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Is it summer yet? We still have a few more weeks of winter to put up with. Then comes the spring showers and the grey days before summer is really upon us. We’ve rounded up the best beaches in the world, the perfect place to worship the sun, dig your toes into the sand and take a dip into the cool, blue waters of the ocean and sea.

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White Beach, Philippines

This beach is on Boracay Island and is more than 2 miles long with powdery white sand. The beach and island are one of the hottest places to spend the holidays if you’re looking for a tropical island.

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South Beach, Miami

Florida is a mainstay for summer holidays in the USA and South Beach welcomes a very stylish crowd year-round. The beach is especially busy at nighttime when the beach-front bars fill up and you can surely spot a celebrity or two while you’re here.

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Hanalei Bay Beach, Hawaii

For the best beach in Hawaii, head to Kauai. You’ve never seen such a picturesque beach scene. The bay is a perfect semi-circle, bordered by perfectly white sand and in the background: waterfalls, mountains and blue sky as far as you can see. Watch out though, this place can get pretty crowded in winter.

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Red Beach, Santorini

How could Greece not make it onto this list? This beach is totally unique, known around the world for its red sand. The beach is surrounded by red lava cliffs and is only reachable by boat or on foot (but it’s a steep descent down the cliffs).

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Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro

There is no better place to be than Rio these days! Brazil is hot, hot hot! The city of Rio de Janeiro is free, tolerant to self expression and full of culture and life. As for tanning, don’t worry about tan lines as it’s totally common to sun bathe topless.

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What is your favourite beach to visit in summer?

Imgs: verzoijamminmikey tapscottklearchosemmequadro61 / Flickr cc.

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