Ditch the dreaded basket of shells.
For a truly idyllic beach escape, make your way south along India's coast to the country's best beaches in Goa and Kerala.
What you need to know to plan a trip or to just be inspired to visit the picture-perfect South Padre Island, Texas.
From beach shops to salt water taffy, here are the best US boardwalks.
Kick-off summer with all-new water thrills.
You don't have to be a golfer to vacation on pristine Kiawah Island, located just off the South Carolina coast near Charleston -- but it's an added bonus if you are.
Going down the Shore is a popular summer tradition with pleasant towns, festive boardwalks, cozy beach houses and miles of family-friendly beaches.
Kapalua Beach is a gem of golden sand bounded by swaying palm trees.
The best beaches on Florida's east coast.
Located on the Kohala Coast, Kauna'oa Bay is quintessential Hawaii.
A reputed refuge for pirates of old, Langkawi has become a modern hideaway for the traveler seeking an escape.
Beaches you don't want to miss in Belize.
Kuta, the most accessible, lively and commercialized of Bali's southern beaches, is noted more for surf than for swimming and more for parties than for sunbathing.
After gaining popularity as a resort town favored by French royalty, Biarritz grew more cosmopolitan, attracting jet setters and gaining a reputation as "the queen of beaches and beach of kings."
Costa del Sol, a coastal haven in Andalucía, a southern region of Spain, has been delighting beach bums for decades.