Sexiest Beaches in the World

  • Nice, France

    Sexiest Beach on the French Riviera: The coast of France is home to some of the world's hottest beaches, many of them topless or nude, as is the case with the beach in Nice. This pebble beach was a favored vacation spot of F. Scott Fitzgerald, and today, it's one of the most affordable options on the French Riviera.

    Photo courtesy of Andrea Schaffer

  • La Digue, Seychelles

    Sexy Seclusion: There's good reason why honeymooners and vacationing celebrities come to Seychelles; the island and beaches are some of the most secluded on the planet, perfect for an intimate beach vacation. Some of the most beautiful Seychelles beaches can be found on the island of La Digue, one of the most relaxing places in the archipelago.

    Photo courtesy of Rafael Pablos

  • Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro

    Best Bikini-Clad Bodies: Ipanema Beach, the iconic stretch of sand in Rio de Janeiro, has sex appeal in spades, thanks not only to the beautiful beach itself, but also to the bronzed, bikini- or Speedo-wearing beachcombers who frequent it. This lively beach always has something going on, making it the best choice for people-watching.

    Photo courtesy of Mike Vondran

  • Ibiza, Spain

    Sexiest Beach Parties: When you think of a beach party, Ibiza quite likely comes to mind. This Spanish beach, one of the sexiest in Europe, is famous for its all-night beach parties and foam-filled seaside nightclubs, both typically packed with scantily-clad party-goers from all over the world.

    Photo courtesy of Philip Larson

  • Manly Beach, Sydney

    Sexy Surfers: The appropriately named Manly Beach in Sydney is a favorite surfer haunt, so you can bet on seeing plenty of tanned, athletic types in the water and on the sand. If you're new to surfing, sign up for lessons at the Manly Surf School and you'll be riding with the best of them in no time.

    Photo courtesy of Hector Garcia

  • Lover's Beach, Cabo San Lucas

    Most Romantic: How can a place called Lover's Beach not be romantic? This small and isolated beach near Cabo San Lucas, only accessible by boat, is the perfect place to cozy up to someone special as you enjoy the views of the cove's dramatic rock formations jutting out of the azure sea.

    Photo courtesy of superstrikertwo

  • South Beach, Miami

    Pure Sex Appeal: Sexy cars, sexy girls, sexy guys ... South Beach in Miami is best described by these two words: sex appeal. With its trendy restaurants, upscale nightclubs and model-esque clientele, South Beach is the American equivalent to the French Riviera and arguably the sexiest beach in the United States.

    Photo courtesy of Phillip Pessar

  • Malibu Beach, California

    Best Celebrity Spotting: When it comes to spotting celebrity sex symbols, Malibu Beach takes the cake. Some celebrities, like Robert Downey Jr. and Pierce Brosnan, own houses on the west end of the beach, while others, like Twilight star Robert Pattinson, are known to vacation here. You never know who you might see jogging shirtless in the sand.

    Photo courtesy of Lucas Maystre

  • Bora Bora

    Sexy Honeymoon Beach: The glass-bottom bungalows of romantic Bora Bora might just be the best place on earth for a sexy seaside romp, and that's exactly why honeymooners flock here year after year. In Bora Bora, the beaches seem to beautiful to be true, and many of them permit topless sunbathing on the powdery white sand.

    Photo courtesy of Benoit Mahe

  • Paradise Beach, Mykonos

    Best Nude Beach: The internationally famous nude beaches of Mykonos make it the naturalist capital of the Greek Islands, and it all started at Paradise Beach. Toplessness seems to be the uniform of choice, and the atmosphere is party-like throughout the day and well into the night.

    Photo courtesy of Diego Cosenza