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Strolling Along Three of the World’s Longest Beaches

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Although around 80% of the world’s population lives within 60 miles of the ocean, only a lucky few get to live near the best beaches in the world. This generally pricey real estate is at a premium because it’s rare, but along some beaches there is a bit more real estate than on some others.

Praia do Cassino, Brazil

Praia do Cassino, Brazil. Photo credit: flickr. Licensed through Creative Commons.

1. Praia do Cassino
While a handful of beaches stretch for over 50 miles, the longest beach in the world, measuring roughly 150 miles long, is in the fifth largest and longest country in the world: Brazil.

The Praia do Cassino Beach stretches from Rio Grande to the border of Uruguay. This Brazilian beach is known for its white sand, warm sun, and the friendliness of the locals. Brazilians are well-known for their warmth and hospitality. Their culture is one of inclusion, and outsiders are always welcome to join the party.

Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Photo credit: flickr. Licensed through Creative Commons.

2. Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

The world’s longest uninterrupted beach, Cox’s Bazar calls Bangladesh home. This largely untapped beach is currently slated to become a focus for Bangladesh tourism. Nestled against the Bay of Bengal, Cox’s Bazar is under development to compete with other Eastern beaches like those in Thailand or Sri Lanka.

As development continues, this beautiful and largely preserved beach will slowly take on a more modern and industrialized feel. Those who desire a peaceful, serene, tourist-free time on the beach should start planning trips now.

90 mile beach

90 Mile Beach, Australia. Photo credit here. Licensed through Creative Commons.

3. Ninety Mile Beach, Australia

Ninety miles of beach can be pretty lonely for one person, unless you’re a person who is looking for exactly that. Long beaches definitely provide more space to spread out, and Australia’s 90 Mile Beach is a case in point. Tourists to Victoria, Australia, the home of 90 Mile Beach, can easily stake out their own stretch of beach and lay back to enjoy the Australian sun while drinking a cool Foster’s.

If you need more convincing, try the Victoria tourism website’s description on for size: “a 90-mile long stretch of pristine golden sand.” I’m sold.

Beaches are great, and long beaches are even better. If you’re lucky enough to enjoy a beach vacation this year, make sure to take full advantage of the beach you choose, even if it’s 150 miles long.

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