The world’s top smoke-free beaches

Drew Limsky

Most smoking bans originated for indoor spaces — offices, restaurants, bars. Then came public parks and now beaches. As you would expect, California has been out in front of this issue, with smoking bans in effect for beaches in more than 40 cities and municipalities, including all of Los Angeles and Santa Barbara counties.

But the trend is spreading from coast to coast and beyond the shores of the continental U.S. These are 10 of the best spots for smokeless beachcombing.

Click on the image below for a gallery of clean-air beach photos.