Dubbed Manhattan-by-the-Med, Tel Aviv is lined with miles of white sandy beaches where locals and visitors party from April till October.
The hub of nightlife is the regentrified Port area, and here there's nowhere better than Shalvata to while the night away with sand between your toes.
Cocktails, cool sounds and low-slung sofas on the sands have made this the summer nightspot of choice for Israel's beautiful people, but it's also open for breakfast and doesn't close till the last customer leaves.
Shalvata, Tel Aviv Port, Tel Aviv, Israel
14. Bayside Beach Bar (Jalousie Plantation, St. Lucia)
The specialties here are mojitos and Creole-style tapas, served up either on a deck overlooking the Caribbean or right on the white sands of Sugar Beach.
Some visitors never get further than the hammocks.
Jalousie Plantation, Val des Pitons, Forbidden Beach, La Baie de Silence, Soufriere, St Lucia, W.I.
13. Cerritos Beach Club (Baja California, Mexico)
Family fun overlooking giant waves is what this laid-back club in a surfing town outside Cabo has to offer. A great indoor-outdoor bar serves classic cocktails and sipping tequilas with live jazz on Sundays.
There's fresh seafood, an outdoor pool table, and no attempt to shut out 21st-century life -- plasma screens show the biggest matches simultaneously and management lends guests laptops to check their email.
Cerritos Beach Club, Playa Los Cerritos, Pescadero, Baja California Sur, Mexico
12. Z-Plage (Cannes, France)
An outdoor gourmet restaurant, cabana lounge and redesigned pier stretch along the famous Croisette, creating a glamorous scene for lunch and dinner.
Hundreds of angular white umbrellas punctuate a decor heavy on teak tables, glass paneling and drapes.
The crowd veers from well-financed Russian women to ultra-bronze French playboys stopping off between St. Tropez and Monaco in their vintage sports cars.
During the summer months, the Givenchy Spa sets up treatment cabanas on the beach for private massages and signature facials within splashing sound of the Med.
Z-Plage, Hotel Martinez, 73 La Croisette, Cannes, France
11. Moonshadows (Malibu, California)
Ahough it now has a lot more competition than when it opened its doors some 40 years ago, Moonshadows continues to score because no one else has quite such a dramatic outdoor bar perched right over the rocks and crashing surf along this stretch of Pacific Coast Highway.
Once a steakhouse renowned for its awesome salad bar, it now pushes seafood, though carnivores will find Kobe burgers on the menu.
The Blue Lounge Bar is open seven days a week from before lunch to the small hours, though it may no longer serve the pina colada-ish Moonglow old hippies used to rock up for.
Moon Shadows, 20356 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, Calif.
10. Doyles on the Beach (Watsons Bay, Australia)
Reportedly the world's oldest beach bar, this family-owned operation first opened in 1885. A boat brings visitors to a strip of sandy foreshore where they can crack a frostie and grab fish and chips while enjoying the fabulous panorama of Sydney Harbour.