The World’s Top Ten Beaches

Long Beach - Tofino, BC
Long Beach – Tofino, BC
Are you ready to take your Foot Solutions sandals to the beach? National Geographic says these are the top ten beaches to visit around the globe:

  1. Seychelles – This archipelago in the Indian Ocean features turquoise water and pink sand.
  2. Maldives – Over a thousand islands straddle the equator southwest of Sri Lanka.
  3. Bora Bora, Tahiti – Called “the Romantic Island” it’s part of French Polynesia.
  4. The Hamptons, NY – Windswept dunes and unspoiled shoreline.
  5. Lanikai Beach, Hawaii – Protected by a coral reef, the beach is sparkling white and the water deep green.
  6. Nantucket Island, MA – This popular North Atlantic island features calm beaches and glorious views.
  7. Fraser Island, Australia – The world’s largest sand island, Fraser Island is a World Heritage Site.
  8. St. Bart’s – Known for its French charm, this 8-mile-long island offers 20 beaches and small coves.
  9. Langkawi, Malaysia – Uncrowded white sand beaches backed by lush forests.
  10. Kauna’oa Bay, Hawaii – Located on the big island, the beach’s white sand and calm blue water are what everyone thinks of when they imagine Hawaii.

But wait, why travel so far when four (4) of Canada’s top 10 beaches, as reported by the Globe & Mail, can be found right here in BC. They are:

  • Long Beach – This B.C. gem, 20 kilometres south of Tofino, is the quintessential Canadian beach, as much Sitka spruce and hemlock forest as sand.
  • Haida Gwaii – According to native legend, the first humans on Earth emerged from a clam shell on B.C.’s North Beach.
  • Spanish Banks: This two-kilometre swath on the Seaside Seawall system in Vancouver’s Point Grey has three glorious sections facing the North Shore’s mountains.
  • English Bay Beach – In summer, Vancouver’s English Bay Beach feels like California. Palm trees overlook the Seawall, where walkers and joggers head to False Creek and Stanley Park.

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