The 50 Most Exotic and Beautiful Beaches Around the World

For your 2020 bucket list.

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It's the dead of winter, and you probably don't have a beach holiday planned for a while. To help get you through the cold months, I rounded up a collection of the most dazzling beaches around the world. Get out your bucket list and a pen, and prepare yourself some intense vacation inspiration. No matter what your 2020 goals are, one should definitely be to visit at least one of these jaw-dropping beaches.

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Navagio Beach

Also known as Shipwreck Beach, you can find this gorgeous cove in Zakynthos, one of the Ionian islands in Greece.

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French Polynesia, Moorea Lagoon Resort, Bungalows over beautiful turquoise ocean.
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Ora Beach

Live the hut life on Seram Island in Maluku, Indonesia.

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Kabira bay, Yaeyama Islands, Ishigaki-jima, Japan
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Kabira Bay

Found in Okinawa in the Yaeyama Islands, the pristine waters of this beach are mesmerizing.

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Isla Mujeres. Yucatan. Mexico. America
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Playa Norte

Mexico has plenty of gorgeous beaches, but the ones on Isla Mujeres, like Playa Norte, are extra special.

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Scenic View Of Sea Against Clear Sky
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Laguna Beach

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.

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Natural stone archs on Playa de Las Catedrales, Spain
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As Catedrais Beach

Translated to "Cathedral beach," it's no wonder where this stunning Spanish beach gets its name.

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Petani beach, Kefalonia, Greece - View to the beach
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Petani Beach

This stunning white pebble beach is found in Kefalonia, Greece.

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Palm tree and pier on Pigeon Point Beach
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Pigeon Point Beach

Even the palm trees in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago are relaxed.

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India, Andaman Islands, Havelock, Indian tourist below umbrella on beach number 7
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Radhanagar Beach

You can find this little piece of heaven on Havelock Island between India and Thailand.

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Seychelles, La Digue, View of Anse Source dArgent beach
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Anse Source d'Argent Beach

Heaven on earth does exist, and you can find it in the Seychelles.

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Black sand Pacific beach in Monterrico
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Black Sand Beach

This stunning beach is located in Monterrico, Guatemala.

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Champagne Beach, Espiritu Santo Island, Vanuatu
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Champagne Beach

Sip a cocktail off the coast of Espiritu Santo island in Vanuatu.

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Lago de Tota
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Playa Blanca

This gorgeous beach is actually on an alpine lake: Lago de Tota in Colombia.

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Platja Llarga beach, in Salou, Spain
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Llarga Beach

You absolutely want to get to Salou in Spain during your lifetime.

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Brazilian summer
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Copacabana Beach

You can't do a beach list and not mention Brazil's Copacabana. You just can't.

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Makena Cove Sunset
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Secret Beach

One of Hawaii's hidden gems also goes by the name of Makena Cove and has iconic sunsets.

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tropical beach scene with boats,white beach, boracay island, philippines
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White Beach

Not a postcard, just one of the most gorgeous beaches on Boracay Island in the Philippines.

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View out to sea from Reduit Beach in Rodney Bay with a yacht sailing on the horizon
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Reduit Beach

Turquoise waters as far as the eye can see in St. Lucia.

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Spain, Basque Country, Guipuzcoa province (Guipuzkoa), San Sebastian (Donostia), European capital of culture 2016, La Concha Beach from Monte Igueldo and Santa Clara Island
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La Concha Beach

Located in San Sebastian, Spain, this crescent-shaped beach will make you never want to leave the Spanish coast.

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The white sand beach of Curieuse Island
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Curieuse Beach

Curieuse Island is located in the Seychelles, and those crystal blue waters are for real.

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7 Mile Beach, Cayman Islands
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Seven Mile Beach

The Grand Caymans will inspire you...to never leave the Caribbean.

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Florida, Sanibel Island, Lighthouse Beach Park Point Ybel
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Sanibel Island

Florida gives good beach and Sanibel Island is no exception.

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Aerial view of Surfers and people at Bondi Beach Australia
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Bondi Beach

Known as one of Australia's nicest beaches. Worth booking a trip to Sydney for.

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Sundown on the Beach with Umbrella
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Vichayito Beach

If you're looking for a remote beach with little development, look no further than Peru.

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Curacao, Cas Abao beach at sunset
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Cas Abao

Turquoise water and a white sandy beach are guaranteed when you visit Curacao.

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Rocky Shores Near Bermuda's Horseshoe Bay
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Horseshoe Bay

The pink coral sand alone is worth a trip to Bermuda.

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caribbean island Aruba
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Eagle Beach

Aruba has beaches that are guaranteed to keep a smile on your face.

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Us Virgin Island, St. Johns, Aerial View Of Trunk Bay
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Trunk Bay

Your 50 shades of blue fantasies will all come true in St. John.

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Shoal Bay East, Anguilla
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Shoal Bay East

All you need is a rum cocktail on this white sandy beach in Anguilla.

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Crystal Cove

This breathtaking beach is only accessible by foot or boat in the Hahei, Coromandel region of New Zealand.

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