A beach in summer with a large amount of people

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.
The coastline along South Florida in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
15 Best Family Beaches in Florida
Hammock hanging on trees on beach in Caye Caulker, Belize
This Tiny Caribbean Island Is the Perfect Laid-back Beach Escape
Beach Chairs and Umbrella on Isla Holbox, Mexico
This Car-free Island in Mexico Has Beautiful Beaches, Turquoise Cenotes, and One of the Largest Animals on the Planet