Caleb Jones Associated Press Published 10:08 PM EDT May 24, 2019 Kailua, Hawaii – In Kailua, the sand is soft and white, the water is clear and calm, and the view is exactly what you would expect from a beach in the Hawaiian Islands. Those are among the reasons Oahu’s Kailua Beach Park has been selected as the best stretch of sand for an annual list of top U.S. beaches. Stephen Leatherman, a coastal scientist and professor at Florida International University, has been drafting the list under the alias “Dr. Beach” since 1991. Leatherman uses 50 criteria to evaluate beaches, with the most important categories being water cleanliness, safety and management of the beach environment and its facilities. Leatherman uses data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to grade the beaches on water quality and has been to all the beaches on his list. Beaches in Hawaii are consistently ranked high, sometimes at the top of his list. “I love Waikiki Beach. … [Read more...] about ‘Dr. Beach’ reveals top 10 best beaches in the U.S.
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Looking for the best beaches in Thailand? After spending months at a time traveling around Thailand year after year, here are our top picks in the country!In Thailand, most of the beaches have exactly what people are looking for which is why it’s a top destination for beachgoers and travelers. Imagine yourself walking in the powdery white sand, sipping a coconut in one hand as your hammock gently sways to the sound of the gentle waves as you look out to the crystal blue ocean.Whenever people ask us what to do in Thailand, we quickly tell them to escape the busy urban jungle in Bangkok, instead, head on over to the islands as soon as you can.Given the amount of Islands, choosing which ones to visit is difficult so we’ve narrowed it down for you, compiling a list of the best beaches in Thailand as well as information on how to get there. Although some of the beaches can get pretty crowded and touristy, catch it at the right time and you will think you’ve died … [Read more...] about 15 of the Best Beaches in Thailand that You NEED to Visit
FURIOUS tourism experts have claimed that new laws limiting the number of visitors to a group of Spanish islands could end up "killing" them. The protected marine islands of Cíes, Ons, Sálvora and Cortegada make up the so-called Atlantic Islands of the Galicia National Park and offer some of the best beaches in the world because of the turquoise water and white sand. Strict environmental rules are already in force to protect the environment but the Galician government wants to tighten them up even more with tougher restrictions on tourist numbers. During the high season - Easter and between May 15 and September 15 - Ons will only be able to take 1,300 people per day. The limit for Cíes will be 1,800 people. In the low season, the maximum number of visitors goes down to 450 per day, while in Sálvora and Cortegada, the daily limit will be 250 all year round. The Galician government also intends to ban a regular boat service to the islands as another way of … [Read more...] about Spanish islands with the best beaches in the world will ‘DIE’ if a new tourist ban comes into force, says experts
The list was topped, for the third year running, by La Concha in the gorgeous northern Spanish seaside city of San Sebastian, a beach which has the added bonus of being alongside the best tapas bars in the world. Overall Spain boasted four beaches in Europe's top 25 list. The only difficulty is deciding which one to visit. Here are the rankings for the ten best beaches to be found in Spain.: 1. La Concha beach. San Sebastian. Basque Country. Photo: Keta/Wikimedia 2. Playa de Ses Illetes, Formentera, Balearic Islands Photo: Ismail Mia/Flickr 3. Playa de Muro, Mallorca, Balearic Islands. Photo: Aions/Flickr 4. Playa de Cofete, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands Photo: Jarosław C/ Tripadvisor 5. Playa de la Barrosa, Chiclana de la Frontera, Andalusia, Spain Photo: Tripadvisor 6. Playa del Duque, Costa Adeje, Tenerife. … [Read more...] about It’s official: Spain has the best beach in Europe
by Doug Gray, The Telegraph, January 22, 2019 Lined with golden sand along its southern and eastern extremities, Rio’s glorious beaches inform its leisure, fashion and social make-up. A constant stream of vendors hauls everything from barrels of iced tea and barbecued cheese to trays of cocktails, keeping the buzz very much alive. Swimming, surfing, beach volleyball, jogging and an awful lot of lounging are all de rigeur, as are skimpy trunks and bikinis, so hire a deck chair and parasol and kick back for one of the best lazy afternoons imaginable. Praia de Copacabana Copacabana beach is one of the most famous on the planet: the iconic, waved boardwalk design, tiny bikinis and striking landscape make for the classic Rio beach experience. Its middle section, from postos (lifeguard towers) three to six, is where the sand is widest but the waves are at their wildest. Dotted with kiosks every few hundred metres, there is no shortage of places to grab a beer or snack, and the tireless … [Read more...] about From Surf to Sun-Tanning: The 10 Best Beaches in Rio de Janeiro