Part of the ultimate playboy lifestyle is hanging out on a sexy beach surrounded by sexy people. Check out our list of the world’s sexiest beaches!
Looking for crystal clear emerald seas, the sun high in the sky, and a cool drink to hand, surrounded by beautiful people? Yes, the dream image of the ideal vacation, especially for those of us that like to enjoy the high life.
There’s a lot of beaches in the world, but not all beaches are created equal. For maximum fun, these are the sexiest beaches where you’re most likely to bump into a pretty girl (or guy) and party the night away at a nearby cool club.
What is a sexy beach?
Our criteria for a ‘sexy beach’ is that it needs to be:
- A nice beach (with soft sand)
- Attract a crowd of relatively young and fun people (eg: sexy people)
- Have a good culture – which may include nightlife
- Be a ‘bikini beach’ – meaning lots of hot girls in bikinis (but thats obvious, right?)
In short, these need to be good beaches with attractive people and also offer a vibrant and dynamic opportunity for nightlife or general hedonism and good times.
We’ve put our pick of the world’s sexiest beaches in no particular order. So… Where shall we head first?
1. Koh Phan Gan (Haad Rin), Thailand
Home of the full moon party, Haad Rin on Koh Phan Gan is a long white sandy beach lined by authentic Thai cafes and cool spots to grab a coldy. It’s also packed full of gorgeous girls and guys sunning themselves, splashing in that clear blue sea and looking for fun.
Because of it’s rep as a party island, Koh Phan Gan attracts a young and diverse crowd of international hotties. It’s very popular with Israelis who are often great fun to party with (also a little crazy) but you’ll easily find Brits, Americans, Swedish, French, Russians and pretty much everyone else. In fact, as beaches for watching bikini beauties go, this is top quality…
Haad Rin is where the party happens, every night. So if you’re looking for some holiday romance (or just sex, that’s fine too), you’ll probably find it here. But it’s the full moon party where things get really wild.
As a bonus for sexiest beaches in the world – Thailand has lots on offer. Check out also Pattaya (a bit of a sex tourism hotspot), Koh Tao and Koh PhiPhi. To be honest, almost every tourist beach in Thailand is a sexy beach…
2. Ibiza, Spain
What list of the world’s sexiest beaches is complete without Ibiza? Pretty much all of the beaches around Ibiza Town qualify as fun, cool and sexy. And for bikini spotting, you won’t find much better anywhere in the world.
Las Salinas is probably one of the best ones, lined with cool bars playing pumping beats and plenty of eye candy. The beach is beautiful too!
Talamanca is also a choice beach for people looking to relax and get to know some friendly strangers. Cala Jondel is a more high end choice too.
Obviously Ibiza’s rep as a party hotspot means there is no shortage of cool places to hangout with the beautiful people. As a nightlife destination it is second to none with plenty of nightclubs and bars.
We recommend Ocean Beach (or O Beach) which is where the body beautiful flaunt it all. This is basically a pool party packed full of bikini clad babes drinking, dancing and generally posing for Instagram pics.
If you’re looking to party hard, flaunt your body or do some serious bikini watching, this is the place to be.
In short: For the world’s sexiest beaches look no further than Ibiza.
3. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro is probably the world’s best known beach city. And Copacabana is probably it’s best known beach. Where else can you relax on a vast golden stretch of beach in the heart of a booming city surrounded by some of the most spectacular bodies on the planet?
Brazilians are a friendly, fun loving bunch so making a few friends isn’t hard – although speaking some Portuguese will make any social a lot easier.
Ipanema is so sexy it even has a song, an ode to the girl from Ipanema, which tells you a lot about how beautiful the people are here. This is also the city that invented the g-string bikini and the Brazilian bikini wax, so it’s a very body beautiful culture.
This super cool and sexy city is also a hive of amazing nightlife all year round. So even if it’s not beach weather you can head to cool districts like Leblon, Lapa and Copacabana.
4. Miami Beach, USA
Florida is a beach haven, of course, but Miami Beach, and particularly South Beach, is an easy choice for world’s sexiest beach. We like the great choice of beachfront bars and cafes, and of course the excellent nightlife in Miami Beach.
Thanks to it’s blend of Euro tourist, American vacationers and Latinas, you’ll find plenty for your people watching eye. And if you’re playing the single game, this is also a great town to explore.
America is generally a place where people like to look their best, and Miami Beach is a mecca for the body beautiful. Expect to have your head turned a lot – whatever your gender/orientation.
For maximum flex, pick up a boat rental in Miami to head to the Haulover sandbar in the north of Miami Beach. A popular party spot and great place to soak up the Miami vibe.
5. Biarritz, France
Southern France has tons of amazing beaches but Biarritz, on the Atlantic coast, might just pip the Cote d’Azur to the title of sexiest beach in France. We’re referring especially to the Grand Plage, which is the main town beach, although we also like the beaches to the north of the city too.
Why? It’s got that cool surfer vibe, it’s not an exclusive club for the super rich and people here seem to be more approachable.
Add to that an amazing Basque food culture and you’ve got what is a definite must visit.
It’s not exactly a party hotspot but there in the summer there are all sorts of events including surf competitions, cool bars and even a world class casino perched right on the Grand Plage.
Biarritz is a definite sexy beach for those in the know.
6. San Sebastian, Spain
Our second Basque country beach (after Biarritz, just down the road). Although beaches in the south of Spain, and the Balaerics, get all the press, the truth is that San Sebastian is an easy contender for one of the world’s sexiest beaches. Why?
For starters, the huge La Concha beach in the heart of the town is a stunningly beautiful location, flanked by two hills which give it that Rio flavour.
Also known as Donostia, San Sebastian is also home to some of the best food in Spain, which is saying something. And this is also where Spaniards in the know come to party.
So if you’re looking for a town that is genuinely a beach hotspot, with incredible food and a fun nightlife culture, get your (sexy) ass to San Sebastian.
7. Agde, France
On the Mediterranean coast you’ll find Agde, a sprawling beach resort built around an old walled town.
But the main attraction for the brave is the Plage Naturist – or nudist beach. Yup, no bikinis here!
An entire complex in it’s own right, this is an eye opener for those who are prepared to show it all off. It’s a holiday destination where singles and couples go to let it all hang out, be free and mingle. Nightlife is nothing short of hedonistic with the focus very much on sexy.
Be warned though, it’s not for the shy types and you’re very likely to see something you weren’t expecting to see.
If you’re not up for getting naked in public, don’t worry. Grau d’Agde is a more reserved spot at the opposite end of this sprawling area, or Cap d’Agde is the more buzzing touristed area which is more family friendly.
8. Barcelona, Spain
Our third entry for Spain, Barcelona, and particularly Barceloneta definitely brings the strong contender for world’s sexiest beach. For starters, you have the Mediterranean stretched out before you, not to mention a great choice of beachside bars, restaurants and clubs to soak up the vibe with some people watching.
As one of Europe’s most popular city breaks, and known for it’s hedonistic culture, Barcelona attracts a fun and ‘anything goes’ party vibe, including stag dos, – not to mention plenty of beautiful people including stunning girls in bikinis.
So if you’re looking for the sexiest beach in Europe, Barcelona is a strong contender.
Looking for somewhere to stay? We loved Hotel Primero Primera Barcelona.
9. Bournemouth, UK
Often overlooked by Brighton, Bournemouth is probably one of the coolest beaches in the UK. Why? It’s not far from London, it’s in the heart of the city and it’s sandy (unlike Brighton).
There’s stacks of cool nightlife in the town, the clientele ranges from students to out-of-towners here for the party and if the suns out the beach is buzzing.
We think in the UK, there are few better beaches for bikini watching. The city is known for it’s fairly wild nightlife, with stag and hen do’s heading here frequently.
Although it has a rep for old people and families too, don’t let that put you off. This is a fun city, and if you’re looking for some Global Playboy action, Bournemouth is definitely worth a look.
10. Surfer’s Paradise, Australia
The Queensland Gold Coast is a hotspot in Australia for crazy stag weekends (or Bucks weekends as they call them here). There is very much a party vibe in Surfer’s Paradise – with the body beautiful a pretty much guaranteed sight around here.
As far as the world’s great bikini beaches go, we think this is a top quality option. Actually, among Australians, Surfers Paradise has gained a fairly sleazy reputation. But sometimes this is what we’re after when it comes to a fun weekend…
In Australia we think this is easily the best contender for sexiest beach. Although Manly and Bondi in Sydney are both more famous, and are equally good for bikini babe watching, we think Gold Coast is that much wilder thanks to it’s hedonistic rep.
11. Cancun, Mexico
This party hub is a magnet for fun loving types looking to let their hair down. Which means that you’ll find a lot of eye candy and a lot of potential to rub bodies too.
Cancun’s reputation kinda precedes it, and it can be a bit much if you’re not up for the Americanized version of Mexico. If this is the case then head to Holbox instead, which is slightly more sedate but still good for sexy beach vibes.
But if you’re looking for beautiful people from around the world, Cancun easily qualifies for one of the world’s best bikini beaches.
12. Jeffery’s Bay, South Africa
In the Eastern Cape of South Africa, J-Bay is a surfing hotspot and a magnet for eye candy too.
If you’re looking for a beautiful beach, and beautiful people then we think this is one of the best options in South Africa. For starters, the town has more of a resort feel, and although there is nightlife, it is a little more sedate that Durban or Cape Town. Saying that, Jefferey’s Bay is popular with both sexy Saffer girls and backpackers too. Definitely sexy beach territory.
If you’re in South Africa and you want to meet South African girls, Jeffery’s Bay has you covered!
13. Sosua/Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
The north coast of Republica Dominicana is lined with stunning beach towns, based around Puerto Plata which is the gateway to the region. Sosua (sos-oo-a) and Punta Cana are two of the most popular towns, mainly for their buzzing nightlife options.
The beaches themselves are beautiful golden bays lined by sprawling hotel resorts. Much of the nightlife takes place in these complexes but if you want to get out and about and meet beautiful and friendly chicas and hombres then make sure to escape the hotel.
The Puerto Plata coast is packed full of resort hotels and is a top spot to meet tourists from North America and Europe too – meaning lots of bikini clad hotties!
So, as part of your playboy lifestyle, and perhaps after you’ve checked out the most playboy friendly cities, you should take yourself to one of these sexy beaches. Oh and make sure you have your flirty questions mapped out too.
These are our list of the world’s sexiest beaches that we’ve found. Any that we’ve missed? Get in contact below and let us know where we should try next…