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.

Turtle Beach, Buck Island, St. Croix

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Best for Seclusion: The offshore reefs on Buck Island, less than two miles north of St. Croix, get most of the attention, which means that the long, forest-lined beaches like this one, rated No. 4 for seclusion, are often empty.

Best Beaches on Earth

Turtle Beach, Buck Island, St. Croix

Best for Seclusion: The offshore reefs on Buck Island, less than two miles north of St. Croix, get most of the attention, which means that the long, forest-lined beaches like this one, rated No. 4 for seclusion, are often empty.

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