: There are those places that feature on your list solely because of the gut feeling within you that says, ‘Oh I have to visit this place!’ Tahiti is one such place, though that gut feeling also tells me that this beach will give me an experience that no other beach possibly can.

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Picture Courtesy: alterra.cc.

#4 – St. Lucia, Caribbean Islands: Another of those gut feeling beaches. Just look at this picture that had me hooked and you’ll see why I am so taken with this place.

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Picture Courtesy: stlucianewsonline.com.

#3 – Phi Phi Island, Thailand: Ah. Thailand. The country that is known for its promiscuity, but you’ll only hear of it in a subtle manner. But then, it has some pretty stunningly romantic scenes that no other country can offer you. Phi Phi Island is home to such beaches that will leave you goggling in a stupor.

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Picture Courtesy: mythailandtours.com.

#2 – Whitehaven Beach, Australia: What would you expect from a country that gave you the stunners called the Hemsworth brothers, Chris and Liam? Yes, there are those reports of animals laying claim to all they lay eyes on. But hey. Is that such a bad price to pay if in the end you get to visit the wonders like this beach down under? 😉

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Picture Courtesy: letstravelmag.com.

#1 – Baros, Maldives: Maldives is one of the most romantic destinations to exist on Earth. And with the beaches with thatched enclosures overlooking the sands and waters that say hi to the stunning horizon, it’s no wonder Baros figures on this list. Soon, I tell myself. Soon, I will visit this place and make it mine. Soon.

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Picture Courtesy: maldivesexclusive.com.

But until the beautiful sands beckon me over in reality, I’ll have to live and get by, by just looking at the enthralling pictures. And the best part of the wait is that I don’t mind it. I don’t mind it at all. 🙂

Which are the beaches outside of India that you would like to visit? Let me know in the comments below. I’d love to hear from you! 🙂

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