It's true that there are a lot of beautiful beaches on Earth, and ranking them is a subjective matter.
But summer is over, we have a dark winter ahead of us, and who doesn't appreciate a bit of escapism?
Without further ado, here's a list of the world's five most beautiful beaches, compiled by our colleagues at RTL 5minutes.
5 - Navagio
Without a doubt the most famous beach in Greece, Navagio is located in an isolated part of Zante, an island that has unfortunately become a haven for drunk British teenagers. Also known as 'Shipwreck beach,' it's one of the most heavily-photographed shores in the world, appearing on almost every Greek calendar. Surrounded by cliffs, a light blue sea and luscious sand, Navagio is certainly one to look out for!
4 - Fakarava
Fakarava, also known as Havaiki-te-araro, is an atoll belonging to the Tuamotu islands in French Polynesia, around 450 kilometres from Tahiti. Its long sandy beach has been classed a biosphere reserve by UNESCO, and it's also one of the world's best places to go scuba-diving. In other words, a little slice of paradise on the other side of the world.
3 - El Nido
El Nido, in the Phillippine province of Palawan, is a group of islands with a series of dramatic cliffs, preserved lagoons, and isolated beaches. The archipelago is now a protected zone and is the country's largest marine sanctuary, with populations of turtles, dolphins and hundreds of species of coral.
2 - Anse Source d'Argent
Anse Source d'Argent lies on Digue island in the Seychelles. It's made for a postcard: cristalline waters, white sands and enormous silver rocks that have been sculpted into incredibles forms over millenia by wind and sea. Breath-taking.
The most beautiful beach in the world
Whitehaven Beach, on Whitsunday island off the coast of Queensland in Australia, tops our list as the world's most beautiful beach. Lying on a coral reef, the beach is known for its pristine white sands, consisting mostly of silica accumulated over centuries. It's only accessible by water or air, but its 7km of gorgeous coastline are relatively well known after it appeared in a Pirates of the Caribbean film. If you try really hard, you can almost picture yourself sitting there in sunglasses and flip-flops with a nice cocktail in hand!