Here is the second part of the Expat hub’s look at some of the best and most famous beaches in the world.
1. Whitehaven, Australia
Quite possibly the cleanest beach in the world Whitehaven is made up of more than four kilometres of so clean it squeaks sand. To maintain this standard of perfection all visitors to the area have to register with tour guides to gain access and then they can only stay for a few hours at a time.
2. Boulders Beach, South Africa
If you love penguins then this is the place for you. A colony of 3,000 jackass penguins live in the area and you can spot them waddling along the beach and taking a dip in the sea. The beach is located in the table mountain national park and is a big tourist destination for visitors to South Africa.
3. Normandy Beaches, France
The Beaches of Normandy may not be a good place to go for a tan or a swim but they are the most important beaches in modern history, for it was on the morning of June 6th 1944 that thousands of Allied soldiers launched their crusade to liberate Europe from the Nazis. It was the landings at the beaches code-named Utah, Gold, Omaha, Sword and Juno that led to the end of World War Two. Visitors can retrace the fateful landings at the five D-day beaches, which are still referred to by their invasion code names. Moving memorials and small World War II museums dot the area.
4. Elafonisi Beach, Greece
Elafonisi is located on the Greek island of Crete and is regularly regarded as one of the best beaches in the whole of Greece. The colours of the beach range from the pearl white and pinks of its sands to the milky blue of its warm sea. The beach itself is on a separate islet which is connected to the mainland via a shallow reef that can be crossed at low tide. In effect it is a paradise.
5. Myrtos beach, Cephalonia (Kefalonia), Greece
Located on the Ionian island of Cephalonia, Myrtos has often described as the one of the most dramatic beaches in Greece with its mile-and-a-half long arc of dazzling white pebbles, Myrtos has been voted the best beach in Greece a total of twelve times. The beach was made famous for its appearance in the film Captain Corelli’s Mandolin.