It’s the height of summer and we’d bet you’ve already hit up the beach at least a couple times with your dopest suit and slickest sunglasses. But it’s unlikely you’ve hit up any spots quite like these.
If you’ve got the itch to make big moves or simply desire a far-off attraction to act as the perfect distraction this Monday, we’ve got you covered below with 5 More of the World’s Most Drop-Dead Gorgeous Beaches.
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Phang Nga Bay is one of Phuket Island/mainland Thailand’s jewels. Nestled between the two and technically a national park, it boasts water as clear as vodka, mangrove forests, grandiose limestone peaks that rise out of the waves, and a menagerie of tiny islands that can be discovered via long-tail boat. One of these islands, Koh Tapu, was even featured in 1974’s Bond feature, The Man with the Golden Gun.
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One of the most famous of all of Europe’s urban beaches, the unique clamshell shape of the Beach of La Concha is punctuated at night by the stunning lights of San Sebastián. When you’re not baking to a golden brown in the sun, this resort town also offers sick bar hopping and legit world-class culinary fare.
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Arguably the most appreciated of all Bermuda’s beaches (and that’s saying something), Horseshoe Bay is located on the main island’s south coast and has been named to TripAdvisor’s Top 10 Beaches in da world. What makes it stand out? Aside from horseback riding and water depths suitable for both kids and adults, Port Royal Cove (pictured) is celebrated for its fine pink sands. Unbelievable.
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We’ve seen really blue water and really clear water, but what about an astounding array of gorgeous blues shimmering one into the other? That’s what La Chiva in Puerto Rico offers, with distinct hues that run the gamut from translucent to teal to navy. Located inside Vieques National Wildlife Refuge (once a U.S. Navy base), it’s renowned for sensational snorkeling amidst an uncommonly diverse collection of creatures and corals.
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This one makes you work for it, but damn, if it ain’t worth it. Once you hoof it along a super steep, treacherous road, you’ll be able to experience a black volcanic sand beach that’s wreathed by 2,000-foot cliffs and dense rainforest. Even more incredible is the south point of Waipio Valley, which houses the Waiulili and Kaluahine waterfalls. This is nature at its finest.