These are the world’s most cinematic beaches. 10 beautiful beaches you won’t want to miss. Recognize this beach? It featured prominently in a popular pirate movie
Pirates of the Caribbean
If you guessed Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl you are correct! Here’s another perspective of St. Vincent and the Grenadines islands on which this film was set.
The perfectly white sand and aquamarine water of the One&Only Ocean Club on the Bahamas Paradise Island was the perfect setting for the James Bond flick, Casino Royale.
Our favorite scene when 007 intercepts beautiful Caterina Murino.
The silver screen version of the Abba-infused, chartbusting musical, Mamma Mia!, shines a spotlight on Kastani Beach on the Greek island of Skopelos.
A beautiful view of the dramatic monolith on Kastani. Nearby is the hilltop monastery of Agios Ioannis sto Kastri, where Mamma Mia’s wedding scene took place.
The movie that gave voice to a generation of backpackers, The Beach, centers on the quest for Thailand’s last pure beach, one untainted by tourism. The location for the film? Picture-perfect Phi Phi Leh island. Colorful boats line the shores of Maya bay on Phi Phi Leh island. In the movie, the directors digitally enhanced this bay with a “fourth side” to make it seem even more private. But that doesn’t make it any less spectacular in real life.
Stephenie Meyer’s wildly popular Twilight series is set in cloudy Washington State, but some of the best beach scenes in the films are shot 200 miles south on Indian Beach in Oregon.
The Blue Lagoon
The movie that brought Brooke Shields, then 15, into the limelight, The Blue Lagoon tells the story of cousins falling in love after being shipwrecked on a deserted island. The film was shot on Devil’s Beach on the island of Nanuya Levu in Fiji.
Nanuya Levu is just as idyllic now as when it was filmed—palm trees and shallow coral reefs—but it’s got a few more services than the movie would suggest.
Inception, The Usual Suspects, Point Break and many more
28 miles northwest of Santa Monica, the Malibu area state park, Leo Carrillo Beach, may be Hollywood’s favorite stretch of sand for shooting minor beach scenes, appearing in such films as Inception, The Usual Suspects, Point Break, Beach Blanket Bingo, and, most famously, Karate Kid.
Framed by sycamore trees and steep headlands, the 1.5-mile-long coastline of Leo Carrillo Beach is a favorite with surfers, swimmers, and picnickers up from Los Angeles.,
Find Leo Carrillo Beach by driving north on Pacific Coast Highway and stopping just short of its intersection with Mulholland Drive. Here, you can see tide pools created by the spray and splash of high tide.
Following Into the Blue’s successful formula of treasure hunting hotties against a spectacular waterside backdrop, Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey’s best beach scenes were on Lizard Island in the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Into the Blue
Jessica Alba and Paul Walker weren’t the only bit of eye candy in this underwater treasure hunt. New Providence island in the Bahamas put on a dazzling display of brilliant white sand and clear turquoise waters.
Who didn’t fantasise about being stranded on a deserted island (real location: Monuriki in Fiji) with only a rounded little friend called Wilson for company after watching this film?