Do you agree that Playa San Miguel is surely one of the loveliest beaches in Costa Rica? I escaped from my slumber and trekked down the beach in anticipation of dawn.

Lisa Brunetti is back with this stunning 1st Place winning photo taken at the beach in Playa San Miguel, Costa Rica. We don’t think anyone would have a hard time agreeing that this is one of the nicest beaches anywhere!

Have a look at her winning entry here!


Barbara Beacham is back as the Audience Choice winner with this outrageously nice shot of a white sand beach at Honaunau Bay on the Island of Hawai’i. The white sand contrasts beautifully with the dark volcanic rock that fronts the beach. If you get a chance to visit, you’ll find this to be one of the best snorkeling spots on the Big Island – the water is only about 10 feet deep near the shore and the water is filled with tropical fish swimming amongst the coral!

Have a look at her winning entry here!

It’s never easy for us to pick the honorable mention winners, but as always we’ve done our best!


Travel blogger, No Step Too Loose earns an honorable mention award with this beautiful shot of Praia da Azarujinha, a small beach in Portugal near Cascais, hidden at the base of a towering cliff! Definitely the type of beach that travel daydreams are made of.

Have a look at their winning entry here!


Not all beaches are tropical and sandy, as Leo shows us in this picturesque scene from the rocky coastline of Maine, famous for its beautiful lighthouses.

Have a look at his winning entry here!


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