You hear that? That’s the sound of summer hitting its peak. The sound of adventurous mornings, afternoon naps, and long, warm nights. The sound of the beach beckoning! Whether it's a vacation, wedding, or honeymoon, now's the perfect time for you to get away. (Or, if that's out of the question, you could always have a staycation!) Here are four of the world’s most beautiful beaches to tempt you further.
Punta Cana - Playa Juanillo
Located on the Dominican Republic's east coast, Punta Cana has some of the most crystalline waters that the Caribbean Sea has to offer. Take in the local culture by touring through villages flanked with historic basilicas, or venture to one of many small offshore islands for unforgettable scuba diving through stunning shipwrecks and coral reefs. Or you could just relax on those famous velvety Caribbean sands!
Bahamas - Gold Rock Beach
Choose your own adventure when it comes to these islands. Picnic on sugar-white Caribbean sands underneath the swaying palms, or dive with tiger sharks. Have a day trip wandering the charming settlement of Dunmore Town, or explore the subterranean caves of Preacher's Cove.
Mykonos - Platys Gialos Beach
These islands just off the mainland of Greece are an ideal place to create beautiful memories. You can take in traditional Cycladic architecture, sit and enjoy stunning views of the Aegean (or Mediterranean, depending on which way you’re looking), or even visit the astounding marble ruins of Delos-- the mythical birthplace of Artemis and Apollo.
San Diego - Coronado Beach
San Diego has everything you’d expect from the picturesque California coastline-- soft white sands, surfing, whale watching tours, designer shops and boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, entertainment-- not to mention Torrey Pines State Park, where you can spend the day hiking, or playing golf.
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