As temperatures dip, crisp breezes blow through your neighborhood, and leaves slowly shed their lively green coloring and fall to the earth, some of us may still be dreaming of the warmth and radiance of summertime. While next summer may be nearly a year away, it is truly never too soon to begin planning your next big getaway.

With that in mind, let us take a look at some of the world’s most breathtaking beaches — which you ought to add to your list of destinations to visit as soon as possible.

Horseshoe Bay Beach, Bermuda

Known for its shore’s horseshoe shape, this inviting beach boasts stunning pale pink sands, crystal clear water, and cliff-top trails for its more adventurous visitors. Although Horseshoe Bay Beach is certainly more crowded during the summertime due to visiting cruise liners, the weather in Bermuda remains relatively warm year-round, meaning you could feasibly visit during the island’s off-season — typically November through March — and still enjoy your stay.

Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

It is not difficult to see why this destination served as the inspiration for the 1960s bossa nova hit, “The Girl From Ipanema.” Boasting pale, yet golden sand, emerald cliff peaks, and vibrant blue waves, Ipanema provides its visitors with sights that will likely captivate them for their entire stay.

However, as lovely as the area may be aesthetically, it is imperative that you keep your personal belongings safe at all times, as Rio is known to be filled with petty thieves that often target foreign tourists.

Boracay’s White Beach, Philippines

If you are searching for a quiet and serene beach for your next getaway, Boracay White Beach is certainly not for you. Although the beach itself is stunning, given its white sands and stunning turquoise waters, the greatest attraction in this area is the surrounding area, as it is filled with eclectic restaurants, chic cafes, family-friendly activities, and a plethora of opportunities to participate in watersports.

So, if you desire to get a taste of another culture’s cuisine, experience their new methods of entertainment, and explore their nightlife, you ought to make Boracay White Beach the destination of your next international excursion.

Although there are certainly more beaches around the globe that deserve your attention, these three specifically caught my attention, as they have proven themselves to be excellent destinations for any traveler- no matter if they are traveling solo or with their family.