Oh the weather outside may be frightful, but isn’t that the best time to dream about faraway beaches in warm and exotic locations? Stop dreaming and start booking! Our fearless editors have traveled the globe in search of “The Best Beaches in the World.”
From the idyllic white sands and sensuous turquoise waters of Bora Bora to the windswept grandeur of the rocky coast of Wales, the world’s beaches are a source of inspiration and solace, recreation and relaxation. For many, the beach is a direct lifeline to the planet, providing a sense of wonder and appreciation for the beauty and power of the great oceans that surround and sustain us. For others, the beach is that happy place of childhood memories, teenage desires, and adulthood escapes. Whatever the beach means to you, we hope you enjoy our 25 choices for the best beaches in the world.