Summer is all about the beaches. And, while we'd all like and our own private island, we're often forced to share the sand with all sorts of humans, children and dudes slicked in oil wearing Speedos included.

With those injustices in mind, we've gathered a series of beautiful, sandy safe havens for you to add to your vacation to-do list. These remote beaches embody the vision of a tropical paradise that you wish you'd found and cloaked in secrecy. Enjoy having the sand to yourself.

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