Kauai is home to one of the world's best beaches: Poipu, a series of 3 white crescents curving beside turquoise waters along the island's south coast.
From the lush hillsides with memorable vistas of the sea to the pristine shoreline, Santa Barbara possesses the beauty most Southern California beachside communities lack.
One of many islands in the Caribbean Sea, St. Barts stands out with its pleasant blend of French chic and island relaxation.
To experience the town and beaches of Seignosse in Southwestern France is like encountering the incongruous blending of a Brother's Grimm fairy tale with Beach Blanket Bingo.
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.
Hulopo'e Beach on the island of Lana'i, long considered one of the world's most perfect stretches of sand, lies at the base of the Four Seasons Lana'i at Manele Bay, creating a perfect union.
Ocracoke's remote beaches have lured visitors for centuries; in the 1500s it first appeared on maps, after Sir Walter Raleigh and his crew set foot upon the island's sands.
Unknown to many outside the United Kingdom, the isle is home to Newquay, a seaside haven and mecca for surfers from around the globe, where visitors encounter some of the world's finest beaches.
Nestled along the French Riviera and a short drive from Nice or Cannes, St. Tropez is one of the liveliest towns along the coast during the summer.
The Baths is unlike any other beach in the Caribbean. It features white sandy beaches framed by gigantic granite boulders.
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.
From throbbing nightclubs to quiet parks, from gentlemen long-boarders to the lions at the zoo, Waikiki has something for everyone.
Part of the gorgeous and increasingly popular Riviera Maya, Tulum sits 80 miles southeast of Cancun.
The exotic Phi Phi Island lies off the coast of Thailand in the Andaman Sea.
Oahu's North Shore is infamous among the surfing set, so it's no wonder the surfing pros come here to show off their skills.