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Whether it’s running around in the glorious beaming sunshine, relaxing under a palm tree with a good book while enjoying the caress of a Summer breeze, or dancing all night revelling in the fact you’re not carting around an overcoat; beach holidays make everyone feel happy.

And these 13 to-die-for beaches are just waiting to be enjoyed. A lagoon-esque millpond to roaring waves; there will be something here that tickles your fancy…

1. Hanalei Bay, USA

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Mountains in the distance, sea out front, and three miles of sand across; beauty in its truest form.

2. Juara Beach, Malaysia

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One of the most tranquil spots in the world. Perfect for that hiatus you’ve been meaning to take.

3. Luskentyre Beach, Scotland

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Who’d’a thunk such a gorgeous beach could exist somewhere so perfectly un-beachy?

4. Margaret River, Western Australia

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A gentle atmosphere, crystal shores, and dazzling landscape await you in stunning Margaret River.

5. Cayo Paraiso, Dominican Republic

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If there’s clearer water anywhere in the world, we’re yet to see it. This blissful landscape is just begging to be bragged about on Insty.

6. Karekare, New Zealand

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When they say ‘picture perfect’, they’re talking about this place, because you’ll be hard pressed finding any view that looks more sublime than this.

7. Patnem Beach, India

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Blue water plus pink sand = absolute bliss and the perfect fodder for a truly share-worthy Instagram snapshot.

8. Cavendish Beach, Canada

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If the exquisite scenery wasn’t enough, this beach boasts whale watching as well, and the sunsets here are just begging to be photographed.

9. Naama Bay, Egypt

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On the Coast of Red Sea, Na’ama Bay has a rich marine life and living corals, which makes for incredible snorkeling.

10. Haad Rin, Thailand

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A cute little hut with palm trees? If this doesn’t make your friends jealous on social media, we don’t know what will.

11. Capo Sant’andrea, Italy

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Italy boasts some of the finest food and most iconic sites in the world. Evidently, also some of the greatest beaches known to woman reside here.

12. La Concha, Spain

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Ole! If you’ve always wanted to go somewhere where the water perfectly matches the sky, you need to go to here. Stat.

13. Unawatuna, Sri Lanka

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You simply can’t list world’s best beaches without including Sri Lanka’s breathtakingly magical Unawatuna, where selfie opportunities abound and the only sound you’ll hear is the ocean breeze. Sigh…

Images via pinterest.com, jetsetta.com