The Most Expensive Beaches Around the World

Around the world, the most popular beaches attract holidaymakers and locals alike. At YouDiscover, we wanted to uncover the beaches that offer the feeling of exclusivity and luxury at an affordable price. That’s why we pulled together a price comparison of beach essentials and refreshments – suncream, beer, lunch, and ice cream – across 300 of the most popular beaches from 69 countries around the world.

Beyond travel and accommodation, it can be difficult to budget for a beach holiday. Prices are often hard to find and they tend to fluctuate year on year due to local demand. The ranking of the most expensive beaches helps organized holidaymakers select the most luxurious beaches around the world and budget ahead for unforeseen costs.

RankBeachRegionCountrySunscreenWaterBeerIce-CreamLunchTotal
1Plage de PampelonneCote d’AzurFrance$9.58$1.69$2.73$2.87$59.52$76.38
2RibersborgMalmöSweden$18.96$1.56$6.33$3.36$41.89$72.09
3Anse VataNoumeaNew Caledonia$16.25$1.85$7.51$2.47$43.49$71.58
4Paloma PlageCote d’AzurFrance$9.58$2.02$2.51$3.12$52.19$69.42
5L'EcrinCote d’AzurFrance$9.58$2.10$2.70$2.87$48.77$66.01
6TylösandHalmstadSweden$19.14$1.47$6.33$2.78$36.23$65.95
7Mareto Plage PubliqueMooreaFrench Polynesia$22.84$2.14$7.81$4.23$25.16$62.17
8La Plage de MauiTahitiFrench Polynesia$22.14$2.14$8.15$3.74$24.67$60.83
9Main BeachNew YorkUnited States$9.66$1.99$5.07$3.00$39.15$58.88
10Ålö storsandStockholm ArchipelagoSweden$20.66$2.16$7.28$2.38$26.35$58.83
11Dueodde BeachBornholmDenmark$15.87$2.39$6.03$3.62$29.22$57.14
12South BeachFloridaUnited States$8.41$1.45$4.65$2.64$39.85$57.00
13Anse Soleil BeachMahéSeychelles$28.23$1.12$7.65$1.66$18.13$56.80
14Anse GeorgettePraslinSeychelles$28.23$1.05$7.23$1.42$18.39$56.30
15Blokhus BeachJammerbugtDenmark$15.70$2.25$6.64$3.73$27.48$55.80
16HietaniemiHelsinkiFinland$15.68$2.25$7.30$2.08$28.10$55.40
17Beau VallonMaheSeychelles$28.23$1.06$7.65$1.81$16.43$55.18
18Velavaru IslandVelavaru IslandMaldives$24.13$11.18$7.20$2.15$10.47$55.14
19Rømø BeachTønderDenmark$15.59$2.38$7.39$3.10$26.05$54.52
20Poe BeachSouth ProvinceNew Caledonia$15.72$1.44$7.99$2.23$26.94$54.31
21Nishihama BeachOkinawaJapan$19.77$1.44$6.05$2.30$24.48$54.03
22LæsøLæsøDenmark$14.55$3.01$6.88$3.62$25.95$54.01
23WaikikiHawaiiUnited States$10.00$2.09$5.14$2.19$34.21$53.63
24Marielyst BeachVæggerløseDenmark$15.16$2.26$5.61$3.52$26.97$53.52
25Yonaha Maehama BeachOkinawaJapan$19.77$1.38$5.96$2.20$24.13$53.44
26Blåvand BeachBlåvandDenmark$14.73$2.72$5.43$3.71$26.84$53.43
27Yyteri BeachPoriFinland$15.73$1.97$7.30$2.49$24.16$51.66
28Kerteminde NordstrandenKertemindeDenmark$15.61$2.23$7.84$3.64$22.18$51.51
29Løkken BeachJutlandDenmark$14.59$2.47$6.14$3.60$24.02$50.81
30Manly BeachSydney, New South WalesAustralia$8.50$2.51$5.44$3.01$31.06$50.52
31Hornbæk BeachHornbækDenmark$15.46$1.99$5.29$3.36$23.99$50.10
32Cottesloe BeachPerth, Western AustraliaAustralia$9.86$2.17$5.77$2.54$28.96$49.29
33Haeundae BeachBusanSouth Korea$23.77$1.20$3.35$3.36$17.12$48.80
34Amager StrandparkHovedstadenDenmark$14.60$2.10$5.50$3.92$22.66$48.77
35Pineta di Maria PiaSardiniaItaly$17.80$1.69$4.60$2.25$22.13$48.46
36Yasawa IslandYasawa IslandFiji$23.54$1.64$6.26$2.07$14.32$47.83
37Whitehaven BeachWhitsunday Islands, QueenslandAustralia$9.86$2.23$5.71$2.56$27.33$47.68
38Mindil BeachDarwin, Northern TerritoryAustralia$10.24$2.10$5.96$2.57$25.89$46.76
39Søndervig BeachMidtjyllandDenmark$15.46$2.33$5.43$3.17$20.17$46.56
40West Palm BeachFloridaUnited States$7.52$2.03$4.16$3.36$28.95$46.02
41Muri BeachRarotongaCook Islands$19.51$2.12$7.47$2.28$14.62$46.01
42Maria PiaSardiniaItaly$17.77$1.24$4.61$1.18$21.18$45.98
43Solanas CagliariSardiniaItaly$16.90$1.35$4.62$2.81$20.21$45.89
44Pipa BeachRio Grande do NorteBrazil$19.49$1.40$4.82$2.24$17.88$45.83
45Mullins BeachMullinsBarbados$13.25$2.96$6.09$1.31$22.18$45.80
4675 Mile BeachFraser Island, QueenslandAustralia$8.89$2.21$5.83$2.89$25.56$45.38
47Bondi BeachSydney, New South WalesAustralia$8.01$2.52$5.09$3.07$26.67$45.36
48Long BeachKadavuFiji$19.34$1.63$6.29$1.80$16.25$45.31
49Mandalay BeachWalpole, Western AustraliaAustralia$9.78$2.12$5.56$3.12$24.43$45.02
50Lopes MendesIlha GrandeBrazil$21.11$1.51$4.60$2.19$15.48$44.87
51Blinky BeachLord Howe Island, New South WalesAustralia$9.66$2.63$5.79$2.94$23.79$44.82
52Belle Mare PlageBelle MareMauritius$22.44$1.08$5.88$1.82$13.52$44.74
53Le MorneLe Morne BrabantMauritius$22.44$1.31$5.73$1.72$13.52$44.73
54Pereybere BeachGrand BaieMauritius$22.44$1.12$5.62$1.49$14.04$44.72
55LannioSalernoItaly$17.68$1.01$4.85$1.38$19.76$44.68
56Spiaggia RossaSardiniaItaly$17.58$1.07$4.71$1.40$19.81$44.57
57Point DumeCaliforniaUnited States$6.96$1.83$4.54$2.56$28.62$44.51
58Male BeachMaleMaldives$23.11$1.27$7.18$2.12$10.63$44.31
59Muchangpo BeachBoryeongSouth Korea$23.18$0.90$2.94$3.30$13.90$44.23
60Plage de Santa GiuliaCorse-du-SudFrance$8.60$2.78$2.36$3.15$27.35$44.23
61CopacabanaRio De JaneiroBrazil$19.60$1.46$4.70$2.46$15.87$44.09
62Palm CoveCairns, QueenslandAustralia$8.89$2.10$5.98$3.01$24.05$44.03
63KailuaHawaiiUnited States$9.36$1.79$5.62$2.48$24.63$43.89
64HaheiWaikatoNew Zealand$12.34$2.08$6.62$2.30$20.53$43.87
65The BasinRottnest Island, Western AustraliaAustralia$10.38$2.10$5.25$2.54$23.44$43.72
66ScaleaCalabriaItaly$16.03$1.35$4.85$1.01$20.43$43.67
67Kokrobite BeachGreater AccraGhana$23.80$1.28$3.54$1.21$13.82$43.66
68KarekareKarekareNew Zealand$14.32$2.54$5.89$2.24$18.53$43.51
69La Concha Beach DonostiaSan Sebastián, Basque RegionSpain$19.23$1.40$3.14$2.09$17.58$43.44
70Väinölänniemen uimarantaKuopioFinland$14.61$1.69$6.18$2.25$18.54$43.27
71CrucicchiaSicilyItaly$16.52$1.19$4.66$1.49$19.36$43.23
72OrewaAucklandNew Zealand$12.76$2.21$6.07$2.21$19.75$43.00
73ItamambucaUbatubaBrazil$20.16$1.47$4.60$1.94$14.70$42.87
74Naples BeachesFloridaUnited States$7.99$1.45$5.54$2.69$25.05$42.72
75Cala SeregolaElbaItaly$16.88$1.24$4.90$1.12$18.57$42.71
76Natadola BayNatadolaFiji$19.25$1.75$6.26$1.99$13.36$42.62
77Titikaveka BeachRarotongaCook Islands$16.36$2.34$6.72$2.21$14.88$42.51
78North Kaafu AtollKaashidhooMaldives$21.35$1.06$7.14$2.12$10.84$42.51
79Costa CaletaFuerteventura, Canary IslandsSpain$17.60$0.90$2.98$2.47$18.45$42.40
80Puncho BeachAmsheetLebanon$22.45$0.40$5.80$1.01$12.67$42.33
81TrancosoPorto SeguroBrazil$18.86$1.55$4.99$1.90$14.99$42.29
82PihaAucklandNew Zealand$12.76$2.09$5.91$2.19$19.33$42.28
83Sandy Neck BeachMassachusettsUnited States$8.41$1.73$3.87$2.14$26.12$42.26
84SchiermonnikoogFrieslandNetherlands$14.87$1.91$3.54$2.18$19.76$42.26
85Taperapua BeachPorto SeguroBrazil$18.86$1.67$4.70$1.89$15.07$42.19
86VlielandFrieslandNetherlands$15.06$1.85$2.88$1.88$20.40$42.06
87Gibbes BeachGibbesBarbados$13.25$2.96$6.09$1.62$18.14$42.05
88Cala MillorMallorca, Balearic IslandsSpain$19.21$0.78$3.15$1.39$17.41$41.93
89Platja EmpuriabravaCosta Brava, CataloniaSpain$18.73$0.97$2.97$2.97$16.27$41.91
90Port GrimaudCote d’AzurFrance$9.58$2.23$2.89$3.10$24.05$41.84
91El Cotillo BeachFuerteventura, Canary IslandsSpain$18.98$1.56$2.93$2.25$15.98$41.71
92Côte des BasquesBiarritzFrance$8.65$2.10$2.63$2.88$25.35$41.62
93Grand BeachManitobaCanada$9.66$1.73$3.87$3.28$22.95$41.49
94Playa de las CatedralesRibadeo, LugoSpain$18.99$1.28$2.81$2.24$16.09$41.41
95Coronado BeachCaliforniaUnited States$7.37$1.98$4.30$2.70$25.05$41.40
96Enterprise (Miami) BeachOistinsBarbados$13.13$2.96$6.25$1.76$17.27$41.37
97Myrtle BeachSouth CarolinaUnited States$10.88$1.64$3.71$2.11$22.96$41.30
98Fort Lauderdale BeachFloridaUnited States$8.41$1.44$4.46$2.26$24.68$41.24
99Brady's BeachBritish ColumbiaCanada$9.75$1.75$4.23$3.30$21.99$41.03
100Trunk BaySt JohnUnited States Virgin Islands$13.69$2.00$3.09$2.21$19.87$40.86
101TerschellingFrieslandNetherlands$16.09$1.96$3.15$1.67$17.98$40.85
102Camber Sands BeachEast SussexUnited Kingdom$4.92$1.38$3.76$2.39$28.12$40.58
103Santa Monica State BeachCaliforniaUnited States$7.21$1.62$5.42$2.26$24.05$40.56
104Elmina BeachElminaGhana$21.90$1.25$3.32$1.26$12.50$40.22
105Wasaga BeachOntarioCanada$10.15$1.96$3.81$3.12$21.02$40.05
106Bray DunesHauts-de-FranceFrance$9.78$2.17$2.73$3.03$22.33$40.04
107Priory Bay BeachIsle of WightUnited Kingdom$5.52$1.69$3.44$2.34$26.93$39.91
108TexelNorth HollandNetherlands$10.46$2.07$3.93$2.83$20.57$39.86
109MaspalomasGran Canaria, Canary IslandsSpain$16.04$0.90$2.94$1.48$18.46$39.83
110Costa TeguiseLanzarote, Canary IslandsSpain$15.65$1.25$3.07$2.28$17.49$39.74
111Watergate BayNewquayUnited Kingdom$5.42$1.88$3.94$2.30$26.16$39.70
112Playa de ses IlletesFormentera, Balearic IslandsSpain$15.97$0.99$3.07$1.96$17.68$39.66
113Pentle BayIsles of ScillyUnited Kingdom$6.07$1.94$4.25$2.29$24.99$39.55
114Portstewart StrandNorthern IrelandUnited Kingdom$4.41$1.75$4.75$2.29$26.30$39.50
115El BajondilloCosta del Sol, AndalusiaSpain$17.09$1.07$2.62$1.37$17.34$39.49
116KijkduinSouth HollandNetherlands$10.15$1.81$4.01$1.80$21.71$39.48
117Zandvoort aan ZeeNorth HollandNetherlands$9.71$2.07$4.01$2.19$21.41$39.39
118Bergen aan ZeeNorth HollandNetherlands$10.46$1.75$4.01$2.15$21.02$39.39
119Hobie BeachPort ElizabethSouth Africa$17.34$0.72$2.88$2.76$15.68$39.38
120Petit AnseLeveraGrenada$15.61$1.31$5.39$1.91$15.15$39.38
121Los CancajosLa Palma, Canary IslandsSpain$14.59$1.49$2.73$1.71$18.82$39.35
122Mission BeachCaliforniaUnited States$7.97$1.98$4.43$2.26$22.67$39.30
123Venice BeachLos AngelesUnited States$8.44$1.83$4.54$2.97$21.41$39.19
124ÉtretatSeine-MaritimeFrance$10.34$1.84$2.88$2.81$21.31$39.18
125IJmuidenNorth HollandNetherlands$9.71$2.07$3.84$2.23$21.24$39.09
126Wijk aan ZeeNorth HollandNetherlands$9.52$1.97$3.96$1.80$21.85$39.09
127Port SudanRed Sea StateSudan$13.46$1.25$6.25$1.26$16.81$39.03
128Parlee BeachNew BrunswickCanada$9.49$1.76$3.81$3.18$20.79$39.03
129Katwijk aan zeeSouth HollandNetherlands$9.52$2.07$3.88$2.23$21.11$38.79
130Egmond aan ZeeNorth HollandNetherlands$10.46$1.92$3.88$2.25$20.21$38.72
131ZoutelandeZeelandNetherlands$9.92$1.72$3.89$2.15$21.02$38.69
132AmelandFrieslandNetherlands$8.84$1.93$3.93$2.24$21.71$38.66
133CadzandZeelandNetherlands$9.78$1.92$3.96$2.73$20.21$38.59
134Playa de MuroMallorca, Balearic IslandsSpain$19.08$1.15$3.00$2.12$13.24$38.59
135DomburgZeelandNetherlands$8.69$2.15$3.67$2.73$21.22$38.46
136Al HoceimaAl HoceimaMorocco$22.20$0.81$2.73$1.51$10.84$38.09
137Palombaggia BeachCorsicaFrance$6.72$2.02$2.62$2.81$23.76$37.93
138Plage Notre DameCote d’AzurFrance$10.34$2.11$2.62$2.82$19.93$37.82
139EssaouiraEssaouiraMorocco$20.61$0.84$2.51$1.37$12.33$37.66
140ScheveningenSouth HollandNetherlands$8.47$1.90$4.01$2.11$21.11$37.60
141CastricumNorth HollandNetherlands$10.46$2.03$4.01$2.25$18.80$37.56
142Plage Saint-ClairCote d’AzurFrance$8.65$1.82$2.81$2.88$21.31$37.47
143El GolfoLanzarote, Canary IslandsSpain$15.65$1.40$2.97$1.79$15.61$37.42
144VlissingenZeelandNetherlands$8.98$2.06$3.93$2.25$20.21$37.42
145Bloemendaal aan ZeeNorth HollandNetherlands$9.71$1.97$4.12$2.19$19.34$37.33
146Playa MaderasRivasNicaragua$20.88$0.70$3.42$1.06$11.18$37.23
147Uvongo BeachHibiscus CoastSouth Africa$17.10$0.96$2.45$2.56$14.10$37.18
148Port St JohnsEastern CapeSouth Africa$13.09$0.84$3.00$2.56$17.66$37.15
149Praia Grande LagoaAlgarvePortugal$10.26$1.11$2.55$1.93$21.22$37.08
150Cala SaladaIbiza, Balearic IslandsSpain$14.88$0.97$2.83$1.40$16.86$36.94
151Valle Gran ReyLa Gomera, Canary IslandsSpain$14.53$1.53$2.91$2.01$15.94$36.92
152Barafundle BayWalesUnited Kingdom$4.41$1.75$3.76$2.29$24.69$36.91
153San Juan Del SurRivasNicaragua$20.88$0.71$3.47$0.98$10.65$36.69
154Smathers BeachFloridaUnited States$9.13$1.45$3.66$2.37$19.96$36.57
155NoordwijkSouth HollandNetherlands$9.98$1.75$3.98$2.15$18.71$36.57
156BallitoKwaDukuzaSouth Africa$15.72$1.12$3.05$2.63$13.96$36.48
157Punta CarolaSan CristobalEcuador$16.87$0.93$2.63$1.58$14.41$36.42
158Hendaye BeachPyrénées-AtlantiquesFrance$8.48$1.83$2.49$2.81$20.72$36.34
159Grand Anse BeachGrenadaGrenada$15.64$1.36$3.03$1.88$14.37$36.29
160Plage de CabourgNormandyFrance$9.10$1.91$2.48$2.89$19.84$36.22
161Puerto VillamilIsla IsabelaEcuador$16.87$0.88$2.75$1.51$13.92$35.93
162Hendry's BeachCaliforniaUnited States$8.56$1.60$2.26$2.60$20.46$35.48
163RenesseZeelandNetherlands$8.69$1.84$3.93$2.00$18.76$35.22
164Walvis BayErongoNamibia$11.09$1.20$3.38$1.53$18.01$35.22
165Barnes BayWest EndAnguilla$13.17$1.25$4.64$1.78$14.22$35.05
166Coco BeachDar es SalaamTanzania$13.36$0.90$6.62$1.21$12.78$34.87
167Le Touquet BeachPas-de-CalaisFrance$7.47$1.62$2.71$2.92$20.14$34.86
168Gulf ShoresAlabamaUnited States$7.42$1.73$3.36$1.97$20.09$34.57
169Daytona BeachFloridaUnited States$7.39$1.56$4.50$2.26$18.81$34.52
170NegomboNegomboSri Lanka$19.77$0.35$3.64$1.09$9.61$34.46
171Killiney BeachDún Laoghaire–RathdownIreland$6.95$1.56$3.51$1.40$20.41$33.83
172Playa BravaPunta del EsteUruguay$15.24$2.38$2.14$1.08$12.70$33.54
173Deauville BeachNormandyFrance$6.80$1.69$2.34$2.70$19.84$33.36
174GurteenConnemaraIreland$6.57$1.60$3.53$1.54$20.03$33.27
175NungwiZanzibarTanzania$13.88$0.42$6.50$1.00$11.35$33.14
176Praia da Manta RotaAlgarvePortugal$8.88$0.96$2.24$1.53$19.46$33.06
177Cap SkirringBasse CasamanceSenegal$13.43$0.66$3.75$1.61$13.27$32.73
178Botany BayKentUnited Kingdom$7.16$1.53$4.01$2.38$17.59$32.67
179MughsaylSalalahOman$10.93$0.39$6.07$1.10$13.36$31.86
180YoffDakarSenegal$13.43$0.63$3.73$2.55$11.50$31.84
181Chitimba BeachChitimbaMalawi$13.41$0.67$5.59$1.25$10.83$31.75
182Praia da RochePortimao, AlgarvePortugal$8.87$0.91$2.34$1.83$17.68$31.62
183Mukkulan uimarantaLahtiFinland$14.94$1.31$6.18$2.21$6.74$31.39
184Half Moon CayeLighthouse Reef AtollBelize$15.63$2.48$2.75$1.09$9.34$31.30
185OstendeWest FlandersBelgium$5.21$2.15$2.58$1.03$20.12$31.10
186Tramore BeachMunsterIreland$6.52$1.62$3.48$1.46$17.95$31.03
187Praia da MarinhaAlgarvePortugal$8.93$1.14$2.15$1.55$16.89$30.66
188Yapak (Puka Shell) BeachBoracayPhilippines$12.80$0.57$3.14$1.28$12.85$30.64
189Cornwall BeachMontego BayJamaica$9.82$0.71$5.23$1.26$13.31$30.32
190De HaanWest FlandersBelgium$5.12$2.35$2.49$1.28$18.99$30.24
191Silver SandsDuncans BayJamaica$9.22$0.67$5.25$1.28$13.74$30.16
192Playa JacóJacóCosta Rica$12.33$1.39$3.19$2.37$10.82$30.11
193KnokkeWest FlandersBelgium$5.12$2.20$2.45$1.03$19.32$30.13
194Sidi Bou SaidCarthageTunisia$14.72$0.25$3.73$0.99$10.40$30.08
195HammametCap BonTunisia$14.72$0.31$3.79$1.01$10.17$30.01
196WestendeWest FlandersBelgium$5.21$2.40$2.44$1.26$18.68$30.00
197Clifton BeachKarachiPakistan$11.69$0.45$5.33$1.37$11.08$29.92
198MonastirSahelTunisia$14.72$0.25$3.71$1.22$9.95$29.85
199NavagioZakynthosGreece$13.47$0.65$1.58$0.88$13.26$29.85
200De PanneWest FlandersBelgium$5.21$2.02$2.46$1.03$19.08$29.82
201Khalouf BeachAl WustaOman$10.79$0.38$6.07$1.26$11.24$29.74
202BlankenbergeWest FlandersBelgium$5.12$2.21$2.46$1.03$18.85$29.68
203Playa Manuel AntonioPuntarenas Province, QueposCosta Rica$12.50$1.42$3.07$2.15$10.49$29.61
204Alona BeachPanglao IslandPhilippines$11.85$0.65$3.47$1.09$12.49$29.55
205Ile Sainte MarieToamasinaMadagascar$11.09$0.49$7.24$0.93$9.70$29.46
206Astola BeachBalochistanPakistan$11.69$0.47$5.56$1.06$10.56$29.34
207Ngapali BeachRakhineMyanmar$9.14$0.70$2.62$0.96$15.71$29.12
208Praia de MachicoMadeiraPortugal$8.97$1.02$2.55$1.11$15.36$29.02
209AmbataloakaNosy BeMadagascar$11.09$0.48$7.41$0.88$9.08$28.94
210White BeachBoracayPhilippines$12.80$0.65$3.11$1.00$11.27$28.84
211Juara BeachTioman IslandMalaysia$12.68$0.36$5.56$0.82$9.24$28.66
212Tamarindo BeachGuanacasteCosta Rica$11.23$1.45$3.06$2.17$10.42$28.32
213Long Set BeachKoh RongCambodia$12.16$0.40$3.18$1.49$11.04$28.28
214Tianya HaijiaoSanyaChina$11.19$0.45$4.23$0.91$11.04$27.81
215Secret Lagoon BeachEl NidoPhilippines$12.36$0.63$3.78$1.00$9.91$27.68
216Red BeachSantoriniGreece$12.40$0.66$1.73$0.89$11.89$27.57
217West Bay BeachRoatanHonduras$10.46$1.08$3.62$1.26$11.11$27.53
218Praia da MarinhaCarvoeiroPortugal$8.09$1.02$2.15$1.83$14.22$27.31
219RodaderoSanta MartaColombia$11.92$0.65$3.21$1.36$9.87$27.02
220Wuzhizou IslandSanyaChina$11.19$0.45$4.36$0.85$10.13$26.98
221Tela BayAtlántidaHonduras$10.46$0.94$3.36$1.35$10.68$26.79
222Lazy BeachKoh Rong SaloemCambodia$11.07$0.46$3.24$1.43$10.55$26.75
223Playa del CarmenQuintana RooMexico$13.33$0.72$2.23$1.02$9.44$26.74
224GulangyuXiamenChina$11.51$0.44$3.75$0.85$9.98$26.53
225Naama BaySharm el-SheikhEgypt$14.47$0.84$0.94$0.91$9.18$26.35
226Thousand Step BeachPutuoshanChina$9.47$0.42$4.50$0.85$11.01$26.25
227GerakiniChalkidikiGreece$10.25$0.58$1.71$0.89$12.76$26.19
228Tulum BeachQuintana RooMexico$13.33$0.48$2.16$1.02$9.13$26.12
229Yalong BaySanyaChina$11.19$0.39$4.36$0.69$9.29$25.93
230Thong Nai Pan NoiSurat ThaniThailand$11.06$0.46$2.15$1.14$11.05$25.85
231El LaguitoCartagenaColombia$11.09$0.69$3.18$1.49$9.28$25.74
232Chaung ThaIrrawaddyMyanmar$7.88$0.64$2.71$0.94$13.49$25.66
233Nissi BeachAyia NapaCyprus$9.87$0.82$2.46$2.25$10.15$25.54
234Weststrand, BornMecklenburg VorpommernGermany$4.06$1.85$2.38$1.46$15.69$25.44
235Cayo CocoCiego de ÁvilaCuba$10.45$0.57$2.03$2.43$9.84$25.33
236Playa DelfinesCancunMexico$12.13$0.54$2.24$1.09$9.22$25.21
237Playa de AkumalAkumal BayMexico$12.17$0.55$2.17$1.47$8.84$25.21
238Sunrise BeachKo LipeThailand$11.16$0.76$2.19$0.96$10.13$25.20
239BüsumSchleswig-HolsteinGermany$4.23$1.96$2.34$1.18$15.45$25.15
240Silver BeachBeihaiChina$8.59$0.39$4.72$1.09$10.35$25.14
241AmrumSchleswig-HolsteinGermany$3.70$1.73$2.53$1.35$15.79$25.10
242VaraderoVaraderoCuba$10.38$0.52$2.05$2.05$10.02$25.02
243Otres BeachSihanoukvilleCambodia$8.89$0.46$3.28$1.45$10.79$24.87
244Bouna BeachAnnabaAlgeria$5.90$1.07$3.57$1.53$12.59$24.66
245Guardalavaca BeachHolguínCuba$10.28$0.55$2.27$2.10$9.33$24.53
246Zlatni RatBrac IslandCroatia$6.59$1.45$2.39$3.50$10.50$24.42
247ElafonisiCreteGreece$9.87$0.70$1.72$0.89$11.22$24.39
248Sunken CitySahl HasheeshEgypt$8.77$0.35$2.23$0.96$12.02$24.32
249Porto PomosPomosCyprus$9.11$0.74$2.44$2.18$9.83$24.31
250BansinMecklenburg VorpommernGermany$3.76$1.92$2.48$1.34$14.62$24.13
251Steilküste BoltenhagenMecklenburg VorpommernGermany$3.66$2.08$2.60$1.22$14.56$24.13
252Weiße DüneLower SaxonyGermany$3.64$2.01$2.49$1.40$14.51$24.06
253GrömitzSchleswig-HolsteinGermany$4.06$1.63$2.42$1.35$14.61$24.06
254BinzMecklenburg VorpommernGermany$3.70$2.01$2.49$1.34$14.36$23.90
255Coral BayPangkorMalaysia$10.11$0.43$4.72$0.85$7.77$23.88
256Bahia BalandraLa PazMexico$10.11$0.62$2.28$1.26$9.58$23.85
257Hörnumer NehrungSchleswig-HolsteinGermany$4.60$1.52$2.38$1.26$14.01$23.77
258Sirena BayProtarasCyprus$8.41$0.75$2.37$2.32$9.91$23.76
259Plaka BeachNaxosGreece$9.61$0.64$1.71$0.83$10.86$23.65
260Hadjadj PlageMostaganemAlgeria$5.90$1.07$3.32$1.35$11.94$23.57
261Playa Boca ChicaBoca ChicaDominican Republic$8.14$1.01$2.46$1.83$10.07$23.51
262St. Peter-OrdingSchleswig-HolsteinGermany$4.73$1.89$2.53$1.17$13.14$23.45
263ListSchleswig-HolsteinGermany$4.55$1.65$2.35$1.33$13.40$23.27
264BorkumLower SaxonyGermany$4.55$1.85$2.39$1.15$13.12$23.06
265Nai Harn BeachRawaiThailand$9.11$0.46$2.49$0.98$9.82$22.87
266PatongPhuketThailand$8.70$0.46$3.23$1.02$9.44$22.85
267Playa de Punta CanaLa AltagraciaDominican Republic$7.99$1.01$2.32$1.82$9.62$22.76
268Gili MenoGili IslandsIndonesia$7.89$0.39$3.71$0.88$9.84$22.71
269ZipoliteOaxacaMexico$9.99$0.66$2.21$1.01$8.81$22.69
270WarnemündeMecklenburg VorpommernGermany$3.74$1.79$2.32$1.22$13.41$22.48
271PaleokastritsaCorfuGreece$8.38$0.64$1.74$0.87$10.82$22.45
272Gili TrawanganGili IslandsIndonesia$7.89$0.44$3.59$0.70$9.83$22.44
273El GounaNorth HurghadaEgypt$11.16$0.26$0.76$0.67$9.58$22.43
274Playas Las TerrenasLas TerrenasDominican Republic$8.23$0.88$2.32$1.76$9.15$22.33
275KühlungsbornMecklenburg VorpommernGermany$4.23$1.81$2.60$1.37$12.33$22.33
276Timmendorfer StrandSchleswig-HolsteinGermany$3.93$1.85$2.58$1.29$12.64$22.31
277Falkensteiner UferHamburgGermany$4.12$2.11$2.35$1.14$12.53$22.25
278Soma BaySouth HurghadaEgypt$13.49$0.26$0.74$0.67$6.75$21.91
279Phra Nang BeachAo NangThailand$7.50$0.38$2.96$0.96$10.06$21.85
280Sharm El-Naga BaySafagaEgypt$8.77$0.34$2.16$0.96$9.58$21.79
281Nusa DuaBaliIndonesia$7.25$0.52$3.41$0.61$10.00$21.78
282Nusa LembonganBaliIndonesia$7.25$0.58$3.62$0.71$9.51$21.67
283UluwatuBaliIndonesia$7.25$0.46$3.61$0.69$9.64$21.64
284BačviceSplitCroatia$5.00$1.36$2.44$3.34$9.50$21.63
285Kata NoiKaronThailand$8.25$0.46$2.49$0.96$9.25$21.41
286Eckernförder BaySchleswig-HolsteinGermany$3.66$1.45$2.37$1.26$12.46$21.21
287Railay BeachKrabi/Ao NangThailand$7.50$0.38$2.07$1.08$9.86$20.88
288Marsa NayzakMarsa AlamEgypt$9.37$0.46$2.16$0.88$7.87$20.73
289Radhanagar BeachHavelock IslandIndia$6.39$0.40$3.20$0.71$9.98$20.69
290Dhanushkodi BeachPamban IslandIndia$6.00$0.38$3.29$0.66$10.11$20.45
291NinZadar CountyCroatia$4.48$1.39$2.37$2.45$9.63$20.33
292Mandrem BeachGoaIndia$3.83$0.35$3.50$0.72$11.92$20.32
293Varkala BeachKeralaIndia$4.51$0.40$3.52$0.78$10.24$19.44
294Cavelossim BeachGoaIndia$3.83$0.37$3.47$0.89$8.69$17.25
295City BeachNha TrangVietnam$2.72$0.48$1.94$0.93$10.35$16.43
296Long BeachPhu QuocVietnam$2.98$0.82$2.12$1.05$9.18$16.15
297Agonda BeachGoaIndia$3.83$0.34$3.01$0.83$5.98$13.99
298Benaulim BeachGoaIndia$3.83$0.34$3.37$0.74$5.17$13.45
299Palolem BeachGoaIndia$3.83$0.27$3.36$0.83$4.70$12.99
300Cua Dai BeachHoi AnVietnam$2.33$0.42$1.80$0.98$7.28$12.80

1. South of France: Plage de Pampelonne

Among the beaches on the French Riviera, Pampelonne Beach is one of the most renowned around the world. About five kilometers south of the famous port of St Tropez, the fine sandy coastline attracts thousands of tourists every year – including many celebrities. It is one of the most exclusive places in Europe, and this is unsurprisingly reflected in the prices. Lunch will cost visitors a staggering $59.52 per person.

2. Southern Sweden: Ribersborg

The beach on the edge of the Swedish coastal city of Malmö is particularly popular with families. It offers sanitary facilities, playgrounds, and in the summer months between June and August temperatures are warm and comfortable for sunbathing. Alcohol in Sweden is expensive, and the coast of Ribersborg is no exception. A small beer in a cafe or restaurant close to the beach costs around $6.33 on average.

3. New Caledonia: Anse Vata

Anse Vata beach on the French Territory of New Caledonia, a 24-hour flight from central Europe, is the third most expensive beach in the ranking. The fine sandy beach lies in a stunning lagoon, adorned with coconut palm trees, hotels, restaurants, bars, and night clubs. The roaring waves bouncing off the coastline are better suited to kite and windsurfers than for sunbathers. As a French colony, the prices for amenities are better suited to the French Riviera than to local purchasing power. The promenade is decorated with luxury Parisian boutiques and fine dining establishments. Lunch will set you back around $43.49

Methodology

The study includes the 300 most visited beaches from 69 countries worldwide. The beaches were selected from data published by the local tourism association and the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).

Sun Cream: the average price for 200ml of factor 30 sun cream, purchased at a local resort, hotel, hostel, pharmacy or supermarket (depending on local amenities).

Water: The average cost of a 500 ml bottle of water purchased at a local market, resort/hotel, hostel, pharmacy or supermarket (depending on local amenities).

Beer: The average price of a bottle of beer. This is a combination of the selling price of a bottle of local beer and the selling price of international beer brands such as Heineken, Budweiser, Becks, Guinness, or Fosters.

Ice Cream: The average selling price of a portion of ice cream. This was calculated according to the price of branded ice cream in the capital of the respective country. Where possible, the selling price was adapted to the region.

Lunch: The price of a meal for one person – including a drink and dessert – in a beach bar, nearby restaurant, or in a hotel.

Total price: The sum of the results for all factors.

Ranking: This is based on the total price of all factors. The most expensive beach ranks 1st, and the cheapest beach ranks 300th.

Sources: Google, Tripadvisor, Expatistan, Numbeo, websites of local restaurants, hotels, and retailers.