Beach Vacations

The beach holiday is the platonic ideal of vacations: what nearly every traveler, whether active or armchair, dreams of. Soft sand, shady palms, a cold drink, a warm surf—what more could you want? It's no wonder so many ad campaigns hang their hook (and their products) on this seaside ideal: brands of beer, lines of clothes, models of cars. Travel + Leisure writers and editors are no strangers to the allure of the shore, and so search the world for the best beach vacations it can offer.

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How to Plan the Perfect Trip to Northern California's Beloved Pebble Beach
Our guide to the essential places to see and things to do that make this slice of California so special.
You Can Sleep in an Igloo on a Beach in Costa Rica
These stunning igloos in Costa Rica are near a beach and popular national park.
An Oyster Tour of Delaware's 'Culinary Coast'
It’s been three years since oyster farming started up in Delaware, and the inaugural harvest is finally hitting menus. One writer gets to shucking — and discovers that the local bivalves aren’t the only culinary attraction.
How to Have the Perfect Day at NYC's Rockaway Beach
Rockaway is now the coolest spot to hang out in New York — that frankly doesn’t feel like New York at all.
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Stay at the Greek Villa of One of History's Most Beloved Travel Writers

At a literary couple’s former home in the bucolic Mani Peninsula, you can find yourself transported — and inspired.