20 Best Beaches in the World

Corniche Beach, La Teste-De-Buch, France

At 357 feet high, 1,640 feet wide, and 8,800 feet long, the pine forest–hugged Dune of Pilat is the highest in Europe and tumbles to Corniche Beach on the Atlantic Ocean. Climbing is okay, but go for views the birds brag about and hitch a 10-minute paraglide ride with Pyla Parapente over the geomorphic monument.

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Sète’s Corniche Beach stretches from the Corniche Promenade, near the canal des Quilles and the Stadium of Sète. This beautiful sandy beach is composed of two bays (each with about 200 metres of sand) and is protected by a large dam.

An access ramp is provided for people with reduced mobility. Free parking is located above the beach.

In the summer season, there are several restaurants on the beach and a playground for children.

On the right of this beach, there is an area reserved for water sports (windsurfing and kitesurfing). The zones are marked by a water line (visible in photographs — black and yellow).

source: nationalgeographic.com