Who doesn’t love the beach? Nevada is lucky enough to be close to California, home to some of the best beaches in the world, but even they don’t compare to some of the beaches below. If you are looking for a vacation spot and feel like doing it big, the following places are for you.
US News ranks Bali as the #1 beach in the entire world, and it is easy to see why. Located in Asia, Bali is quite a flight from Las Vegas but is worth every second. The beautiful beaches of Bali are a part of Indonesia and are home to around 4 million year round residents. There are a number of 5 star resorts located near or on the beach. There are some for families, couples, and everything in between, so Bali is a good vacation option for anyone. It can be expensive, but if you plan on indulging a bit Bali is a great vacation spot.
Camps Bay Beach
Located in South Africa, Camps Bay Beach is one of the most unique beaches that will make our list. For starters, it is located in Africa and borders the Atlantic Ocean, like the Jersey Shore beaches in America do. However, Camps Bay Beach is just a little bit nicer! Part of what makes Camps Bay Beach so great is the unusual location and surrounding scenery. It is less than ten minutes from the large city of Cape Town, South Africa. You get the best of both worlds with the big city and the beach setting. There are also beautiful mountains that border the beach. The Twelve Apostles mountain range makes for some unbelievable views as the combination of beach and mountain can be found few other places in the world.
Makena Beach is located in Maui, Hawaii. It is the only beach located in America on our list and there is really nothing close to it in the mainland U.S. The beach is located in Makena State Park and is the largest beach in all of Maui. It is a classic Hawaii beach like the ones you have seen in pictures, complete with mountainous terrain far off in the distance. If you enjoy the water and like to surf, Makena Beach is for you. The waves on the beach are some of the best in the world making it one of the best places to surf or boogie board. If you are looking to go to a beach like the ones you see on TV without leaving the United States, Makena Beach is the best option.
Trunk Bay Beach
Trunk Bay Beach offers some things that few beaches do. Located in the U.S. Virgin Islands, it is one of the closer beaches to home on our list. What makes Trunk Bay unique is the massive coral reef located just off the shore. There are a plethora of fish and other under water species to see in the beautiful coral reef. You can snorkel out to the reef and get a once in a lifetime view of everything that is happening in the still active coral reef. Beach goers can even rent the snorkeling equipment right on Trunk Bay Beach. The beach is a popular spot for cruise ships to stop and drop passengers off for a day on the island. The water is some of the cleanest in the world, which only makes the coral reef that much more breathtaking.
If you are a beach person you have to check out some of the beaches above. As great as California beaches may be, they hardly compare to these beaches around the world. So the next time you are looking to take a big vacation, don’t forget about these incredible beaches!