10 Longest Beaches in the World
These are the longest beaches in the world known officially by its measures, if by chance you have any other, please let us know.
1. Praia do Cassino, Brazil
212 kilometres [132 mi]
Praia do Cassino (lit. Casino Beach) is located adjacent to the city of Rio Grande, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. It is commonly known in Brazil as the longest beach in the world (approximately 245 km long, though other sources measure it as 212 km long), stretching from the Molhes (stone barrier built into the ocean separating the beach from the entrance to the Rio Grande seaport) in Cassino beach to nearly Chuí, on the border with Uruguay.
In 1966, 27 sounding rockets were launched from Praia do Cassino.
2. Padre Island, Texas, U.S.
182 kilometres [113 miles]
Padre Island is the second largest island by area in the contiguous United States, after Long Island. It is about 113 miles (182 km) long and 3 km wide, stretching from the city of Corpus Christi, in the north, to the resort community of South Padre Island in the south. The island is oriented north-south, with the Gulf of Mexico on the east, and Laguna Madre on the west. The island's northern end connects to Mustang Island by roadway. The southern end of the island is separated from Brazos Island by the Brazos Santiago Pass.
3. 90 Mile Beach in Victoria, Australia
151 kilometres [94 mi]
The Ninety Mile Beach is a sandy stretch of south-eastern coastline of Victoria, Australia along the Gippsland Lakes region of East Gippsland on Bass Strait. The beach is just over 151 kilometres (94 mi) long running north-eastward from a spit near Port Albert to the man-made channel at Lakes Entrance. The beach is located about 260 kilometres (160 mi) from Melbourne and can be reached from the South Gippsland Highway passing the coastal towns of McLoughlins Beach, Woodside, Seaspray, Golden Beach, and Loch Sport.
4. Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh
125 kilometres [77 mi] (unbroken)
Cox's Bazar is known for its wide and long sandy beach, which is considered by many as the world's longest natural sandy sea beach. The beach in Cox's Bazar is an unbroken 125 km sandy sea beach with a gentle slope. It is located 150 km south of the industrial port Chittagong. Cox’s Bazar is also known by the name Panowa, whose literal translation means "yellow flower." Its other old name was "Palongkee".
5. Fraser Island beach, Australia
120 kilometres [75 mi]
Fraser Island is a heritage-listed island located along the southern coast of Queensland, Australia, approximately 200 kilometres (120 mi) north of Brisbane. Its length is about 120 kilometres (75 mi) and its width is approximately 24 kilometres (15 mi). It was inscribed as a World Heritage site in 1992. The island is considered to be the largest sand island in the world at 1840 km². It is also Queensland's largest island, Australia's sixth largest island and the largest island on the East Coast of Australia.
6. 90 Mile Beach, New Zealand
88 kilometres [55 mi]
The name Ninety Mile Beach is a misnomer because it is actually 55 miles (88 km) long. Several theories have been advanced for the name, the most common stemming from the days when missionaries travelled on horse back when on average a horse could travel 30 miles (50 km) in a day before needing to be rested. The beach took three days to travel therefore earning its name, but the missionaries did not take into account the slower pace of the horses walking in the sand, thus thinking they had travelled 90 miles (140 km) when in fact they had only travelled 55.
7. Playa Novillero, Mexico
80.5 kilometres [50 miles]
Playa Novillero, located in the municipality of Tecuala Nayarit, Mexico, winning the Guinness record for its 82 km long and 50 meters wide.
Truant Beach is on an island that can be accessed by a bridge of almost 100 meters crossing the channel to reach the bar of The Truant in the municipality of Tecuala, Nayarit.
The predominant flora are the coconut palms and mangroves. It has some lush vegetation zones with abundant virgin boars, hawks, crabs, raccoons, opossums, armadillos, and a variety of birds and reptiles.
8. Troia-Sines Beach, Portugal
63 kilometres [39 mi]
The Troia beach extends this Setúbal town to the city of Sines. With a coastline clean up the dolphins returned to the Bay of Setúbal and Comporta. However the following further south in Sines will find large petrochemical companies. However it worth to know one of the most prized beaches of Portugal, Troia beach is a Portuguese Beverly Hills.
9. Virginia Beach, Virginia, U.S.
56 kilometres [35 miles]
The city is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as having the longest pleasure beach in the world. It is located at the southern end of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, the longest bridge-tunnel complex in the world.
10. Long Beach, Washington, U.S.
Formerly it was so ...
North Americans ... even know there was a World ...but now...
40 kilometres [25 mi]