Over winter and ready to hit the beach? Us too.
As a coping mechanism, we've compiled a list of the best places to beat the heat. Here are a few spots where shirts and shoes are definitely not required:
Anse Source d’Argent, Seychelles, Africa
With its ideal snorkling conditions and shallow waters, this secluded beach is a great place to bring the kids.
Black Sand Beach, Jokulsarlon, Iceland
While Iceland might not be the first beach destination you think of, forget perfectly white, sandy beaches and dig your toes into the black sand of Jokulsarlon.
Seven Mile Beach, Negril, Jamaica
Sheltered by a Caribbean reef, Seven Mile Beach is known for its tranquil waters, cliff jumping and lack of surrounding development, making it one peaceful slice of paradise.
Pfeiffer Beach, Big Sur, California
While it isn't wise to swim here, this beautiful beach located on Los Padres National Forest land is perfect for a day trip and the chance to spot some patches of purple sand.
Fraser Island, Queensland, Australia
Thought to be the world's largest sand island, Fraser Island has been inhabited for over 5,000 years by humans and a variety of wildlife (swamp wallabies, bandicoots, potoroos, and dingoes to name a few).
Belle Mare Beach, Mauritius, Africa
Even though you're in town for the beach, make sure to wake up early to catch a picturesque Belle Mare sunrise.
Matira Beach, Bora Bora, Tahiti
Nicknamed "the Romantic Island," Matira beach on Bora Bora is the perfect honeymoon destination to sink your feet into the sand.
Nai Harn Beach, Phuket, Thailand
Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Canggu Beach, Bali, Indonesia
If you're in Canggu to see the sand and catch some surf, you can join one of the local surf camps (we hear The Chillhouse is the place to be).