Here are the most popular beaches in the world that everyone is simply dying to go to, according to Instagram. They have the most hashtags out of every beach. Up your likes with these hot spots.
1. Whitehaven Beach, Australia
This beach is the most popular one on IG, according to #whitehavenbeach and its 132,392 posts. Trip Advisor rated it the best beach in the South Pacific for their 2017 Travellers’ Choice Awards, and it’s no wonder why; in the heart of the great barrier reef With 7 km of powdery sands swirling into cerulean waters, it’s hard to imagine something more picturesque.
2. Horseshoe Bay, Bermuda
Horseshoe Bay, Bermuda came in second at 94,328 tagged posts. It’s famous for its curved shape (hence the name) and striking contrasts between vivid, almost neon blue waters and pink-tinted sands, complemented by dramatic rock formations which surround its edges. Can you imagine a more beautiful sunset? Visitors can also explore a more shaded side, with secret coves and caves making for the ultimate photo op.
3. Cayo Coco Beach, Cuba
#cayococo has garnered an impressive 86,590 tags on Instagram, making it yet another beach celebrity. The golden-amber shores contrast with its lagoons and marshes which are dotted with white ibis birds and massive, native colony of pink flamingos. Sip a rum swizzle or slurp on an ice cream cone.
4. Boulders Beach, Cape Town
Clocking in at 79,521 IG tags, Boulders Beach is a clear hotspot for its gorgeous aesthetic. Ancient granite boulders cave in on the cove, preventing big waves and wind from overtaking swimmers. Plus, they make for a flawless photo. The beach is often crowded with more penguins that people, and falls within a Table Mountain National Park Marine Protected Area.
5. Pink Sands Beach, Bahamas
With 71,087 tags on IG, Pink Sands Beach is famous for what lies within its name. These pale pink (or millennial pink if you’re looking for another tag) sands go on for over three miles. Its pink coloration is due to microscopic coral insects which have bright red shells and cause this mesmerizing phenomenon. Whether you’re snorkeling, horseback riding on the shore or just soaking in the beauty, social media will be sure to envy your getaway.
6. Ao Nang Beach, Thailand
Thailand is historically famous for its natural wonders, and Ao Nang Beach is no exception. At least 61,836 people on the ‘gram agree! The beach is a little too sunny for some at the peak of the afternoon, but when sunset hits, thousands flocks to this location for golden-drenched shots, framed by theatrical limestone headlands. If you can handle the sun, we say grab a pair of your cutest shades and take advantage of the empty shoreline.
7. Dreamland Beach, Bali
Dreamland Beach in Bali brings tourists, locals, and surfers 58,604 Instagrammers who all come to achieve their various dreams…of going to Dreamland. Big waves with powerful clout lure the surfers, while others just come to relax on the sand surrounded by the luscious tropics.
8. Eagle Beach, Aruba
Aruba’s widest beach is Eagle Beach, and even when its populated by crowds (and 44,960 IG’ers), there’s a bountiful amount of white, powdery sand that everyone can get a sumptuous feel of swaying Caribbean palms are interrupted by the local fofoti trees which have a stark beauty to their shady silhouettes, and an incomparable photo opportunity.
9. Navagio Beach, Greece
Greece is known for its phenomenal beaches – it was the first place where many saw black sand with their own eyes, and fell in love with it. The reason for its 36,931 posts tagged #navagiobeach is because of the smugglers ship which lies decaying on an otherwise pristine beach. Although the beach itself is a natural beauty. This intriguing relic is the reason why many flock there. Plus, the secluded cove can only be accessed by sea.
10. Reynisfjara Beach, Iceland
Iceland has recently experienced a surge in popularity regarding its volcanoes, mountains, and other breathtakingly diverse surroundings that look Photoshopped. This beach is just another part of that, and it’s not like any other on this list. The sand is black, and oversized basalt rocks line its edge, where ice-cold waters come smashing onto them.