The 10 best beaches to visit around the world

A beach can be more than just swimming and soaking up the sun; some may encourage a little bit of adventure or the opportunity to learn about different cultures. There is a sandy spot for whatever your heart desires, but you might just have to do a little bit of digging to find the perfect one. Search for your own piece of paradise by considering a holiday with Teletext Holidays or check out the list below for 10 of the best beachy destinations around the world.

Hit the Sand Running: 10 Beachy Destinations Worth Keeping on Your Radar

1. Barbados –Let's start with an island that features some of the most magnificent beaches on the planet. Barbados boasts magnificent sand, fabulous waters and an all-around great holiday.

2. The Black Sand Beach, Iceland – This one is the stuff of fairy tales, so don’t forget your camera. It might not be optimal for swimming but it’s spectacular nonetheless.

3. Sardinia – The beaches of Sardinia are beautiful and are truly made for relaxation. Plus, the proximity to the Italian mainland allows for further exploration of this part of the world.

4. Baker Beach, San Francisco –San Francisco may not be the first destination that comes to mind when you think of top beach spots, but it is one well worth a visit… and the wondrous city itself is also a sight to see.

5. South Beach, Miami – Another spectacular beach in proximity of an equally spectacular city. South Beach invites travellers to spend a while in the sun, loading up on some much needed vitamin C.

6. Varadero Beach, Cuba – Cuba draws a multitude of travellers to it every year. While you’re there, take a moment to explore Varadero Beach between visits to historic sites such as Hemingway's house.

7. Jamaica –Jamaica is the epitome of relaxation and it is almost impossible to find a place as culturally diverse as this. There are several magnificent beaches to choose from here and you won't be disappointed with any of the options.

8. Crete –Crete is only one of many choices when it comes to exploring the different Greek islands and their respective beaches, but it’s certainly a great pick. The water here is perfect for scuba diving and the beaches are designed to catch your attention, which makes for the perfect combination.

9. The Costa Brava, Spain – Sometimes the Spanish heat gets too much. That's when you go to the beach to cool down and relax for a while. A few hours on the sand and in the waves and you’ll be feeling right as rain (or, in Spain’s case, sun).

10. Croatia – There are plenty of beaches to choose from, and many offering sailing opportunities. What more could you want?

Dive In!

There are plenty of beaches to choose from depending on what you want. Choose one that catches your attention, book your holiday and dive in – the water’s fine!

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