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Clifton Beach, South Africa

At the northwest tip of South Africa's Cape Peninsula lies the swanky coastal gem Clifton Beach, a haven for international hipsters and jet-setters.

South Padre Island, Texas

South Padre has always been a spring break party animal's paradise.

Siesta Key, Florida

Relaxing is easy on Siesta Key: soft white sand, brilliant sunshine and azure waters abound.

Pernambuco, Brazil

Known for its beautiful beaches, Pernambuco is exotic and remote, providing the ultimate escape from reality.

Ofu Beach, American Samoa

The islands of American Samoa, Tutuila and Manua'a are stars of the South Pacific, a region renowned for perfect beaches and dreamy hideaways.

Matira Beach, Bora Bora

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.

Larvotto Beach and Monte Carlo

Perhaps the single most glamorous beach in the world is Monte Carlo's Larvotto Beach, where women may go without their bikini tops, but wouldn't dare to be seen without their jewels.

Bora Bora, Tahiti

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.

Cancun, Mexico

Miles of beaches, endless luxury accommodations and a nonstop party atmosphere have transformed this once sleepy village on the Yucatan coast into one of Mexico's most popular tourist attractions.

Duck, North Carolina

Stretching for 130 miles along the Atlantic coast, North Carolina's Outer Banks are a skinny strip of barrier islands with sandy dunes and frothy surf on one side and a gentle sound on the other.

Biarritz, France

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."

Cumberland Island, Georgia

Reachable only by ferry or kayak, with a limit of 300 visitors daily and only one small inn, Cumberland Island maintains its reputation as one of America's most pristine seaside regions.

Bottom Bay, Barbados

Barbados is a distinctive island, both in its natural beauty and fun-loving culture.

Negril, Jamaica

In western Jamaica, hotels and restaurants line the waterfront; fortunately building codes limit structures to the height of a palm-tree and prevent the beach from feeling overdeveloped.

Datai Beach, Malaysia

A reputed refuge for pirates of old, Langkawi has become a modern hideaway for the traveler seeking an escape.

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