With snowstorms sending the northeast into a blizzard whiteout, we’re imagining a dreamier kind of whiteout with white sand and sunshine. We’ve compiled a list of the world’s most beautiful white sand beaches that are sure to have you ready for warmer temperatures.

The Maldives

The Maldives

Located in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is made of up of 1,190 coral islands, each featuring stretches of pristine, white sand coastline. Colorful coral reefs and bright blue water make the white sand beaches of the Maldives a stunning sight. With palm trees and vibrant coral reefs feet from you in either direction, what’s not to love about this beautiful chain of islands?

Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Isla Mujeres is known for having one of the most beautiful beaches in the world: Playa Norte. Playa Norte boasts long stretches of white sands met by the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea. The curving coastline creates an area of refreshing, calm waters perfect for swimming and snorkeling.

Lanikai Beach, Oahu

Oahu, Hawaii

Located on the island of Oahu, Lanikai Beach is ranked one of the best beaches in the world. With shimmering, white sands and surrounded by sparkling blue water, it’s easy to see why the name for this beach translates to “Heavenly Sea.” Lanikai Beach is nestled within a residential area, making it a beautiful escape from crowded resort beaches.

St. Barths

St. Barths

St. Barths is home to some of the Caribbean’s best beaches, and Anse de Grande Saline is no exception. This beach offers a secluded location with stunning views of the Caribbean Sea and undisturbed, white sand. Clear, shallow water makes Anse de Grande Saline an ideal beach destination for exploring the island’s sea life.

Turks and Caicos

Turks and Caicos

Turks and Caicos consists of 40 islands, each with stunning, white sand beaches and bright coral reefs teeming with sea life. Located on one of the island’s northern shores, Grace Bay Beach features 12 miles of undisturbed beach met by clear, blue water. Snorkelers can explore the nearby coral reefs which protect Grace Bay’s pristine, white sand beach.

Whether you’re soaking up the sun in St. Barths or sinking your toes into the sand in Hawaii, there’s no better place to escape the snow than a warm, sandy beach. What are you waiting for? Set out to discover your perfect white sand beach today.

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