10 most epic beaches on Earth (Part II)
Baia Dos Porcos, Brazil: No. 6 is Baia Dos Porcos on Brazil's Fernando de Noronha Islands, about 320 km from the mainland. There are an average of 258 sunny days here per year. The beach is also highly rated for its pristine beauty, location and the quality of sand and water. Tourists can easily take a plane from cities like Recife, Natal or Fortaleza to come here. Not only is it famous for the beautiful beach, the archipelago is home to many rare animals protected by Unesco. Photo: Mauriciotravels.
Playa Paraiso, Tulum, Mexico: Playa Paraiso in Tulum, Mexico comes in at number 7. The beach, a stone's throw from preserved Mayan ruins, has 290 days on sunshine per year, on average. The beach, easily accessible from the resort city of Cancún, scored a perfect 10 for sand and water quality, a 9 for sheer untouched beauty and an 8 for remoteness. Blogger Amber Mamian writes: 'Gorgeous aqua blue water and pristine white sand combine to create the most amazing beach imaginable.'
Hyams beach, Australia: The beach, about a three-hour drive from both Sydney and Canberra, scored a perfect 10 for sheer untouched beauty, a 9 for sand and water quality and an 8 for remoteness. The beach enjoys, on average, 251 days of sunshine per year. Jemma York of Academy Travel writes: 'Hyams Beach had the whitest sand I’ve ever seen against a beautiful backdrop. I almost couldn’t believe it to be true.
Hidden Beach, Mexico: Hidden is Mexico's second beach in the top 10 most beautiful beaches in the world and occupies the 9th place. Hidden is also called Playa del Amor or beach of love, located in Islas Marietas, on the Pacific coast of Mexico. The beach gets 10 points for stunning views and 8 points for sand and water quality, and the beach has an average of 299 sunny days per year. This place is like a secret paradise with special water chambers, attracting visitors from all over the world. Photo: Tourismontheedge.
Trunk Bay, Virgin Islands, USA: The 10th place is Trunk Bay in the Virgin Islands. The beach gets 10 points for its charming landscape as well as sand and water quality. However, compared to the other beaches on the list, the number of sunny days of Trunk is less, only about 140 days per year. It possesses the breathtaking scenery along with 8 km of sand stretches, and is also ideal for snorkeling. Photo: Flightnetwork.
By: Christina Baker