17 beaches we'd like to be lounging on
March 1, 2013 -- Updated 1313 GMT (2113 HKT)
Trunk Bay in the U.S. Virgin Islands reminds Michele Kontaxes Naurock of her wedding day. She and her spouse celebrate their anniversary by making return trips to this beach. The memories and its "untouched beauty ... and the beautiful clear blue waters" make it a special place to her.
Trunk Bay, St. John
Whitehaven Beach, Australia
Waihi Beach, New Zealand
Turtle Beach, Oahu
Torrey Pines State Reserve, San Diego
Popototan Island, Philippines
Riviera Maya, Mexico
Raglan Beach, New Zealand
Nakabuang Beach, Philippines
Lake Erie, Ohio
Honomalino Bay, Hawaii
Hanauma Bay, Oahu
Bandon Beach, Oregon
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Costa Calma, Canary Islands
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