One of the world’s most beautiful beaches can be found right here in Canada.
FlightNetwork named British Columbia’s Long Beach as the 38th best beach in the world – the only Canadian strip of sand to make the list.
“You won’t forget the moment you first walk out onto this never-ending stretch of wilderness. Long Beach didn’t get its name for nothing; it’s a whopping 10-mile strip of protected coastline set against pristine emerald rainforest and snow-capped rocky mountains,” wrote FlightNetwork in its review.
The 34,800-acre beach-lined rainforest is located in the most northern part of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve on the west coast of Vancouver Island, BC. It is also a protected area of the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.
“You’ll need a couple of days here to explore the tide pools, hike the many rainforest routes, and take a surf lesson in one of the most chilled-out places on the planet,” said wrote FlightNetwork.
The website ranked each beach on a set of criteria including “Sheer Untouched Beauty,” “Remoteness,” days of sun, and average temperature.
Long Beach received the following scores:
- Sheer Untouched Beauty: 9/10
- Remoteness: 7/10
- Sand and Water Quality: 7/10
Here are the top 10 most beautiful beaches in the world, according to FlightNetwork:
- Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos
- Whitehaven Beach, Australia
- Anse Lazio, Seychelles
- Pink Sands Beach, Bahamas
- Navagio Beach, Greece
- Baia Dos Porcos, Brazil
- Playa Paraiso, Mexico
- Hyams Beach, Australia
- Hidden Beach, Mexico
- Trunk Bay, US Virgin Islands