A day at the beach can provide a much-needed escape from real life, allowing you to relax and unwind. Luckily, there are beautiful and soothing beaches all over the world that will provide the relaxation that you are seeking. The following are five of the great beaches of the world and the reasons they are well worth a visit.

Matira Beach Located in Bora Bora, Tahiti

Matira Beach has been deemed one of the world’s most perfect beaches. Settled on a small island in the French Polynesians, it is a destination that must be on the list of any world traveler. While Bora Bora is a popular destination for tourists due to its wide array of budget bungalows and luxury resorts, for a true piece of paradise you have to visit Matira Beach.

This beach allows visitors to feed sharks, provides them the perfect area to search for black pearls or World War II memorabilia, and offers dreamy spots simply sit back and relax on the sand. If you want to go, Bora Bora, you should advance book your vacation home rentals. Because this place is too demand. Without advance room booking you can’t get it. Also, you should buy the airfare.

Tulum, Mexico

There are few places around the world that offer an opportunity for you to swim beneath the shadow of ancient Mayan ruins. There is one, however: Mexico’s Tulum beach. This beach is most famous for being home to an archeological ruin of the Mayan civilization that actually teeters off the edge of a sheer cliff. Beneath these ruins lie powder sands and jade waters. There are a variety of accommodations that will provide you with the experience you desire, from thatched cabanas to mega-resorts.

Nungwi, Zanzibar

Zanzibar Island has long been known for the old Stone Town that is present, as well as the 30 pristine beaches that dot the shores. Tourists are typically found navigating to Nungwi, which is a settlement that is located on the cost of the north area of Zanzibar. This beach features extremely shallow shores providing a “walk on water” experience for tourists. The stunning azure waters and the coral that surrounds the beach are home to a wide array of sea creatures, making this visit a unique experience.

Karekare Located in West Auckland, New Zealand

The Karekare beach was permanently immortalized when featured in the 1993 film The Piano. Beyond this exposure, the black sand and bush-covered hills that back a truly wild beach make this a unique and highly desirable experience, which is far from the typical sandy white beaches in other regions of the world.

Karekare provides a much quieter setting than nearby Piha, which is a tourist destination beach. Visitors should only swim between the flags due to rough water conditions. Each year there is a beach race day when local horses and ponies are raced to raise money for a local charity.

Cavendish Beach Located in Prince Edward Island, Canada

The unnerving perfection of Cavendish Beach can be a true sight to behold. This beach is most famous for the inspiration it provided for Anne of Green Gables, with several landmarks that pay homage to author Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Victorian literary piece. The sands of the beach are surrounded by breathtaking sandstone cliffs on one side and sandy dunes on the other, providing a secluded get-away for any beach-bound visitors.

There are undoubtedly many other wonderful and beautiful beaches in the world. Here are the five that provide beauty and intrigue that provide a relaxing and interesting beach experience that anyone can appreciate.