These Are The Cheapest (And Most Expensive) Beaches In The World

Looking for a cheap beach holiday to get you through the winter? There’s now a list to help you make that choice. TravelBird uses the Beach Price Index to rank the world’s beaches from cheapest to most expensive, based on what a person would spend on a typical day there. Looking at 310 beaches from over 70 countries, the index takes into account the price of sunscreen, beer, ice cream, water and lunch to sort through the selection.

There’s definitely some surprising spots on the list, especially when you look on a country by country basis. The world’s most expensive beach happens to be in Norway, with a day at Kristiansand Beach costing around $64.61 USD. At the opposite end of the scale, Vietnam’s Cua Dai Beach ranks as the cheapest, costing a mere $13.18 USD per day. 

Check out the top 10 lists for cheapest and most expensive below, as well as some rankings from Australia. View the full interactive list here.

The World’s 10 Cheapest Beaches

1. Cua Dai Beach, Vietnam

2. City Beach, Vietnam

3. Long Beach, Vietnam

4. Marsa Nayzak, Egypt

5. Sunken City, Egypt

6. Varkala Beach, India

7. Benaulim Beach, India

8. Palolem Beach, India

9. Cavelossim Beach, India

10. Sharm El-Naga Bay

The 10 Most Expensive Beaches In The World

1. Kristiansand Beach, Norway

2. Huk Beach, Norway

3. Solstranda, Norway

4. Mareto Plage Publique, French Polynesia

5. La Plage de Maui, French Polynesia

6. Akrasanden, Norway

7. Hamresanden, Norway

8. Ribersborg Beach, Sweden

9. Anse Vata, New Caledonia

10. Anse Georgette, Seychelles

Australian Beaches Featured On The List, From Most Expensive

50. Bondi Beach, Sydney

53. Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island

64. Manly Beach, Sydney

65. Mandalay Beach, Walpole

69. Mindil Beach, Darwin

70. The Basin, Rottnest Island

80. 75 Mile Beach, Fraser Island

82. Cottesloe Beach, Perth

83. Palm Cove, Queensland

84. Blinky Beach, Lord Howe Island