Canadian beach named one of the 50 best in the world

Nov 27 2017, 4:22 pm

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.

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“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:

  1. Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos
  2. Whitehaven Beach, Australia
  3. Anse Lazio, Seychelles
  4. Pink Sands Beach, Bahamas
  5. Navagio Beach, Greece
  6. Baia Dos Porcos, Brazil
  7. Playa Paraiso, Mexico
  8. Hyams Beach, Australia
  9. Hidden Beach, Mexico
  10. Trunk Bay, US Virgin Islands
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