Beaches

Will it be lava flows or luxury resorts? Waikiki Beach, Pearl Harbor, or humpback whales? Settle that difficult “which island to visit” question once and for all.
There’s more to these locations than sand, sun, and surf.
O‘ahu native Heather Sanchez knows the island’s quieter spots—and was willing to share them with us.
Pair an island with an inlet town for a beach-to-bay, approved-by-locals week on the Carolina coast.
Whether you’re a wildlife-watcher, hiker, or a plain-old sun-worshipper, there’s a gorgeous beach waiting for you somewhere on the globe.
You may want to rethink renting a car in Amalfi this summer. If you’re looking for something less crowded and complicated, we offer some scenic alternatives along Italy’s coastline.
The Golden State boasts 840 miles of biodiverse coastline and an abundance of beachside campsites.
Textured Waves strives to make the surf world more diverse and accessible for women of color.
Pack your bags, put on your sunglasses, and get ready to discover your next favorite beach.
Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao are outside the hurricane belt and well within reach for U.S. travelers.
Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly spot to lay down your towel or an empty sand dune-fringed stretch for long walks, we’ve got you covered.
From tattoo culture and flowers to dance and farm-to-table dining, it’s easy to follow your bliss for a life-affirming trip that makes you feel treasured in The Islands of Tahiti.
In The Islands of Tahiti, life is deeply connected to water. With water-based activities for all skill levels, such as surfing, waterfall hikes, diving, and outrigger canoeing, here’s how to experience it yourself.
From over-the-top experiences including skydiving, parasailing, and scenic flights to more relaxed offerings such as dining alfresco, here’s why simply breathing in The Islands of Tahiti makes for rewarding travel.
With miles of scenic coastline, pedestrian-friendly thoroughfares throughout the city, and close proximity to the cultural and culinary offerings of the greater Los Angeles area, Santa Monica is a versatile destination that meets the needs of every traveler.
We checked in with Otto Flores to get his take on this prime beach destination and where to go. Here are his top tips for enjoying the warm waters and fine sand, from coast to coast.
Whether you want a secluded stretch of sand perfect for sunbathing or a lively spot with water sports galore, there’s an Aruban beach for every type of traveler.
Beaches, hikes, botanical gardens, and historical sites will keep you entertained.
Some of Italy’s prettiest and most uncrowded beaches are on the islands in the Mediterranean, Tyrrhenian, and Adriatic seas.
Rare blue iguanas, underwater bronze mermaids, and hundreds of dive sites: This Caribbean island has a lot more to offer than tax breaks.
U.S. citizens looking for a tropical vacation within the United States have four great Caribbean islands to choose from. And while you should definitely pack sunscreen, you can leave the passport at home.
After a two-year hiatus, a writer makes her way back to the serene Caribbean for sun, sand, and of course, rum.