Will you travel to the end of the Earth to find a perfect beach? One with white sand, warm sunshine, and—here’s the hard part—no crowds. You may not have to go that far. Here are three under-the-radar beaches, plus one you’ll want to visit for completely different reasons.
Petite Martinique: Watch boat builders and fishermen at work, before getting comfortable at a beachside restaurant on an unspoiled Caribbean island.
Koh Rong Samloem: See what Southeast Asia’s “it” destination looked like 40 years ago across the Gulf of Thailand in Cambodia.
Cape Greco: Find a quiet beach along Cyprus’ popular southern coast after hiking through a national forest park.
Kalaupapa: Stare at dramatic cliffs, ride a mule down a steep hill, and see a former leper colony on Moloka’i to feel like you really are at the end of the world.