Nearly everybody loves a day at the beach – basking in the sun, splashing in the surf, and lounging in an ephemeral state of relaxation. The one problem with this equation? The "nearly everybody” that comes along for the ride. With sun, surf, and sand at top of mind this summer, we’ve honed in on a selection of secluded international beaches
that virtually guarantee at least a modicum of pure solitude, with ample room for your biggest beach blanket and wide-angle vistas of exquisite natural beauty from every perspective. Granted, not having to share can mean venturing to far-flung locales (we've dug up fine sands everywhere from Thailand
to Tonga), but some of the most isolated shores also fall within such bona fide hot spots as the Caribbean
, and the Greek Isles
. You’ll just have to act fast to truly get away from it all as such beautiful secluded beaches rarely stay crowd-free for long.