Beaches Mean Bliss: Photos of the Best Sand and Sea

Bora Bora Island creeps into the shot and casts a shadow over the sea, as white clouds fade into the background.
Bora Bora Island creeps into the shot and casts a shadow over the sea, as white clouds fade into the background. Randall Kaplan photos.

Photographs of Some of the World’s Most Stunning Beaches

Infinite ripples blanket the water in Motu Roa as a handful of boats and vessels glide across the scene.Motu Roa, Bora Bora
Infinite ripples blanket the water in Motu Roa as a handful of boats and vessels glide across the scene on Bora Bora.

A beautiful and inspiring photographic tour capturing the quintessential beach experience, escape with Bliss: Beaches: Translucent water; azure skies; warm sands; the rhythmic lullaby of the waves – the blissful serenity of the shoreline is presented from above in this breathtakingly vivid collection of photographs by Randall Kaplan.

From the coastlines of California, Hawaii, Florida, and Mexico to the idyllic shores of French Polynesia, Andalusia, the Amalfi Coast, and beyond, Kaplan shares his personal sanctuaries in this dazzling celebration of some of the world’s most alluring beaches.

Pristine blue water surrounds the bungalows in St. Regis, as boats zip by in the shadow of cascading mountains.. Randall Kaplan photos
Pristine blue water surrounds the bungalows in St. Regis, as boats zip by in the shadow of cascading mountains. St. Regis, Bora Bora. Randall Kaplan photos.
Aqua blue water caresses the coastline as the pier perfectly cuts the shot and swimmers dip their toes.
Aqua blue water caresses the coastline as the pier perfectly cuts the shot and swimmers dip their toes.
Beachgoers crowd the blissful white sand in Waikiki, finding shade under umbrellas and cooling off in the crystal clear ocean. Randall Kaplan photo.
Beachgoers crowd the blissful white sand in Waikiki, finding shade under umbrellas and cooling off in the crystal clear ocean.
Bora Bora Island. Randall Kaplan photos.
Bora Bora Island
Each palm tree on The Brando is perfectly visible and sunlit in this textural display.The Brando, French Polynesia Randall Kaplan photo.
Each palm tree on The Brando is perfectly visible and sunlit in this textural display. The Brando, French Polynesia
Color and shapes splash across the sandy Salt Creek Beach as vacationers enjoy the hot, sunny day. Salt Creek Beach, Dana Point, CA
Color and shapes splash across the sandy Salt Creek Beach as vacationers enjoy the hot, sunny day. Salt Creek Beach, Dana Point, CA

About the Photographer

Randall Kaplan
Randall Kaplan

Author Randall Kaplan is a serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist, beach lover, philanthropist, podcaster, and photographer.

He is the founder and CEO of Sandee, a company that has cataloged 94 categories of information for every beach in the world—more than 50,000 beaches in 212 countries.

Kaplan is a co-founder of Akamai Technologies, a technology company that has 8,000 employees around the world and serves a quarter of the world’s web traffic; a co-founder and co-CEO of Thrive Properties, a real estate development, and management firm. He is also the host of In Search of Excellence, a podcast about our desire to achieve greatness in our personal and professional lives.

Kaplan is one of the world’s foremost beach experts and is known as Mr. Beach. He lives by the motto “Anything is possible,” and resides in Los Angeles with his wife, five children, and his mischievous dog Karma.

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