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Ah, Montauk, NY — its lighthouse, its Revenge-style manses and its gorgeous beaches beckon to city dwellers all summer long. Whether you go by plane, train or jitney, get thee to the Surf Lodge, where you can watch the sunset with a Montauk Storm in hand. But first, some essentials for your lobster-roll-filled weekend:

Photo by Oleg March Photography/The Surf Lodge

Clockwise from top left: Classic 1-piece that stays put but still looks cute | Colorful sandals for dockside fun | Gold studs that can go from the beach to drinks | Just-big-enough sturdy canvas overnight bag

If you’re like us and bundled up on a snow day instead of basking in the sun, tune in to Beach Week tonight at 8|7c for some prime escapism starting with 20 more of the world’s best 101 Sand n’ Surf Hot Spots, followed by SI: The Making of Swimsuit 2015, which heads to the West Coast. But first, we asked the lovely ladies of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue: If you were a beach, which beach would you be? Find out what Hailey Clauson, Sara Sampaio, cover girl Hannah Davis and more had to say:

And if you find yourself wondering the same question, take our beach assessment quiz to determine your true beach type — whether you prefer adventure to partying or would rather go off the beaten path — and which coast you should head to next.

More Beach Week:
Best Beach Award Winners 2015
Vote for the Best Overall Beach
Win a $100,000 Trip to Hawaii

 

Key West, FL

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Choosing the perfect Florida beach just got easier with Visit Florida’s recent launch of Florida Beach Finder — an interactive “trip tuner” now available online. With the new feature, visitors can dial into 4 ranges of beach personalities — from adventurous vs. laid back to manicured vs. au naturel — that help narrow down the ultimate beach vacation based on the user’s personal preferences. Upon preference selection, the best beach matches will be revealed for them to view. READ MORE

Photography by Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel and Spa

Like the storied sailors of yore, you’ll feel the briny wind caress your face in Port Soller, a fishing village, nestled in a horseshoe-shaped bay on Mallorca.

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Photography by David Santiago Garcia / Aurora Photos

Two World War II memorials dot the rugged cliffs at Pointe-de Pen Hir, a stunning headland in Brittany, on France’s Crozon peninsula.

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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.

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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.

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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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