Coquina Beach is commonly thought of as the best beach in the Outer Banks. This peaceful beach spot is found in the Cape Hatteras National Seashore and named for the tiny clams at the water's edge. There is zero commercial development.
Playa Parguito is one of those places that is a gift. It is my favorite beach in Margarita Island, Venezuela. There are a couple rustic places to eat or grab a drink. It is a surf spot, so occasionally the water will be rough. In general, its a wonderful spot.
Black's beach is a world class surf spot that doubles as a nude beach. Access to the beach is difficult, due to the adjacent 300 ft. cliffs. It is rugged, remote and fringed by some of the most expensive residential real estate in the world.
Belmar Beach is a fun beach town for the whole family. If you want to party, this is one of the best places to do it. If you want your family beach vacation to be as slow as possible, you are also in the right spot. Over the years, Belmar has continued to improve rapidly and is now comparable to its more upscale neighbors.
The Sea Girt Beach is a quiet Jersey Shore mainstay. Only about a mile in length, this little town holds its own with the high quality of its beaches. Surprisingly, there are waves with some regularity. The regulations can be off-putting.
A couple minutes outside Sydney, Tamarama Beach is often closed to swimmers. It is the most dangerous patrolled beach in New South Wales. It's also a good place to be to watch the beautiful people. The Australian way of life — Pleasure, freedom, independence and enjoyment is on full display.
The seafront in Sliema along the promenade is full of activity starting in Qui Si Sana. A great place to swim and enjoy the day in the Mediterranean sun. Lined with lively cafes, these limestone beaches are fun for the whole family.