The World’s Top Beaches

retirement and beach vacations

If there is a heaven for me, I’m sure it has a beach attached to it. ~ Jimmy Buffett

The following are ten great beaches:
retirement bahamas Pink Sands Beach, Harbour Island, Bahamas Pink Sands Beach, stretching three-mile and 100 feet wide in some spots, provides fine rosy colored sand and shallow calm warm blue waters. The area provides excellent diving, fishing and boating and the reefs provide safe swimming and snorkeling. Many of the hotels and resorts provide dining overlooking the beach as well as various water sport activities and horseback riding.
Retirement Thailand Maya Bay, Ko Phi Phi, Thailand Maya Bay, part of a little island near Ko Phi Phi, includes a small white sand beach that can only be visited by boat. The 1300 foot beach is situated on a quiet crystal clear blue water bay surrounded by mangroves and limestone walls blanketed by dense foliage. It is a popular snorkeling, swimming and diving spot and was chosen by Danny Boyle for his 2000 movie “The Beach”.
Retirement Australia Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island, Australia Whitehaven beach can only be reached by boat which limits the number of visitors and makes it ideal for anyone seeking tranquility. The beautiful white beach melds into the calm, surfless blue sea making swimming an easy and peaceful experience. Whitsunday Island is part of the Great Barrier Reef providing opportunities to dive and explore the spectacular coral reefs and view local turtles and tropical fish.
Retirement Hawaii Lanikai Beach, HawaiiLanikai is one of world’s most scenic beaches with a beautiful half mile white sand beach surrounded by tropical plants and palm trees. A coral reef near the shore produces a calm surf and deep blue green clear water. Because of the popularity of the beach with tourists it is best to visit the beach on weekdays.Lanikai Beach is also a top location for watching the moon rise over the Mokuluas islands.
Retirement Seychelles Anse Source d’Argent, La Digue, SeychellesThe Anse Source d’Argent beach is located on the island of Digue which is one of 115 islands in an archipelago in the Indian Ocean. The pink and white sands of this beach and the calm waters, protected by a reef, make it one of the most spectacular beaches in the world. Large granite boulders surrounding the beach further enhance the dramatic views of the island. The Seychelles was once thought to be the location of the Garden of Eden for good reason.