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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These Stunning Resorts on Florida's 'Paradise Coast' Are Perfect for a Family Vacation

Two golf courses, a waterpark, beachfront suites, video game lounge, and dining options for days — there's truly something for everyone.