Uncovering the world’s most spectacular beaches

The world’s most spectacular beaches frompicturesque locations from across the globe feature in a new list compiled by National Geographic.

Featuring prominently on the list is Lazy Beach in Cambodia, which is renowned for its crystal-clear waters and pristine beach.

Located on the Gulf of Thailand, the beach is the perfect place to let life slow down whilst occupying one of the porch swings.

In direct contract to the paradise like setting is Reynisfjara Beach in Iceland, which has ink blank sand and basalt sea stacks that look stunning in the summer months.

The UK was represented on the list by Lyme Regis, which is the perfect location for budding palaeontologists and casual shell lovers.

Noordwijk Beach in the Netherlands also made the list and has a separate beach for dogs and a number of restaurants and lodgings.

A beach perfect for snorkelers also featured, located on One Foot Island, Aitutaki, Cook Islands, due to its range of wildlife and translucent water.

A little closer to the UK is Corniche Beach, La Teste-De-Buch, France, which at 357 feet high, 1,640 feet wide, and 8,800 feet long, is perfect for those eager to experience paragliding.

Cathedrals Beach, Ribadeo, Spain, was also included in the list due to its stunning rock formations, where wave-carved hundred-foot arches line the sand.

Travellers are able to walk among them at low tide, however, when the surf rises the beach is quickly lost to the Bay of Biscay.

The Seychelles is a growing tourist destination, and judging by the Anse Source d'Argent beach, located in La Digue, it is easy to see why.

The Indian Ocean beach is often ranked as the most photographed beach in the world, due to its calm turquoise waters, snow white sand, and palm trees for greenery.

If you’re thinking of travelling abroad this year, be sure to organise your family travel insurance in advance.

Date Created: 23 January 2017

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