Beautiful Beach Photos
From historic chills to cold fronts that won’t quit, winter’s bitter grip seems tighter than ever this year—and according to groundhog Punxsutawney Phil, we have six more weeks of it. Joy.
What better way to cure the winter blues than with cerulean skies and water to match?
We asked Travel + Leisure’s Instagram followers to get their heads out of the snow and to share photos of white-sand beaches (and black-sand beaches, and pebbly beaches, and rocky beaches—really any beaches) by including the hashtag #TLPicks and #TLTransportMe.
Whether diving into clear waters in the Aegean Sea or contemplating the sunset in Maui, HI, T+L’s fans took their minds off the cold by sharing daydream-worthy beaches from around the world. T+L fan @travelingfancy even showed us a photo of penguins enjoying the sheltered beach at Boulders Bay in South Africa, while @in_the_box captured feeding time for seagulls in the Caribbean.
It seems that winter has gone to the birds (literally) and that there’s never been a better time to consider flying south—or east or west—for the season. See our collection of beautiful beach photos to help you decide where to go.
Aegean Sea, Greece
Take a leap, dive in.
The view of Positano and the Amalfi Coast from the fruit and veggie stand along the coastline.
This is happening…casual view.
Near Perth, Western Australia
#WestOz #HolyMerde #Snakes #Sharks #UnrelentingBeauty
Big Sur, CA
Big Sur on my mind…
Thank you for the amazing vacation #paradise #sunset.
The adorable African penguins at Boulders Bay.
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
I mean, heaven… #viewfrom #sky #sun #beach
Castara Beach, Tobago
Took a splash.
Sunrise diving off Lauderdale-by-the-Sea!
From where I run #frenchriviera
A prehistoric-looking iguana sunning by the ruins.
#honeymoon Positano’s colorful beach.
Legian Beach, Kuta, Bali
Surfs up in Bali.
Cinque Terre, Italy
On the rocks #manarola #liguria
I have never seen a sunset so colorful before. Aloha!
Phi Phi Islands, Thailand
A view of Maya Bay at Koh Phi Phi Leh.
Guacalito de la Isla, Nicaragua
Pollara Beach, Salina
San Pedro, Belize
I’m daydreaming again.
Los Roques, Venezuela
Where we would rather be…
Waikiki Part Deux
#Beach #summer #iwanttogoback