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2013 Best Beach Winners

This year, the Best Beach Awards were bigger and better, with over 9,000 votes from our faithful Travel Channel viewers naming these beaches the best of the best.

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Sexiest Beach: Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Sexiest Beach: Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

With the upcoming World Cup and Summer Olympics, Rio de Janeiro is already spiking as a hot travel destination in 2013. And yes, people are still flocking to the beach to encounter someone "tall and tan and young and lovely" 50 years after "The Girl from Ipanema" was released.

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