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Koh Phi Phi, Thailand

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Koh Phi Phi in 4K

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Thailand's Koh Phi Phi islands regularly appear atop lists of the best beaches in the world, especially since Koh Phi Phi Lee (the smaller of the two main islands) becoming the shooting location of the movie The Beach starring Leonardo DiCaprio in 2000.  Distinguished by large limestone rocks. the islands are situated in the Andaman Sea, in the Krabi province.  Contributor Agrippa907th used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to aerially capture these stunning islands as well as Railay Beach, which lies a bit to their north.

Greece's Navagio Beach

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Shipwreck Beach

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Contributor and DVA winner druno created this epic selfie from one of the world's most famous beaches: Navagio Beach, on the Greek island of Zakynthos.  Situated on the southern side of this bit of paradise in the Ionian Sea, the cove was named as the #1 beach in the 2018 edition of Lonely Planet's World's Best Beaches survey.  Navio Beach is sometimes called Shipwreck Cove in reference to its famous landmark: the wreck of the MV Panagiotis, which grounded here in 1980 under somewhat mysterious circumstances. 

Sydney's Bondi Beach

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Sydney's Amazing Bondi Beach by DJI Mavic Pro

Potent Sky

Like Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, Australia's Sydney is known for being home to some of the world's best beaches. The most famous of these is Bondi Beach, which sits to the southeast of the city center.  Contributor Potent Sky took his DJI Mavic Pro out to Bondi Beach to capture some remarkable 4K aerial footage of the area.  Highlights include bird's eye views of the Bronte coastal walk, Bronte Beach, Tamarama Beach, and Bondi Icebergs.  It's one of the draws that has made Sydney one of the world's top destinations.

Anse Lazio, Seychelles

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The Seychelles Untouched - Anse Lazio

Christian CUVELIER

Top contributor Christian Cuvelier used a DJI Phantom 4 Pro drone to create this marvelous drone video of one of the top beach areas in the Seychelles, an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean.  Anse Lazio is located in the northern part of Praslin Island, the second largest of the group.  Praslin is located to the northeast of Mahe, the largest of the Seychelles and home to the majority of its population.  Anse Lazio was recently identified by the Lonely Planet as being one of the country's top beaches.

Philippines' El Nido

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Paradise is Real // El Nido Philippines

The NYC Couple

The northern tip of Palawan island in the Philippines is called El Nido.  It's a peninsula which points northwards to the island of Coron, and it's characterized by numerous coves and semi-hidden beaches.  In recent years, it's become one of the top beach destinations in the Philippines, and in 2018 El Nido was voted the world's #3 beach in a survey published by Lonely Planet.  You can check out this tropical paradise from above in this outstanding drone video from the NYC Couple.  

Rio's Copacabana and Ipanema Beaches

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DJI SPARK - RIO DE JANEIRO | BRAZIL - COPACABANA / IPANEMA / ARPOADOR LAST FOOTAGE

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Contributor drone tricks used a DJI Spark drone to create this beautiful aerial tour of three of the most famous beaches in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro: Copacabana, Ipanema, and Arpoador Beaches.  All three lie south of the city center, on the Atlantic coastline, near the mouth of Guanabara Bay.  Copacabana is closest to the bay's openeing and the most well known of the three.  Ipanema lies to its southwest, with Arpoador in between the two.  

Whitehaven Beach, Queensland, Australia

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The Besos from Australia's Whitehaven Beach

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In this video, the top contributors and drone pilots Besos (aka the Flip Flop Squad) give us a bird's eye view of one of Australia's top beaches.  Whitehaven beach is on Whitsunday Island, the largest of a group of islands which lie off the coast of the state of Queensland.  They lie between Conway National Park on the mainland and the Great Barrier Reef.  Whitsunday Island was recently ranked #2 in a survey of the world's best beaches published by the Lonely Planet, and it regularly appears atop other "best beach" lists.  

Cascais: Portugal's Beach Playground

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Cascais Beach, Portugal from the Sky

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Cascais is a town lying on the Portuguese Atlantic coast immediately to the west of Portugal's capital city Lisbon, near the middle of the country's Atlantic coastline.  Part of the area known as the Portuguese Riviera, Cascais is the most popular beach area in Portugal and one of the finest on the European continent.  Contributor Deardrone used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to fly over this spectacular resort area, and the aerial views of the colorful umbrellas, happy beach goers, and refreshing waters is not to be missed!

Waikiki: Hawaii's Iconic Beach

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Waikiki Drone Tour

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Even as Hawaii's "other" islands have become increasingly popular, Waikiki Beach on the island of Oahu continues to be seen as one of the world's most iconic beaches.  The beach, which is brilliantly captured here by contributor Ryzone, owes its fame in part to a man named Duke Kahanamoku who is credited with inventing modern form of surfing in the early 1900's.   Ironically, this stretch of coastline southeast of Honolulu isn't really a natural "beach" at all; its sand was imported from California!  

Bathsheba, Barbados

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Surfing the Soup Bowl, Barbados

Niall Thomas

While the island of Barbados is considered a Caribbean island, it's technically not in the Caribbean Sea.  Rather, it sits due east of St. Vincent, surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean.  With much stronger waves, Barbados offers the best surfing in the region.  In this video by Niall Thomas, you'll get a bird's eye view of the Barbados surfing scene in the Soup Bowl area on its northern shore.  It's part of an area called Bathsheba Beach, which was recently named one of the world's top 25 beaches by CN Traveler.

Blue Lagoon, Oludeniz, Turkey

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OLUDENIZ

OGB - Omer Gokcen

Top drone pilot and AirVūz contributor OGB - Omer Gokcen captures the magnificent Ölüdeniz, which its official translation is the Blue Lagoon. This beach is especially popular for water activities such as paragliding and scuba diving due to its year-round stable and calm weather conditions. With so much to see and do at Olundeniz, it's no wonder this beach came in at number two for Travelzoo's list of the 12 most beautiful beaches.

Thailand's Phrang Na Beach

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The Golden Dronie: Krabi, Thailand

Christian CUVELIER

Christian Cuvelier created one of the most epic dronie "reveals" we've ever seen in this amazing shot from Southern Thailand.  It was shot at Phra Nang Beach, at the southern end of a peninsula in the Andaman Sea in the Krabi province.  As the drone rises, you will see the island of Koh Rang Nok on your left and Railay, the famed Krabi beach, on your left.  The area lies just a bit to the south of Phang Nga Bay.  It was recently named one of the top 20 beaches in Asia by CNN Travel.

Mayan Riviera, Tulum, Mexico

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Tulum Mexico

JustinPoore

Tulum, Mexico was an ancient Mayan walled city prior to the conquest of Mexico by Spain.  Lying in what is now the Mexican State of Quintana Roo on the Yucatan Peninsula, the ruins of the city stand on a bluff above some of the finest beach territory on the Caribbean Sea.  Drone pilot and travel vlogger JustinPoore used a drone to create this amazing view of this ancient city on the Mayan Riviera, whose beach was recently ranked #5 in a Lonely Planet survey of the world's top beaches.    

Venezuela's Los Roques

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iDroneU - Los Roques

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Top contributor iDroneU collaborated with a swimsuit design company to make this amazing drone video of fashion models showing their stuff on a Venezuelan island in the Caribbean Sea.  The video was shot in Los Roques, a group of islands and coral reefs lying a short distance off the nortern Venezuelan mainland coast.  Watch this video to get a bird's eye view of a tropical paradise and see see why Los Roques is widely considered one of the top beaches in the Caribbean Basin.

Hyams Beach, Australia

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Hyams Beach, NSW

Matteo Pictures

Content crator and pilot Matteo Pictures created this stunning drone video of a remote yet very well known beach in southeastern Australia.  Hyams Beach is located near the southern end of the coastline of the state of New South Wales.  It's a 2-3 hour drive south of Sydney, not far from the border with the neighboring state of Victoria.  The beach is known for its deep turquoise colored waters.  Hyams Beach sits on a nearly-enclosed body of water called Jarvia Bay, beyond which lies the open ocean.  

Aitutaki, Cook Islands

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Aitutaki, Cook Island

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Check out this beautiful drone video of a tiny South Pacific island called Aitutaki Island.  It's one of the Cook Islands, a sovereign island nation which is partially managed by New Zealand.  Aitutaki lies a bit to the north of the larger and somewhat better known island of Rarotonga.  Aitutaki covers just 18 square km (around 7 square mi.) and has a population of about 2,000.  In 2010, no less an authority than the founder of the Lonely Planet called it the "world's most beautiful island".  

Brighton Beach, South of England

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BRIGHTON!! 4K

CH drone

Brighton is one of the most popular seaside resort towns on England's southern coast.  It lies in East Sussex, about an hour's drive south of London (assuming no traffic).  Its popularity as a seaside retreat dates to the 18th century.  Brighton Pier, which opened right before the turn of the 20th century, features rides and food kiosks for tourists to check out. The city is also know for its upbeat night life, shopping, art scene and festivals. CH drone shows off the colorful coastal city in this 4K aerial film. 

Croatia's Zliatni Rat Beach

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Droning Dutchman - Zlatni Rat (Croatia)

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Part of the Dalmatian region of Croatia, the Zlatni Rat is one of the top beaches in all of Europe. Its “V” shape along with its white pebble beach and Mediterraneans pine grove makes it an easy choice for travel brochure covers. Pilot droningdutchman covers the famous beach with top-down shots of the umbrellas and blankets that bring pops of color to the white sand. He also takes a variety of pans and reveals, each one showing yet another beautiful angle of the famous beach.

The Beaches of Mui Ne, Vietnam

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Mui Ne Sessions

Rufus Blackwell

Mue Ne is a coastal town in the Bình Thuận province of southern Vietnam.  It is the center of a roughly 50 km (30 mi.) stretch of coastline that has become a popular spot for surfers and kiteboarders around the world.  In this video, contributor Rufus Blackwell used a drone to film some of the kiteboarding action in this tropical paradise, recently named one of Asia's top 20 beaches by CNN Travel.  He then did some post-production editing and the result is some astounding aerial video content. 

Cannon Beach in Oregon, USA

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Sunrise and Sunset on the Oregon Coast

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Top contributor jonaharding created this stunning aerial video of one of the most famous beaches in the Pacific Northwest: Oregon's Cannon Beach.  It's located in the far northwestern corner of the Beaver State, near the border with Washington.  The area was "discovered" by Lewis & Clark in their historic journey west in the early 19th century.  With its gigantic seastacks (offshore rocks), the beach regularly appears on lists of the world's top beaches.  

Reñaca Beach, Chile

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Beach Sunset, Renaca, Chile

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Reñaca is a popular beach along Chile's long Pacific coastline.  It lies on the north end of Viña del Mar, Chile's fourth largest city and home to one of its largest concentration of beaches. Viña del Mar is part of the Valparaiso region, about midway down the coastline and just north of Santiago.  Reñaca was recently listed as one of the top beaches in South America in a ranking published by the Travel Channel.  Contributor Absafilms used a drone to create this beautiful aerial of Reñaca at sunset.

Maundays Bay, Anguilla

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Maundays Bay Cap Jaluca Anguilla

Iain Jordan

Contributor Iain Jordan created this beautiful drone's eye view of a spot on the the Caribbean island of Anguilla.  Maundays Bay is one of a series of bays which line the southern shore of the island, a British Overseas Territory which is one of the northernmost of the Caribbean's Leeward Islands.  It lies towards the western end of the coast, between Shoal and Cove Bays.  In 2019, Conde Nast Traveler put Maundays Bay in the #1 spot in their ranking of the world's best island beaches.  

Elafonisi, Crete, Greece

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Elafonissi - riediting with Filmora

Marco Miele

The Greek island of Crete has a number of small islands surrounding it, which are part of the Crete administrative region.  One of these islands is called Elafonisi, which lies off the western tip of the main island.  The waters separating the two islands are extremely shallow such that it's often possible to walk between them.  The uninhabited Elafonisi was recently named as one of Europe's top beaches by Travel + Leisure.  You can check it out from above in this drone video by contributor Marco Miele.  

Reynisfjara: Iceland's Black Sand Beach

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Reynisfjara's Black Sand Beach, Iceland

minglam

Reynisfjara is one of the most well known of Iceland's famed black sand beaches beaches.  It's locate near the town of Vik in the southern part of the island.  The beach and the basalt rock formations just offshore have caught the attention of TV and movie producers: the beach has appeared in HBO's Game of Thrones series and also in the Star Wars movie Rogue One (2016), in the latter case as Planet Eadu.  Check out the famous beach from above, compliments of contributor and drone pilot Minglam.   

Anjuna Beach, Goa, India

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India, GOA 2018

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Goa is India's smallest state and also one of its most well known.  Originally the center of Portuguese rule of India going back to the 1500's, it's now known primarily as one of the top beach destinations in Asia.  Situated on the country's western coast on the Arabian Sea (considered part of the Indian Ocean) south of Mumbai, it was "rediscovered" by the hippie crowd in the 1960's.  You can see this beautiful region in this drone video, which includes footage of its famous Anjuna Beach.

California's Huntington Beach

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Huntington Beach DJI Phantom 4 Pro Plus

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With a population of over 200,000, Huntington Beach, California is the largest of the Orange County beach towns south of LA.  It was named after Henry Huntington, a powerful Southern California railway man who helped to conceive of Orange County as a means to extend his great LA rail empire.   Huntington Beach is easily distinguished by its pier, whose bright orange roof contrasts brilliantly with the ocean waters.    See it from a bird's eye in this drone video by dronestarvisions.  

Fiji's Blue Lagoon

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Trip to Yasawa Islands, Fiji

Safi Dehili

The Yasawa Islands are some of the most well known amongst the hundreds which make up the South Pacific island nation of Fiji.  The chain begins to the northwest of the main island and extend to the northeast.  These islands became very well known several decades ago when they were used as the shooting location for the 1980 blockbuster The Blue Lagoon, starring Brooke Shields.  In this video, you'll get a bird's eye view of the Yasawa's compliments of contributor and drone pilot Safi Dehili.

Calanque D'en Vau, South of France

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Calanque D'en Vau, France

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A calanque is a small bay or inlet with steep sides and is unique to certain parts of the Mediterranean coastline.  The most well-known calanques lie around the middle of the southern coast of France, a bit east of the city of Marseille in the Bouches-du-Rhône Department.  In this video, AirVuz contributor duminciucbogdan catches a 'dronie' with his friends at the Calanque D'en Vau, one of the more famous of the calanques.  Calanque D'en Vau was recently named one of Europe's top beaches by Travel + Leisure.

Sri Lanka's Hikkaduwa Beach

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Hikkaduwa Beach, Sri Lanka

Aerial Eye

Check out this drone video of one of the most famous beaches in Sri Lanka, compliments of contributor Aerial Eye.  Hikkaduwa Beach lies in the southwestern part of this Indian Ocean island nation, south of the capital city Colombo.  With its many reef breaks, it's popular with surfers, divers, and others who simply enjoy world-class beaches.  That moniker is certainly no exaggeration; Hikkaduwa was named one of the top 20 beaches in Asia in a recent ranking by CNN Travel.

Playa Norte on Mexico's Isla Mujeres

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Beautiful Drone Footage of Isla Mujeres, Mexico

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Check out this stunning drone video of the long narrow island off the coast of Mexico called Isla Mujeres, compliments of contributor Reelspecial.  It's a short boat trip from Cancun, the largest resort city on the Yucatan Peninsula.  In pre-Columbian times, it was associated with the Mayan goddess of childbirth.  At about the 2:00 mark you'll get a great view of Playa Norte at the north end of the island; this beach recently appeared in the #7 spot of Coastal Living's ranking of the world's top beaches.  

Puerto Rico's Flamenco Beach

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Flamenco Beach

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Puerto Rico's Flamenco Beach lies on the island of Culebra, which sits about 30 km (around 17 mi.) to the east of the "mainland" island.  With only 2,000 residents spread across 60 square km (around 12 square mi.), the island is perfect for those seeking to avoid crowded beach destinations.  Flamenco appeared in the #13 spot in a recent survey of the world's best beaches by Coastal Living.  You can check out this beautiful bit of paradise from a bird's eye perspective in this drone video.  

Shoal Bay, Anguilla

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Shoal Bay West Anguilla

Iain Jordan

Contributor Iain Jordan created this beautiful drone video of a well known beach on the Caribbean island of Anguilla.  Anguilla, a British territory, is one of the northern Leeward Islands which form the eastern boundary of the sea.  It lies more or less due east from the British Virgin Islands.  The spot filmed is Shoal Bay, which lies on the northern shore of the island, towards its eastern end.  Shoal Bay was listed in the Forbes Ultimate List of the best Caribbean Beaches for 2019.  

Mexico's Marietas Islands

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Marietas Islands and the hidden beach

Postandfly

Check out this epic dronie shot from a famous island beach near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, compliments of award-winning contributor Postandfly.    It's part of the Marietas Islands, which lie a few km/mi west of Puerto Vallarta in the state of Nayarit.  The islands were used by the Mexican military for bombings and other test explosions in the early 1900's, forming the giant crater-like formation you will see in the video.  The island was closed to the public due to environmental concerns.  

South Beach, Miami, Florida

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South Beach

Aerialfilmsmia

One of the things which has completely transformed the look of Miami is the transformation of the once staid Miami Beach area.  The island is situated just off the mainland, west of downtown Miami.  Once thought of as simply a haven for retirees from the Northeast, over the past 20-25 years this area has been transformed into South Beach, now one of the most fashionable places in the world.  Aerialfilmsmia takes us on an aerial tour of this amazing place known as SoBe; enjoy the views! 

Siargo Island, Philippines

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Beautiful Island Philippines, Siargao

deka0831

Of the islands that comprise the Mindanao Region of the Philippines, Siargo is probably the best known to the traveler community.  It's situated to the northeast of the main island of Mindanao, in the province of Surigao del Norte.  Siargo has some of the most magnificent natural scenery in the Philippines, with stunning white sand beaches, coral reefs, and mangroves.  Contributor Deka0831 used her drone to bring us this amazing aerial tour of the island, ranked as the #1 island in the 2019 CN Traveler survey.

Zipolite Beach, Southern Mexico

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Zipolite Beach

Postandfly

Award winning contributor Poastandfly created this stunning drone video of one of the most pristine beaches on Mexico's Pacific coastline.  Zipolite Beach is situated in the southern state of Oaxaca. It's about two km (just over a mile) long and only about 40 meters (around 130 ft. wide.  It's one of the more remote beach areas on the country's western coast.  Named as one of Mexico's top beaches by Coastal Living, it's known in part for being the only legal nude beach in Mexico

Brazil's Praia do Forte

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Praia do Forte, Eastern Brazil Coast

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Brazil's Praia do Forte is one of the most popular beach areas in the state of Bahia, one of the states in Brazil's Northeast Region  This beach, located a bit north of the state capital Salvador, has everything for a beach destination: from epic waves for surfing, to whale watching, to snorkeling and beach town exploring. Contributor imoveisbrasilbahia created this beautiful drone video of Praia do Forte, recently named as one of the top beaches in South America in a survey by the Travel Channel.  

Bavaro Beach, Dominican Republic

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Phantom 4 Footage of Bavaro Beach Dominican Republic

BE:73 Aerial

The Punta Cana region of the Dominican Republic covers the eastern side of the country, which shares the island of Santo Domingo with Haiti.  Amongst its most legendary beaches is Bavaro Beach, which sits on the northern side of Punta Cana, facing the Atlantic Ocean.  The beach was recently named by Coastal Living a one of the world's top 25 beaches.  You can check it out from a bird's eye perspective in this drone video by contributor BE:73 Aerial.

Boracay, Philippines

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A2films

Boracay is a tiny island amidst the hundreds which make up the middle region of the Philippines known as the Central Visayan Islands.  It sits just to the north of Panay, one of the country's largest and most populous islands.  With its diminutive size and brilliant white-sand beaches, Boracay has emerged as one of the world's up-and-coming beach destinations.  A2films created this beautiful bird's eye view of Boracay, which was recently ranked #2 in the widely-followed CN Traveler survey of the world's best islands.  

Bali's Padang-Padang Beach

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Padang - Padang Beach

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Check out this drone video of one of Bali's most famous beaches, compliments of otis72@virgilio.it. Padang-Padang Beach is located on the western side of Uluwatu, a peninsula of the southern shore of this Indonesian island.  For years it was fairly well known among the worldwide surfing community, but what vaulted this small strip of beach near the Uluwatu Temple to an entirely different level of fame was its appearance as a filming scene in the 2010 blockbuster Eat, Pray, Love starring Julia Roberts.  

Half Moon Bay, Antiqua

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Half Moon Bay, Antigua

Iain Jordan

Contributor Iain Joran created this beautiful drone video of Half Moon Bay on the island of Antigua.  The bay is on the eastern coast of the island, on the Atlantic Ocean.  While the vast majority of the country's roughly 80,000 residents live on the island of Antigua, they are concentrated in the western and northwestern shorelines.  By contrast, the eastern part of the island has no population centers of any size.  Watch the video and you'll see why this is considered one of the Caribbean's top beaches.

San Bartolo, Peru

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Sunset Playa San Bartolo

Josemulti

Playa San Bartolo is a beach town located roughly in the middle of Peru's long Pacific Ocean coastline.  It sits on a small bay near the south end of the province of Lima, about a 90 minute drive south of the capital on the 1S highway.  Playa San Bartolo has become a popular surfing spot, and was recently named as one of the top beaches in South America in a ranking published by the Travel Channel.  You can check it out from a bird's eye perspective in this drone video by contributor Josemulti.

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