Summer and beach weather are on the way so get inspired with some of the best beaches from across the U.S and Mexico. Once you've found the right beach, pick your perfect vacation rental on Tripping and get ready to soak up the sun.

1. Lanikai Beach, Hawaii

This tiny half mile stretch of gorgeous white sand and crystal clear water is constantly ranked among the best beaches in the world for good reason.

The picturesque islets seen in the distance are the Na Mokulua (Hawaiian for 'the two islands'). The view is amazing any time of day but watching a full moon rise over the islets is a truly special site.

2. Siesta Beach, Florida

Unlike most beaches in the world, the sand at Siesta Beach isn't made from pulverised coral but is instead almost 100% quartz.

This makes Siesta home to some of the whitest and finest sand in the world, one of the many reasons you have to see this beach in person to fully understand its beauty.

3. Playa Delfines, Cancun

Playa Delfines is a postcard-perfect beach and easily one of the most unique spots in Cancun.

Unlike a lot of other popular spots in the area, this beach can lack heavy crowds due to being a little less developed. Anyone who has been to Cancun will tell you that is definitely a good thing.

4. Laguna Beach, California

Laguna Beach is one of many great beach spots southern California has to offer. With seven miles of beautiful Pacific coastline it's easy to find somewhere to surf, dive or just hang out depending on your mood.

Once your done exploring Laguna's main beach head down to Thousand Step Beach for some breath-taking views out over the Pacific or enjoy the thriving local arts scene.

5. Ka'anapali Beach, Hawaii

Ka'anapali Beach definitely warrants a return to Hawaii to round off this list. Maui is a clear tourist favourite and this beach proves why with great ocean conditions, clear blue water and seemingly endless white sand.

Perhaps best of all is the amazing snorkelling to be done around Black Rock. The prominent rocky peninsula is home to a huge variety of marine life and visibility is extremely good.

Start planning your beach getaway now with amazing vacation rentals for these locations and anywhere else in the world on Tripping. This article was written by Ben Crock, Tripping Blogger.