There are a number of reasons why Bora Bora boasts the nickname "the Romantic Island," including the secluded beaches, intimate hotels and quiet atmosphere that embraces visitors.
From private coves perfect for sunbathing to family-friendly public sands complete with concessions, the Golden State has a beach that fits the bill for all its visitors.
Our favorite US and Caribbean watering holes.
Check out this year's winners hand-picked by our beach experts.
Ocracoke's remote beaches have lured visitors for centuries.
From lush hillsides to sunny beaches, Santa Barbara has a rare beauty.
Trendsetting Ipanema has a long tradition of dictating beach chic to the rest of the world.
The surrounding barrier islands and beaches of Charleston have their own Southern charm, and give adventuresome travelers a chance to escape the city.
The beaches along the Eastern Mediterranean range from glitzy and glamorous to perfectly secluded hamlets. Here's our selection of the best beaches in Croatia, Greece, Turkey and Montenegro.
Bora Bora is just 18 miles long, a lush little slipper of land that lies in a protected lagoon edged by fine white sandy shores -- the best located at Matira Point.
Measuring 5 miles long and less than 1 mile wide, Paradise Island has almost always been exclusively for tourists.
The crown jewel of Palm Beach County, Florida is exclusive Palm Beach.
Miami's South Beach is a year-round hot spot.
Kauai is home to Poipu, one of the world's best beaches.
Thailand's hottest spot for the young set is Ko Phangan, a small island near the larger Koh Samui.