Clear water beaches galore
Some of the most beautiful beaches in the world are so gorgeous because of their pristine, almost transparent water. Sadly, in today’s hyper-polluted world, beaches with water this clear look almost otherworldly – but they do exist! There are still plenty of stunning places worldwide where the clarity of the water is downright breathtaking. Fair warning: they’ll make you want to pack a beachbag and book a trip!
Ypao Beach, Tumon, Guam
The American territory of Guam is filled with stunning jungles, breathtaking mountains and of course, stunning beaches. While the island is filled with incredible hidden gems, Ypao Beach is easy to access and in close proximity to Tumon’s vibrant cityscape. Despite the plethora of nearby amenities, this long, luxurious beach is the perfect hideaway from the nearby hustle and bustle of the city. Snorkelling in Tumon Bay can’t be beat, and there is both a sandy paradise and grass-covered space on the shore to enjoy any beach-day activities you could want. Guam is also home to the Mariana Trench.
La Chiva, Vieques, Puerto Rico
Set in the middle of the island’s National Wildlife Refuge, this stretch of coastline, formerly known as Blue Beach, is a true paradise in the heart of Puerto Rico. This beach won’t be overcrowded – the only access points are 21 tiny turnoffs on an unpaved road far off the beaten path. It’s a great spot for snorkelling and walking along the sandy coastline, and it’s well known for its incredible gradient of blues.