Whether it's the coldest day of winter or the dog-days of summer, it's always the perfect time for a little beach vacation inspiration! I've scoured all my favorite sites for photos that make me want to dig my toes into the sand, and here are the very best one. So pack your tote, slather on the sunscreen, and let's go! From gorgeous sunsets to colorful outfits and everything in between, ere are some photos to give you some beach vacation inspiration.
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This photo is the ultimate in beach vacation inspiration - can you imagine just running to the beach and gathering a handful of sand, just like this? It's the first thing I'd do.
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First of all, I love these aviators - and second, what an interesting way to photograph the sunset at the beach!
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Isn't this a sweet engagement photo? I like to imagine that they met at this beach.
That hat is awesome, and now I want to visit that beach, too.
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Why not take a minute out of your busy beach vaca to get the perfect family photo at your favorite spot?
The next time you're at the beach with friends, you HAVE to try this.
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I think this is Florida, but it doesn't really matter where it is, I love the joy in this picture.
Again, one of the first things I always do when I get to the beach, is pick up a handful of sand, and let it run through my fingers.
If you're going on a beach vacation with your BFF, make sure you get a shot like this!
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This vintage photo would be fun to re-create, don't you think? A little silliness at the beach - and I love those swimsuits!
Now I want to take my daughter to the beach with me, to let her play at the edge of the ocean.
She's the photographer who captured this cartwheel.
Via Coney Island Engagement Photos
Another beach engagement shot, and again, I imagine this is the beach where they met...
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This photo has summer vacation inspiration for everyone - the lights, the sand, the rides, the shopping, the carnival food - yeah!
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At first I thought this was PhotoShopped - there's no way a sunset could be that vivid and perfect! But it's real!
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We're used to seeing the top side of piers, but I love the bottom of this one, too.
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... and now want to learn how to surf.
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We all know you can surf is Hawaii and California, but did you know you could have a great surf vacation in Maine?
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Okay, last one: another surfing shot. Come on, you want to try it, don't you?
Via Ocean Photography - gentle waves ...
I love this one because it reminds me of Westport in Washington State, one of my all-time favorite beaches.
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The best part of beach vacations: the glorious sunsets, like this one!
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Make no mistake: this is ALSO what the Jersey Shore looks like.
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I have to go. NOW. Okay, TOMORROW.
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And when I get back from Italy, I have to go here, too.
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I'd love to stay in one of these little huts for a week - I wonder if they have wi-fi?
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Another beach-front carnival - I love these!
This is the perfect beach vaca outfit!
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You, a book, and a mango. That's all you need.
Look at that white sand! Oh, and the starfish.
I know, right? Florida! That's so, so beautiful, and it's a national park!
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As if the tasty cuisine wasn't enough to lure you to Thailand, there's this beach, too.
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Take your pick of more than 100 islands - they're all just as gorgeous as this one.
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Fishing. Some people like to do that at the beach, too. Watch out for the hooks!
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Either make a shadowbox with the shells, or just arrange them on the beach and take a keepsake photo.
Another cute beach vacation outfit! All that's missing is a gauzy white coverup.
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See that white sailboat way off in the distance? That's where you should be, right now.
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I'd never, ever leave.
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Ah, the Mediterranean.
That's such a romantic little spot - what a great way to spend date night! Much better than takeout and Netflix.
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Palm trees, light breeze. I can't wait to visit Hawaii!
Via brights and florals. - mcloveinstyle
Since you can't wear a bikini all day, every day on your beach vacation, this is the next best thing.
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Everything in this photo inspires me - the water, the tree, the hat, the dress...
Short shorts (to show off your gorgeous legs) and an off-the-shoulder shirt (for extra flirtiness). Perfect!
I'd love, love, LOVE to canoe or kayak in the Caribbean.
Last but not least, make sure you take lots of beach vacation photos, to remember this trip, and inspire the next.
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