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Frigid temperatures make us long for beaches

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The frosty weather is upon us. What better way to warm up than to head to the beach? Here are some of the world's best beaches.

  • Today's frigid temperatures make us long for beaches. And when you think of beaches, you think of Tahiti: sheltered turquoise lagoons surrounding lush, mountainous islands make French Polynesia a tropical dream destination.

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    Today's frigid temperatures make us long for beaches. And when you think of beaches, you think of Tahiti: sheltered turquoise lagoons surrounding lush, mountainous islands make French Polynesia a tropical dream destination.

  • Ilha Deserta, an island in Faro, off Portugal,s southern coast. The scenic island, which is reachable by ferry, has a white sand beach, nature trail and lighthouses.

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    Ilha Deserta, an island in Faro, off Portugal,s southern coast. The scenic island, which is reachable by ferry, has a white sand beach, nature trail and lighthouses.

  • Aloha! Tourists frolic on Lanikai Beach in Kailua, Hawaii.

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    Aloha! Tourists frolic on Lanikai Beach in Kailua, Hawaii.

  • A view of St. Kitts from a quiet beach on the leeward side of Nevis; Nevis is the smaller of the sister islands that make up the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, former British colonies.

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    A view of St. Kitts from a quiet beach on the leeward side of Nevis; Nevis is the smaller of the sister islands that make up the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, former British colonies.

  • Something to Belize in: A couple enjoys the beach at the Blue Dolphin resort.

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    Something to Belize in: A couple enjoys the beach at the Blue Dolphin resort.

  • This rocks: Rock formations and quieter beaches are among the highlights in Mexico's Cabo San Lucas.

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    This rocks: Rock formations and quieter beaches are among the highlights in Mexico's Cabo San Lucas.

  • With the city skyline in background, two western tourists in their swimsuits pass local residents as they stroll on the beach in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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    With the city skyline in background, two western tourists in their swimsuits pass local residents as they stroll on the beach in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

  • Blame it on Rio: Relax at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro.

    The Associated Press archives

    Blame it on Rio: Relax at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Crikey! Who wouldn't want to celebrate Christmas Day at Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia?

    The Associated Press archives

    Crikey! Who wouldn't want to celebrate Christmas Day at Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia?

  • Only six more months before we can head to Grand Beach again!

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    Only six more months before we can head to Grand Beach again!

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