Beaches

World's 50 best surf spots

World's 50 best surf spots

Even if you don't surf, these are the beaches and waves you've been dreaming about
Building a designer beach home in Japan
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Building a designer beach home in Japan

How one Tokyo couple is creating a perfect weekend getaway on the Chiba coast
World's 50 best beach bars

World's 50 best beach bars

There's no magic formula that guarantees a place in a list of the world's best beach bars. But these places will have you planning to go back the minute you leave
World's 100 best beaches

World's 100 best beaches

The greatest list of beaches ever produced -- all that’s left for you to do is read, relax and respond
Sunny Beach: The beach returns to Shanghai's Bund
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Sunny Beach: The beach returns to Shanghai's Bund

Forgo the mass transit beach commute many Shanghai local sandpits require and lounge in the sand much closer to home this summer
Beach scavenger matches lost treasures to owners
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Beach scavenger matches lost treasures to owners

When you lose your engagement ring on a Sydney beach, who you gonna call? A guy who wears yellow earphones and carries a metal detector could be your savior
Tibet gets closer for Shanghai residents
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Tibet gets closer for Shanghai residents

Long weekend in Tibet? Well not quite, but the idea’s not that far off with a new tourism deal between Shanghai and Lhasa
Sand, sun, seclusion: 17 secret beaches

Sand, sun, seclusion: 17 secret beaches

We asked iReporters for photos of their favorite beaches and got back a year's worth of vacation envy
Shengsi Island: Seafood lovers' paradise
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Shengsi Island: Seafood lovers' paradise

Shengsi Island has sun, sand and lots and lots of seafood. Skip breakfast, don your crocs and hop on a boat to gorge yourself on fresh fish, wriggling shrimp and the specialty hairy clams
20 idyllic beach getaways
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20 idyllic beach getaways

So many beaches in Asia, so little time, so we've picked out our faves for their seclusion, watersport action and local flavor
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Destination Berlin

The tiny town of Goerlitz has become a star in movies like Wes Anderson's latest production, while Potsdam and Leipzig ooze charm and history