Who doesn't love a day at the beach? Click through to discover just a handful of the planet's most impressive beaches, and tell us about some of your favorites in the comments section!
1. Beaches of El Nido, The Philippines
The Philippines probably isn't the first place you might think of when you think of a gorgeous tropical paradise - but it should be. Complete with turquoise waters, white sandy beaches - not to mention some of the most impressive vegetation and wildlife in the area, if not the world - El Nido Beach is a true stunner. What's below the waters is equally as impressive: an endemic species of dolphin, 50 different kinds of coral, 813 fish species and 4 species of marine turtles, all of which are endangered. Still not convinced? Well, the views aren't too shabby either: you'll find several gorgeous cliffs, waterfalls and caves.
2. Myrtos Beach, Greece
In a country known for its gorgeous beaches, Myrtos rises above the pack. Indeed, it is often considered the nation's best beach. Why, exactly? Well, the 1.5 mile-long white pebble beach nestled into dramatic cliffs sure doesn't hurt. It's also a great place for swimmers - water sports aren't allowed. Another perk? Permanent structures aren't allowed on the beach, so it's all about the natural beauty.
3. Matira Beach, Bora Bora, Tahiti
The famed island of Bora Bora is home to one of the world's most spectacular beaches. The white sandy beach sits on a lagoon protected from the ocean by a barrier reef. The temperature of the vibrant blue waters is usually around a pleasant 80° F. Though a popular tourist destination, Matira Beach is, like the rest of the island, quite secluded.
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