Here Are 365 Beaches — One for Every Day in 2018
There's no better time to plan your next adventure than the beginning of a brand new year, arbitrary though the 1st of January may be for a “fresh start.” Maybe you have a destination in mind already, or maybe — if you're in a northerly locale — you're just starting to think about escaping somewhere warmer.
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But whether it's comfortable weather you're seeking or pristine naturaly beauty, there's a beach somewhere in the world for that. It seems there might be a beach for everything, and everyone.
Here, we've compiled 365 beaches for 2018. That's 365 places to plan a vacation, 365 stretches of sand — from pink to white to black to golden to green — to bury your toes in, and 365 photos to pass the time before you get on that flight to Antigua. Or Aruba. Or Seychelles. Or Tobago. Or ... you get the picture.
Photos curated by Skye Senterfeit.
Seven Commandos Beach
You'll find this stretch of sand and gorgeous greenery in El Nido, Palawan, in the Philippines.
St. Lucia is an incredible destination, and the beaches are only one of the attractions.
This heavenly beach can be found in a cove in Curaçao.
Playa Coson, in the Dominican Republic.
You'll feel like you're millions of miles away on this beach on Easter Island.
Florida's Navarre Beach can be found on Santa Rosa Island, surrounded by the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
This beach is in Bora Bora. You may have heard of it.
Ho'okipa Beach Park
Enjoy the white sand beach or grab your surfboard this Hawaiian state park.
Mont Choisy Beach
Laze more than a few days away at Mont Choisy beach, in Mauritius.
This beautiful black sand beach was in the 1993 film "The Piano."
Gordon Beach is one of Tel Aviv's most popular beaches.
It's sunbathers as far as the eye can see at the Grande Plage, in the heart of Biarritz.
Flic en Flac Beach
“Flic en Flac” may be a silly name, but this beach in Mauritius is calling our name.
Tiny Ficajola Beach in south Corsica is accessible by road instead of boat, unlike many of the beaches in the region.
Casuarina Beach is in Darwin, Australia — which, even if you've never been there, you may be slightly familiar with from “Crocodile Dundee.”
Camp's Bay Beach
The rugged mountains in the background make this South Africa beach more than a gorgeous stretch of sand.
This winter, escape the cold in Boston — Beach, in Jamaica.
Calo des Mort
This beach is in Formentera, the smallest of the Balearic Islands (which are part of Spain).
The name isn't the prettiest, but the beach is up there.
This ridiculously beautiful beach is on Easter Island.
Point Leo Surf Beach
Melbourne surfers head to Point Leo, one of the closest surf beaches to the city.
Whitehaven Beach, on the Whitsunday Islands of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, is a popular landing spot for seaplanes.
Máncora, a beach town in Northern Peru, is home to several sandy beaches. Pocitas Beach is one popular spot.
This is one of the best destinations in Uruguay for spending time in the sun and playing in the sand.
Playa de Las Canteras
The Canary Islands, officially part of Spain but geographically part of Africa, offer striking and unusual geography — along with a number of standardly beautiful beaches.
Playa Guacalito is one of the more low-key beaches at the Mukul Resort, in Nicaragua.
Morjim Beach, in Goa, India, has calm waters and is a nesting site for sea turtles.
Morro Rock Beach
Morro Rock, a CA state historic landmark sometimes called the "Gibraltar of the Pacific", is the star of Morro Rock Beach in California.
Pro surfers from around the world flock to Puerto Escondido, Mexico for the big waves at Playa Zicatela; but the quiet cove of Playa Carrizallillo has gentle waters perfect for snorkeling.
Pego Beach in Comporta, Portugal, is not only gorgeous but has excellent beachside facilities and amenities, including the popular Sal restaurant.
Mokapu Beach fronts the Andaz Maui at Wailea hotel in Hawaii.
One of the best beaches in South Africa.
Anse Coco Beach
The Seychelles are a paradise worth the very long trip it requires to arrive at this archipelago off the eastern coast of Africa.
Playa El Doradillo
Time your visit right, and you could see whales off of this beach in Argentina.
Caracas Beach, on the Puerto Rican island of Vieques, is one of the island's more accessible beaches. While the U.S. territory is still recovering after suffering hurricane damage, tourism can help support the local economy.
Playa de Bolonia
Playa de Bolonia is in Tarifa, Spain.
Cuba's Caleta Buena Beach, near the town of Playa Girón, overlooks the sparkling Bay of Pigs.
This renowned beach in the Seychelles is where you should be instead of the office on a Monday. Or a Tuesday. Or any day.
Cacimba do Padre Beach
Rocks jutting out of the sea, golden sand, and a feeling of complete seclusion are waiting for you at this beach in Brazil.
Anse Mitan beach has stunning views across the bay to Fort-de-France, Martinique.
This idyllic stretch of sand can be found in Moorea, in French Polynesia.
This gem of a beach is in India.
Tuerredda Beach, in Sardinia, is just a few minutes drive from the town of Chia.
Tall dunes flank the Spiaggia Campana in Sardinia, whose shallow waters make it a popular destination for families with children.
Anse Source d’Argent
This beautiful beach is off the coast of Africa, in the Seychelles.
Famous around the world for its animal inhabitants, Pig Beach is typical of the natural beauty in the Bahamas.
Playa El Yaque
Playa El Yaque, in Venezuela, is known for prime conditions for kiteboarding and windsurfing.
Panama City Beach
Enjoy this beach in Florida and don't forget to take a long walk on the pier.
This village is on the Pacific coast of Ecuador, in South America.
Nungwi Beach is in Tanzania, where the beaches are just one of the natural attractions.
In Bora Bora, you'll find sandy beaches that you'll never want to leave.
Like Kokomo, this is one of the most famous beaches in the world. We can only hope Barry Manilow will be there on the day we visit.
Playa de Maspalomas
This resort town can be found in the Canary Islands, officially part of Spain.
Marina Grande Beach
Marina Grande Beach is a local (and tourist) favorite in Positano.
Cane Garden Bay Beach
Tortola suffered damage from the hurricanes in 2017, but the recovery is underway and as these destinations reopen, they want tourists to once again enjoy every Caribbean island.
This sandy stretch of coastline on the island of Maui is hugged by gorgeous green mountains.
Morocco's Agadir Beach is an amazing resort destination.
This unbelievably gorgeous secluded cove is surrounded by Kekaha Kai State Park.
Palm trees, sand, clear blue water... another picturesque beach we could spend at least a day on.
Caladesi Island State Park
Caladesi Island is a Florida gem.
It's easy to see why the girl from Ipanema goes walking each day, since we'd like to walk this beach every day.
Punta Uva Beach
This wide expanse of sand is in Costa Rica.
The famous Waikiki Beach is as great for sunbathing as it is for people watching.
While the British Virgin Islands took a hit over the last hurricane season, a multi-national effort is working to return everywhere in the Caribbean to a paradisean state.