The World’s Top 18 Beaches For A Winter Escape… I Wish I Was On #7 Right Now.

Lanikai Beach, Hawaii

Yesterday, I put on five or six layers to walk to the grocery store. By the time I got there, my hands and face felt numb, and when I walked in the door, my glasses immediately fogged up from the extreme temperature difference. Everyone around me looked just as freezing as I was. And in that moment, all I could think was, "I wish I was at the beach right now."

Indeed, a gorgeous white sand beach would be a welcome reprieve from the harsh winter temps and these 18 beaches are some of the most beautiful in the world. Even if you can't make it out of town right now, you can at least let these pictures help you mentally escape the frigid temps. I need to get to #17 as soon as possible.

Lanikai Beach isn't as popular as the massive beaches on the north shore of Oahu, but it's magnificent all the same. Plus, you get to enjoy the environment, sans crowds.