While the rest of the world is buried beneath sheets of snow and ice, many of the best beach vacations can be found blanketed in nothing but sunshine and warm breezes.

There’s no need to wait until summer to step your toes into soft sand and warm water along the coast. While the rest of the world is buried beneath sheets of snow and ice, many of the best beach destinations can be found blanketed in nothing but sunshine and warm breezes. Swap the blues of winter with the azure shores of our 15 favorite sunny beach destinations.