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National Geographics 21 Best Beaches In The World

Courtesy of National Geographic Magazine, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

Playa del Amor is located on the Sea of Cortez side in Cabo San Lucas in Baja Califorina Sur, Mexico.

It was once a landmark along the 38.6 km course of a World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation race in the 1980’s with Philip Rush, Paul Asmuth, and Claudio Plit.

It was also named one of the 21 best beaches in the world by National Geographic Magazine:

National Geographics 21 Best Beaches In The World:
1. Playa del Amor on the Marietas Islands in Mexico with a hidden beach
2. Cathedrals Beach in Ribadeo on the northwest Galician coast in Spain with 30m wave-carved rock arches
3. Anse Source d’Argent in La Digue in the Seychelles with giant boulders, calm turquoise waters, snow white sand, palm trees and jungle greenery
4. One Foot Island on Aitutaki in the Cook Islands among a 15-island atoll
5. Sunset Beach in the Brunswick Islands in 
North Carolina, USA with a remote beach
6. Lazy Beach on Koh Rong Samloem Island in Cambodia with thatched-roof huts and crystalline waters along silky sand beaches

7. Bowman’s Beach on Sanibel Island in Florida, USA with conchs, coquinas, and sand dollars
8. Shell Beach in Shark Bay in Western Australia with a UNESCO World Heritage site and countless white cockleshells
9. Lyme Regis, England with spiral-shaped ammonites and fossil remains of 180-million-year-old sea creatures found embedded in the rock
10. Cannon Beach in Oregon, USA with hard-packed sand and the offshore Haystack Rock
11. Carmel City Beach in Carmel-by-the-Sea in northern California, USA
12. Noordwijk Beach in The Netherlands with a seaside dog beach
13. Papakōlea Beach in Hawaii, a 49,000-year-old Puu Mahana cinder cone
14. Reynisfjara Beach in southern Iceland with ink black sand, basalt sea stacks and powerful waves
15. Pink Beach on Great Santa Cruz Island in Zamboanga in the Philippines with coral-generated pink-hued sand
16. Pelican Beach on South Water Caye in Belize with its coral reef
17. Blue Bay in Mauritius with an abundance of marine life
18. Cas Abao Beach, Curaçao with coral reefs and a sandy beach on the arid island
19. Sleeping Bear Point in Sleeping Bear Dunes in Michigan, USA with freshwater and 137m bluffs over Lake Michigan
20. Piscinas Beach in Arbus in Sardinia, Italy with large sand dunes sprinkled with juniper bushes and olive trees

21. Corniche Beach in La Teste-De-Buch, France with the highest sand dunes in Europe

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