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

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

Photograph by National Geographic

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Seychelles was recently ranked as the world's No. 1 beach destination by National Geographic, citing its turquoise water and pink sands. This beauty may prove fleeting. Residents of Seychelles as well as many visitors worry that this beautiful 115-island nation could succumb to climate change and be swallowed by rising sea levels, perhaps before the end of the century.