06/05/2015 01:10 pm ET Updated Jun 08, 2016

Secluded Beaches Worth The Trek

What comes to mind when you think of the perfect beach? Do you hear the sound of ocean waves crashing on the shore, feel white sand shifting beneath your feet? Maybe there are even a few surfboards or kayaks waiting nearby.

Whatever your ideal sandy spot, we're willing to bet it doesn't include crowds of tourists and big umbrellas blocking your ocean view. When it comes down to it, your own section of paradise should be just that -- your very own.

Buying a slice of paradise might not fit into your budget, but there are a few spots around the world where you can still enjoy a mostly empty stretch of sand and coast. From Florida to South Africa, we've highlighted some of the most breathtakingly beautiful secluded beaches on the planet. These 19 spots might be tough to find and hard to access, but they are worth the trek.

Secluded Beaches Worth the Trek

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- Diana Gerstacker, The Active Times

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