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Travel report says this surprising spot is where you can find the bluest water

Which beaches topped the list?

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Have you ever wondered which corner of the globe boasts the most mesmerizingly blue waters? The answer might just surprise you. In a quest to uncover the world’s bluest waters, CV Villas embarked on a unique study. To find this information, the company scrutinized unedited Google Maps screenshots of 200 beaches worldwide, employing a color dropper tool to unveil the RGB code of each body of water. They then cross-referenced these findings with the RGB code of the world’s bluest shade of blue, YInMn Blue, a hue that was officially declared the bluest shade by Oregon State University in 2016. 

Using a color calculator, CV Villas determined which locations’ waters came closest to the coveted YInMn Blue, thus crowning them as the beaches with the world’s bluest waters. Contrary to the assumption that tropical paradises like the Caribbean or Bora Bora would dominate the rankings, CV Villas’ findings paint a different picture altogether. Nearly all of the destinations on the list are located within Europe, which is a surprising revelation to many. 

The world’s bluest water

Pasqyra Beach
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Results from CV Villas’ study revealed that Pasqyra Beach in Albania boasts the world’s bluest waters, being just 12.4 points off the YInMn Blue shade. Also known as ‘Mirror Beach,’ this stunning location is renowned for its mirror-like effect when sunlight hits the water. 

Beyond its unparalleled water color, Pasqyra Beach is the perfect spot for those seeking relaxation. The beach is relatively untouched by mass tourism, providing a serene and tranquil environment. When visiting this beach, you can spend a peaceful day soaking up the sun or explore the surrounding cliffs and hidden coves nearby.

Other top contenders for the bluest water

Blue water

So, who else made the list? Not surprisingly, several Greek beaches took many of the top spots, while a few unexpected contenders like Bulgaria and Scotland also made themselves known. Here is the full list of the beaches with the world’s bluest waters.

  1. Pasqyra Beach (Mirror Beach), Albania
  2. Paralia Mpouka (Long Beach), Greece
  3. Kassiopi, Greece
  4. Plage de la Vernette, France
  5. Kaputas Beach, Turkey
  6. Voulisma Beach, Greece
  7. Foki Beach, Greece
  8. Praia do Carvalho, Portugal
  9. Omprogialos, Greece
  10. Los Lances Beach, Spain
  11. Troon Beach, Scotland
  12. Zlatni Rat (Golden Horn Beach), Croatia
  13. Ploce Beach, Montenegro
  14. Marina del Cantone, Italy
  15. Cannon Beach, United States
  16. Cala Saona, Spain
  17. Keem Bay, Ireland
  18. Antisamos, Greece
  19. Plaza Kutlesa, Croatia
  20. Štikovica, Croatia
  21. Platja es Tancats, Spain
  22. Platja des Coll Baix, Spain
  23. Dafnoudi Beach, Greece
  24. Paloma Beach, France
  25. Praia de Boneca, Portugal
  26. Cala Figuera, Spain
  27. Milocher Beach, Montenegro
  28. Matira Beach, French Polynesia
  29. Cape Kaliakra, Bulgaria
  30. Playa El Doradillo, Argentina

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