We can all agree that after months of cold that have refused to quit, the idea of hitting the beach sounds pretty terrific, right? Well, we're almost there. And to help get the ball rolling, we rounded up our favorite 10 beaches in the world.
1. Anse Source d’Argent
Where: La Digue, Republic of Seychelles
Why it made our list: It's towering cliffs and pink sand make it one of the most photographed beaches in the world.
2. Hidden Beach
Where: The Marieta Islands by Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Why it made our list: LOOK AT IT! While no longer as hidden as the name might suggest, this beach is rumored to have been formed by the Mexican military detonating test bombs in the early 1900s.
Where : St. Barths, French Caribbean
Why it made our list: Located at the end of the island's airport (which claims to have one of the world's shortest landing strips at 2,100 feet), this beautiful beach comes with an air of danger; in 2009, a plane ran out of runway and crashed on it. Thankfully, no one was injured.
4. Maya Bay
Where : Thailand
There’s a reason this plush tropical beach was used as the backdrop for the cult movie The Beach, and that reason is probably that they needed one of the world's most gorgeous tropical beaches in the film
With Mayan ruins in the background, this white sand paradise is accented by clear water and colorful fishing boats; meanwhile, festive locals salsa dance on nearby Playa Esperanza.
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
Our Hands-down best beach in the world, this Brazilian escape -- with its turquoise waters and coral reefs -- is super secluded and really, really difficult to get to; as in, down a dirt road, a few rickety ladders, and through a tight crevasse -- you get the idea.