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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5 Best Family-friendly Hotels on Hilton Head Island
Whether you're planning your first multi-generational trip or Hilton Head Island is your longtime family vacation tradition, here's where to stay to keep everyone happy.
This Beautiful Island in North Carolina Has the Best Beach in the U.S., According to Dr. Beach Himself
It has some of the cleanest sand and water in the country — and was frequented by a notorious pirate.
The Most Affordable Destination to Buy a Beach House in the U.S.
It boasts beautiful sandy beaches, plenty of entertainment options, and the world's longest boardwalk.
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