Magens Bay Beach – St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Lesser Antilles (U.S. Territory)
Much has been made of the fact that National Geographic magazine voted Magens Bay one of the world’s most beautiful beaches. You’re bound to second that, especially if you visit this mile-long, horseshoe-shaped strip of white sand when it’s uncrowded (most visitors to the island are either in a duty-free shopping frenzy in Charlotte Amalie or vegetating at their hotel’s private beach). The thick fringe of palms that lines the bay’s calm blue waters makes the admission charge the best $1 you’ll spend in your life.