We’ve seen some pretty incredible beaches in our day… but sadly enough, this means that everyone else has seen them, too. Trash and crowding is not a good look on paradise. Therefore, you should make your next bucket list one full of beaches you’ve never heard of. Chances are you’ll discover a slice of heaven where the only footprints you can see are deliciously, wonderfully, isolated-ly yours.
It doesn’t get much better than this sunny swath of sand in Culebra.
Mountains spill into beach at this harbor town on the tip of Corsica, a French island.
Star Beach, The Philippines
Navagio Beach, Greece
It’s the prettiest beach in Greece, with a casual shipwreck to boot.
Apollo Bay, Australia
Take a surf trip down Australia’s Great Ocean Road. You’ll never want to leave this sandy little pit stop.
San Blas Islands, Panama
Hey now, hey now… this is what screen savers are made of.
Mayreau, The Grenadines
Baia do Sancho, Brazil
This Brazilian beauty was named the best beach in the world this year.
Seven Mile Beach, Cayman Islands
It’s not quite seven miles, but this beach on Grand Cayman is still quite the stunner.
Lover’s Beach, Mexico
Canouan Island, The Grenadines
On this teeny-tiny island in the Grenadines, you can scuba the days away.
Bequia, The Grenadines
Another gem, with one of the most well-protected natural harbors in the Caribbean.
Blue Lagoon, Malta
Trunk Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands
A Rockefeller donated this bay on Saint John to the National Park Service decades ago.
You’ve gotta see it before you die.
Jambiani Beach, Tanzania
Venture to the islands of Zanzibar for white-sand treks you won’t forget.