Located in Oceania, Guam, which lies 9300 km to the west of San Francisco and 2600 km to the east of Manila, is the most populous and southernmost of the Mariana Islands. The original dwellers of this island are believed to be the descendants of Austronesian people coming from Southeast Asia. A Portuguese explorer named Ferdinand Magellan- sailing on a mission for the king of Spain- was the first man to explore the island in the year 1521.
It is known to be the host of some of the most amazing ‘beach landscapes’ in the world. A favorite beach spot for many, Guam leaves no stone unturned in attracting dive-in lovers and beach ‘freaks’ from across the world. The climate is generally warn in this island with little seasonal variations.
Want to Scuba-dive or raft on the sea, catch a crab, dig a cave, or make a giant sculpture? Guam is the perfect destination for your hunger for a great beach experience.
For those seeking to experience real beach landscapes along with several beach activities to create an unforgettable memory, here is our guide to 10 most amazing beaches in Guam:
Mostly known for giant rock formations in the ocean, Tanguisson Beach is one of the secluded beaches among the pristine sands of the island. The beach has something special to offer on its sand for its visitors who are attracted from all over the world. Ideally preferred for reef sparkling and hiking along the seaside, the beach- a treasured sandy haunt- is a popular spot for beach lovers looking for a beach that can give them never-before like experience.
Rugged terrain and beautiful landscape from dawn to dusk are the two characteristics that make this beach an ideal preference for beach lovers.
2. Inarajan Pools Beach
If you are a first time traveler to a beach spot, then this one could be a perfect beach spot to start with as a ‘beach’ fresher. Ideal for first-timers to get acquainted with their equipment, the amazingly natural salty water at Inarajan is over-shaded from the waves so there is hardly any ripple formed. For anyone unaware of the nature of sea, this is a fantabulous chance to experience swimming with Guam’s beautiful and colorful tropical fish variety in shallow, ripple-free and current-free waters.
Are you a barbecue-lover especially when you are on a tour? Well, this beach spot is not only for bachelors. Families, too, can visit this beach with kids as there are covered picnic tents and dug barbeque pits which make Inarajan a perfect family-friendly beach destination. Offering a mix of both shallow waters for relaxing in and deep waters for dive-in freaks, this beach spot is ideal for adults, kids and old folks as well.
3. Ritidian Point
A natural wildlife shelter, Ritidan beach is seated on the north most part of the island. Even though you carry snorkel with you- of courses, you have to acquaint yourself with this must-have equipment- while taking a plunge in the sea, you’d better be careful as this spot comprises of both limestone cliffs and Jungle as a result of which strong waves are formed in the sea which may rip you apart. However, the forest touching the line of the coast is well maintained by forest department of Guam.
Conjoined by sea and dense forest offering both ‘blue’ and ‘green’ views respectively, this spot is ideal for adventure-lovers and ‘crazy’ roaring beach admirers who like to take up nerve-racking expedition. Arguably the most admired and visited beach in the entire Guam, it is easily counted among the top 5 beaches in the world. So, if you like to experience the true nature of water, come to this beach spot and experience the natural beauty of water.
4. Sharks Cove Beach
Love to hike through maze-like paths as well as soak under the hot sun on a secluded beach? Well, this one is a perfect spot to match your flavor. Suitable for sun-bathers who often like bathing in the sun, Sharks Cove Beach hardly takes forty five minutes by tricky coastal-hiking. Hermit crabs are the most popular creatures on this beach.
The path to the beach stars from the lower bottom of the cliff visible from the infamous Tanguisson Beach Park from where the hike follows the coastal like to the Cove spot. As visiting to the Cove involves both hiking through perilous tracks and snorkeling on a secluded beach- visited by very few people- make sure that you take protective measures such as wearing protective glasses, good-quality hiking shoes, and acquaint yourself with every possible safety equipment before setting off to this beach.
What better beach spot for sun-bathing and snorkeling than a secluded one where hardly anyone visits in search of tranquility? Missing on Shark Cove means missing on a great adventure… So, don’t forget to experience this one- especially this one if you are a hungry adventure-lover.
5. Agana Bay Beach
Considered as the most family-friendly beach, Agana Bay beach is not just a beach. It offers a mix of total fun for family along with a ‘head to heel’ beach experience. comprising of several beach activities such as flying kite, skimming stone, digging canals to the sea, making sculpture, swimming in the sea accompanied by experts for kids, the beach is not less than an amusement park.
Lay over a lengthy and sand-accessible stretch, you can give soothing treat to your feet by walking bare-foot over the sand stretch. An amazingly fun spot for kids and family, the shallow lagoon is a great spot for snorkeling and watching the fishermen catch octopus- which is something to watch for on this incredible spot. Jogging in the morning on this beach not only keeps you healthy, but can give your mind and body completely different experience of tranquility.
This beach spot is ideal for family and kids who wish to spend some quality time together on a beautiful beach offering various flavors to its visitors in terms of restaurants and cafes, fun-loving activities, snorkeling in shallow waters, among others.
6. Gun Beach
The namesake arm of Gun Beach is situated in the far right end of the little inland sea made to a limited extent by an enormous precipice on the north end. On the left of the old Cove is a passageway to another disconnected bay called Fai Beach. Gun Beach includes great snorkeling, when safe conditions succeed, and a plunge site with soak reef sides and a link trench driving into deep water. Again, this beach spot is great for snorkelers and deep dive-in lovers provided the weather conditions are normal so that you do not risk your precious life. Also featuring this beach spot is a dive-in place with steeply reefs and a long cable trench that directly leads you into the depth of the ocean.
You would be amazed to see the infamous point on Gun beach- Two Lovers point which will definitely give you a breathtaking view of it…that may stay with your memory forever.
7. Talafofo Beach
Enormously adored by the individuals who favor stone to sand, Talafofo is a rough shoreline just by the Talafofo River Bridge. Frequently contrasted with San Francisco Bay, this niche of water is delineated by a protective solid rock making for an immaculate dusk photograph.
The hues that make up Talafofo are genuinely shocking. The blend of dark stone, green palm trees, brilliant blue ocean and the rainbow coral make give this inlet a reflective vibe. Join an excursion to Talafofo Beach with a visit to Talafofo Falls Park. Here guests can explore Guam’s waterfalls and gives in and take a ride in a link auto for an all-encompassing perspective of the island.
A great place to get an amazing tranquil experience both for your mind and body, the shallow waters will surprise your mind with its naturalistic ‘loud’ silence…So this beach is a much-visit for you if you are planning to visit Guam next time.
8. Tagachang Beach
Arguably one of the most admired beaches for its quality of being the most peaceful beach spot in the world, the far away outer coral- thanks to it- prevent the gigantic tides emanating from the ocean. This makes Tagachang beach a great choice for ‘peace loving’ tourists. Despite the fact that this beach is remotely located- detached from most places, it is really inviting, and you will not regret including this one in your list.
Afraid of swimming nevertheless, knowing how to swim? Don’t worry. Ideal for kids and new swimmers because of its nature of being ‘silent’, the beach does not produce much ripples…You can really sharp your swimming skills here. So, don’t miss on this great place. Lastly, don’t forget to take your kids here…they will surely love this place and may also inspire you to set further travel goals.
9. (Gab Gab Beach) – Gab, Gab, Gab…
Located inside the US Navy fence line, shoreline occupants require either their own particular base access or to be with some person who has base access to be allowed access to Gab Beach. It is well worth investing the push to find some person who can take you to Gab as it’s never extremely swarmed and it is an inconceivable region for both snorkeling and scuba-diving.
Turtles and reef angle swim around in their masses and coconut crabs are likewise known to settle here. In case you’re chatting with a major gathering of companions, the shoreline volleyball court is additionally be incredible fun – and a fabulous approach to meet new individuals as well.
10. Matapang Beach
If you are a raw swimmer or you fear swimming in large water bodies, you can visit this amazing yet well safeguarded beach spot to sharp your swimming skills. So, this place is quite ideal for family and kids who can enjoy a large set of beach activities along with swimming in group, soaking in the sun, jogging along the stretch in the morning and evening, and so on and so forth…
Comprising of covered areas for privacy of family and couples, Matapang beach also has pits to enjoy sea food barbeque. The place is attractive and beautiful with consistent weather all through the year- you can visit this beach any time during the year. Also, the beach has white sand and transparent water that will leave you baffled with its ‘transparent’ beauty. You can watch from your boat coral reef inside water, variety of fish while enjoying sailing in your boat.
Authorities safeguarding this beach really care about your life as there is a manning tower with a high definition surveillance camera to keep an eye on people, thus ensuring their safety- which is their priority. Although the place is safeguarded, never be careless, and risk your life by being so.
11. Ipan Beach
Lying adjacent to the popular Talafofo River Bridge is Ipan beach that again reminds us of San Francisco Bay. Protectively outlined by solid black rock at low level, Ipan is a beach spot perfectly suitable for adventure lovers, family and kids as it offers an array of beach activities. Well, not just these, you can wake up early in morning, and set out for jogging along the stretch of the coast to get its morning experience.
An amazing island to experience the ‘true’ beauty of water and nature, Guam has an incredible collection of sandy beaches, in varieties, to surprise you with their tranquility and adventurous characteristics that you may not forget soon!!!
You may go on a tour monthly, half-yearly, yearly or once in a life time, but ensure that you do not miss on visiting Guam, which has an authentic side of beauty in the form of beaches- Guam itself is an island- and your experience of these beaches may become a lifetime memory for you and your family.
Guam is awaiting your visit impatiently. So, once again to remind you, never miss on this amazing part of the world.