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Readers Name Their Favorite Beaches

So many beaches, so little time. Last month we asked readers to send in descriptions of their favorite beaches. You responded with hidden gems in Hawaii, aqua blue waters in Florida, and even pink sand beaches in Bermuda.

The Caribbean

The mere thought of the Caribbean—with its azure waters, endless beaches, and gentle breezes—is enough to warm up even the coldest winter day. Readers from all over sent in their Caribbean picks.

Bruce W. casts his vote, saying, “I believe that Orient Beach, St. Martin, has to be the absolute best. The sand was a very fine grain yellow and the water … the water was the absolute best. It was just slightly cooler than a bathtub and crystal clear. You could easily see the bottom even 15 feet down.”

Bermuda has plenty of fans, as well. One reader writes that, “after traveling to many destinations throughout the world, I have to say that my favorite beach by far, is Horseshoe Bay in Bermuda! Bermuda is known for its pink sand beaches which are soft like talcum powder, and the color of the water is absolutely stunning!”

Bermuda yielded another favorite as well: “My favorite beach is Stonehole Bay in Bermuda. It is so pristine and secluded. It is a perfect spot for honeymooners and couples to relax.”

Travelgirl recommends a beach you’ll have to be a cruise passenger to see: “I loved Half Moon Cay, Holland America’s private island beach. So far that is my favorite, having been to over 17 islands in the Caribbean.”

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