21 Best Beaches

Get ready to dig your toes in the sand: From white strands to secret coves, we've found the ultimate spots by the shore, plus fabulous lodging so you can stay as long as you like.

North-End Beach, Captiva, Florida
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North-End Beach

Captiva, Florida

Sublime beachcombing and near-perfect swimming conditions lure people to North-End, but it's those lingering sunsets that clinch the deal here.

Hotel Recommendation: Bunk at the nearby South Seas Island Resort. Read our review.

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20 Beautiful Beach Cottages

From polished and sophisticated to rustic and casual, browse through this roundup of beach cottages to find your favorite coastal style.

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