What is defines a beautiful beach? For some, it’s the whiteness of the sand and the clarity of the water. For others, it’s the ruggedness of the coast and the power of the waves. For others, it’s the beauty of the people sitting along the shore. When it comes to beaches, beauty is definitely in the eye of the beholder.
So I decided to poll some of the most astute judges out there: superstar travel photographers and Instagrammers who make it their business to showcase beautiful places. I tapped into 20 women whose taste and judgement I trust to find out what they think are the most gorgeous beaches in the world. Naysayers will argue that many stunners have been left off (feel free to add your favorites in the comments section).