Beaches

Hawaii beaches shut after 500,000-gallon sewage spill

Hawaii beaches shut after 500,000-gallon sewage spill

Wastewater escaped from manholes in Waikiki and entered storm drains leading to the ocean
Anger as French Riviera beach closed for Saudi King

Anger as French Riviera beach closed for Saudi King

Local authorities say entourage of 500 people will accompany royal families during their stay at Vallauris
Trang: Thailand's next big island-hopping destination

Trang: Thailand's next big island-hopping destination

Removed from the crowds of Phi Phi and Phuket, the islands of Trang offer everything from secret beaches to unspoiled forests
Dr. Beach names top 10 U.S. beaches for 2015

Dr. Beach names top 10 U.S. beaches for 2015

Coastal expert and professor Stephen P. Leatherman, AKA Dr. Beach, issues his annual list of the country's best sands and waters
Best coast: How to live the California beach dream

Best coast: How to live the California beach dream

From swanky oceanfront resorts to redwood-lined camping shores, the Golden State's 840 miles of coastline offer beaches for everyone
30 of the world's best island escapes

30 of the world's best island escapes

Bora Bora. Thailand. Belize. You'll want to pack a bag after seeing these photos shared by CNN iReporters
Island paradise: Boracay’s best beaches

Island paradise: Boracay’s best beaches

Sunsets, stunning scenery and swinging parties. It may be tiny but Boracay’s shorelines are a big attraction
20 stunning cliffside beaches

20 stunning cliffside beaches

These precipitous spots take shoreline relaxing to the edge
Paradise reborn: How the Army saved Phuket's beaches

Paradise reborn: How the Army saved Phuket's beaches

The military coup in Thailand has led to a massive change in Phuket, weeding out decades of misuse and abuse at one of the world's most popular holiday destinations
9 of the world's best city beaches

9 of the world's best city beaches

In these cities, worker drones can strip off the suit and tie, jump into shorts or a bikini and enjoy the beach without leaving the urban perimeter
10 secret beaches worth discovering

10 secret beaches worth discovering

From Cali to Kenya, hidden spots where you can have miles of sand to yourself
Anchovy swarm on So Cal beach 'wonderful' for snorkelers

Anchovy swarm on So Cal beach 'wonderful' for snorkelers

"It's rare to see so many anchovy in surf zone," says expert. "Usually, schools are seen hundreds of yards to many miles offshore."
7 of Cambodia's best islands

7 of Cambodia's best islands

Whether you're after a deserted white beach or an absinthe distillery, these 7 islands have it covered
10 'secret' South African adventures

10 'secret' South African adventures

Seen enough lions? Downed enough wine? A moonrise picnic on a mountain or an arty tour of Jo'burg's city center might be the next move
Naked men, pandas, white beaches: One weekend in Shirahama

Naked men, pandas, white beaches: One weekend in Shirahama

Japanese bathing culture isn't the only thing you'll be exposing yourself to in this fantastic seaside town
'Bikini ban' slated for Spanish island of Mallorca

'Bikini ban' slated for Spanish island of Mallorca

Citizens of Spanish resort island are fed up with tourists flashing their flesh
World's best beach is...

World's best beach is...

The world's best beaches, as picked from a year's worth of TripAdvisor traveler reviews