Beaches of the World Portal - The beach bums explaining the proper beaches on the planet.

      My list of favorite beaches on the planet, and a few in the queue for me to test., Then I have 396 types of Beaches, with explanations to help you find your type of beach.

“Don't grow up too quickly, lest you forget how much you love the beach.”
-- Michelle Held


Beaches of the World Portal - The beach bums explaining the proper beaches on the planet.

Top 10 Beaches

Top 10 Beaches - Links to sites of best beaches on the planet.

Types of Beaches

I have listed 396 types of Beaches on the planet, this number is growing, this list is a from a Beach Pro.

Copa Cabana Beach Rio de Janero Brazil

Best Bikini Beach - Copa Cabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro Brazil

Pranang Cave Beach Railey Beach Krabi

What is the Most Beautiful Beach on the Planet?
    Pranang Cave Beach near Krabi, Thailand

The Myth of the Deserted Island with a Beach
     Beaches are for activities - I want to start with the best advice possible about Beaches, I know there is the cliché idea that you want a deserted beach, where life is peaceful, tranquil and you can watch beautiful sunsets. For 99 percent of you, that is great for about two hours and you are doing anything to relieve the boredom, please focus on the activities you do at the beach. There are 1000's of deserted beaches, what you do on the beach is what is important.

Good Beaches have:
1. Clean Sand
2. Water that is clear
3. Sunsets or Sunrises of beauty
4. Dry sand to lie on when sunbathing
5. People, an empty beach is empty because it has an inherent problem.
6. Showers on Beach
7. Volleyball, Soccer, Fut-ball or Cricket
8. Water that is safe for old people or young children to swim. (Tourist Beach)

Good Beaches do not have:
1. Dune Buggies or 4 Wheel Drives
2. Stereo systems so loud you cannot talk
3. Roped off areas that stop you from walking down the beach, for example a resort will not allow you to walk past.
4. The beach will not allow you private chairs, you must rent a chair from the owner of the land in front. (Tourist Trap Beach.)
5. A beach with Black Soil or Dirt is not a good beach.

Best Sunset Beach Palolem, Goa India

Best Sunset and Soccer on the Beach is Palolem Beach in Goa, India

      How to find a great beach, the only way close to helpful is the site called "," the reason is this, young people surf, have energy and create a good environment for bikinis. However, the problem with is they want waves, and if there are no waves, they do not care, or the waves could be dangerous for you.

      When you read too much of Cliché Words - Wonderful, Breathtaking, Awesome, Best, Top, etc. think to yourself,
"They are trying to sell me something."
      There is no perfect beach, and if a web page is too good, then try to find a better page with truthful opinions to help you, in this world you can spend 1000's of dollars to visit a beach, and this is just Marketing, the beach can really suck. They know this, tourist do not spend 1000's of dollars to go to a Beach, and then go home and say to friends, "I was really stupid, I bought this package deal to a horrible beach."
--- Here is the problem, tourist will not admit when there are problems, information is skewed to the point of dishonesty.

Andy's Collection of Best Beaches on the Planet
    --- (Heard) --- means I need to go check, and good sources say the Beach is good, I heard it was great.

       Daytona Beach - A parade of girls and cars on the beach, they drive here on the beach, at spring break this is a Bikini Paradise.
Del Mar in California - Watch the surfers and feel younger.
Fort Lauderdale in front of the Button Bar
Myrtle Beach

     Sihanouk - Small beach, many men bring girls here for the weekend from Phom Phen, there are many French Expats.

Cote d'Ivoire
     Grand Bassam Beach - On the weekend this beach is truly enjoyable as the locals roll around in the waves.

Dominican Republic Beaches
1. Sosua Beach - Nice bay with a lot of people around talking, the beach is short and the waves come up to remove the sand area, but generally a great city for a month or two. The city is full of women for sale, so realize this before you go, Expats are there in droves buying up the local women, but the beach, and conversations are great.
2. Cabarete - Beautiful with Windsurfing, wide sand on a curve or bay situation. Close to Sosua, but double the cost for a room for a month.

India Beaches - Beaches in India need foreigners, as the locals do not go to the Beaches.
1. Goa - Palolem one of the best on the planet
2. Kerala - Varkala Beach (Heard)

Brazil Beaches- Maybe the best country on the planet for beaches, and sunrises, it is hard to say a location, the whole coast is a beach.
1. Rio De Janeiro - Copa Cabana - This has more thong Bikinis than any beach I have encountered on the planet. There are many Black girls putting on baby oil or suntan lotion and gleaming in the sun.

Mexico Beaches
1. Playa del Carmen - One of the best topless beaches on planet.
2. Pie De la Cuesta - 8 Miles north of Acapulco sometimes called Sunset Beach, very few children because the waves are dangerous. This is only a short taxi ride from Acapulco, people gather at sunset to watch "Playa Luces" as the sunsets.
3  Puerto Escondido - Nice long surf waves.
4. Cancun - One of the best Resort Beaches on the planet, a great swimming pool beach area, you lie in the swimming pool, then once in awhile walk around.

     Tel Aviv Beach, a great place to spend the day, if you are American the Israeli people will talk, become your friend and truly welcome you to Israel.

Indonesia Beaches
1. Bali - Padam Beach by Black and White, this is one of the bigger party beach areas on the planet, but is also full on tourist beach.

Sri Lanka Beaches
1. Unwatuna Beach (Heard)

Malaysia Beaches
 1. Georgetown - Panang Island (Heard)

Philippines Beaches
    - I have bean many places in the Philippines and not found a nice beach.

Thailand Beaches
1. Koh Phan Ngan - Full Moon Party Beach - One of the best all around beaches on planet, and more affordable.
2. Krabi Beaches - Most beautiful, but not so livable.
3. Koh Phi Phi - One of the most beautiful on the planet, yet becoming tourist trap since the Tsunami.

Venezuela Beaches
1. Choroni Beach - On north coast directly north of Maracay - Also called Colombia?

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TYPE OF BEACHES: Print this list, then take 10 of them and search on Goolge for the type of beach that appeals to you, you need to put quotations around the search term. Example: "4-Wheel Drive" Beach

20 room hotel on Beach
4-wheel drive Beach
Adult Beach (Just are no kids sense)
Adult Beach (X rated sense)
American Beach
American girl clatter Beach
Archipelago Beaches
Arrive home at 5 Beach - Koh Phi Phi Thailand, Plays Del Carmen Mexico
Baby oil Beach
Banging Waves Beach - Do not get a room too close, and the salt breeze can destroy computers.
Battle Beaches - (Normandy France)
Bay Beach - Paloma Goa India, Venezuela
Beach bar Beach
Beach Chair
Beach chair in the waves Beach (Kho Pha Ngan, Full Moon Party Beach Thailand.)
Beach lovers Beach
Beach umbrella Beach
Beer Bottle Beach
Big Wave Beach (Pie de La Cuesta, Acapulco, Mexico)
Bikini beach (Daytona Beach, Florida)
Binoculars Beach
Black People Beaches (Grand Bassam, Ivory Coast - Brazil)
Black sand Beach - volcano ash or pumice forms black sand.
Black Volcano Sand Beach (Monterrico, Guatemala)
Boardwalk Beach - Southern California
Boat Taxi Beach
Bob Marley Beach - (Most Caribbean Coast - Essaouira Morocco)
Body Surf Beach
Boogie Board Beach
Book Readers Beach
Breaking Wave Beach
Breaks Beach - rock along the edge (Istanbul)
Bridge Beach? cannot figure out what I am thinking.
Brisa del Sal Beach
British Beach - Goa
Bum on park benches on beach.
Cabana or hut on Beach
Camera or Bag Snatcher Beach
Campers Beach
Campfire at night Beach - Ecuador
Capture at the beach.
Caravan motor home Beach - Mexico
Caribbean boats hopping Beach
Casino Beach
Cave Beach - Koh Tarutao, Thailand
Cerviche Beaches - Peru, Ecuador
Cheap Beach
Checkers Beach
Chess Beach
Children's Beach - very small waves, shade, sand castles, lifeguards
Cigar boat or hot boat Beach
Clear water Beach
Cliff Beach - like Acapulco
Close to the airport Beach
Cloud formations Beaches - Ecuador
Club med Beaches
Cluster of travelers Beach - Mantanita Ecuador,Pie De La Cuesta, Palolem
Coco Loco Beach
Coconut Beach
Coconut Cleaners Beach
Coconut Drink Beach - Mexico
Coconut oil sales Beach
Coconut Overhang
Colony Beaches - former
Conch Beach
Conch Shell Beach
Cooler or Beer on Beach Beach
coral in water Beach - Krabi Thailand
Cove Beach
Cow S#$t Beach
Crab Beach
Cricket Beach - they play cricket on the Beaches before sunset in Goa India.
Cross the road to get to the beach Beach
Cross Wave Beach
Cruise ship Beach - a private island in the middle of nowhere and they more or less extract cash from your pocket because you are thirsty and you have no choice.
Dance Beach
Day trip Beach
Deep Dark Tanning Beach
Deserted Beach
Deserted Island
Destination Beach
Divers Beach
Dolphin Beach - Pipa Brazil, Palolem India
Dominoes Beach
Don't feed the seagulls Beach
Down the cliff Beach - Acapulco Mexico
Down the path Beach
Dread head Beach
Drive the Ferrari Race to Acapulco from Mexico City Rich Kids Beach.
Drunk locals on Beach
Dry Beach
Drying Salt Lagoon Beach
Duck s#$t Beach
Dutch Beaches
Elevator to the Beach - Acapulco Mexico
Escondido Beach
Ethnisc took over Beach
Expatriates Beach - Goa India, Philippines, south Mexico
Expatriates tour Beach
Expensive Hotel Tour
Falling Coconut Beach - Dangerous - (Ban Saen, Thailand -Pie de La Cuesta, Acapulco, Mexico)
Fanny Alcohol Beach of India -
Fat old topless Women Beach - (Barcelona Spain)
Feed the seagulls Beach
Fenny Alcohol Beach - (Goa India)
Fish drying in the sun smelling beach
Fish Stinking Beach - Pak Bara Thailand
Fisherman Beaches
Flamingo Beach - In between Merida and Cancun Mexico
Floaters Beach
Force the tan Beaches
French Colony Beaches - Kota Baharu, Malaysia Andy wants to try
French Girls Beach
French take off your top Beach
Frisbee Beach
Frisbee Beach
Full moon Beach - Koh Pha Ngan Thailand
Fut-ball Beach
Gap Girl stopover on route Beach.
Gay Beach
Gay Beaches - Ft. Lauderdale Florida, key west Florida, Zipoliti Mexico
Gecko Beach
German Beaches - Koh Chang Thailand close to Burma.
Get robbed Beach
Girl Watchers Beach
Good conversation Beach
Got you by the boat Beach
Grassy Beach
Hammock Beach
Heat Rash Beach
Hide in air conditioning Beach
High rise apartment Beach
Hippie chick Beach
Hippie jewelry sales Beach
Hippies make huts on beach, Beach.
Hot car Beach - southern California, Daytona Beach
Hot springs Beach
Hotel on Beach
Hotel towel Beach
Island Beach
Israeli Beach - Koh Pha Ngan Thailand
Italian girls Beach
Jagged Rock Beach
Jam box Beaches
Japanese fully clothed taking photo Beach - Koh Phi Phi Thailand
Jellyfish Beach
Jet Ski Beach
Jewelry sales Beach
Jimmy Buffet Beach
Jungle Beach
Karst topography Beaches - Southern Thailand - Rabi
Kayak Beaches
Kite Beach
Lagoon Beaches
Lake pier Beach
Lay in the waves Beach - Koh Pha Ngan Thailand
learn Spanish on the Beach - Beach
Lie on flat large rock Beaches
Lifeguard Beach - ft Lauderdale, California
Lifeguard in training Beach
Little Umbrella Drink Beach - Acapulco Mexico, Koh Samui, Thailand
Live on the boat Beach
Lobster Beach - Florida Keys
Local Sh#$ on Beach Beach - India
Locals Beach
Long beach
Long Wave Beach
Loud Boat Beach
Made for tourist Beach
Make the trip to the beach, Beach
Manatee Beaches - Belize, Brazil
Mangrove Beach
Manmade Beach
Man made Beach
Massage Beach
Mediterranean Beach
Metal detector Beach
Monkey Beaches - India, Koh Tarutao Thailand
Morning Bloody Mary Beach
Morning Martini Beach
Morning walk Beach
Mosquito Beach
Mountain by sea - Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Mountain hot springs Beach
Movie Beach
Movie Camera Beach
Mud Beaches
Mud volcano Beaches
Muscle Beach
Muscle Car Beach
Naked beach
Need a jacket Beach
Never gets deep Beach
Night Cruise Beach
No Beach - shore and no Beach
No Dry Sand Beach
No see um Beaches
No toilet Beach
Nobody talks Beach
Nude beach
Nude Beach
Nudist beach
Ocean Beach
Off season Beach
Off the tourist route Beach
Old farts Beach
Old hippies Beach - Goa India, South Mexico
Old women get young man Beach - pay to play
Om Beach
On the Hook Beach - Sailboats on Anchor
On the tour of Beaches
Palapas Beach - Hammocks - (Tela, Honduras)
Palm Beach
Palm Tree Beach
Parachute Beach
Para-Sail Beach
Party Beach
Pebble Beach
Pelican Beach
People sleeping on beach
Perverts Beach
Photo with girlfriend Beach - Fort Lauderdale Florida
Pineapple Drink Beach
Pirate Beaches - Honduras, Cartegena Colombia
Plan the restaurant for tonight beach - Restaurant Tour Obsessions
Porpoise Beach
Port to port Beaches
Powder Beach fresh water
Private Beach - cord to water
Private island Beaches - pay through the nose
Prostitute Beach
Pump iron Beach
Raft in Middle of Lake Beach
Recife or reef Beaches fresh water
Red Ants Beach
Rent a Beach chair Beach
Rent a Horse Beach
Rental Chair Beach
Resort Beach
Resort Destination Beach - Example is Club Med, there is nothing to do outside of Resort. (Tela, Honduras, Tobago.) 
Rich and famous Beach - Take me. (Angulla, Island)
Rip tide Beach
River Island on Ocean Beach
River Mouth Beach
Road between hotel and Beach - (Fort Lauderdale, Florida)
Road on Beach
Robbed on Beach - (Tela, Honduras)
Rock Beach
Rock clatter Beaches -
Rock Climbers Beach - Krabi Thailand
Rocket ship tree Beach
Rocks as large as house Beach
Rolex, Goochie Beach
Rope swing Beach
Roped Beach or Private
Said you was there Beach
Sailboat Beach
Sailboat taking off into the sunrise
Salt and Sweet water Beach
Salt Flat Beach
Salt Spray Beach
Sand bar Beach
Sand bur Beaches
Sand Burr Beach
Sand castle Beach
Sand castle competition Beach
Sand crab Beach
Sand dune Beach - Indiana Dunes
Sand Flea Beach
Scandinavian charter Beaches
Scuba Beach - Florida keys, Koh Tao Thailand, Honduras
Sea Gull Shit Beach
Sea hawk Beach
Sea Urchin Beach
Sea urchin Beach - Florida Keys
Secret Beaches
Sewage Canal to Ocean Beach
Sexy beach
Sexy Beach
Shaded Beach
Shark Beaches
Shark Tooth Beach - South Carolina, USA
Shell Beach
Shell Beach
Shifting sand Beach
Shoppers Beach
Shopping Beach
Short Wave Beach
Shower house meeting Beach
Shower on Beach
Shrimp Beaches
Skates and skateboard Beach
Sleep on Beach - Beach
Sleep till noon Beach
Small boat Beaches
Small shell Beach
Smoke a joint Beach
Smokers Beach - Marijuana - Mantanita Ecuador, Koh Chang Thailand (close to Cambodia)
Sneak on the Beach at night sex beach
Snorkel Beach - Caye Caulkers Belize, Florida keys
Snorkeling Beach
Sold to the Americans, British, German, French
Spring break Beach
Spring break Beaches - San Pedro islands Texas, Fort Lauderdale Florida, Daytona Beach Florida, Cancun Mexico
Squid - Portuguese man of war
Starfish Beach
Starlight Beach
Sticky Sand Beach
Strip or finger into ocean Beach - Pie De La Cuesta, Mexico
Strutter Beach - Daytona Beach, Florida
Sun blocked Beach
Sun Stroke Beach
Sunbathers Beach
Sunrise Beach - Brazil
Sunset Beach
Sunset Beach - Pie de la Cuesta Mexico
Sunset Clapping Beach
Surf Beach
Surf Beach - Puerto Escondido Mexico, Costa Rica
Surf in the Reef Gap Beach
Surf tour Beach
Swedish charter Beaches - Natales Brazil
Swim with the Dolphins Beach
Swimmers Beach - can swim the distance.
Swimming pool bar chair Beach
Swimming Pool Beach
Swimming pool on water Beach
Swimming pool tour Beach
Table top Beaches - Peru
Take the boat to bar Beach
Tank by water Beach
Taxi to the Beach from the cruise ship Beach
Techno music Beach
Telescope or binoculars Beach
Thai Massage chanting Beach
The Beach" do not tell Beach. (Alex Garland)
The Lost Beach
Thong Beaches
Throw stones at girls Beach
Thundering Wave Beach
Tidal Beach
Tip the canoe over Beach
Toilet Beach - India
Too far to walk take a taxi Beach resort
Too many children Beach
Too many motorcycles Beach
Too many tourist Beach
Too much walking to be worth the bother Beach
Too tight Speedo Beach - Fort Lauderdale Florida
Topless Beach
Topless Beach - Barcelona Spain, Cancun Mexico, Koh Pha Ngan Thailand
Topless cell phone Beaches - Barcelona Spain, Cancun Mexico
Tour guide hits on your girl Beach
Tour guide sales Beach
Tourist party island Beaches
Tourist Trap Beach
Touts Beach
Trailfinder around the world ticket preferred stop Beach.
Trance dance Beach
Trashed Beach
Tropical beach
T-shirt sales Beach
Tube or tuber Beach
Turtle Beach
Turtle egg Beach - Costa Rica, India
Umbrella Beach
Under 5 dollar a room or hut beach
Undertow Beach
Vinyl Beach
Volcano Beaches - Guatemala
Volley ball Beach
Wade out forever and snorkel beach - (Florida Keys)
Waiters on the Beach Beach
Walk around with surfboard Beach
Walk to talk Beach
Walkers Beach - Walking -
Walled Beach - Cartegena Colombia
Watch the locals clean their clothes Beach
Watch the locals shower Beach
Water park Beach
Water Ski Beach
Water Ski by Cable Beach (Augustow Poland)
Water Slide Beach
Water Sport Beach (Acapulco, Mexico)
Water Sports Beach
Waterfall Beaches
Weekender Beach
Weight Lifters Beach
Wet Beach or wet sand Beach
Wet T-shirt Beach
Whale watchers Beach
White Sand Beach - Cancun
Why would you go to the Beach the locals ask Beach
Windy Beach
Xtreme beach volleyball
Young boy old man Beach - Pattaya Thailand
Young girl old man Beach - Phuket Thailand

Thank you,
Andy a

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Have you been to any of the following beaches in the Philippines
Boracay Island's White Beach
Malapascua Island's White Beach
White Beach walking distance north of San Vicente on Palawan's central West coast
any of Siquijor Island's white sand beaches
Mindoro Island's Puerto Galera area Aninuan and Talipanan white sand beaches
Bantayan Island's White Beach on southeast coast near San Jose
North Pandan Island's White Beach off the west coast of central Mindoro Island

Boracay is amazing!! :) It's actually pretty cheap to get there too without using services of any travel agencies. If you want to DIY to get there, the breakdown of fees are at:

Its enormous scenic diversity (sea side, mangroves, jungle, mountains, highlands and desert).
Its security (Cameroon is a politically stable country since many decades with a warm and welcoming population).
It hosts some of the most amazing and ancient cultures like the Baka and Badgeli pygmies in the Eastern jungle, the nomadic Mbororos on the Adamawa and North provinces, the animist Komas in the Alantika Mountains, but also Bantues, Kom and many more.
The traditional chiefdoms that survive in the volcanic West and the Sahel North.
The still existing ancient traditions, colourful festivals, arts, crafts and artistic expressions throughout the whole country.
The large quantity of animals to be found in the different National Parks (big sea-turtles, gorillas, chimps, antelope, the big five, wart hogs etc.).
Mount Cameroon the highest peak (4080 mts) in West / Central Africa
The treks around the Alantika and Mandara mountains, the Bamenda highlands and Manengouba volcanoes (beautiful landscape and stunning views).
After an interesting and intensive trip relax at Kribi or Limbe beach offering excellent sea-food and a great selection of fresh tropical fruits.
Still today Cameroon is an unknown country for the (western) traveller.

I've heard a lot about the beaches in Goa, India. It's my next destination plan after reading some good reviews about it.

Can someone please tell me is there any nude beach in Thailand or not? Because I am a Naturist.

Andy, great beach stuff. Dont forget the West Indies from St Thomas (Secret Harbor) to many magnificient beaches. Mexico choices are excellent, so is Ft Lauderdale, Goa!!, dont forget Colombia....

Andy, Great post.

Hollywood Beach, Florida. I am fortunate to cal this slice of paradise home. The sand is cleaned every morning just after sunrise. The water is turquoise and clear enough to see bottom at 40 feet. Two coral reefs buffer the incoming waves. Also there is a 2.5 mile Broadwalk adjacent to the beach with a 10' wide biking lane and 40' wide pavers footpath.
Just a NICE place. 15 minutes South of Hollywood Fort Lauderdale International Airport and 1 hour North of Miami International Airport.

Bondi beach Sydney Australia the best beach

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