Endless sun, warm waters, white sands. The world's best beaches have it all.
While nearly any sun-soaked stretch of sand sounds perfect just now, some beaches clearly take the sand and surf prerequisites to a higher level. Here are the world's best beaches of 2014, according to TripAdvisor users (whose comments are in quotes after each entry).
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Joan of Arc is captured in battle, Bonnie and Clyde die in a hail of bullets, "The Shining" hits theaters, golf legend Sam Snead passes away, and Tom Cruise abuses Oprah's couch, all on this day.
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