Our top ten most popular photos of the year were taken on beautiful beaches around the world. From Key West to Ireland, the North Carolina coast to Corsica, these dreamy photos won our audience's hearts in 2016.

By Coastal Living
January 02, 2017

We sourced this list of pretty images from our Facebook analytics, sorting by "likes," and found it interesting that many of our top-performing photos are of islands, both domestic and farflung. We also have FIVE photos from Florida! We love the mix of sunny beaches, dramatic sunsets, and the festive Christmas tree that rounds out the top ten.

#1: Key West, Florida
These are the best beaches in Key West.

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#2: Pensacola Beach, Florida
Here's how to have the perfect weekend in Pensacola.

#3: Jamaica

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#4: The Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

#5: Bald Head Island, North Carolina
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#6: St. Thomas, USVI
This is our favorite beach on St. Thomas.

#7: Kauai
See more gorgeous photos of this Hawaiian gem.

#8: Anna Maria Island, Florida
See why we consider Anna Maria Island a coastal dream town.

#9: Corsica
Learn more about this enchanted isle.


#10: Inlet Beach, Florida
Tour this beautiful holiday home.