Beaches in Australia and Pacific
Anibare Beach is considered one of Nauru's best beaches. It's fairly long with white sand and lots of tall and twisted limestone formations at the north end. As the bottom of the lagoon is covered with sharp stones and there can be strong undercurrents, it's not ideal to swim here. Instead, head to Anibare Harbour at the south end. Midway on the beach is an Japanese "pillbox" from WWII (picture).
Right across the road from the Capelle shopping complex (supermarket, cafe and a few other shops) is the Ewa Beach Park. The palms are picturesque and the picnic huts shady, but the beach isn't the best.
At the end of the landing strip lies a small beach. There is a simple beach cafe, which might or might not be open.
The landing sites for the U.S. invasion of Peleliu were both White Beach to the north and Orange Beach to the south. Today, there is a memorial at Orange Beach. Else the beach is a very tranquil with no buildings or any other development in sight.
A nice little private beach belonging to the Rip Tide bar next door. Like everything else in Palau, it costs to swim here, but the pretty view can be enjoyed for the price of a drink.
It might come as a surprise, but Samoa doesn't have an abundance of white sandy beaches, but the south coast of Upolu certainly has a handful. Beautiful palm fringed white sandy beaches on a backdrop of jungle covered cliffsides, you can hardly wish for more. Lalomanu Beach is particularly famous for its long narrow white sand beach and there are plenty of beach fales and resorts on this stretch. Though the water is picturesque turquoise, there can be strong current, so be safe.
Samoa and particularly Savai'i Island don't have that many sandy beaches, but there are a few. On Savai'i Island locals will always point out Lano Beach as their crown jewel. It's a slim sandy beach fringed with palm trees with brillant turquise waters. It's developed with beach fales every 10 metres or so. Locals also praise Siufaga Beach a bit south of Lano. Unfortunately, the picture is from a cloudy day.
A 10 minutes boat ride from Lalomanu lies gorgeous little Namua Island, a place dreams are made of. A small white sandy beach with leaning coconut palms will welcome you. The interier is a jungle covered hill with vertical walls on one side. There are open fales for rent and simple food and coconuts can be bought. At low tide it's possible to circumnavigate the island in sturdy sandals in less than a hour. Else there are a steep trail through the dense jungle to the top of the island, where you look over a colony of bats. At high tide you might be lucky to snorkle with seaturtles in front of the beach.
Savai'i doesn't have that many beaches and most of them are on the east and north side. The best on the south side is probably at Satuiatua villages. There are the usual beach fales along with a resort.
If you prefer a more secluded beach without fales, then Vavau Beach is what you're looking for. The beautiful lagoon as calm crystalclear water and there is a shady palm groove to retract to during the mid-day heat. The beach belongs to Vavau Village so kids might join you in the water.