17 Beaches So Perfect You’ll Want To Cry

*single tear rolls down cheek* Book your vacation PRONTO, and relax on the beach in your Havaianas.

1. This perfect beach that is flanked by towering, rocky cliffs:

McWay Waterfall Beach, Big Sur, California.

2. This sparkling paradise that was deemed a World Heritage Site:

Cala Goloritzè Beach, Sardinia, Italy.

3. This beach that literally has shimmery black sand:

Wai’anapanapa State Park, Maui, Hawaii.

4. This beach that is steps away from real, ancient Mayan ruins:

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Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico.

5. This beach which is full of tide pools, grottoes, and smooth boulders:

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The Baths, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands.

6. This stretch of sand and sea that might actually lead to heaven:

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Harbour Island, Bahamas.

7. This incredible “Smuggler’s Cove” that is only accessible by boat:

Navagio Beach, Zakynthos, Greece.

8. This beach that is studded with artful granite boulders:

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Anse Source D’Argent, Seychelles.

9. This beach that is surrounded by caves and long-tail boats:

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Ao Nang, Thailand.

10. This dreamy seascape that was rated Queensland’s Cleanest Beach:

Whitehaven Beach, Queensland, Australia.

11. This beach that is home to flocks of cute African penguins:

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Boulders Beach, Cape Town, South Africa.

12. This pebbled wonderland on the Turkish Riviera:

Konyaalti Beach, Antalya, Turkey.

13. This beach that has magical PINK sand:

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Elafonisi Beach, Crete, Greece.

14. And THIS beach that boasts red sand and tons of wildlife:

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Rábida Island, Galápagos, Ecuador.

15. This beach whose scenery attracted great painters like Monet and Courbet:

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Étretat, Normandy, France.

16. This serene landscape you can admire from the privacy of a cave:

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Sunayama Beach, Okinawa, Japan.

17. And this pristine beach that is the definition of paradise:

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Baia do Sancho, Brazil.

Slip into a pair of Havaianas and prepare your feet for heavenly beach times.

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