MNN Galleries

8 of the greatest eco-friendly beaches in the world

June 18, 2010, 11:45 a.m.
Oahu

Photo: Oahu Visitors Bureau

1 of 10

8 of the greatest eco-friendly beaches in the world

Some beaches suffer from pollution, but there are many gorgeous, pristine escapes that offer a sanctuary to wildlife and travelers alike. We scoured the planet to find the most spectacular shorelines — and, no surprise, most of our top choices are on protected land or are nearly impossible to reach. (Text: Julie Knapp)