TravelChannel.com celebrated all things fun in the sun and on the beach this week for our first annual Beach Week. We kicked things off with our annual Best Beach Awards and we asked you to vote for the Best Overall Beach. The winner will be revealed tomorrow, March 3, on TravelChannel.com. READ MORE
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Find shade under a beach canopy carved by Mother Nature herself. Sea-worn, red-rock archways welcome visitors to Legzira Beach in southwestern Morocco.
Courtesy of Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort
Scattered on a verdant hill which rises from a powdery beach, the resort’s beach bungalows, cottages and sleek rooms all impart a colonial motif.
As the snow falls (once again) on parts of the Northeast, we’re daydreaming about sunshine, sand, bikinis, paddleboards, windsurfing and, well … you get the point.
But why should we tell you about these sandy slices of paradise, when we can let the lovely ladies of TravelChannel.com show you. Close your weather app, look away from the windows and let Marianela and Kinga transport you to some of our favorite beaches.
Explore the US Virgin Islands with adventurer and host of The Wild Side, Kinga Philipps:
Tour some of Florida and California’s best beaches with our beach expert Marianela Pereyra:
Can’t get enough of our beautiful beaches? Check out this year’s winners for Travel’s Best Beach Awards, and then watch as Marianela visits the California and Florida coasts in search of some of the best sunny spots.
Photography by Guana Island
Part of the British Virgin Islands, this lesser known getaway comprises 8 white sand beaches and a nature preserve abundant with hiking paths.
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Just off the north coast of Africa sits the second most populous of the Canary Islands.
Photography by Hotel Saint-Barths Isle de France
Escape the polar vortex with a trip to paradise. Jetsetters from the world over land their private jets and dock their yachts at the French West Indies island of Saint Barthélemy for a respite from winter weather, and the best heeled hurry to the boutique Hotel Saint-Barths Isle de France for rest and relaxation.
Photography by Image Source / Aurora Photos
With the Tasmanian Sea to her left and the Pacific Ocean to her right, this famous little lighthouse on a northern tip of New Zealand stands witness to the tidal clashing and mingling of these two bodies of water.
Photography by Sabine Lubenow / JWL / Aurora Photos
A beautiful accident of geology frames the deep blues of sea and sky on the coast of Gozo, the northernmost of the Maltese Islands.
Photography by The Naka Island
Start the new year off right with a Southeast Asian tropical escape.