If one thing is for sure, it's the fact that the world is full of beautiful beaches. Australian beaches are known for their sunsets, beaches in California are known for their chill surf vibes, and small islands are home to some of the most stunning, basically untouched beaches. So which of these are the most popular, as revealed by travelers? Whether Instagram users realize it or not, their love for beach vistas has been pretty telling.

The most insta-worthy beaches are scattered all over the world, from one continent to the next. These are the scenes social media users think are worth capturing.


Laguna Beach, California

Laguna Beach is known for much more than sand and surf, and its art scene is one of the big draws for people to this area. While it was first made popular thanks to MTV, just like any Hollywood-inspired TV show, this beach is far more than beach fights and catty drama.

It has its own ecosystem as well as unique cliff formations, which all add to the beauty of this beach up close and from afar. With a mountainous backdrop and an ocean coastline that was made for sunsets, there's no denying this locale has it all.

Venice Beach, California

Venice Beach is arguably one of the coolest places on California's coast. This coastal city has had a long-standing reputation for being the hippest of the hip, with a growing art scene, boutique, funky shops, and a great food scene.

It's a place where all types of people converge and share one thing: A love for the ocean, the beach, and Venice. Therefore, it's not surprising that this beach is one of the most photographed in the world - it's loved by locals and tourists alike.

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Bondi Beach, Australia

Bondi Beach is not only stunning, but also dangerous. Home to various riptides that go unnoticed by those who aren't familiar with the area, Bondi has unique features that make it photo-worthy and intimidating all at once.

This side of Mother Nature's untamed nature is part of why so many people love it, along with the fact that it's a monster beach for surfing. Swimming is also a popular thing to do here, but swimmers should be warned: Between the waves and the weather, it's best to be aware before diving in.

Paradise Beach, Croatia

This beach wasn't given its name for no reason. Croatia's coastline is among one of the most beautiful and Paradise Beach is its most stunning landscape.

Croatia's crystalline waters are sheltered by cliffs that provide shade at certain times of the day as well as protection, which is why these waters are so calm. This beach has the added benefit of being close to many local attractions, making it easy to spend an entire day here soaking up the Croatian sun.

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Skagen Beach, Denmark

Denmark isn't usually the first place beach-goers think of when it comes to picturesque, sandy vistas. However, Skagen Beach is unique in the sense that it's a meeting place of sorts - at least when it comes to ocean water.

The Baltic Sea and the North Sea meet at the very tip of this beach, meaning each side belongs to two different seaside shorelines. This conjunction is what draws so many and is best seen from a bird's eye view.

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