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.

Trunk Bay, St. John

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Best for Wildlife Viewing: Located within the Virgin Islands National Park, Trunk Bay, the No. 2–ranked beach for wildlife viewing, is famous both for its marine life—an underwater snorkeling trail has signs to identify coral, sea urchins, and other fish—and the surrounding 7,000 acres of protected jungle.

Best Beaches on Earth

Trunk Bay, St. John

Best for Wildlife Viewing: Located within the Virgin Islands National Park, Trunk Bay, the No. 2–ranked beach for wildlife viewing, is famous both for its marine life—an underwater snorkeling trail has signs to identify coral, sea urchins, and other fish—and the surrounding 7,000 acres of protected jungle.

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