The Most Beautiful Beaches in the World 2021

McWay Falls, California

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Located near the majestic Big Sur redwood forest in Northern California, this beautiful beach’s main attraction is an 80-foot waterfall spilling onto the sand just shy of the waterline. The whole beach is also framed in by gorgeous rock formations, all dotted with California’s diverse array of plant life. Any visitor to the Golden State would be well-advised to take a trip to McWay Falls, which sits just five hours from Los Angeles and three from San Francisco.