One of the most enjoyable vacations in the world is going to the beach. Each year millions of people travel near and far to spend time relaxing on the beach or enjoying the water sports. The longest beaches in the world are some of the most traveled to and most unique beaches that you can visit. They are the perfect beaches to escape to and give you destinations to pick from that are around the globe. While the majority of the beaches on this list are located near the ocean or a sea, there are a few that are found near rivers and feature fresh water instead of salt water.
Whether you are looking for a beach to get married, to have a relaxing time, to find a place to enjoy some cocktails while enjoying the sun, to swim in the waters with your children, to participate in water sports, or to catch the waves for some surfing one of the beaches on this list is going to offer you everything that you are looking for. There are beaches that are less populated and better for relaxing, those that are packed and full of energy and adventure, and those where the surfers all congregate to be able to enjoy riding the waves together.
Praia do Cassino Beach
WHERE: Praia do Cassino, Brazil
LENGTH: 150 miles/241 km
Casino Beach is the located along the southern border of Brazil. This beach has a length that varies between 132 miles and 158 miles depending on the source that you are reading. This is the longest beach in the world and offers literally miles of oceanfront views where you can sit back and enjoy the sun or catch some waves. It is one of the best beaches to visit with your family or alone if you just need to get away to a sunnier place.
Ninety Mile Beach
WHERE: Southeast Coast of Victoria, Australia
LENGTH: 94 miles/94 km
The Ninety Mile Beach in Australia is a beach that really lives up to its name and is actually ninety-four miles long. It is one of the most beautiful places to visit with the coastal sunset being something that is hard to imagine as it is so beautiful. It offers some breathtaking views and ocean and plant life that is not found in other regions around the world, so there is always something that you can do before and after.
LENGTH: 75 miles/120 km
One of the things that is unique about Cox’s Bazar is that it is a sloped beach that seems to naturally descend into the ocean. This makes it a great place to go to relax and really enjoy the ocean. You can position yourself above the tide if the water is too cool while still enjoying a day at the beach. This beach offers a beautiful sandy landscape that is perfect for families who want to enjoy all of the fun that a beach has to offer.
Padre Island National Seashore
WHERE: Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
LENGTH: 70 miles/112 km
Padre Island National Seashore is one of the longest beaches in the United States and is actually located in Texas. Most people think of the more coastal states like Florida and California when they are thinking about beaches and most do not think about Texas. That being said this seventy mile long beach is one that offers you a great chance to enjoy the Texas coastline and to enjoy the beauty that beaches have to offer. This beach is a great place to visit.
WHERE: Little River, South Carolina to Georgetown, South Carolina, United States
LENGTH: 60 miles/96 km
The Grand Strand area is a long stretch of beaches that run along the coast of South Carolina for 60 miles. This is a great place to visit and is a top tourist destination in the United States. It is one of those beaches where you visit to enjoy your time in the ocean. It is a high quality landscape where you can find a number of interesting things to do and depending on which part of the beach you choose to visit, you can find a destination that is perfect for families or the right escape for adults.
WHERE: Nayarit, Mexico
LENGTH: 56 miles/80 km
Novillero Beach is a beautiful landscape where you might even be able to catch wild horses running free in the ocean’s waves. The beach is the largest beach in Mexico. It actually is one third of a mile wide as well which means that you are not going to have to fight for comfortable beach space, even on busier days. One nice thing about Nayarit Beach is that it is the perfect year round beach as the ocean’s waters are warm here year round.
WHERE: Central Atlantic Coast of Nigeria
LENGTH: 56 miles/90 km
Ibeno Beach is the largest beach in West Africa. This beach offers the beautiful fine white sands that African beaches are known for. It is a great beach for jet-skiing and other water sports. Plus, there are many coral reefs where you can enjoy snorkeling and swimming around in the ocean. There are so many great options for amazing outdoor adventures to partake in. You can enjoy paddle boarding, wakeboarding, kayaking and canoeing.
Ninety Mile Beach
WHERE: North Island of New Zealand
LENGTH: 55 miles/88.5 km
The Ninety Mile Beach in New Zealand has a very misleading name since this beach is only fifty five miles in length. The beach is one of the most popular tourist destinations in New Zealand. One of the most popular activities at the beach is bodyboarding. Another is walking through the amazing sand dunes that naturally occur there. This is one of the most popular tourist destinations in New Zealand.
WHERE: Coast of Virginia, United States
LENGTH: 35 miles/55 km
Virginia Beach is a very historic beach with a lot of interesting history to learn about and explore. One of the best things about this beach is the beautiful ocean temperatures that you find during the summer months. There is also a lot of enjoy in the area. This beach actually holds the Guinness Book of World Records title of “longest pleasure beach” as it is known as a vacation spot and place to go to if you’d like to relax.
WHERE: Long Beach Peninsula, Washington, United States of America
LENGTH: 28 miles/45 km
Long Beach is one of the United States’ hidden secrets. This beach is one of the longest beaches in the U.S. and is known for its beautiful landscape and unique sites. The area is cooler most of the year so if you are going to be active at this beach you will likely need a wetsuit to keep yourself warm. This beach is also a hidden gem as there are not many tourists there, but instead it is mostly local families who live in the cities and seek to get away from the hustle to escape for a weekend.
WHERE: Muizenberg, South Africa
LENGTH: 25 miles/40 km
Muizenberg, South Africa is a suburb of Cape Town. One of the unique things about Muizenberg Beach is that it is believed to be the origination of surfing in South Africa. Today the beach is a popular destination for surfers from around the globe and has a large surfer population who want to be able to enjoy the waves year round. The surfing community here is expected to continue to grow as more people keep finding out about the awesome waves and the surfing that they can experience year round.
WHERE: north of the Hunter River, New South Wales, Australia
LENGTH: 20 miles/32 km
Stockton Beach is a beach that is shrouded in mystery and sorrow. Many different planes have crashed and ships have wrecked just off of its shoreline. While it is not the most popular beach for swimming, some swimming does take place there. The biggest group of visitors are those who are four wheel drive fans. They enjoy riding through the sandy dunes and into the ocean wake. There are so many fun activities that you can be involved in that this is one of the best beaches to visit.
Costa da Caparica
WHERE: Peninsula of Setubal, western Portugal
LENGTH: 19 miles/30.5 km
At one time in the not so distant history of Portugal, Costa da Caparica was a prominent fishing center. However, today the area is just used for recreational purposes. The beach is one of the top locations in Portugal for tourism and vacations. Local residents enjoy all of the recreational benefits as well as the extra stimulus that their economy gets when tourists are visiting. Costa da Caparica is one of the most popular beaches in all of the world and a great choice for individuals and families alike.
Seventeen Mile Beach
WHERE: The Island of Barbuda in the Caribbean
LENGTH: 17 miles/27 km
Seventeen Mile Beach is actually the longest beach in the Caribbean. It is located on Barbuda. Barbuda is most commonly referred to as a twin island with Antigua. One of the unique things about this beach is that there are almost no facilities or buildings along the beach. This is nice for those who are looking to escape reality and find some peace and tranquility. The beach is most commonly populated by those visiting the islands for vacation and to enjoy the white sands that cover the shoreline for seventeen miles.
Grace Bay Beach
WHERE: Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands
LENGTH: 12 miles/19 km
Turks and Caicos Islands are known for their beautiful beaches and are on of the top tourist destinations in the entire world. The best thing about Grace Bay Beach is the sand. It is not your typical sand. Instead it feels powdery and it is a beautiful white color that you simply do not see in other beaches around the globe. This unique sand makes visiting the beach more pleasant and you never have to worry about the discomfort that you feel when walking on beaches with a coarser sand.The area has not been a popular tourist destination and you can tell as much of it is still in its natural form and has not be changed. Plus, the ocean here offers some of the most beautiful colors that you will ever see.
WHERE: Coast of the Turkish Riviera, Turkey
LENGTH: 11 miles/17 km
Patara Beach is one of the longest beaches in Turkey. It is also one of the widest. One of the things that is nice about this beach is that the ocean waters are shallow. This makes it perfect for families and great for those who are trying to enjoy their beach vacation. Overall, this is one of the best places to visit in the entire world. In addition, it is a common place for sea turtles to bury their eggs so during the right time, you can watch many turtles moving off of the coast and into the ocean. This is one thing that you should take the time to experience at least once in your lifetime.
WHERE: Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
LENGTH: 10 miles/16 km
Long Beach is actually the longest beach in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve which is located near the west coast of Canada on Vancouver Island. One of the unique things about this beach is that it is an exposed area where you can experience the ocean in a way that is not always possible. It is a surfers dream with a nice wake and powerful waves that make surfing fun. This is one of the longest beaches in Canada and a great place to visit if you are looking for a fun beach to take your family to.
WHERE: Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain
LENGTH: 10 miles/16 km
Corralejo is known as one of the North Atlantic’s best beaches. It is among the longest beaches in this region as well. Located in the Canary Islands, Corralejo Beach is one of the most beautiful and picturesque beaches in all of the world and the perfect tourist destination for those who are traveling in or around Spain. It is a popular destination for snorkelers and swimmers also love visiting this beach. Plus, it is a gorgeous beach with pristine turquoise waters.
WHERE: Karachi, Pakistan
LENGTH: 10 miles/16 km
Clifton Beach is a gorgeous beach that is a popular place for families to visit on weekends. The beach is located in Karachi, Pakistan and it is a large sandy beach that is among the best and most visited beaches in the world. You can enjoy some unique activities at Clifton Beach as well. One of these is that there is the opportunity to ride on camels. This is something that you are going to not easily find with other beaches. In addition to the camel rides there are amusement parks and a ton of enjoyable watersports that you can enjoy.
WHERE: Nottawasaga River, Ontario, Canada
LENGTH: 9 miles/14.5 km
Wasaga Beach is the world’s largest freshwater beach. The beach is located in Ontario along the banks of the Nottawasaga River. Each summer over two million people visit the beach and walk on the shores or enjoy the warm waters. There are many different types of views that you can see at this time, one of these is the beautiful landscape with the Niagara Escarpment. This is a great place to go and enjoy if you are looking for a great beach for summer. While Canada is probably not the first thing that you think about when you are looking at beach vacations, it can be a viable choice.
WHERE: Palawan, the Philippines
LENGTH: 9 miles/14.5 km
Long Beach is known for its beautiful white sand. This is in fact the longest white sand beach in the Philippines and one of the largest white sand beaches in all of the world. This beach is lined by beautiful coconut palm trees. It is one of the most untamed shorelines in all of the world. It is one of the longest white sand beaches in all of the world.Tourists from around the world love traveling to Long Beach and it is one of the most popular beaches in the Philippines for families who are taking vacation close to home
WHERE: Chennai, India
LENGTH: 8 miles/13 km
Marina Beach is one of India’s premier beach destinations. It is the longest urban natural beach in all of India. This is not the beach to visit if you want to go swimming or actually spend time in the water. In fact, it is illegal to swim or bathe in the waters here because there is an undercurrent that is very dangerous in the waters surrounding the beach. While one might think that this would deter people from traveling to Marina Beach, in fact it does not seem to deter them at all. 50,000 people visit the beach each day on holidays and the weekends.
Laholm Bay Beach
WHERE: Bastad to Halmstad, Sweden
LENGTH: 7.50 miles/12 km
Laholm Bay Beach is the longest beach in all of Sweden. The beach is very wide and offers a nice soft sand. There are large dunes between the beginning of the beach and the bay waters. Laholm Bay Beach is a top tourist destination and one of the top beach vacation spots in Sweden. The area caters to the tourists who travel to the beach for vacation. There are many great hotels and resorts in the area. Plus, there are a whole host of beach activities to enjoy while you are having a great time on your vacation.
WHERE: south of Mombasa, Kenya
LENGTH: 6 miles/9.6 km
Diani Beach is located in a sparsely populated area of Kenya that is about 20 miles south of Mombasa. Mombasa is actually the second largest city in Kenya and one of the more visited places by tourists, so Diani Beach is a great place to check out if you are going to be in the area. This is one of the largest beaches in all of eastern Africa. You will love the soft white sand that stretches on for miles, blue water that remains warm year round, and some of the best diving in all of the world. If you have ever dreamed of going to a natural location to enjoy some diving, then Diani Beach is the best for you.
WHERE: Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
LENGTH: 5 miles/8 km
Poetto is one of the longest beaches in all of southern Europe and in Italy. It is located in Cagliari on the island of Sardinia in Italy. This is one of the most popular tourist spots in Europe and is a great place to visit if you happen to be in Italy. Poetto offers some of the most active nightlife in the world and is one of the beaches that you have to visit if you enjoy living it up with wild and crazy nights. The beach is actually the center of Cagliari’s nightlife and has the most entertainment of any city in Italy.
LENGTH: 4 miles/6 km
Yyteri Beach is the longest beach in all of Finland and is one of the best beaches to visit if you are in the area. One of the things that is unique is that the beach is that the weather is typically cold. That being said, there are plenty of warmer days when you might find the need to head out to the beach. This beach offers some of the most unique sand dunes that can be a great activity to enjoy with the whole family. While there are family friendly parts of Yyteri Beach there are areas of the beach that are not good for children to be at. There are actually some areas of the beach that cater to those who would like a nude beach.