26 Most Beautiful Beaches You’ll Find Anywhere

Whether you’re going on a long vacation, a weekend getaway or just a day trip, what better way to spend your free time than on a beautiful beach? There’s no more ideal way to relax than to stretch out on a beach’s bright sand, frolic in the sparkling water, doze under a colorful beach umbrella, or work on your tan under the hot sun.

Here are 26 of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Which ones do you plan to visit?

26. The Hamptons, New York

The Hamptons have an unspoiled shoreline that runs from Southampton to the end of the island of Montauk. They border the Atlantic Ocean and have some of the prettiest beaches on Long Island.

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25. Maya Bay, Ko Phi Phi, Thailand

This beach was featured in the movie The Beach starring Leonardo DiCaprio. The limestone walls surrounding the white sand beach are covered with lush greenery and mangroves. Impressive!

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24. Assateague Beach, Virginia

This beach is great for seeing wild horses and birdwatching. There’s lots of tall beach grass, too.

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