For those moments you need something to look forward to, allow me to present: the most dazzling and jaw-dropping beaches around the world. Get out your bucket list and a pen, and prepare yourself some intense vacation inspiration.
Also known as Shipwreck Beach, you can find this gorgeous cove in Zakynthos, one of the Ionian islands in Greece.
Live the hut life on Seram Island in Maluku, Indonesia.
Found in Okinawa in the Yaeyama Islands, the pristine waters of this beach are mesmerizing.
Mexico has plenty of gorgeous beaches, but the ones on Isla Mujeres, like Playa Norte, are extra special.
As you drive down the California coast, stopping at Laguna is a must. The sunsets are unmatched and that cool, California wind in your hair is fabulous.
As Catedrais Beach
Translated to "Cathedral beach," it's no wonder where this stunning Spanish beach gets its name.
Pigeon Point Beach
Even the palm trees in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago are relaxed.
You can find this little piece of heaven on Havelock Island between India and Thailand.
Anse Source d'Argent Beach
Heaven on earth does exist, and you can find it in the Seychelles.
Black Sand Beach
This stunning beach is located in Monterrico, Guatemala.
Sip a cocktail off the coast of Espiritu Santo island in Vanuatu.
This gorgeous beach is actually on an alpine lake: Lago de Tota in Colombia.
You absolutely want to get to Salou in Spain during your lifetime.
You can't do a beach list and not mention Brazil's Copacabana. You just can't.
Not a postcard, just one of the most gorgeous beaches on Boracay Island in the Philippines.
Turquoise waters as far as the eye can see in St. Lucia.
La Concha Beach
Located in San Sebastian, Spain, this crescent-shaped beach will make you never want to leave the Spanish coast.
Curieuse Island is located in the Seychelles, and those crystal blue waters are for real.
Seven Mile Beach
The Grand Caymans will inspire you...to never leave the Caribbean.
Florida gives good beach and Sanibel Island is no exception.
Known as one of Australia's nicest beaches.
If you're looking for a remote beach with little development, look no further than Peru.
Turquoise water and a white sandy beach are guaranteed when you visit Curacao.
The pink coral sand alone is worth a trip to Bermuda.
Aruba has beaches that are guaranteed to keep a smile on your face.
Your 50 shades of blue fantasies will all come true in St. John.
Shoal Bay East
All you need is a rum cocktail on this white sandy beach in Anguilla.
This secluded area in the Parish of St. Philip in Barbados will feel like your own private beach.
Found on Francisqui island, the Archipelago Los Roques National Park in Venezuela is truly breathtaking.
This Chilean beach is not only gorgeous, but also features moai for you to relax under.
Nacpan and Calitang Beach
These two stunning beaches run parallel to each other on Palawan Island in the Philippines.
Ninety Mile Beach
This gorgeous strip of white sandy beach can be visited in the East Gippsland region of Victoria in Australia.
If you've never been to Cyprus, Nissi is the perfect excuse to get to Ayia Napa.
Found nestled in Nusa Penida Island, this is a quaint beach you should visit while in Bali, Indonesia.
Maya Bay Beach
If this particular beach looks familiar, that's probably because it was featured in the Leonardo DiCaprio movie The Beach. It's worth the hype.
Found in Sihanoukville, Cambodia, this beach is a short hike to fellow beach Serendipity.
Located on Koh Samui in Thailand, this is the ultimate lax beach.
If you're looking for a laid-back vibe, this beach on the island of Panglao has everything you need.
The Myanmar beach is rumored to have been named after the Italian city of Naples.
Doc Let Beach
You can find this pristine, white sand beach in the Hon Khoi Peninsula in Vietnam.
Ho Coc Beach
This three-mile Vietnamese beach has golden sand to dig your toes into.
Ream National Park
This beach is basically at the edge of a jungle and is one of the best hidden gems in Cambodia.
Found on St. John's Island in Singapore, this beach is a perfect escape in mother nature.
Tanjung Rhu Beach
You won't be able to get over the aquamarine water at the best beach in the Langkawi archipelago. And definitely stay to watch the sunset!
El Nido province in Palawan has a variety of beaches for you to enjoy, but this is a local and tourist favorite.
This beach is actually located within the Penang National Park and is home to many green turtles.
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