Located in California's Central Coast, Big Sur offers world-class visual drama. The Santa Lucia Mountains rise sharply at the coast from the Pacific Ocean, creating striking views appreciated by campers, hikers, and other sightseers. It also offers one of the only waterfalls along the coast that feeds straight into the ocean at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Get more information about Big Sur. - TownandCountryMag.com
Australia's East Coast is home to some legendary beaches—Whitehaven Beach in the Whitsundays is particularly heavenly. Over on the West Coast, Turquoise Bay in the Cape Range National Park is equally gorgeous. Just watch out for those sharks.