The World's Best Beaches, from Australia to the Seychelles

By Ben Steverman - 2012-05-30T12:46:33Z

Photograph by Peter Essick/Aurora Photos/Corbis

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Best Beach for Sand

Fraser Island, off the eastern coast of Australia, is the largest island in the world that consists entirely of sand. The island is anything but a desert, however. Lakes and rainforest have formed on the dunes, which reach up to 850 feet. Local fauna includes dingoes and flying foxes.