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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.
Flying over Galveston Texas Sea Wall and Beach
This Texas City Is Home to Beautiful Beaches, Delicious Gulf Coast Eats, and the Birthplace of Juneteenth
The winding road taking you down to the water in Atrani town on Amalfi coast
10 Dreamy Amalfi Coast Towns to Visit in Italy
Monastery of Agios Ioannis Thymianos at Kos island
This Gorgeous Greek Island Has Ancient Ruins, Beautiful Sandy Beaches, and a Charming Old Town