Get Ready for Beach Week 2015

Hosted by 'Sports Illustrated' Swimsuit Model Nina Agdal

Photo of Nina Agdal by James Macari for Sports Illusrated

Yearning for winter’s end and a little fun in the sun? Travel Channel’s Beach Week is the perfect remedy! From Sunday, Feb. 15, through Wednesday, Feb. 18, the 4-day programming event, hosted by Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Nina Agdal, is stacked with all-new premieres and sunny, beach-paradise-themed programming to help melt away those winter blues and inspire your next getaway. Plus, will hand out its fourth annual Best Beach Awards.

Best Beach Awards 2015 Slideshow

Start Sunday, Feb. 15, at 8|7c with the all-new 101 Sand n' Surf Hotspots, a countdown of the best sandy destinations in the world, with revealing insight into each location. Then, at 9|8c, watch SI: The Making of Swimsuit 2015, a behind-the-scenes journey through the creation of the upcoming Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition and its 2015 featured locales. Plus, catch 2 back-to-back specials of Marianela’s Best Beaches, showcasing California’s and Florida’s glorious coastlines through the eyes of seaside adventurer Marianela Pereyra.

As part of the Beach Week celebration, will host its fourth annual Best Beach Awards, where a panel of experts, including SI’s Nina Agdal, will select the top beaches across 10 different categories. Fans can vote for their favorite overall beach from Sunday, Feb. 15, through Thursday, Feb. 19; the winner will be revealed Friday, Feb. 20.

Experience Beach Week across Travel Channel’s social platforms, including Facebook and Twitter, and share your best beach photos on Instagram using #TCBEACHWEEK for the chance to have your shots featured. 

101 Sand n' Surf Hotspots

Sunday, Feb. 15, through Thursday, Feb. 19, at 8|7c
101 Sand n' Surf Hotspots showcases the hotettest sandy destinations across the globe. Each of the 5 hour-long specials features a countdown of top vacation locations and dives into what makes them paradise on Earth. From the black-sand beaches in Hawaii to kitesurfing in Australia and an underwater spa in the Maldives, experience each destination as a true insider and discovery top-rated, mouthwatering eats, unqiue new resorts, fun family activities, breathtaking adventures, ancient ruins to explore, unusual cultural happenings and, of course, one-of-kind scenery.

SI: The Making of Swimsuit 2015

Sunday, Feb. 15, through Thursday, Feb. 19, 9|8c
Travel Channel and Sports Illustrated team up for a third consecutive year to bring viewers an exciting new travel program — SI: The Making of Swimsuit 2015, the most ambitious and extensive broadcast production in SI Swimsuit history. Each of the 5 specials takes viewers on location and onto the closed sets where SI cameras capture the world’s most beautiful women amid glamorous vistas and lavish landscapes. See the unguarded moments and the chemistry between the models and crew members, who push boundaries to get the perfect shot. Over a year of planning and logistics is invested in the models and locales, as every shoot can be a make-or-break event for the entire Swimsuit Edition production. 

Marianela's Best Beaches

Back-to-Back Half Hour Specials Premiere Sunday, Feb. 15 at 11|10c & 11:30|10:30c
Argentine adventurer and host Marianela Pereyra takes viewers on an exciting journey to some of America’s hottest, most exciting and beautiful beaches in California and Florida. With a quick wit, outgoing personality and willingness to try anything, Marianela is the ultimate seaside travel companion. Each half-hour special highlights a different coastal destination, revealed through Marianela’s immersive beach adventures. From taking in lighthouse vistas and strolling the iconic boardwalks of California to feeding sharks and defying gravity with a 255-horsepower jet pack in Florida, Marianela’s Best Beaches spotlights the best activities, sights and shorelines each beach destination has to offer.

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