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A BEACH is a landform along a body of water. It usually consists of loose particles, which are often composed of rock, such as sand, gravel, shingle, pebbles, or cobblestones. The particles comprising a beach are occasionally biological in origin, such as mollusc shells or coralline algae.

Some beaches have man-made infrastructure, such as lifeguard posts, changing rooms, and showers. They may also have hospitality venues (such as resorts, camps, hotels, and restaurants) nearby. Wild beaches, also known as undeveloped or undiscovered beaches, are not developed in this manner. Wild beaches can be valued for their untouched beauty and preserved nature. Beaches typically occur in areas along the coast where wave or current action deposits and reworks sediments.

An URBAN BEACH; or city beach and sometimes beach club, is defined by urban planners as an artificially-created environment in an urban setting which simulates a public beachfront, through the use of sand, beach umbrellas, and seating elements. It does not include swimming or any sort of natural sloping shoreline into the water (i.e., it is not a natural beach that happens to be in an urban area). The very point of the urban beach is to surprise and delight city residents, workers, and visitors by inserting a beach atmosphere into an urban area that would otherwise be typical cityscape.

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  • Anse de Grande Saline, St. Barths.
  • Anse de Grande Saline - St. Barths, French West Indies.
  • Anse Source d'Argent, La Digue Island, Seychelles.
  • Anse Source d'Argent - La Digue Island, Seychelles.
  • Baia do Sancho Beach, Fernando de Noronha, Brazil.
  • Baia do Sancho Beach - Fernando de Noronha, Brazil.
  • Bondi Beach, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
  • BONDI BEACH - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Voted world's best beach by World Travel Awards 2009.
  • Praia das Virgens – Virgin Beach Búzios, Brazil.
  • BÚZIOS - 'Brazil's Saint-Tropez'. Home to over twenty beaches of all types.
  • Cabbage Beach, Paradise Island, Bahamas.
  • Cabbage Beach - Paradise Island, Bahamas.
  • Champagne Beach, Hog Harbour, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu.
  • Champagne Beach - Hog Harbour, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu.
  • Praia de Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • COPACABANA BEACH - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Duke Kahanamoku Beach, Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii, U.S.A.
  • Duke Kahanamoku Beach - Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii, U.S.A.
  • Eden Plage Mala, Allée Mala, 06320 Cap-d'Ail, France.
  • Eden Plage Mala - Allée Mala, 06320 Cap-d'Ail, France. Borders the district of La Colle in the Principality of Monaco.
  • Experimental Beach, Cap des Falcó, Playa des Codolar, Las Salinas, Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain.
  • Experimental BEACH - Cap des Falcó, Playa des Codolar, Las Salinas, Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain.
  • Flamenco Beach, Culebra Island, Puerto Rico. Photo: Diueine Monteiro.
  • Flamenco Beach - Culebra Island, Puerto Rico. Considered the second most beautiful beach in the world by Discover Channel and by far the most popular beach in Culebra.
  • Grace Bay, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands.
  • Grace Bay - Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands.
  • Grande Anse Beach, La Digue Island, Seychelles.
  • Grande Anse Beach - La Digue Island, Seychelles.
  • Ka'anapali Beach, Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii, U.S.A.
  • Ka'anapali Beach - Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii, U.S.A.
  • Beach of La Concha, San Sebastián | Donostia, Bay of Biscay, Spain.
  • La Concha - San Sebastián | Donostia, Bay of Biscay, Spain. One of the most famous urban beaches in Europe.
  • Lanikai Beach, Mokulua Drive, Kailua, Oahu, Hawaii, U.S.A.
  • Lanikai Beach - Mokulua Drive, Kailua, Oahu, Hawaii, U.S.A.
  • Las Salinas Beach - in between Es Cavallet and Cap d’es Falco, Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain.
  • Las Salinas - between Es Cavallet and Cap d’es FalcoIbiza, just minutes from Ibiza town and the airport, Balearic Islands, Spain.
  • Manly Beach, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
  • MANLY BEACH - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
  • Matira Beach, Bora Bora, Tahiti.
  • Matira Beach - Bora Bora, Tahiti.
  • Nauthólsvík Geothermal Beach, Reykjavik, Iceland
  • NAUTHÓLSVÍK BEACH - "The Geothermal Beach." Ever dreamt of sunbathing in the midnight sun, on an island in the North Atlantic? Nauthólsvík Geothermal Beach is a paradise for people who love splashing around in the ocean or sunbathing in the golden sand. The beach is equipped with changing facilities and showers, steam-baths and hot tubs. Hot water is pumped into the man-made lagoon and the outcome is a refreshing swimming area averaging between 15°-19°C in summer. Iceland.
  • Palaui Island, Cagayan Valley, Philippines.
  • Palaui Island - Cagayan Valley, Philippines.
  • Pampelonne Beaches, 83350 Ramatuelle (Saint-Tropez), France.
  • Pampelonne Beaches - Ramatuelle (Saint-Tropez), in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France.
  • Playa de Ses Illetes, Formentera, Spain.
  • Playa de Ses Illetes - Formentera, Spain.
  • Playa Paraiso, Cayo Largo, Cuba.
  • Playa Paraiso Beach - Cayo Largo, Cuba.
  • Praia do Cassino, Brazil.
  • PRAIA DO CASSINOL - the southernmost beach of the Brazilian coast on the South Atlantic Ocean, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. It is thought to be the longest uninterrupted sandy seashore in the world, with various sources measuring it from 212 kilometres (132 mi) to 254 kilometres (158 mi).
  • Pulau Perhentian Kecil, Malaysia.
  • Pulau Perhentian Kecil - Malaysia.
  • Rabbit Beach, Lampedusa, Italy.
  • Rabbit Beach - Lampedusa, Italy.
  • Reduit Beach, Rodney Bay, St. Lucia.
  • Reduit Beach - Rodney Bay, St. Lucia.
  • Siesta Key Public Beach, Siesta Key, Sarasota, Florida, U.S.A.
  • Siesta Key Public Beach - Siesta Key, Sarasota, Florida, U.S.A.
  • Tahiti Beach, Plage de Tahiti, 83350 Ramatuelle, France.
  • Tahiti Beach - Quartier du Pinet, plage de Tahiti, 83350 Ramatuelle, France.
  • The Baths, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands.
  • The Baths - Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands.
  • Virginia Beach, Virginia, U.S.A.
  • VIRGINIA BEACH - (State of Virgina, U.S.A.). World's second longest beach: 62 km / 38.5 miles.
  • Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, island of O'ahu, Hawaii, U.S.A.
  • Waikiki Beach - Honolulu, island of O'ahu, Hawaii, U.S.A.
  • White Beach Boracay, Philippines.
  • White Beach boracay - Philippines.
  • Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island, Queensland, Australia.
  • WHITEHAVEN BEACH - World's Best Beach (CNN). Located in the Whitsunday Islands and Airlie Beach Region off the coast of Queensland, Australia. Whitehaven Beach is almost 6 km long and consists of a very fine dazzling white sand that is 98% pure Silica!
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