5 of the best crystal clear blue water beaches in the world

Let’s face it, holidaymakers love the beach, whether you’re on a far-flung holiday to Thailand or a shorter European break, if you’re a real beach bum, you’ll know that the key to a good beach is a combination of crystal clear waters teamed with perfect powdery sands.

So pack your sunscreen, sunglasses and floppy hats as we give you 5 of the best crystal blue watered beaches in the world which will leave you longing for your next summer holiday…

#1 Cala Macarelleta – Menorca Spain

Perfect for families and one of the most widely recognised images of Menorca’s virgin beaches come from Macarella and Macarelleta. Clear turquoise and blue water fill the bay alongside the white sandy beaches and surrounding rocks.

Some of the best views on the island are from the elevated cliff point between the two beaches of Macarella and Macarelleta.

With a beach bar and restaurant (Susy’s Chiringuito) serving a selection of meat and fish dishes complete with fresh accompaniments, Cala Macarelleta is a great day out at the beach.

#2 Shoal Bay- Anguilla, Caribbean

Named the world’s best beach by many top tourist magazines, Shoal Bay offers a picturesque 2 mile stretch of powdery white sand, perfect reefs, beach bars and open-air restaurants.  The snorkelling here is not to be missed, with quiet little coves to spot various species of fish.

#3 Francis Bay – St John, US Virgin Islands, Caribbean

Francis Bay beach has something for everyone …white sand, good sun, shade, excellent swimming and snorkelling.A fantastic family beach, Francis Bay beach doesn’t get the crowds that some of the other beaches get.

A long white sand beach offers plenty of space with ample shade. Unlike some of the other St John beaches – Francis has a wide beach regardless of tides.

When it comes to snorkelling, the Eastern side of the bay offers beautiful underwater terrain with more diversity in species, here you will see schools of fish, tangs, parrotfish and reef squid. On the west side, you’ll find rocks extending from the shoreline with a mix of hard and soft corals. With the centre of the bay home to mostly seagrass beds turtles, rays and if you’re lucky gigantic Manta Rays.

#4 Flamenco Beach- Culebra Puerto Rico

Flamenco Beach is considered to be the second most beautiful beach in the world by the Discovery Channel.  Here you can walk along the shore, soak up the clarity of the water and splash in the foamy waves. With shallow turquoise waters, white sand, swimming areas, and diving sites it’s a perfect beach stop for a mile around a sheltered, horseshoe-shaped bay.

#5 Porthcurno – Cornwall England

Described by some as a paradise, Porthcurno, located in the far west of Cornwall has won many awards and it’s easy to see why. Gorgeous soft white sand, and a sea that turns turquoise in the sun with high cliffs on both sides providing shelter, it’s an oasis of stunning natural beauty.

The large beach is popular with families and has a stream that flows down one side which is great for kids to paddle in.

Fun Fact: Porthcurno beach has featured in the BBC Drama Poldark.

If the above has you inspired for your next getaway or if indeed you fancy visiting any of the above places for your next holiday, then get in touch! Destina will search for the latest offers and best deals available, leaving you with the choice of which swimsuit to take with you!

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