Mapping the world's best beaches
This gold sand beach has it all - clear water, fish and surf, according to Bronwen Le Grice.
New Zealand beaches are familiar and special, and in their own way, world class.
Mount Maunganui has it all, from surf to sports to entertainment.
Kai Iwi Beach. Rugged and wild at heart, just like the town it finds itself in.
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.