Mapping the world's best beaches
Sixteen kilometers of white Kiwi sand that rivals the best beaches around the world.
This beach is only accessible by walking, which makes it extra special.
Railay Bay is an amazing break from the over-ridden-with-toursits Phuket.
Josiah's Bay is the perfect spot for sunning, swimming and surfing.
World's best beach: Golden sands, coves, blue seas that meet the sky.
Tora Beach is an idyllic place to get away from busy lives and get back in touch with nature.
Jericoacoara beach in Brazil is a great swimming beach on brilliant white sand.
Once you have been to this beach you will never want to go anywhere else.
I have spent days on Catlins beaches, looking for penguins and loving the pristine environment.
We just love going to Waihi Beach. It's only an hour from home and it's never too crowded.
I remember sinking into the water and thinking "this is the most beautiful place I have ever been".
This strip of sand is surrounded by crystal clear water with coral reefs and abundant sea life.
I've been all over but this Indonesian beach is easily in my top five most beautiful places.
In you find yourself in Santo, then forget about heading to Champagne beach.
Whitehaven beach in the Whitsunday Islands is absolutely breathtaking, writes Leighton Barley.
Tawhitokino and Taiwawe beaches on the East Coast are right up there with the world's best.
Childhood curiousity led Tina Newsome to discover a beautiful, secluded beach in the Coromandel.
White sand, tropical fish, friendly locals. Lalomanu beach in Samoa is a piece of paradise.
There's something so exhilarating and uplifting about going to the beach in winter.
Maya Bay in Thailand used to be the world's most beautiful beach, now it's overrun with tourists.