Cities with impressive beaches on their doorstep
Miami, USA: A Miami city neighborhood, South Beach is celebrated for its endless ribbons of golden sand and the glamorous.
Dubrovnik, Croatia: A number of pocket-sized beaches sit either side of enchanting Dubrovnik.
Cape Town, South Africa: Cape Town's rugged coastline is studded by some truly impressive beaches set in three regions.
Lisbon, Portugal: The Portuguese capital is complemented by several nearby beaches, including Praia de Carcavelos.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Copacabana, Ipanema... the names alone conjure up an exciting tropical setting.
San Sebastián, Spain: The enourmous crescent beach that flanks scenic Concha Bay has made San Sebastián.
Sydney, Australia: Sydney's Bondi Beach is one of Australia's most iconic beaches.
Barcelona, Spain: Barcelona is blessed with several beautiful beach locations, each with their own distinctive character.
Honolulu, USA: Waikiki fronts the south shore of Honolulu and is another world-renowned beach.
Biarritz, France: Biarritz, an elegant seaside town on southwestern France's Basque coast.
Perth, Australia: Perth, in Western Australia, is lined with beaches of white sand that embellish the suburbs.