Glamour lingers on these beaches, long after the cameras are gone…

There’s nothing like a little extra motivation to book your next holiday. And without even opening your computer, these gorgeous beaches are calling out for you, directly from your television. When you’re in need of sun, sand, sea and relaxation – if it’s good enough for Leo (yes, that one), it’s bound to be good enough for us. 

an island in the oceanMonuriki, Mamanuca Islands, Fiji – Cast Away

Being ‘cast away’ on a desert island does seem pretty idyllic, especially when it looks like this one. Just remember to pack Wilson. We hear he makes for great company. 

Oracabessa Bay, Jamaica – Dr No

James Bond sure knows how to pick a beach, and so does the man who created the legend. If you’re a Bond fan and enjoy a beach holiday, there’s nothing not to love here. 

a city next to the waterBagno Antonio, Ischia, Italy – The Talented Mr Ripley

As if anyone needs another excuse to visit the Italian coast. Stunning scenery, Italian food, Italian wine, sunshine and Matt Damon.. oh wait, the last part isn’t guaranteed. But, hey! 

Leo Carrillo State Beach, Malibu, USA – Grease

Remember when Danny and Sandy shared their magical moment? Admittedly the beach may not be quite as empty, but it still offers spectacular rocky scenery – along Pacific Coast Highway.

a beach with blue water and treesKastani Beach, Skopelos, Greece – Mamma Mia

Here we go again! Mamma Mia, thank you for the music – and the beach recommendation. The rocky cliffs and clear waters make for a lovely place to visit, with excellent snorkeling too.

Hanalei Bay, Kauai, Hawaii – South Pacific

The beaches in Hawaii don’t need too much selling, but if you’re still unsure just check out the images of this gorgeous spot. Great US to Hawaii deals have been just $300 round trip, lately!

a beach with grass and a fenceMartha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, USA – Jaws

A beautiful spot for a summer getaway, that is – until the iconic music starts, and someone yells “SHARK”. Martha’s Vineyards beaches are the perfect place to watch summer breeze by. 

The Ocean Club, Paradise Island, Bahamas – Casino Royale 

What’s better than ordering a martini in paradise and saying “shaken, not stirred”. If the actual Bond resort is a little too pricey, most of the island’s beautiful white sandy beaches are public.

boats in the water with a couple boatsMaya Bay, Ko Phi Phi Leh – The Beach

Sadly, this beach has become so popular it will now close to tourists during parts of the year. But if you time it just right, you can have your Leo moment in a place of true natural wonder. 

Morar/Arisaig, Scotland, UK – Local Hero

It might be a bit chilly for a bikini, but reliving the powerful moments from Local Hero for yourself is a must. Just like Peter Riegert in the movie, it may change you. 

Which beach are you planning to visit?

Featured image courtesy of Ocean Park Realty, Martha’s Vineyard.

Gilbert Ott

Gilbert Ott is an ever curious traveler and one of the world's leading travel experts. His adventures take him all over the globe, often spanning over 200,000 miles a year and his travel exploits are regularly...

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