Best Beaches on Earth
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Best Beaches on Earth

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Travel + Leisure’s first-ever best beaches survey reveals where to plant your umbrella in the sand, whether you’re looking for seclusion or wildlife viewing.

Polihale Beach, Kauai, HI

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Best for Seclusion: Barrier dunes frame this wild, seven-mile stretch, ranked No. 1 in this category. It’s the westernmost public beach on Kauai, accessible only via sugarcane farm roads that date back to the early 1900s.

Travel Advisory: The area's unpaved roads can be hazardous. Check with your rental car company for restrictions before heading out.
 

Best Beaches on Earth

Polihale Beach, Kauai, HI

Best for Seclusion: Barrier dunes frame this wild, seven-mile stretch, ranked No. 1 in this category. It’s the westernmost public beach on Kauai, accessible only via sugarcane farm roads that date back to the early 1900s.

Travel Advisory: The area's unpaved roads can be hazardous. Check with your rental car company for restrictions before heading out.
 

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