Which is the longest beach in the world?
If you're a beach lover you've probably travelled to (or dreamed about) a popular beach destination in the world: is it Hawaii, the Balearic Islands of the Mediterranean, or perhaps to Phuket? Although these may sound a bit familiar, do you know that these well-known beaches are quite short in length? See if you've ever heard of the following 5 longest beaches in the world.
Which beach is the longest?
- Praia do Cassino, Brazil
- The Coorong Beach, Australia
- Ninety Mile Beach, Australia
- Cox's Bazar Beach, Bangladesh
- Padre Island, United States
1. Praia do Cassino, Brazil
Length of the beach: 254 km (158 miles)
The world's longest beach, Praia do Cassino is located in Brazil near the city of Pelotas, in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul. Want to explore an exotic beach experience? Enjoy the hot summer months by experiencing a few water activities, such as snorkelling or participate in a guided tour introducing the surrounding natural areas. You'll see many visitors drive their own car onto the beach and park, but don't be alarmed if this is allowed. You might see random pop-up bars and food trucks, as well as a shipwreck from decades ago still along the coastline. The nearest international airport is Pelotas International Airport (PET).
2. The Coorong, Australia
Length of the beach: 194 km (121 miles)
Next comes the longest beach in Australia, The Coorong which is located in South Australia, approximately 200 km southeast from the city of Adelaide. The beach is within Coorong National Park and the best option to enjoy the beautiful scenery and to cruise by the oceanside is by renting a 4WD. The nearest international airport is Adelaide International Airport (ADL).
3. Ninety Mile Beach, Australia
Length of the beach: 145 km (90 miles)
The next longest beach, the Ninety Mile Beach, is also located in Australia and well-known for its golden sand, and uninterrupted coastal land. Especially if you're planning a road trip down Australia's scenic Great Ocean Road, then plan some time to visit or do other activities, including water activities and beach fishing. The nearest international airport is Melbourne International Airport (MEL).
4. Cox's Bazar Beach, Bangladesh
Length of the beach: 120 km (75 miles)
Ranking as one of Asia's longest beach is Cox's Bazar Beach in Bangladesh. It is one of Bangladesh’s popular tourist destinations with resort facilities along the coastline and well-known for its uninterrupted stretch of natural sandy beach. Enjoy the water sports and taste some of the local seafood delicacies while you’re there. Cox’s Bazar is actually a collection of a few beaches lined next to one another. A few of the more popular beaches include: Laboni Beach, Inani Beach, Kolatoli Beach, and more. The closest international airport is Shah Amanat International Airport in Chittagong.
5. Padre Island, United States
Length of the beach: 106 km (66 miles)
Ranking as United States’ longest beach are the sand dunes of Padre Island National Seashore in Texas State. The National Seashore is split into two: North and South Padre Island. There are various attractions for visitors in the South Padre Island, including wind and water sports, bird watching, horseback riding, as well as witnessing sea turtle hatchling releases during the summer months. The nearest international airport is Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport (BRO).
🏖️ Extra beach fact: More than 1 'Ninety Mile Beach'?
Where is the other 'Ninety Mile Beach' located? -New Zealand
Actually there is another famous 'Ninety Mile Beach' which is different from the one located in Australia. The second Ninety Mile Beach is located in New Zealand on the western coast at the tip of the country's northern island. Although the name mentions 'ninety', the actual length of the beach is slightly less as it is measured to be 88 km (50 miles), and not 90 miles.
Maybe this won't be your ideal beach if you're planning to relax under a beach parasol while hearing the calm ocean waves. Why? Actually this beach is officially also a highway, providing tourists with 4WD ride experiences, as well as, bus tours driving along the coastlines. So if you're wishing to visit New Zealand in the future, don't forget to plan this unusual 'off-the-road' trip towards the Far North.
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