Clear beaches galore
Some of the most beautiful beaches in the world are so gorgeous because of their pristine, almost transparent water. Sadly, in the hyper-polluted world of today, beaches with water this clear look almost otherworldly—but they exist! Unfortunately, the United States doesn’t boast much in the way of clear beaches (though we will reveal where to find the clearest water around the country!). But there are still plenty of stunning places with clear water worldwide where the clarity of the water is downright breathtaking.
Porto Katsiki—Lefkada, Greece
Porto Katsiki Beach (which was formerly said to only be accessible by goats, hence its Greek translation of “Goat Port”) is located on an island called Lefkada in the Ionian Sea. It can only be reached by taking narrow roads, which are usually congested with traffic, followed by walking down a small, winding staircase alongside a cliff. Taxi-boats are perhaps the least complex way to reach this secluded paradise. But rest assured, the journey is worthwhile, as it’s one of the most stunning places with clear water. In fact, it is considered to be one of the ten best beaches in the Mediterranean and one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.