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Tropical Beach Pictures

Updated on August 21, 2014

Enjoying a Tropical Beach Anytime, Anywhere

Most of us live with the harsh reality that the sand and surf of a beach is many miles away. We realize that vacations are also few and far between, making a tropical island getaway something that's off in the future.

Luckily, tropical beach pictures are easy to come by, and can go a long way in adjusting our attitude and getting us through until our next chance to escape. On this page we'll share some beach scenes that you should enjoy. We've tried to include some links, to help you learn more about the locations of these photographs...just in case you decide you absolutely must go!

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This undisturbed beach is in Maldives, in the Indian Ocean. With crystal clear skies and endless sunshine on the white sands, it's the perfect spot for viewers to imagine daydreaming the day way in a hammock.


This tropical beach picture places the view on the sand with the surf rolling in gently. A lone starfish lies on the beach awaiting a beachcomber to discover it.

Neither the photographer nor the location of this beach is identified.


With the last rays of sun, the beach in this scene is brightly lit for you to enjoy it's last golden splendor. Photographer, Chris Simpson doesn't identify the location of this shot.


This beautiful panoramic beach picture was taken in Bora Bora, Tahiti by photographer Mark Segal.


Like so many tropical beach pictures, this one places you on the bright white sand, with a hammock beckoning for you to relax and take in the deep blue waters and warm breezes. The location is not identified, but then, does it really matter?


Everyone with a 9 to 5 job dreams of this scene, wading knee deep in the warming tropical waters with swaying palms just feet away. This shot was taken by Anne Flinn Powell, in the Cayman Islands, just south of Cuba.


True romantics know that the beach at sunset is the place to share special moments. This shot by Stuart Westmoreland was taken at Felidu Atoll, in the Maldives.


Another sunset beach scene shows the calm waters of the ocean late in the day. The location of this shot is The Baths in the Virgin Islands and the photographer is Nik Wheeler.


A collection of tropical beach pictures wouldn't be complete without a thatched roof hut. This one was captured by photographer Sergio Pitamitz at Pearl Beach Resort in Bora Bora.


This clear blue sky and gentle surf can be found on the Hana Coast in Maui, Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean. This image was captured by photographer Allison Wright.


This beautiful image is one of the tropical beach pictures that surrounds the viewer with some of the lush foliage of this environment. The image was captured at Lazio Beach in Chevalier Bay on the Island of Praslin, Seychelles off of the coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean. This picture was taken by photographer Bruno Barbier.


This beach scene was shot by photographer Ethel Davies at Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, USA.The viewer can see the small boats on the water and the waves crashing in on the beach in an area that is less developed.


Tropical beach pictures such as this one make it easy to imagine relaxing under a grass umbrella and whiling away the time to the sound of incoming waves. This image was captured by photographer Robert Harding in Mauritius in the Indian Ocean off of Africa.


This image places the viewer on a tropical beach beneath a cluster of palm trees, gazing out across calm waters at a blazing sunset. This photograph was taken in Tahiti but the photographer is unknown.


This picture of the beach and surrounding flora was taken at Hayman Island near Queensland, Australia. This photograph was taken by Ken Gillham.


LIke so many tropical beach pictures, a leaning palm is the focus of this enchanting scene. This image comes from Anse Severe on the Island of La Digue,Seychelles in the Indian Ocean off of the coast of Africa. The photographer is Lee Frost.


This is another view of the aqua colored waters off of Pearl Beach in Bora Bora captured by photographer Sergio Pitamitz.


With a breathtaking view of a mountain in the background, this beach scene was taken at Ti Coco beach in Baie De La Chery, Martinque. Photographer Guy Thouvenin took this shot.


The deep blue sky common in many tropical beach pictures is highlighted in this image. The viewer can see from their post near a thatched roof umbrella, the placid water and a passing boat. This image was taken by photographer Witold Skrypczak at Playa beach near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.


A solitary place, this beach on the Coral Coast of Fiji is quiet as the day begins. This image was captured by photographer David Wall.


This image offers an enchanting view of the Pantai Cenang beach in Malaysia. At dusk, all has gone quiet and calm, allowing the vewier to relax and soak in the muted tones and sounds of the surf. This photograph was taken by Glenn Beanland.


Off of Thailand are several small islands. They are featured in a number of tropical beach pictures, but this one is from Island Hat Sai Ri, and was taken by Richard Nebesky.


This scene is one that millions of us dream about when vacations seem so distant. Luckily, this image of a hammock suspended from a leaning palm, poised over the aqua blue waters surrounding a tropical island can be enjoyed year round.

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      jaye3000 8 years ago

      I love you so much for this! lol Much needed, and great job!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Oh yes - it looks a little like where I lived in Fuerteventura, the Canary islands. I even made a lens about it. Will lensroll this to mine! Thank you!

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      irenemaria 8 years ago from Sweden

      On my lens about Fuerteventura, Canary islands, I posted a youtube video of a big wave. I have seen them in real life!!

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      Treasures By Brenda 8 years ago from Canada

      It's funny but it is almost summer here but these tropical pictures are still appealing! Nicely done; lensrolled to my Magnum's Hawaiian Shirt lens.

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      Natalie W Schorr 7 years ago

      A very beautiful lens.

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      Zut Moon 7 years ago

      Hey ...You Cute Little Mutt ..that makes me want to go on vacation again. Ah, in fact I am in another month ..but I am heading towards Iceland. Don't imagine I will see sandy beaches and palm trees there LOL

      Those photos are outstanding and one can just about feel the nice tropical breeze and warm sun. Well done Pooch

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      ElizabethJeanAl 7 years ago

      I love the beach. The South Carolina coast is not tropical but it's close.

      Thanks for sharing

      Lizzy

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      Cynthia Davis 7 years ago from Pittsburgh

      I needed that today. Your beautiful tropical beach pictures were a good reminder of why I need to work hard everyday. That hammock sure did look inviting! Absolutely lovely. Five stars.

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      Faye Rutledge 7 years ago from Concord VA

      I'd like to be on a beach right now! :-)

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      @Faye Rutledge: When I open your site in your browser, Safari 4 in Mac OS X, some elements of the page and off to the side and the text is broken: ( Please help me How can I remove the problem?

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      Cherry-Ambition 7 years ago from U.S.

      Love, Love, LOVE your beach pics...

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      Carolan Ross 7 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      absolutely stunning lens! Reserve the hammock for me. 5*s and A+

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      oldbird 7 years ago

      Great lens... as a fellow beach lover, I can really appreciate not only these images... but also you feel about the best places to be! If you have a chance, drop by my website, Hawaiibeachcombers.com... it's a site about Hawaii beaches and the ocean recreational activities in the islands.

      Aloha from Hawaii!

      Old Bird

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      Tarra99 7 years ago

      I have a relaxation CD given to me by the cancer center and they say to imagine yourself on a beach...with the sand between your toes and with this lens and those pics I AM THERE! Love it!...thanks for popping into my fragile crackle finishing lens...I appreciate your comments :o)

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      themauritiusexpert 6 years ago

      Wonderful photos! It's so refreshing to see all of those pictures. You can check out more about Mauritius. They've got scenic view to watch for. veranda grand baie

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      kraji lm 6 years ago

      Thailand beaches are nice. My favourite that I saw was seychelles, La Digue is great. Wish to visit Bora Bora some day too.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Such beautiful tropical beaches ... and I love hearing the ocean sounds while viewing the pictures! Aaaaaaaahhhh!

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      annefe 6 years ago

      I love it in Cuba but I love Mauuritius more but it's not included in the list. It's so nice in there. When we were there, we enjoyed it very much. veranda paul and virginie mauritius give us a nice stay. It's all worth my time!

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      FreebieChick 6 years ago

      Soooo beautiful! I can't imagine waking up to such a beautiful landscape everyday. A little heaven on earth.

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      Philippians468 6 years ago

      gosh this puts me right in the mood for a lovely holiday! thank you for this delightful lens! cheers

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Wow, I want to be there right now and wake up at 10 am.

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      Rob Hemphill 6 years ago from Ireland

      So beautiful, just makes me want to get away. I remember beaches like this on the Kenya coast many years ago as a boy.

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      LouisaDembul 6 years ago

      Beautiful pictures! Makes me remember many good holidays!

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      passionatehouse 6 years ago

      Love the beach - especially ones with clear water like these!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      pictures are wonderful!

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      Krafick 6 years ago

      I'm from Mauritius. Beautiful beaches, yes, but I was very unfortunate to have been born on a small island.

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      canonpowershotprice 6 years ago

      Just splendid pictures

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      These places are so beautiful, I'm hoping to go to one of them someday.

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      NYThroughTheLens 6 years ago

      Love this lens.

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      natnickeep lm 6 years ago

      Beautiful Pictures.

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      msbaby 6 years ago

      Ok..that's it. Contacting my travel agent right now.

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      wayne_luvinlife 5 years ago

      wow! great pics! I'm ready to take that vacation now!

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      Mary Crowther 5 years ago from Havre de Grace

      Love the water! Beautiful pics!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This is absolutely luscious with the video ocean sounds playing while going through the pictures. Talk about "take me away" moments!

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      franstan lm 5 years ago

      Blessed by a Squid Angel

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      wiggy033 5 years ago

      fantastastic pics can i ask where you got them from?

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      agunghakase 5 years ago

      Beach always nice to see.. :)

      Why not check antoher beach picture reference here..

      http://www.squidoo.com/most-beautiful-sights-on-th...

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      Teri Hansen 5 years ago

      Beautiful shots, makes me wish I were there.

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      wqe124433 5 years ago

      :This is a beautiful selection of landscape wall murals. It would be difficult to choose just one favourite!beach wall murals

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      Jim Sterling 5 years ago from Franklin, Tennessee

      Great shots.

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      CreativeArtDesigns 5 years ago

      This lens makes me want to go on vacation!

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      daninfiji 5 years ago

      We lived in Fiji and unfortunately the areas that are not beautiful far outweigh the areas that are as beautiful as you picture. It's a bit sad really...

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      Lindrus 5 years ago

      What awesome pictures to enjoy now these dark winter months! It makes me long for Thailand again...

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      BestAllInclusiveResorts 5 years ago

      one of the best collections of beach photos I've seen :) gives me some vacation ideas :)

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      BestAllInclusiveResorts 5 years ago

      one of the best collections of beach photos I've seen :) gives me some vacation ideas :)

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      TheLastResort LM 5 years ago

      I especially like the crystal clear, light blue waters seen in the Maldives and Mexico pictures. My only concern is, are these locations truly natural, or are they beaches right next to a hotel chain - I can dream that it's the first option.

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      knowaboutcuba 5 years ago

      Such amazing pictures!

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      knowaboutcuba 5 years ago

      Such amazing pictures!

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      bulgarianexcursions 5 years ago

      These beaches look really fantastic but for us the Europeans they are a bit far and such a trip would be quite expensive. That is why these destinations are known mostly for attracting quite rich people. For a cheap summer holiday I would recommend Bulgaria - a good value for the money.

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      bulgarianexcursions 5 years ago

      @bulgarianexcursions: It is the cheapest destination for a summer holiday in EU. For hints: www.bulgarianexcursions.com

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      sukkran trichy 5 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      cococay is my fav beach. thanks for a beautiful photo collection.

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      Blackspaniel1 5 years ago

      Nice lens.

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      kimmanleyort 5 years ago

      I just came back from the beach and I miss it already. It is amazing how good beach pictures can transport you right to the scene. Beautiful selections. Blessed.

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      Wednesday-Elf 5 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      I'm moving to the beach next week! Yay! :)

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      vincente lm 5 years ago

      PARADISE!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      GORGEOUS! Need to book a vacation... asap!

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      biminibahamas 5 years ago

      Beautiful Pix!

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      Lifezabeach 5 years ago

      I just had a mini vacation looking at the pictures Thanks!

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      maria 5 years ago

      seriously, the travel industry owes u big time. i need the beach

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      Zlatniratbeach 5 years ago

      amazing lens!

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      getmoreinfo 4 years ago

      I love these tropical beach pictures because it makes me want to go traveling to the Caribbean.

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      Steve Dizmon 4 years ago from Nashville, TN

      Great Photos. Wish I was there, any there pictured above.

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      Gregory Froines 4 years ago

      I have been to the Maldives twice and I think it is the most beautiful place on earth..:)

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      seanpro 4 years ago

      Great lens!

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      Chocolatealchemy 4 years ago from London, United Kingdom

      Great Lens - thanks for the gorgeous pics - how I wish I was there!

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      stillrunnin88 4 years ago

      WOW! I am so ready to go to the beach.

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      gatornic15 4 years ago

      What a great collection of beach pictures! Blessed

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      vinodkpillai lm 4 years ago

      Breathtakingly beautiful pics! Thanks for putting it together!

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      chocsie 4 years ago

      These are all simply STUNNING, especially the blue and orange picture of the sunset by an unknown photographer. I would love to visit all of these places some day. Great job!

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      vascodagama 4 years ago

      Wonderful pictures!! If you want to see more of the Seychelles, please visit www.seychellesconnect.com/media_gallery/

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Lovely pictures!

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      MatijaB LM 4 years ago

      Beautiful photos .... let's go on vacation:).

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      Rockerfella 4 years ago

      So peaceful. Nothing like palm tress and sunsets to soothe the soul.

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      CouponsilverAds 4 years ago

      Gave you a Big Like Thanks for your hard work on this lens, it's very nice and informative. I do have one lens talking about Mauritian Island as am a native there. Feel free to look

      http://www.squidoo.com/mauritius-vacations2

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      KayeSI 4 years ago

      Thanks for a lovely visit. I love the beach and the tropics and it was a sweet holiday treat.

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      crstnblue 4 years ago

      Great lens & wonderful photos! Thanks for sharing!

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      jmchaconne 4 years ago

      The images are fabulous, thank you.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      nature's nature!! THE BEST !

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      tamjo5 4 years ago

      Beautiful quiet beaches. Christmas there some day would be nice.

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      siobhanryan 4 years ago

      Blessed awesome

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      edthecameraguy 4 years ago

      Nice pictures

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      Short_n_Sweet 4 years ago

      I love lazying on the beach with my boyfriend!! Nice photos

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      Aunt-Mollie 4 years ago

      Gorgeous pictures! They definitely put me in the mood to relax.

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      momsANDkids 4 years ago

      Wow! Fantastic photos. It makes me feel like I could smell beach breeze and feel the humid air.

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      cargoliftken 3 years ago

      Awesome pictures. Breathtaking! Thank you so much for sharing this very inspiring lens.

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      SportsPHAN 3 years ago

      This post makes me wish I was at a Massachusetts Beach and not at work! I've never been to any of the tropical beaches that you feature, but your lens made me want to try one. I've been dying to go to the Bahamas.

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      OUTFOXprevention1 3 years ago

      Some of the best beach pics I've seen!! El Nito, Philippines (Palowan) was absolutely amazing!!

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      Doc_Holliday 3 years ago

      Loved the pictures. I have just completed a short course on mastering DSLR so am into photography at the moment.

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