Best beaches

Ipanema Beach
1. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Why it made our list Theres a reason bikinis and waxes are named Brazilian. The citys as sizzling as its sexy locals, and this renowned party beach is your chance to totally not stare at them from behind your aviators. Vendors along the boardwalk sell caipirinhas, and therere plenty of waterfront gyms for pumping your pecs before starting that long, slow stroll down the beach. .....
Anse Source dArgent
2. La Digue, Republic of Seychelles Why it made our list Its towering cliffs and pink sand make it one of the most photographed beaches in the world. La Digue, specifically its Veuve Nature Reserve, is the last place on earth where you can find the rare black paradise flycatcher bird, of which there are only about 100 left. Okay, so thats not much of a bonus unless your favorite movie is The Big Year, but consider it your fun fact of the day. .....
Hidden Beach
3. The Marieta Islands by Puerto Vallarta, Mexico,Why it made our list LOOK AT IT While no longer as hidden as the name might suggest, this beach is rumored to have been formed by the Mexican mlitary detonating test bombs in the early 1900s. Think of the street cred youll get by dropping a reference to the secret, underground beach you just got back from vacationing on. Also, theres a water tunnel you have to pass through to get there. .....
Plage de St Jean
4. St. Barths, French Caribbean,Why it made our list Located at the end of the islands airport (which claims to have one of the worlds shortest landing strips at 2,100 feet), this beautiful beach comes with an air of danger, in 2009, a plane ran out of runway and crashed on it. Thankfully, no one was injured. A playground for the super rich and mega famous, expect to spy celebs sipping martinis. Or, at the least, planes taking off and landing above your beach chair. .....
Mile Beach
5. Negril, Jamaica,Why it made our list Flanked by epic cliffs, its one of the longest and most beautiful beaches in the world. Although, its actually only SIX miles long, just so you know. Theres a Margaritaville right on the beach Kidding. Instead, hit Ricks Caf? considered one of the best beach bars in the world, its perched atop the aforementioned cliffs. .....
Maya Bay
6. Ko Phi Phi, Thailand,Why it made our list Theres a reason this plush tropical beach was used as the backdrop for the cult movie The Beach, and that reason is probably that they needed one of the worlds most gorgeous tropical beaches in the film. Or, it could just be cheaper to shoot a movie in Thailand. Buckets of cheap Thai beer. .....
El Castillo
7. Tulum, Mexico,Why it made our list With Mayan ruins in the background, this white sand paradise is accented by clear water and colorful fishing boats, meanwhile, festive locals salsa dance on nearby Playa Esperanza. Climbing pyramids, swimming in cenotes, kite surfing, and eating fish tacos you will not get bored. .....
Baia do Sancho
8. Fernando de Noronha, Brazil,Why it made our list TripAdvisors handsdown best beach in the world, this Brazilian escape with its turquoise waters and coral reefs is super secluded and really, really difficult to get to, as in, down a dirt road, a few rickety ladders, and through a tight crevasse you get the idea. You can combine a trip to the worlds best beach with the World Cup this Summer, or the Olympics in 2016. .....
Bells Beach
9. Victoria, Australia,Why this made our list Besides being super scenic, its also home to the Rip Curl Pro the worlds longestrunning surfing competition (since 61). You know, assuming youre an active beachgoer. Bells Beach is on the incredible Great Ocean Road, a 150mi stretch of Australias southern coast. Also, theres a nearby surf break called Boobs. Insert giggling here. .....
Paradise Beach
10. Mykonos, Greece,Why it made our list Paradise is home to the best sand on the Aegean, and Mykonos is known to be a wild party hotspot. Together, thats enough to make the list. Theres a monthly fullmoon party, and Tropicana Beach Bar is consistently rated one of the top beach bars in the world. .....
South Beach
11. Miami, FL,Why it made our list One bikinis skimpier than the next (and some girls dont even bother with them) making this an excellent spot to people wach. Just dont people stare. While alcohols not technically allowed on the beach, youd have to do something pretty outrageous to have anyone bother you about it. Plus with pool parties going on at beachfront hotels, clubs across the street from the ocean, and spring breaky spots like Mangos Tropical Bar, the party doesnt stop once you step off the sand. .....
Sunrise Beach
12. Koh PhaNgan, Thailand,Why it made our list World famous Full Moon Party. When the lunar cycle isnt on your side, there are nightly fire shows on the beach. .....
Bahia Gardner
13. Espanola Island, Galapagos,Why it made our list If these approximately four millionyearold volcanic islands were good enough for Charles Darwin, theyre good enough for us. Famous for their many endemic species, Bahia Gardner is packed with sea lions, red lava lizards, and Espanola mockingbirds. The entire world population of Waved Albatrosses breeds here, as does the funtosay Bluefooted Boobie. Again, more giggling. .....
Mosquito Bay
14. Vieques, Puerto RicoWhy it made our list Not dubbed Bioluminescent Bay for nothing, Mosquito Bays the worlds best example of this natural light show, which takes place when dinoflagellates are disturbed and emit a trail of neon blue like a leaking glow stick. Rent a clear polycarbonate canoe to see it up close. The food truck trend has reached Americas 51st State (just kidding) check out Pastelillos de Alcapurrias for fried meat fritters, or No Name for homestyle Puerto Rican fare on wheels. .....
White Bay
15. Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands,Why it made our list The smallest of the four main British Virgin Islands, the sand is white, the water is clear, and everyone speaks English, so theres that. Head to the Soggy Dollar bar, which invented the Painkiller. .....
Kite Beach
16. Cabarete, Dominican RepublicWhy it made our list On a windy day, the sky above Kite Beach will be filled with, get this, kites One of the worlds top kite surfing spots, it hosts a giant competition every June. The Extreme Hotel is ideal for active travelers and features everything from a crossfit gym and yoga loft, to a flying trapeze and circus school. .....
Manu Bay
17. Raglan, New Zealand,Why it made our list Manu Bay is a worldfamous surf break, and even made an appearance in the cult movie The Endless Summer in 1966. Grab a board or watch the pros do their thing. The sand is black. And its so fine, it squeaks with every step. .....
Glass Beach
18. Kauai, Hawaii,Why it made our list Because we hate getting sand in our. swim trunks. The clear, blue, and brown glass pebbles that cover this beach are a sight to behold. According to science, it takes the ocean about 10 to 30 years to create them. They make cheap souvenirs. .....
Lake McKenzie
19. Fraser Island, Australia,Why it made our list Theres no salt to sting your eyes, as this allsilica beach is on a crystal clear, freshwater lake considered one of the cleanest in the world. Fraser Islands also one of the largest sand islands and features an ancient rainforest. Dingo sightings are perfect for yelling, a dingo ate my baby .....
Rabbit Beach
20. Lampedusa, Italy,Why it made our list A stunning and secluded nature reserve accessed only by boat, Rabbit Beach (which, ironically, has no rabbits) is consistently rated one of the top four beaches in the world on TripAdvisor. Dolphins frolicking in the water and the nearby volcanic isle of Linosa, which has an incredible black and red beach. .....
Gordon Beach
21. Tel Aviv, Israel,Why it made our list Young, hip people drinking at young, hip restaurants, doing young, hip things like smoking hookahs on the beach. For some reason, Israelis are super into paddle ball, so expect to watch dozens of heated games before returning to the US and telling anyone who will listen about how much you love paddle ball, or matkot as its referred to there. Did you know some consider matkot Israels national sport? Of course, you did. .....
Paklinski Islands
22. Hvar, Croatia,Why it made our list Because the best beaches are those that are only accessible by private yacht, right Right This chain of 21 isles (known as .....
East Beach
23. Santa Barbara, CaliforniaWhy it made our list Because its the birthplace of American beach culture and is known as Americas Riviera. That seemed like reason enough. Hot girls playing beach volleyball. .....
Rockaway Park
24. Queens, New York City,Why it made our list Admittedly, its not a particularly scenic or even clean beach, but for millions of subway bound, naturedeprived New Yorkers, its the best theyve got. Also, nothing beats mocking a pale, outofplace hipster worried about getting sand in his custom messenger tote. Rockaway Taco makes pretty much the best tacos ever. And theyre totally worth an hour sweating on the subway. .....
Seychelles
25. One of the most photographed beaches in the world, the pale pink sands of Anse Source dArgent unfurls across the island of La Digue, one of the 115 components of this archipelago in the Indian Ocean. The sands sparkle against a backdrop of towering granite boulders, worn by time and weather. The turquoise water is relatively shallow and protected from the oceans waves by a reef. .....
Maldives
26. Whether your dream beach trip consists of spending a few pampered nights in a four star resort or swimming among tropical fish some 80 feet (24 meters) underwater, the Maldives are the sort of islands where either or both can come true. Straddling the Equator southwest of Sri Lanka, the 1,102 islands that make up the Maldives form 26 atolls. The soft air enveloping the archipelago blends into a beautiful palm fringed haze. .....
Bora Bora Tahiti
27. This is one of the magical islands that make up French Polynesia in the South Pacific. Just 18 miles (29 kilometers) long, this lush little slip of land lies in a protected lagoon edged by white sandy shores, the best being at Matira Point. Bora Bora boasts the nickname the Romantic Island, a moniker easy to appreciate with its isolated beaches, intimate hotels, and quiet atmosphere. .....
The Hamptons New York
28. One of the hip spots for the air kissing, well heeled set, the Hamptons boast some of the prettiest beaches on Long Island. The unspoiled shoreline begins around Southampton and runs east to the end of the island at Montauk. Windswept dunes and waving grasses border the Atlantic Ocean. .....
Lanikai Beach Hawaii
29. Half a mile of sparkling sand, palm trees swaying over a white beach, lush tropical plants, and endless sunshine make Lanikai one of Hawaiis most scenic beaches. The shore is protected by a nearby coral reef, which keeps the surf relatively calm. The water is always deep green and postcard perfect. .....
Nantucket Island Massachusetts
30. The most popular beaches on this island in the North Atlantic are Surfside and Childrens. The waters here are relatively calm, and theres plenty of sand to use for sunbathing or castle building. Madaket Beach is known for its rougher surf and not to be missed sunsets. Quidnet Beach provides great views of Sankaty Head lighthouse. .....
Fraser Island Australia
31. Perched on the sunny Queensland coast 161 miles (259 kilometers) northeast of Brisbane, Fraser Island is the worlds largest sand island and home to a wonderful beach. This World Heritage Site is an ecologists dream, with 640 square miles (1,664 square kilometers) of unspoiled natural paradise. Rain forests with 1,000 year old trees sprout from the sand. Lodgings here accommodate a wide range of tourists, from the backpacking ecology lover to pampered resort fans. .....
Langkawi Malaysia
32. The name Langkawi translates into the land of ones wishes, a welcoming concept that somewhat belies the islands historic origins as a reputed refuge for pirates. Langkawi has since become a modern hideaway for the traveler seeking an escape. If your vacation wishes extend from uncrowded white sands and clear waters to lush green forests, you will find yourself content here. Datai Bay, located on Pulau Langkawi, is a heavenly retreat on the Andaman Sea. .....
Kaunaoa Bay Hawaii
33. Located on the Kohala Coast of the Aloha States Big Island, Kaunaoa Bay is the quintessential Hawaiian spot. The 0.25 mile long (0.4 kilometer long), crescent shaped beach has plenty of white sand, palm trees, and calm, clear, blue water. In addition to swimming and sunbathing, beachgoers here can snorkel or ride boogie boards. (Be careful swimming, however, because there are no lifeguards on this public beach.) At night, nestle into the sands and peer out into the water to see if you can catch a glimpse of manta rays swimming. .....
Los Roques Venezuela
34. This isnt one beach, more like several hundred, but its impossible to pick from the more than 350 islands in the Los Roques archipelago. Whichever island youre on, from the large Cayo Grande to the diminutive Gran Roque, youll have blinding white sand and shallow, tropical waters just a few powdery footsteps away. .....
Isshiki Beach Hayama Japan
35. During the peak of summer, the beachs two crescents of sand buzz with windsurfers, kayakers and swimmers. Vendors erect wooden shacks housing bars, restaurants and shower units. The Blue Moon is a well known beach shack it hosts concerts on weekend evenings. .....
Jumby Bay
36. Jumby Bay is an ancient coral reef and rocky outpost, situated 2 miles north of Antigua. Swim with a colony of stingrays by day and get a private turtle viewing by night. With its rich wildlife, lush and abundant landscape, and pristine beaches, Jumby Bay presents itself as a secluded hideaway for the sophisticated and discerning traveler. .....
Coney Island
37. Home to Nathans Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest, Coney Island offers nearly 3milesof sandy beaches, sunny skies and rolling waves. .....
Saadani
38. This is one of the few places in the world where you can get up close and personal with wild animals in the jungle or right on the beach. Private safaris are available by 4x4, foot or boat. .....
North shore
39. Considered to have the best waves and surfing in the world, the North Shore of Oahu at Ehukai Beach Park is a surfers paradise. The area earns that title by hosting 3 competitions in November and December to make up the Triple Crown of Surfing. .....
Tropical Islands Resort
40. Located in a converted airship hangar, the Tropical Islands Resort covers an area bigger than 8 football fields and contains a tropical sea with 660 feet of sandy beachfront. Guests can tour a village with buildings modeled after those found in Thailand, Borneo, Samoa and Bali. Theres also a 13,000 square foot lagoon with fountains, canals and a whirlpool, as well as a rain forest with more than 50,000 plants of 600 different species. .....
Columbia River Gorge
41. With 292,500 acres in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, its quite evident why this gorge is one of the 7 Wonders of Oregon. Snowcapped and serene, Mount Hood is a dormant volcano surrounded by an immense national forest, making it a perfect area for snow sports, trekking and recreational activities. .....
Maho Beach
42. Tourists flock to the southern half of St. Marten to experience a vacation that combines fun, relaxation and thrills.Maho Beach is a party hot spot, featuring tons of beach bars, casinos and nightclubs. .....
St Pete Beach
43. This heavenly beach offers a dreamy scene, with the classic Don CeSar Pink Palace Hotel right on the sugary, white sand. The hotels Maritana Grille boasts chef Gavin Pera, who makes the best surf and turf dishes in Florida. .....
Gulf Shores
44. A prime beach destination for the noncoastal dwellers, Gulf Shores, AL, boasts superb resorts and restaurants, as well as many activities and sports, such as paddleboarding, boating and zip lining. Dont miss out on the annual Shrimp Festival, which features the most delicious dishes made from shrimp caught fresh right in the gulf. .....
Tyrell Beach Bay
45. The Windward Islands include the unknown island of Carriacou, whose name means land of many reefs. Experience the natural wonders that exist under the sea and the ancient traditions of shipbuilding that thrive on land. Tyrell Bay Beach isnt to be missed either. .....
Madaket Beach
46. This popular vacation island off the coast of Cape Cod offers something for everyone, from exclusive luxury hotels to a casual spot to sip locally brewed beer. .....
Dead Sea
47. Lie back and read a book while effortlessly floating in the highly concentrated salts of the Dead Sea. Situated at the lowest point in the world, 1,269 feet below sea level, the Dead Sea is one of Israels major tourist attractions. The natural minerals, salts and mud along the banks are used for medicinal and therapeutic treatments at this hot spot. .....
Nissi Beach
48. Overflowing with stunning natural beauty, Ayia Napa contains the most Blue Flag beaches per capita in the world. Stunning Nissi Beach is a major hot spot for nightlife, as well as the home of a beautiful historical monastery that cant be missed. .....
An Bang Beach
49. A Visit bustling beachfront village of Hoi An on the south central coast of Vietnam. From the 40 mile long stretch of powdery sand and glimmering turquoise water to ancient hot stone massages, visitors will feel revitalized with energy at An Bang Beach. .....
Mission Beach
50. From surfing to paddleboarding on the undulating waves of the Pacific Ocean, Mission Beach is the ultimate SoCal destination for anyone looking to enjoy a day at the beach with a board in hand or underfoot. .....
Key Largo
51. The first and northernmost member of the Florida Keys is the self proclaimed diving capital of the world and leaves little room for argument. With Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary just off shore, divers can rediscover ship wrecks from the past while also experiencing some of the clearest water they will ever see. .....
Boston Beach
52. A legendary mecca for fans of spicy food, Boston Beach is considered the birthplace of Jamaican jerk seasoning. It is located on the northeastern shores of Jamaica, the third largest island in the Greater Antilles, and attracts surfers and explorers seeking a glimpse of the secluded waterfalls in the nearby rain forest. .....
Old San Juan
53. The modern city of San Juan holds a piece of history, with colorful architecture and the Castillo San Felipe, a fort built by the Spanish starting in the 16th century. Lounge on the packed beaches, or take advantage of surfing and watersports. Unwind in the evening at Old San Juans Barrachina Bar, the birthplace of the pina colada. .....
Pink Sands Beach
54. For a truly dreamy and romantic experience, travel to Pink Sands Beach in the Bahamas for 3 miles of pristine, clear water against sand with a rosy hue. .....
Assateague island
55. As Marylands only oceanfront park, Assateague State Park borders the Atlantic Ocean on the east and the Sinepuxent Bay on the west. The 2 miles of ocean beaches offer swimming, sunbathing, surfing, fishing and exploring secluded coves by canoe or kayak. .....
Fowl Cay
56. Fowl Cay is part of the Exumas, a collection of tiny islands just south of the capitol of Nassau. Rent a secluded villa equipped with a personal speedboat, and get free range to explore the island, drift through a sunlit sea cave and feed the wild swimming pigs. .....
Miramar Beach
57. Miramar Beach is a Gulf shore paradise for ultimate relaxation. This beach neighborhood brings back the feel of classic coastal enclaves with its scenic beach roads, surf shops, fabulous restaurants, beachfront homes and beachside resorts and condos with panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico. .....
Playa de Los lances
58. At Spains southernmost point, a world renowned wind tunnel meets 5 straight miles of crystal clear water, soft white sand and a rush of surfers adrenaline. The result is a gathering of thousands at the undisputed kite surfing capital of the world. .....
Isla Mujeres
59. One of the 10 municipalities in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, Isla Mujeres has been an important island since the time of the Mayans. Scuba dive, snorkel, or take a glass boat tour to experience the massive coral reef, or spot the underwater museum of handcrafted concrete statues designed to resemble members of the local community. .....
Joaquina Beach
60. Florianoplis is a small island and strip of land in southern Brazil with no fewer than 47 stunning beaches, including Joaquina Beach. The area has been called the best place to live in Brazil by locals and expats alike. The amazing beaches offer spectacular surfing, sand boarding in the rolling dunes, and a boardwalk packed with delectable cuisine. .....
Buccoo Bay
61. Buccoo Bay Beach has one the top coral reefs in the world. Watch a famous goat race or go horseback riding through the smooth, sandy beaches and the emerald green sea on a trek known as Healing With Horses. .....
Doe Bay
62. With lush forests, cliff side landscapes, fresh salmon and the chance to see orcas swim before your eyes, the San Juan Islands are a serene escape for nature lovers. .....
Kanantik
63. Kanantik Reef Andamp; Jungle Resort successfully combines the elements of nature and luxury by providing a sustainable, eco sensitive and low impact design that preserves the natural surroundings while providing a superior resort experience. Situated within 1,300 acres of untouched jungle, it offers private cabanas, a saltwater pool and world class dining.Andnbsp .....
Wildwood Beach
64. Just down the coast from Atlantic City, Wildwood is famous for all things kitsch. Featuring multiple retro style hotels, 5 amusement piers, carnival games and plenty of restaurants, the Wildwood boardwalk is one of the longest in the country. .....
St Georges Grenada
65. Mount Hartman Bay Estate an independently owned boutique hotel, is in the Caribbean paradise of St. Georges Grenada. Set on a private peninsula on the islands southern coast, it has uninterrupted views across the bay to the Mount Hartman Nature Reserve. Each uniquely themed room varies, from a stone tower honeymoon suite surrounded by an infinity pool to a waterfall suite with handcrafted stones from the ancient Arawak tribe. .....
Polihale
66. Polihale State Park is a remote beach at the end of a 5 mile long dirt road from Mana Village. Getting to this beach is a road trip adventure in itself. Youll feel alone in this paradise of white sand and rolling waves against a mountainous backdrop. .....
Railay Beach
67. With calm, crystal blue waters lined with 400 foot limestone cliffs, Railay Beach is a paradise for rock climbers and base jumpers. Explore beach caves and indulge in Thai coffee made with local beans or a coconut stuffed with ice cream on this marvelous peninsula, which is accessible only by boat. .....
Follay Beach
68. Folly Beach in South Carolina is referred to by locals as the Edge of America. This charming coastal town is home to painted sunrises and sunsets, rich history, good food and expansive beaches. .....
Virginia Beach
69. Nestled along the eastern shore of the United States, right in prime mid Atlantic real estate, lies the historic seaside town of Virginia Beach. With 3 miles of boardwalk and 5.5 million visitors a year, Virginia Beach holds the title of worlds largest pleasure beach in the Guinness Book of World Records. .....
Punta Mona
70. Located countless miles from civilization, where untamed rain forests open to the sea, Punta Mona isnt just a destination; its an educational experience. The lights are solar powered, water is collected by catch basin, and every extraordinary and exotic meal is sourced entirely from the communitys permaculture farm. .....
Little Palm Island
71. Little Palm Island in the Florida Keys boasts a history of elite tourists, including American presidents! Ride the Truman yacht to get to this hammock lined paradise. .....
Bouley Bay
72. With a reputation for some of the best seafood in Europe, a beach ride called cart surfing, and an ancient fort that visitors can stay in, the island of Jersey is truly a sand and surf hot spot. .....
Joseph Sylvia State
73. From private plane tours around the island over Joseph Sylvia State Beach to private clambakes right on the sand, Oak Bluffs is a must visit place in Marthas Vineyard. This sought after spot has become a unique vacation destination for those who wish to experience the culture and lifestyle of a classic New England island. .....
SArenal de San Antonio
74. The stunningly beautiful Ocean Beach Ibiza is known to some as the party capital of the world. Home to the delightfully deviant El Carnaval, the beach has rosters of acrobats, stunt performers and dancers lining the landscape. .....
Secret Beach
75. Tucked away amid the unspoiled nature on the island of Dominica, Secret Bay offers sustainable luxury villas and bungalows, making it the perfect place for a Caribbean vacation. Situated on a cliff top overlooking the Caribbean Sea, accessible only by boat, Secret Bay has 2 beaches, the magical Cario River, a spectacular sea cave and 2 distinct microclimates. .....
Boulders Beach
76. Boulders Beach in Cape Town, South Africa, has powdery white sand beaches, gleaming turquoise waters and a glorious boardwalk. It is famous for its nearly 3,000 friendly, beach dwelling penguins. .....
Ocean City
77. Ocean City, MD, is the action packed beach hub of the East Coast. It exudes all American spirit with a historical boardwalk, golden sandy beaches and classical good eats. .....
Cane Bay
78. On the west side of the island of St. Croix is a palm tree lined beach called Cane Bay. Its renowned for its diving expeditions, and visitors can navigate to one of the worlds deepest trenches or journey into the rain forest to find Cheech, a native who carves unique sculptures from island mahogany. .....
Vik Beach
79. Vik Beach in Vik Handelssted, Iceland, is the only place in the world where you can experience a rare black sand beach, stand on an absolutely gargantuan glacier and take in the ice packed caldera of an active volcano, all in one day. .....
Patong Beach
80. Patong Beach in the Kathu District of Phuket offers a stunning beach scene by day and a notorious club scene by night. Step off the shore and party into the night at some of the many electric bars and clubs. .....
Waikiki
81. With surfing, canoeing, volcanic backdrops, luaus and offshore shark dives, Waikiki Beach is indisputably the most popular Hawaiian destination. .....
Lido Di San Montano
82. Experience the thermal hot springs that are heated by underground volcanoes throughout Ischia Island, which is one of the Phlegraean Islands. Set among soaring mountains, the area has a unique character thats evident in everything from its delightful dishes and thirst quenching drinks to its rich history and refined architecture. .....
Silver Mine Bay
83. At Silver Mine Bay Beach on the Hong Kong island of Lantau, you can find some of the spiciest fresh seafood and stay in a hidden resort that was once a jailhouse. This small fishing town is an ideal launching pad to explore other parts of Lantau Island, including the famous Big Buddha, the Po Lin Monastery and the stilt houses of Tai O village. .....
Fire Island
84. A hidden beach oasis just an hour from Manhattan, Fire Island has no paved roads and limited Internet access. Visit the 40 acre Sunken Forest, one of the last remaining maritime forests on the eastern seaboard. .....
Santa Cruz
85. Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, Santa Cruz features a vibrant blend of the beach cultures of the West Coast and Hawaii. After an appetite building day on the sand, head to the boardwalk for some mouthwatering California beach specialties, such as deep fried artichoke slathered in garlic butter, homemade fudge, saltwater taffy, caramel apples and crispy sweet chocolate covered bacon. .....
Kourion Beach
86. Kourion Beach in Limassol, Cyprus, is slightly off the beaten path, but it boasts 5 star hotels, the ancient Tombs of the Kings and superb scuba diving in a massive shipwreck. Romantic cliffs and turquoise water make this a stunning sand and surf destination, while in the town square, local performers put on a fantastic show of traditional dancing and bouzouki playing. .....
West End Cliffs
87. Come to Negril for the beautiful beaches and relaxed atmosphere, and take a trip to the biggest hot spot in all of Jamaica, Ricks Caf? on the West End Cliffs. Situated on a rugged cliff jutting out over the sea, this bar is the ultimate dining destination. Become spoiled with amazing local food and drink, or hang out in the bars pool, with unimaginable views as you watch the sun melt behind the horizon. .....
Key West
88. Key West is one of the many small Florida islands famous for their amazing beaches, crystal clear water and the only living coral barrier reef in the continental US. The Keys span 110 miles and are connected through bridges, waterways and airports, making these islands easily accessible by land, sea and air. .....
Buccament Bay
89. Rolling hills, submerged volcanoes, breathtaking rain forests and picturesque waterfalls make up Buccament Bay on St. Vincent. Amid its 150 square miles of real estate, this Caribbean island which has been continuously inhabited for centuries has black and white sand beaches, as well as many ancient and colonial ruins. .....
South Padre Bay
90. South Padre Island is a 34 mile stretch of sandy bliss in the Gulf of Mexico and is considered to be the hottest destination in Texas for spring break partiers. Most of the year, this small island is a serene beach oasis, but when summer hits, it morphs into a wild beach bash with thousands of college students. .....
Surfers Paradise
91. Surfers Paradise in Queensland, Australia, is prime time for the international surfing crowd. Whether youre surfing, boogie boarding, skim boarding, kite boarding or cliff diving, the water is always packed. Surfers Paradise also has a booming boardwalk, a flourishing nightlife and an impressive, 1,058 foot tall tower with an observation deck that provides 360 degree views of the city. .....
Soneva Kiri
92. Charter a private plane and speedboat to reach the remote Soneva KiriResort and Beach. Sitting on Thailands fourth largest and least populated island, Koh Kood, Soneva Kiri combines a resort getaway on a private beach with untamed wilderness. .....
San Alfonso Del Mar
93. Sal Alfonso del Mar is a private resort in Algarrobo, Chile, that is home to the largest swimming pool in the world, with 66 million gallons of treated Pacific Ocean water. In this record breaking pool, visitors can take part in watersports such as sailing, snorkeling and scuba diving. .....
Montauk
94. Montauk has become a sought after destination for local and foreign travelers looking for the perfect place for relaxation, wellness, sunshine, surfing, fishing, exceptional dining and unparalleled majestic sunsets. .....
Oludeniz
95. Just south of Oludeniz is Butterfly Valley, a breathtaking geological fjord on the Mediterranean Sea. As a preserved natural site where there is no land development or construction, the only accommodation facilities here are tents and bungalows. Butterfly Valley offers opportunities to bathe in waterfalls, hike through lush valleys and watch magnificent sunsets over the cliffs. .....
Lake Atitlan
96. The Laguna Lodge overlooks the azure water of Lake Atitlan from its perch in its own private nature reserve. Guests can indulge in the luxury of this boutique hotel while gazing across at 3 scenic volcanoes. .....
Oregon Dunes
97. South Jetty Beach is a perfect pit stop along the 382 mile Oregon Coast Trail, which stretches mostly through beaches and state parks. .....
Calan Porter
98. Calan Porter is a thriving destination with not only natural beauty, but also all the amenities you could possibly need for a great break from regular life. .....
Rodeo Beach
99. Experience the best of the San Francisco areas nature at a black sand pebble beach in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, where semiprecious stones are hidden among the tall, rolling cliffs. There are miles of hiking and biking trails alongside the towering sequoia trees within the park. .....
Playa Paraiso
100. A town in Mexico that has been continuously inhabited for thousands of years with the architecture to prove it Tulum is a destination that is not to be missed for history lovers. For those who wish to swim in some of Mexicos most beautiful beaches, it also provides spots such as the El Paraiso Hotel. .....
Driftwood Beach
101. This tranquil island off the coast of Georgia is known for its ideal shrimping waters and distinctive stretches of sand. Called a Gothic tree graveyard because of its haunting driftwood bundles, Driftwood Beach is mesmerizing. .....
St Jean Beach
102. Located in the Leeward Islands in the northeastern Caribbean, St. Barts is a premier location for young, hot, hip tourists looking to party all night and kick back on St. Jean Beach all day. .....
Rehobeth Beach
103. Rehoboth Beach, DE, is the ultimate red hot American summer beach, not to mention the skim boarding capital of the East Coast. .....
Soufriere
104. St. Lucia holds the distinction of being the most mountainous island in the Caribbean. Trek to the Pitons in Soufriere and take an ATV ride through the rain forests, right up to private beaches and waterfalls. Jade Mountain Resort is built into the mountains and features open air suites, or sanctuaries, many with their own infinity pools, as well as world class restaurants and an open air bar. .....
Luquillo Beach
105. The public beach of Luquillo is one of the most beautiful in Puerto Rico, but its proximity to rain forests, particularly El Yunque National Forest, is what draws visitors here from around the world. Luquillo Beach is a huge plantation of majestic coconut palm shades and more than a mile of fine, shimmering sand. .....
Lahaina Beach
106. On the western shore of Maui, Lahaina is a beach community famous for the many shops and restaurants that line Front Street, located right on the water. The Old Lahaina Luau is a premier destination with Hawaiian culture and cuisine. .....
Hollywood Beach
107. Located 10 miles south of Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood Beach is a family friendly, historical beach city that has been popular since the 1920s. .....
Bondi Beach
108. Only a few miles away from downtown Sydney lies one of the greatest beachfronts on the planet, Bondi Beach. This roughly half mile strip of beach, its boardwalk and the town serving as its backdrop offer enough amenities and activities to make it the perfect sand and surf hot spot. .....
Fornillo Beach
109. Beautiful Fornillo Beach is a hidden secret in the beloved fishing village of Positano on the Amalfi Coast.A small, pebble stone beach at the bottom of a plunging cliff face, it sits to the west of Marina Grande, the main beach in Positano. .....
Princess Margaret Beach
110. Feel like a native by taking a walk down a hidden path to the secret Princess Margaret Beach, and enjoy the areas unspoiled treasures on Bequia Island. Relish the extensive stretch of private oceanfront looking out toward the bay and yachts, and marvel at some of the most unusual volcanic cave structures in the world. .....
Atlantic City
111. Just down the coast from Atlantic City, Wildwood is famous for all things kitsch. Featuring multiple retro style hotels, 5 amusement piers, carnival games and plenty of restaurants, the Wildwood boardwalk is one of the longest in the country. .....
Playa Solmar
112. Long considered one of the top tourist destinations in the world, this city on the southern tip of Mexicos Baja California peninsula is home to some of the hottest beaches, resorts, clubs and, of course, people. It contains pristine beaches great for lounging or going for a swim, as well as some of the best restaurants in the entire country. .....
North Male Atoll
113. The North Male Atoll, which is nestled in the middle of the Indian Ocean off the coast of Sri Lanka, is home to secluded, immaculate beaches, private bungalows and remarkable ocean views. .....
Red Frog Beach
114. The Caribbean archipelago of Bocas del Toro is a blend of soothing luxury, raw culture and untamed rain forests. Red Frog Beach Island Resort on Isla Bastimentos is a perfect mix of all 3. .....
Banje Beach
115. Banje Beach, a pebble and sand beach with a view of the Old Town, is in the heart of Dubrovnik. The perfect oasis here is Eastwest Beach Club, ideal for relaxing on the lounge chairs and exotic bamboo beds, sipping cocktails or decompressing with a deep tissue body massage. .....
Grotto Beach
116. For adventurous travelers, a trip to the great white shark and whale capital of the world is a must. After taking one of the many shark and whale tours, head to Grotto Beach to relax with a gorgeous mountainous backdrop and rolling yet gentle waves. .....
Boracay Islands
117. This picturesque white sand beach and its incredibly delicious local cuisine and intense watersports define bliss in the Philippines. .....
White Sand Beach
118. In the isolated islands of the Trat province, on the western shore of Ko Chang, lies gorgeous White Sand Beach. Relax in the beachs rain forest while swimming with gentle elephants, bathe in the spectacular jungle waterfalls, and then eat to your stomachs content at one of many roadside venders with goodies grilled to perfection. .....
Rendezvous Bay
119. Anguilla is one of the smaller Caribbean islands and one of its best kept secrets. Mere steps from the beach on Rendezvous Bay sits the exclusive CuisinArt Golf Resort and Spa. Its surrounded by lush, tropical plant life and the worlds only hydroponic farm. .....
Playa Los Cerritos
120. As one of the last places in the country that sustains its old school Mexican feel, Los Cerritos in Todos Santos offers extraordinary surfing and a passionate art scene. .....
Venice Beach
121. Angeles hosts millions of visitors every year who come to enjoy the sights and check out some of the wildest characters around. Featuring quirky street performers, various vendors and exceptional fishing, its no surprise that Venice Beach is a must see. .....
Palm Island
122. Little Palm Island in the Florida Keys boasts a history of elite tourists, including American presidents! Ride the Truman yacht to get to this hammock lined paradise. .....
Playa Grande
123. Long considered one of the top tourist destinations in the world, this city on the southern tip of Mexicos Baja California peninsula is home to some of the hottest beaches, resorts, clubs and, of course, people. It contains pristine beaches great for lounging or going for a swim, as well as some of the best restaurants in the entire country. .....
Sand Beach
124. Sand Beach in Maines Acadia National Park is a hidden gem. Acadia was the first national park in the eastern US and with endless beauty and diversity, this rugged coast this beach is a favorite attraction for visitors each year. .....
Caves Branch
125. Suit up for adventure and invade the shadowy, ancient Mayan caves, led by experienced Caves Branch guides. Discover primitive Mayan artifacts, such as face carvings and original pottery, as well as natural wall formations. .....
Waianapanapa
126. The eastern shore of Maui offers a lush world accessible by the twisting Hana Highway, which leads to the ultimate secluded nature destination. The otherworldly black volcanic sand beaches, hidden caves, tall jungle trees and roaring, swimmable waterfalls illustrate the sensory experience of Waianapanapa State Park. .....
Playa Chac Mool
127. Playa Chac Mool is an expansive stretch of beautiful white sand and lovely aqua waters, characterizing the beaches of Cancun. The premier party destination in Mexico and one of the best in the entire world this resort town is more than just a popular spring break spot. .....
Cape Hatteras
128. As one of the largest preserved parcels of the Outer Banks, this national seashore stretches across 70 miles of coastline. It encompasses 7 villages on Hatteras Island and provides visitors with undisturbed, scenic beaches, as well as some of the prettiest natural drives on the East Coast. .....
Matira Beach
129. Bora Bora is the one of the most secluded, most romantic islands in the world, with surreal and captivating beauty. The water is a kaleidoscope of shimmering jade, sapphire and turquoise blues. .....
Ruby Beach
130. Ruby Beach is accessible from a trail that cuts through the maritime forest and leads to the coast. When travelers reach the end, they can go south to the glorious Ruby Beach or head north to the mouth of the Hoh River. .....
Red Beach
131. Santorini, the quintessential Greek isle in the Cyclades, features houses stacked on cliffs with breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea, fresh seafood and an incredible atmosphere. With several local white and black sand beaches, Red Beach is possibly the most stunning, thanks to a nearby collapsed volcano and cave houses in the cliff side that were turned into luxurious holiday resorts. .....
Nai Harn Beach
132. Definitely a very nice beach, different from the typical west coast touristy spots, Nai Harn is a popular beach among the expats and tourists. It is definitively changing but thanks the lack of possible developments, it still holds on to its local feel. The beach is in a protected bay where sailing or fishing boats anchors in calm waters. .....
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