Best Beach Awards 2015 Advisors

Get to know our beach experts — including Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Nina Agdal, luxury travel writer Tamala Prickett and Travel Channel's resident beach host, Marianela Pereyra — who hand-picked this year's best beach destinations around the world.

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This year, we've enlisted trusted beach experts to determine our fourth annual Best Beach Award winners. Our advisors have traveled around the globe to bring you the very best beaches in 10 categories, from Best Family Beach to the Best Beach You Haven't Heard of ... Yet.

Get to know our beach experts — including Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Nina Agdal, luxury travel writer Tamala Prickett and Travel Channel's resident beach host, Marianela Pereyra — who hand-picked this year's best beach destinations around the world.

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Europe's Beaches

Some of the world's most gleaming sands, sparkling waters and glamorous coastal getaways line the edges of Europe.

Basque Beaches

If you're looking for a European beach getaway that's less well-known than Côte d'Azur and Costa del Sol, this rugged coastal region fringing the Atlantic is full of surprises.

Charleston Beaches

The surrounding barrier islands and beaches of Charleston have their own Southern charm, and give adventuresome travelers a chance to escape the city.

Beyond South Beach: Best Miami Beaches

Explore the sun-soaked shores outside of Miami's South Beach for a sparkling turquoise water and a mellower vibe.

Italy's Best Beaches

Check out the most beautiful beaches in Italy.

Best Caribbean Beaches

The Caribbean has more than its share of breathtaking beaches.

Venice Beach, California

Let's begin by making one thing perfectly clear. No beach in the world is like Venice Beach.

South African Beaches

South Africa's beaches span 4 areas, each with its own personality.

Patong Beach, Thailand

Patong combines pristine sand with bars, wild nightclubs and shopping.

Poipu Beach, Hawaii

Kauai is home to Poipu, one of the world's best beaches.

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