By Erika Owen
Updated: January 24, 2017

Apparently Southern California's Manhattan Beach was named Travel Channel's "9th Sexiest Beach on Earth" at some point in time. Given this aerial footage of its sandy shores, that's not much of a surprise. You can thank Vimeo user Scott McFarlane for the incredibly dose of wanderlust you're most likely feeling right now. Check out his footage—as shot by a drone—above.

Erika Owen is the Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.