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The islands of French Polynesia are absolutely stunning and well worth a visit if you ever get the chance. To help you hone in on what type of beach might work for you, here’s the scoop on the best beaches in Tahiti.
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There’s a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. The powdery sand that gently slopes into the surf and the shallow water make it great for those traveling with young children.
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A low sandy peninsula that’s practically all beach. Aside from the history, this black sand beach is a good place for a day out. Facilities here include picnic areas, a snack bar, toilets, and shops.
This blissed-out slice of sand should not be missed. At Temae Beach, it’s easy to paddle out to the shallow lagoon, where you’ll find a reef teeming with life. No boats are necessary.
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It’s also popular with surfers, so if you’re in this part of the world to catch a wave or two, this could be one of the best beaches in Tahiti for you.
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One of Tikehau’s most attractive things is its pink sand, which is something of a rarity in the archipelago. The lagoon itself is 16 miles across and is brimming with underwater life.
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Stretching for an impressive 800 meters (over 2,600 feet), Lafayette Beach boasts dramatic views of the southwestern portion of the island.
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