There’s no feeling quite like laying in soft, white sand and soaking up the sun.
But this feeling is even better when you’re lazing on one of the world’s most beautiful beaches.
From a black sand beach in Iceland to a lagoon filled with turquoise waters in Bora Bora, here are 25 beaches worth traveling for.
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Trunk Bay, St John, US Virgin Islands
The Caribbean is filled with beautiful beaches, but few are as spectacular as Trunk Bay. The beach is actually located in the Virgin Islands National Park, and is ideal for snorkelers, thanks to its 225-yard-long Underwater Trail.
Waikiki Beach, Oahu, Hawaii
The iconic, crescent-shaped Waikiki Beach has a long history of being one of the most popular beach destinations in the US. Visitors can enjoy incredible views of Diamond Head Crater while sipping on a mai tai, or go for a surf lesson.
Praia Don Ana, Lagos, Portugal
This postcard-worthy beach may be small, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth visiting. Nestled into the Algarve — a region that makes up Portugal’s southernmost tip — Praia Dona Ana is bordered by towering cliffs that form caves, which you should by all means explore with a quick boat trip.