Who doesn’t love the beach? Well, some people perhaps – but almost no one can resist the tempting blue sea, the soft sand, and the overall carefree atmosphere one feels along the coastline. Usually referred to as ‘paradise’, beaches can vary depending on its location and how it was formed.
In essence, a beach is born when fragments of pulverized rock and/or shelled creatures get deposited on the coast by waves. The process technically takes millions of years. When you see a beach with smooth round pebbles, the waves haven’t eroded them enough to become fine like sand. But if left for hundreds or thousands of years, the pebbles may eventually turn into granules of sand with the help of erosion.
The most popular beaches in the world today are known not only for their soft, fine sand and turquoise waters, they also offer the right ambience and have a variety of activities.
An example would be Blue Beach (La Chiva) in Vieques, Puerto Rico. It’s famous because it has crystal clear waters, but because it’s not as accessible as other beaches, too. Getting there requires one to traverse a bumpy, unpaved road – making it a grand adventure in itself! Plus, you can snorkel or check out its secret underwater spots known only to locals.
Suddenly itching for your own piece of paradise? Then enjoy these amazing free beach photos.
Free Beach Pictures
Beach lights decorations hanging down photographed in front of the sea.
Woman swinging on a beach at a tropical island with the amazing sea in the background.
Tall palm tree in front of a Thai beach resort.
Minimalistic lifeguard chair with a hanging life ring on it.
Sunset photography of a wave crashing in the rocks.
Sunset photography of a hidden beach in Sevastopol.
Busy beach in Yalta photographed behind tree leaves.
Busy beach in Yalta photographed behind the top of a palm tree.
The beach in Yalta full of people enjoying the sun and swimming in the sea.
Beautiful girl enjoying the sun next to the sea with mountains in the background.
Beach in Yalta full of people enjoying the sunshine and the sea.
Girls sitting at the beach and smiling at the camera.
Three docked boats in Thailand with a tropical island in the background.
Wonderful tropical beach with the sea and island mountains in the background.
Woman checking her phone at sunset while sitting on the beach sand in the shadows of a palm tree.
Group of friends playing ball games at the beach with the sea behind them.
Wonderful sunset photographed behind palm trees on a Cambodian beach.
Sunny day at the Dubai beach and people enjoying their time in the water.
Stunning palm trees in the pool at a beach hotel resort in Dubai photographed from above.
A lifeguard sitting at his station and carefully observing swimmers.
Golden hour at the beach in Valencia, Spain.