With white sands, cozy lounge chairs, calming waters and sunshine, a beach day is a day well spent in any destination. Though there are plenty to set down your towel at, here are five must-visit beaches to experience around the world.
1. Impanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
With a signature serpentine boardwalk, areas for volleyball and football (or soccer, as we say here in the U.S.), a mountainous backdrop and even an eponymous song from the ’60s, Impanema Beach is definitely a must-visit for anyone in Rio who’s looking for some sun.
Stroll along the boardwalk on our tours that visit Brazil
2. Marina Grande Beach on the Amalfi Coast, Italy
The cliffside beaches of the Amalfi Coast offer up quintessential Mediterranean retreats—think boldly striped sun umbrellas, pastel villas perched on surrounding hillsides, and nearby walking paths to take in the spectacular views.
Relax on this beach during your free time on our Amalfi Coast tours
3. Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia
Named for the Aboriginal word for “water breaking over rocks,” this Australian gem has become a hub for beach sports, including surfing, volleyball, and even life-saving competitions.
Experience on of Australia's most iconic beaches on our Australia tours
4. St James Beach in Cape Town, South Africa
Small but historic, St James Beach is best known for its Crayola-colored beach huts and relaxing tidal pools. Plus, Surfers’ Corner, part of Cape Town’s more famous Muizenberg Beach, is just a walk away.
Snap photos and make memories at this unique beach on our South Africa tours
5. Natadola Beach, Fiji
Located on Viti Levu, Fiji’s largest island, Natadola Beach is the ideal setting for snorkeling, surfing, and even horseback riding (locals often bring their horses to the shore to offer travelers seaside walks).
Extend your trip on our Australia & New Zealand tours to visit this crystal clear beach by adding an extension to your tour.
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