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8 Incredible Beaches (Slideshow)

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2. Myrtos Beach, Greece

In a country known for its gorgeous beaches, Myrtos rises above the pack. Indeed, it is often considered the nation’s best beach. Why, exactly? Well, the 1.5 mile-long white pebble beach nestled into dramatic cliffs sure doesn’t hurt. It’s also a great place for swimmers — water sports aren’t allowed. Another perk? Permanent structures aren’t allowed on the beach, so it’s all about the natural beauty.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.

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10:17AM PDT on Apr 2, 2013

Spectacular Thank you!!

3:10AM PDT on Apr 2, 2013

Thank you :)

12:04AM PDT on Apr 2, 2013

ty

3:55AM PDT on Mar 28, 2013

Blue Lagoon Beach in Oludeniz in Turkey should be on this list.
By the way it makes me cry to know I will never see these places as I have no money to travel
;-((((.

12:41PM PDT on Mar 21, 2013

Awesome beaches.Thanks for sharing

11:58AM PDT on Mar 11, 2013

You omitted our local beach, Iztuzu at Dalyan in SW Turkey. A 5km long spit of fine sand, where the endangered loggerhead turtles (Caretta Caretta) nest. The beach separates the Dalyan River delta and reed beds from the Mediterranean Sea and from May to October the beach is guarded at night to protect the turtles. A very beautiful sweep of sand, development is prohibited, and you access the beach by either a mountainous road, or by boat along the river channel. Iztuzu was voted top beach by The Times newspaper in 2008, and we love it and cherish it!

4:58AM PST on Feb 17, 2013

Thank you Katie, for Sharing this!

4:18AM PST on Feb 17, 2013

Thank you.

4:02AM PST on Feb 17, 2013

Beautiful.

3:01AM PST on Feb 17, 2013

Beautiful

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