With about 70% percent of the Earth covered by water, there has to be extremely long coast lines. Some of these lines are beaches.
This post is part of a series portraying the classic Elements of Nature: Earth, Fire, Water, Air. Beaches are examples of the third element, Water.
Previously unspoiled beaches
We start with two beautiful unspoiled beaches that became extremely developed tourist destinations after my visit:
Four developed ones
We continue with four beautiful beaches that were developed already, when I arrived:
4. Albena, Bulgaria.
Some beaches have a special story, but are not particularly pretty.
And some more
Others are just plain pretty. Period.
You know that a beach does not have to be situated on the sea. Lakes have beaches too, like this one.
8. Lican Ray, Chile.
Some beautiful beaches may not need to be accompanied by swimming or sunbathing. They are too cold, although surfers do not care about that detail.
Missing anything? For sure, I’ve had to skip some of my images related to this subject and refrained from mentioning some of my visits. Feel free to search this website for more. In addition, you are surely missing famous places or your own favourites. Chances are I haven’t been there, and I only include my own images and visits in this series.
All articles in this series
(2-7) Element: Earth
(8) Element: Fire
(9-14) Element: Water
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