The Best Beach Eats

07/26/2012 10:29 am ET | Updated Sep 25, 2012

2012-07-20-12schoonersSchooners.jpgOn the beach this summer you can count on plenty of sun and sand, but how about food?

With all the fun to be had this season, you'll be sure to work up an appetite. Whether they're prepared in a roadside food truck or a restaurant kitchen, the best beach eats from around the world are heavenly enough to compete with the ocean view (Photo Credit: © Schooners).

The Daily Meal's list of the world's best beach eats includes classic seafood dishes, and also less-familiar beachside specialties, like crab bee hoon, frankies, and cod loin al pil pil. Eat barbecued jerk chicken with your fingers from a beach vendor in Boston Bay, Jamaica, cool down with a refreshing cup of Italian granita off the coast of Sicily, or scoop authentic, freshly made guacamole with crispy, fried plantain chips from the beaches of Costa Rica. No matter what you crave, you can taste the local fare without ever leaving the beach.

Bring your bathing suits and your appetite because if there's one thing The Daily Meal loves about the beach more than sand and water, it's food.

- Colleen Laughlin, The Daily Meal

Best Beach Eats