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The 15 BEST BEACH VACATIONS worth planning for

If you’re looking for an escape this winter, look no further. Nationally and around the world, some of the world’s best beach vacations are laying undiscovered, waiting for the patient and adventurous to come and enjoy their pristine natural beauty. Some are for the luxury traveler, others for the camper, but all are for those that appreciate the splendor and peace of the sea.
 
East Coast USA
Fort Zachary-Beach
Fort Zachary Taylor Beach, Key West, FL
From yoga on the beach, to visiting Ernest Hemingway’s home, to laying on South Beach and enjoying the surf, Fort Zachary Taylor Beach Key West has something for everyone. Their beautiful spas make it easy to relax, while the simplicity and beauty of the shore makes it difficult not to. Remeber that staying in private Key West vacation rentals can provide extra privacy and luxury for less.
 Surfside Beach Nantucket
Surfside Beach, Nantucket, MA
Surfside Beach in Nantcuket is well known as the best beach in the area. And what could be better than relaxing on a warm sunny day in the bright sand with waves crashing around? Well, why not do it after visiting Nantucket Vineyard? Just to view the vines and ensure all of the wines are tasting as they should, of course…
 Moshup Beach Nantucket
Moshup Beach, Martha’s Vineyard, MA
Beautiful picturesque clay cliffs are the backdrop to this beautiful beach in Martha’s Vineyard, and common celebrity stop for relaxation. So while you may not be a celebrity, you can certainly relax like one.
 Panama City Beach
Panama City Beach, FL
Panama City Beach is without a doubt one of the most beautiful beaches on the East Coast, that is, while the spring break crowd isn’t around. Visit in February and you’ll be able to steer clear of the partiers, and enjoy the sights like Shell Island and Pier Park without the crowds. Among the best and most affordable beachfront places to stay are Panama City Beach vacation condos and homes.
 Cumberland Island Georga
Cumberland Island, GA
Made famous by JFK Jr.’s wedding, Cumberland Island has long been the home to one of America’s elite families, the Carnegies. The natural beauty of the island is complemented by it’s solitude – the park service that maintains the island only allows 300 people to be on it at any given time. This is truly a nature buff’s paradise.
 
West Coast USA
Coronado Beach, San Diego
Coronado Beach, San Diego, CA
Home to the beautiful Hotel Del Coronado, Coronado Beach was made famous by the hotel’s opening in 1888. Ever since, the beach has been known not only for it’s beautiful sunsets, but for the Naval base residing on the island. If you’re lucky, you may see some Navy SEALs in training while you’re lounging by the shore – just don’t get in the way! Coronado vacation rentals can be the best place to stay when visiting this area
 Aliomanu Beach, Kauai Hawaii
Aliomanu, Kauai, HI
One of Kauai’s most secluded and beautiful beaches, Aliomanu is typically a quiet beach that makes for a wonderful day trip getaway. To get to the beach itself one must take a short hike – hence why the beach is typically so quiet. Once at the beach you won’t want for anything, with panoramic views and a beautiful lagoon that’s perfect for a swim! Be sure to check out Kauai beach rentals as a great accomodation option.
 La Jolla San Diego
La Jolla, San Diego, CA
The perfect beach for the socialite, La Jolla Beach is the epitome of a luxurious beach town. Whether a visit to the Beach & Tennis Club is in order, or a 5 star dining experience in view of the water, La Jolla has it all. Just be sure not to forget your checkbook, as good things can cost a pretty penny! Hers is a link to some very nice La Jolla vacation rentals.
 Laguna Beach California
Laguna Beach, CA
Made famous for it’s breathtaking coastline, and infamous for the reality television show filmed in this picturesque tiny town, Laguna lives up to the hype that surrounds it. While you aren’t likely to see your favorite reality star, you are likely to appreciate this beaches pristine sands and warm waters.
 Cannon Beach Oregon
Cannon Beach, OR
The Oregon coast has struggled to find a place among the splendor of the white sands and turquoise waters it has to compete against. However, what it lacks in tropical beauty, it makes up for in rugged simplicity and awe-inspiring nature.

International
Matira Beach,Bora Bora
Matira Beach, Bora Bora
Make sure to bring your camera along to this postcard beach, and don’t hesitate to snap away! Matira Beach is truly the picture of what people imagine as a tropical beach – white sands, clear turquoise waters, warm temperatures, and plentiful sunshine.
Koh Phi Phi Lee Thailand 
Koh Phi Phi Lee, Thailand
Made famous by the film ‘The Beach’, Koh Phi Phi Lee is the ultimate escape. A short boat ride from it’s sister island brings you to stunning limestone cliffs surrounding this tiny cove that has become a destination for relaxers and photo-takers alike. You will never forget the natural, raw splendor that words cannot do justice to.
 Reethi Rah, Maldives
Reethi Rah, Maldives
Want your own island? Well, almost, anyway. With Rethi Rah, you basically get just that. This beach is described with words like ‘magical’, ‘luxurious’, and ‘perfect’. Only the latter of the three truly does justice to this pristine getaway. If you can afford to, make sure to stop here for a night, a week, or a lifetime…
 Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman
Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Although the name is rather straightforward, it is also slightly deceiving – Seven Mile Beach is only 5.5 miles long. Be that as it may, you won’t be short of beauty as you walk every inch of this public beach, and enjoy the serenity and peace that Grand Cayman has to offer.
 Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands
Voted the best beach destination in 2011, Providenciales truly lives up to this monumental award. Activities abound in this vacationers paradise, but the beach takes center stage in this booming area. Just over an hour from Miami, Providenciales is the place to go if you’re looking for a get away in the hot or cold months.
 
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