Forbes Traveler Magazine described the following 25 beaches as the sexiest beaches in the world.
Forbes defined sexiness as the raw energy and natural scenic beauty of beaches in addition to the sassiness and beauty of the people who frequent these beaches.
1. Byron Bay in New South Wales in Australia
2. Eleuthera in The Bahamas
3. Macaroni Beach on Mustique in Saint Vincent & the Grenadines
4. Saline Beach in Saint-Barthélemy
5. Shoal Bay in Anguilla
6. Tahiti Beach in Saint-Tropez in France.
7. Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil
8. Barra da Tijuca in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil
9. Joaquina Beach in Florianópolis in Brazil
10. Placencia in Belize
11. Xpu-ha Beach in Tulum in Yucatán in Mexico
12. Lover's Beach, Cabo San Lucas, Baja Peninsula, Mexico
13. Monterosso al Mare, Cinque Terre, Italy
14. Playa d'en Bossa, Ibiza, Spain
15. Pula Beach, Sardinia, Italy
16. Red Beach, Santorini, Greece
17. Sveti Stefan, Montenegro
18. Lhaviyani Atoll, Maldives
19. Natadola Beach, Fiji
20. Phang Nga Bay, Phuket, Thailand
21. Dreamland Beach in Bali in Indonesia
22. Sunset Beach on Oahu in Hawaii
23. Ka'anapali Beach on Maui in Hawaii
24. South Beach in Miami in Florida
25. La Jolla Cove in San Diego in California.
Photo of Pula Beach in Sardinia, Italy by Robert Garvey.
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