Updated: Thu, 11 Apr 2013 04:45:00 GMT | By Duncan Campbell
Experts pick the world's best beaches

The world's best beaches according to Rough Guides



The world's best beaches, according to Rough Guides (© Robert Harding/Getty Images/robertoforte/Getty Images)
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  • The world's best beaches, according to Rough Guides (© Robert Harding/Getty Images/robertoforte/Getty Images)
  • Rainbow Beach, Sunshine Coast, Queensland (© Benjamin F Hall/Getty Images)
  • Aharen beach, Tokashiki Island, Japan (© Melissa Tse/Getty Images)
  • Hemmick beach, Cornwall, England (© Adam Burton/Getty Images)
  • Perhentian Kecil, Malaysia (© Robert Harding/Getty Images)
  • Phra Nang beach, Thailand (© Paul Brown/Rex Features)
  • Patnem beach, Goa, India (© Dave Abram/Getty Images)
  • Myrtos beach in Kefalonia (© robertoforte/Getty Images)
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Forget about the grey, rainy skies and indulge in some serious beach research, all thanks to our expert friends over at Rough Guides.  From hidden coves in Cornwall to the fashionable favourite, Ipanema in Brazil, our guide covers the most glorious beaches for you to plan (or at least dream about) your next getaway.

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