Icy waves are the last thing you want at the beach. Here are beaches where the water is always warm, at any time of the year.
Come and swim, the water is good!
Everyone loves getaways to the sea. And if you’re looking for the best beaches , you probably already have a few ideas in mind: a postcard landscape, plenty of sunshine and the sea as far as the eye can see. But do you know what can really ruin a trip to the sea? Freezing water. Fortunately, there are plenty of fantastic places where you can bathe comfortably all year round. Here is a list to consult when planning your next trip.
From family vacation destinations like Jamaica’s Seven Mile Beach to romantic getaways like Pemba Island, paradise awaits at these warmest water beaches in the world. You have one thing left to do: put a bathing suit and sunscreen in your suitcase. No doubt your rented house near the beach, your luxury hotel or your all-inclusive will take care of the rest!
Important note: before booking, check that the places to visit will be open during your stay. Some tourist attractions and events may still be closed or impose restrictions due to the pandemic. Also consult the Government of Canada website regarding travel and testing and quarantine requirements.
Jimbaran Beach in Bali, Indonesia
It’s a beautiful sandy beach where you can find a host of restaurants serving tasty seafood. Also, you will never need to worry about the water temperature not dropping below 80°F.
Ideal for couples looking for a low-key spot, surfers, jet-setters, and digital travelers (but that’s also true for just about every destination in Bali).
Things to do: Travelers can have fun in the sea, taste delicious seafood, sign up for a surfing lesson, or explore the nearby Kedonganan Fish Market.
Panga ya Watoro beach at Pemba Island in Zanzibar Archipelago, Tanzania
Part of the Zanzibar Archipelago, Pemba Island is home to Panga ya Watoro Beach where relaxation, breathtaking sunsets and warm water surfing (79 to 84°F) go hand in hand.
Ideal for those who want to relax and lovers.
Things to do: stretch out on your towel for a few hours while savoring one of the best beach reads and taking advantage of the warm rays of the sun to rest and relax.
Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Tamarindo embodies the spirit of pura vida (pure life) with its laid-back atmosphere and stunning beach of the same name. The water temperature? It is around 82°F all year round.
Perfect for jet setters, Instagram influencers, surfers, avid hikers, digital travelers and couples.
Things to do: You can easily spend the whole day chilling. Adventure calls you? Book a surf lesson.
Seven Mile Beach in Negril, Jamaica
Negril has some of the warmest water beaches in the Caribbean, between 80 and 84°F year-round. As you walk on the white sand towards the turquoise sea, small waves will gently lick your feet.
Ideal for anyone looking for relaxation, nightlife or family activities in an all-inclusive.
Things to do: Walking on its fine sand and bathing in its calm waters are a must. Do not forget to savor the authentic Jamaican cuisine of the local restaurants which are legion on the beach.
Palolem Beach in Goa, India
Goa is often called India’s coastal capital and it’s a well-deserved name for a state with so many lovely beaches. Palolem Beach’s exuberant atmosphere and warm waters averaging 82°F attract millions of visitors each year. Plus, when compared to more expensive destinations, this beach is a real bargain.
Ideal for budget-conscious travelers looking for the exotic.
Things to do: enjoy an Ayurvedic massage, do yoga practicing the reverse dog position right on the beach, catch a live music show, or book a dolphin-watching outing.
Playa Juanillo in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
The water off the Dominican coast is always warm – even at its coldest which is around 79°F. Considered the most picturesque beach in Punta Cana, Playa Juanillo is worthy of a postcard with its miles of white sand, palm trees and turquoise waters.
Ideal for all-inclusive lovers.
Things to do: Laze on a beach bed, swim in the sea, play a game of volleyball, grab a bite to eat at a local restaurant on the beach, or try kite surfing. Couples and families will find what they are looking for depending on the type of accommodation chosen.
Isla Tierra Bomba beach in Cartagena, Colombia
The definition of your dream destination evokes more culture than relaxation on the beach? Fly to Cartagena, Colombia, where the water temperature is above 80°F year-round. After exploring the colonial quarters of the city, a UNESCO protected area, hop aboard a boat for a cruise to Isla Tierra Bomba, an enchanting island with impressive coastline and splendid views.
Ideal for couples looking for romance.
Things to do: You have to take a boat to get to Isla Tierra Bomba, but it’s also nice to take a sea tour from the beach at sunset.
Lanikai Beach in Oahu Island, Hawaii
Everyone knows that Hawaii is a tropical paradise with countless sandy beaches. However, few compare to Lanikai Beach (meaning “divine ocean”) on the windward side of the island of Oahu. It ranks among the most beautiful beaches in the United States and its waters are among the warmest, between 77 and 82°F.
Ideal for a relaxing family vacation.
Things to do: Its calm, clear waters are ideal for snorkeling.
Surfside beach in Aruba, Caribbean island near the coast of Venezuela
No matter what season you visit Aruba, expect water temperatures around 80°F. Residents of the capital Oranjestad as well as visitors particularly love Surfside Beach since it offers exciting views of the nearby airport.
Ideal for families, groups of friends or cruise passengers who stop there.
Things to do: Warm, calm and shallow, the Caribbean Sea has the perfect conditions for snorkeling. Surfside Beach also offers plenty of space for sunbathing with family and friends and picnicking under the shade of palm trees.
Unawatuna Beach, Sri Lanka
This beach is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Sri Lanka. In this South Asian paradise, the hot water remains around 81°F in all seasons!
Ideal for birdwatchers, nature lovers and newlyweds.
Things to do: Bird watchers can spot around 60 species of birds and boat trips will take you whale watching. You can also watch whales in the Bay of Fundy: this is one of the exceptional trips to take in the Maritimes.
White Beach, Philippines
White Beach is aptly named as it is covered in white sand. Lined with palm trees, you can also take shelter from the blazing sun without getting wet. That said, we highly doubt you’ll be able to resist the lure of its warm waters (79-84°F).
Ideal for budget-conscious travelers who want to party on vacation.
Things to do: take it easy on the beach in the evening in front of a breathtaking sunset.
Ponta Negra Beach, Brazil
Close to the city of Natal, the temperature of the tranquil waters of Ponta Negra Beach rarely, if ever, drops below 79°F. This is good news for travelers who want to take a dip in this place in South America that looks like Africa.
Perfect for anyone looking for a relaxing getaway…with a bit of nightlife.
Things to do: Bask in the sun all day, then, after dark, hit up some of the area’s lively bars.
Smathers Beach in Key West, Florida
It is not without reason that “snowbirds” descend on Florida in the winter. In Key West, you can expect 69°F water even in January while in the height of summer the temperature soars to 82°F.
Ideal for adults.
Things to do: Since Smathers is the biggest (and arguably the nicest) sandy beach in Key West, go swimming, wander around aimlessly, and eat something served from one of the street food trucks.
Jumeirah Beach in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Skirting the coastal area of Dubai City, Jumeirah is among its most visited beaches and for good reason. The waters of the Persian Gulf reach a torrid 93°F on the thermometer. Even in winter, the temperature does not drop below 74°F.
Ideal for fans of splendour, prestige, white sand and internationally renowned accommodation.
Things to do: Build sand castles, take the kids to the playground, take in the seaside scenery and enjoy a gourmet meal at one of the many restaurants along Jumeirah Beach.
Patong Beach in Phuket, Thailand
Located on the west coast of Phuket – Thailand’s most popular island for tourists – the crescent-shaped Patong Beach attracts millions of visitors with its golden sands and warm waters that fluctuate throughout the day. year between 82 and 86°F.
Perfect for partying!
Things to do: Patong Beach is lined with restaurants and bars, nightclubs and massage parlours; basically, it is synonymous with nightlife. The festivities where the alcohol flows freely take place from sunset to sunrise.
Makunufushi Island, Maldives
All seasons are good for swimming in the Maldives since the water is always warm enough (between 82 and 86°F) to take a dip and have fun. Despite the multitude of beautiful beaches found there, we have a weakness for the private island of Makunufushi.
Ideal for couples, especially newlyweds and those celebrating an anniversary.
Things to do: Enjoy a luxury stay on a private island. Relaxing on a beach chair, a tropical drink in hand.
Grace Bay beach in the island of Providenciales, in the Turquoise Islands (Turks and Caicos)
The jewel of the Turquoise Islands, Grace Bay Beach boasts soft white sand and some of the clearest waters in the world. To add to the appeal of the turquoise blue of the water, the temperature consistently hits the 83°F mark!
Ideal for couples and families.
Things to do: thanks to its crystal clear waters, snorkeling is a must! It is also an excellent place for parasailing, or parasailing.
The beach in Tulum, Mexico
Tulum, one of the most popular destinations in Mexico, has a beautiful white sand beach lined with palm trees and dotted with open-air hotels and restaurants. And the blue water of the Caribbean Sea hovers around 82°F all year round!
Ideal for adults.
Things to do: After enjoying the salt water, we look for a fresh water cave to visit or we rent a bike to ride to the ruins of Tulum. Although children are welcome here, there is something distinctly adult about this jewel of the Yucatán Peninsula.
Matira Beach in Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Often described as the most beautiful beach in the world, Matira captivates all who set foot on its white sand. The beneficent shade of the palm trees and the warm turquoise waters (whose temperature rarely drops below 79°F) make this dream place a reality.
Ideal for travelers who are not afraid to spend.
Things to do: In addition to swimming, hiking the scenic trails, shopping and grabbing a bite to eat, you can snap some pictures to make your friends and family back home jealous.
Turquoise Bay Beach, Australia
Western Australia is blessed with an abundance of amazing beaches. That of Turquoise Bay, located in the Cape Range National Park, shines just a little more than the others. Its sparkling turquoise waters are its greatest asset: not only are they beautiful to look at, but their temperature also reaches 79°F in high season, and it is a delight to swim in them.
Ideal for anyone traveling alone, with their better half or the whole family.
Things to do: Swimming and snorkeling are popular pastimes at Turquoise Bay Beach, which also offers a spectacular scenic vantage point.