Impanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
With a signature serpentine boardwalk, areas for volleyball and football (or soccer, as we say here in the U.S.), a mountainous backdrop and even an eponymous song from the ’60s, Impanema Beach is definitely a must-visit for anyone in Rio who’s looking for some sun.
Marina Grande Beach on the Amalfi Coast, Italy
The cliffside beaches of the Amalfi Coast offer up quintessential Mediterranean retreats—think boldly striped sun umbrellas, pastel villas perched on surrounding hillsides and nearby walking paths to take in the spectacular views.
Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia
Named for the Aboriginal word for “water breaking over rocks,” this Australian gem has become a hub for beach sports, including surfing, volleyball and even life-saving competitions.
St James Beach in Cape Town, South Africa
Small but historic, St James Beach is best known for its Crayola-colored beach huts and relaxing tidal pools. Plus, Surfers’ Corner, part of Cape Town’s more famous Muizenberg Beach, is just a walk away.
Natadola Beach in Fiji
Located on Viti Levu, Fiji’s largest island, Natadola Beach is the ideal setting for snorkeling, surfing and even horseback riding (locals often bring their horses to the shore to offer travelers seaside walks).
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