It’s summer, and the sandy shores and wild waves are calling. These bird’s eye view images capture all the vivid colors, strong shapes, and sweeping lines of the beach—where nature and man come together. From crowded coasts littered with umbrellas to far-flung island retreats, enjoy these 37 aerial photos of beaches and coastal islands around the world. Scroll down!

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