Which One's For You? 18 Beaches That Beckon A Change Of Pace


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Summer is finally here, which means it's time to start planning your dream vacation. Instead of going to your usual spots or moving further inland, why not discover some of the dreamiest beaches on the planet?  There is a risk when one plans such a vacation....    and if you do it more than once, and you like it too much, you might decide to move there!  When you realize you don't have to change your wardrobe for the seasons, and that winters can be easy..... well I'll just stop there.  Anyhow you might like it too much.

These amazing beaches are the places you've dreamed about for years. The sand, the water, and the atmosphere at these locales are unlike anything you've ever experienced before.

Catch a flight, pack your bathing suit, or sit back and let your eyes take you on a journey.....

Papakolea Beach, Hawaii

Papakolea Beach, Hawaii

Zack Travel

This beach is covered in green sand, which gets its color from a mineral left behind by a volcanic eruption 49,000 years ago.

Sculpture by the Sea, Sydney, Australia

Sculpture by the Sea, Sydney, Australia

Visual News

This beach hosts a long-running sculpture competition, during which artists from around the world build sculptures to amaze both tourists and locals.

Big Major Cay, Nassau, Bahamas

Big Major Cay, Nassau, Bahamas

Flickr / cdorobek

In addition to lounging on well-kept sandy beaches and swimming in crystal clear waters, you can actually hang out with the water-loving pigs that frequent this unique spot.

Kaihalulu Beach, Maui, Hawaii

Kaihalulu Beach, Maui, Hawaii

Explorra

Like Papakolea Beach, the sand at this beach acquired a strange hue after a volcanic eruption thousands of years ago.

Barra Airport, Traigh Mhor, Scotland

Barra Airport, Traigh Mhor, Scotland

Oddee

In addition to being a lovely beach, it is the only beach in the world that doubles as a runway for airplanes.

Gulpiyuri Beach, Llanes, Spain

Gulpiyuri Beach, Llanes, Spain

Oviedo

This beach stands out from the rest because it's entirely inland, far away from any other body of water.

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