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Kassandra (© sargasso-travelimages.com)

Life’s a beach at Kassandra

Destination: Kassandra

With super sandy beaches, purpose-built resorts to suit most budgets, and sports and activities for all ages, the Kassandra peninsula in Greece is tops for families

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Relaxing in a hammock at Leybato

A slice of paradise in magical Leybato

by ademba

Destination: Gambia

A hidden oasis on the Gambian coast of west Africa, laid-back Leybato offers a cold drink and a comfy hammock around every corner

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Surfers at Croyde Bay

Croyde Bay, Devon: a true surfer's paradise

Destination: Croyde

South-west England is awash with places claiming to be surf heaven. Croyde Bay in North Devon is the genuine article, with a perfect beach, great waves, sheltering dunes – and a quiet village

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Punta Cana Beach, Dominican Republic

Five of the best Caribbean beaches (each with a top hotel)

Destination: Caribbean

No need to wade through brochures and guidebooks. Here is my short cut to finding five appealing but affordable Caribbean hotels, all with direct access to a perfect beach that ticks all the boxes

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Lamu’s idyllic beach is 12km long

Lamu: an East African beach idyll

Destination: Lamu

Authentic, laidback and not too scary for first-timers to Africa, the Kenyan island of Lamu has deserted sandy beaches, offshore reefs and a proud Swahili culture to explore

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A private pool at Como Shambhala Estate

Bali: love island

Destination: Bali

Couples in search of a classic honeymoon destination should grab flip-flops and sarong and head for the heart of Bali

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