Start planning your summer vacation now these are the world's most beautiful and scenic beaches.
1. Jumby Bay
Jumby Bay is an ancient coral reef and rocky outpost, situated 2 miles north of Antigua. Swim with a colony of stingrays by day and get a private turtle viewing by night. With its rich wildlife, lush and abundant landscape, and pristine beaches, Jumby Bay presents itself as a secluded hideaway for the sophisticated and discerning traveler.
2. Coney Island
Home to Nathans Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest, Coney Island offers nearly 3milesof sandy beaches, sunny skies and rolling waves.
This is one of the few places in the world where you can get up close and personal with wild animals in the jungle or right on the beach. Private safaris are available by 4x4, foot or boat.
4. North shore
Considered to have the best waves and surfing in the world, the North Shore of Oahu at Ehukai Beach Park is a surfers paradise. The area earns that title by hosting 3 competitions in November and December to make up the Triple Crown of Surfing.
5. Tropical Islands Resort
Located in a converted airship hangar, the Tropical Islands Resort covers an area bigger than 8 football fields and contains a tropical sea with 660 feet of sandy beachfront. Guests can tour a village with buildings modeled after those found in Thailand, Borneo, Samoa and Bali. Theres also a 13,000 square foot lagoon with fountains, canals and a whirlpool, as well as a rain forest with more than 50,000 plants of 600 different species.
6. Columbia River Gorge
With 292,500 acres in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, its quite evident why this gorge is one of the 7 Wonders of Oregon. Snowcapped and serene, Mount Hood is a dormant volcano surrounded by an immense national forest, making it a perfect area for snow sports, trekking and recreational activities.
7. Maho Beach
Tourists flock to the southern half of St. Marten to experience a vacation that combines fun, relaxation and thrills.Maho Beach is a party hot spot, featuring tons of beach bars, casinos and nightclubs.
8. St. Pete Beach
This heavenly beach offers a dreamy scene, with the classic Don CeSar Pink Palace Hotel right on the sugary, white sand. The hotels Maritana Grille boasts chef Gavin Pera, who makes the best surf and turf dishes in Florida.
9. Gulf Shores
A prime beach destination for the noncoastal dwellers, Gulf Shores, AL, boasts superb resorts and restaurants, as well as many activities and sports, such as paddleboarding, boating and zip lining. Dont miss out on the annual Shrimp Festival, which features the most delicious dishes made from shrimp caught fresh right in the gulf.
10. Tyrell Beach Bay
The Windward Islands include the unknown island of Carriacou, whose name means land of many reefs. Experience the natural wonders that exist under the sea and the ancient traditions of shipbuilding that thrive on land. Tyrell Bay Beach isnt to be missed either.