Perched on the sunny Queensland coast 161 miles northeast of Brisbane, Fraser Island is the world's largest sand island and home to one of the world's best beaches.
Ocean City has earned the nickname "America's Greatest Family Resort."
The Mayan Riviera is a stretch of immaculate Mexican beaches, from Puerto Morelos in the north to Tulum in the south.
Who needs all that sun and surf, anyway?
Bermuda's famous pink-sand beaches are considered some of the loveliest seaside retreats in the world, and the shores of Horseshoe Bay are no exception.
Take a tour of the top 10 US beaches.
Croatia's main tourist attraction is, and has been, its beaches.
Puerto Rico is dotted with hidden beaches that offer great snorkeling, gorgeous seascapes and few fellow sunbathers to disturb your getaway.
Boardwalks, lighthouses, wild horses and more.
Beachgoers in the know seek solidarity by heading up the winding Pacific Coast Highway to the most spectacular shoreline along the coast: El Matador Beach.
The exotic Phi Phi Island lies off the coast of Thailand in the Andaman Sea.
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."
Going down the Shore is a popular summer tradition with pleasant towns, festive boardwalks, cozy beach houses and miles of family-friendly beaches.
It's a shell game out there.
A short trip from city center, Sydney's beaches leave nothing to want.
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