Looking for beach inspiration, but don’t want to wait until May for Dr. Beach’s yearly picks? You’re in luck: TravelChannel.com just came out with its list of the world’s best beaches.
Instead of a list of beaches ranked one through 10, the list is made up of bests by categories, including best family beach and best beach boardwalks. Here’s the list:
Best Party Beach: South Beach, Miami
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Best Family Beach: Destin, Florida
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Best Romantic Beach: Matira Beach, Bora Bora, Tahiti
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Sexiest Beach: Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Best Beach Bars: Rick’s Cafe, Negril, Jamaica
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Beach Beach You Haven’t Heard of … Yet: Nevis, Caribbean
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Best Beach for Adventure: Snorkeling in Hanauma Bay, Oahu
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Best Exotic Beach: Mustique, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
More Caribbean: Best Adults-Only Resorts
Best Beach Boardwalks: Venice Beach, California
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Best Overall Beach: Matira Beach, Bora Bora, Tahiti
Matira Beach tops both the most romantic beach and best overall beach categories, so naturally we were curious. According to our sister-site TripAdvisor, Matira Beach is noteworthy as Bora Bora’s only public beach, and offers soft white sand and easy water access (no rocks to scramble around on). It’s also known for its fantastic sunsets.
Which beaches do you think earn a spot in these categories? Leave your opinions below!
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(Photo: Lifeguard Tower in South Beach, Miami Beach, Florida via Shutterstock)
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