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Photos: 8 American Islands With Warm Weather All Year Long

The weather on these islands is delightful all year round, making them perfect for a winter beach retreat.

  1. This hotel on Amelia Island, Fla., has enviable ocean views.

    (Gary W. Carter/Corbis)
  2. Riding horses along the beach on Amelia Island.

    (Dave G. Houser/Corbis)
  3. Jungle Gardens Alligator Swamp on Avery Island, La.

    (Jan Butchofsky-Houser/Corbis)
  4. The gift shop at McIlhenny Company Tabasco Factory on Avery Island.

    (Courtesy Ron Baker)
  5. The pristine beauty of Caladesi Island State Park, Fla.

    (Courtesy Visit Florida)
  6. The white-sand beaches of Caladesi Island are terrific for sunbathing—and for collecting seashells.

    (Courtesy Bob Hakesley)
  7. Houses, hotels, and restaurants along Avalon Bay on Catalina Island, off the southern California coast.

    (Ralph A. Clevenger/Corbis)
  8. Sunbathers on Santa Catalina Beach.

    (Dave G. Houser/Corbis)
  9. The Casino, an art deco movie house on Catalina Island.

    (Alison Wright/Corbis)
  10. Driftwood on Daufuskie Island, S.C.

    (Bob Krist/Corbis)
  11. A small house on one of Daufuskie Island's rural roads.

    (Bob Krist/Corbis)
  12. Kayaks on rugged Molokai, the least visited major Hawaiian island.

    (Douglas Peebles/Corbis)
  13. Surf rolling over Pohakumauliuli Beach on Molokai Island.

    (Richard A. Cooke/Corbis)
  14. Sand Dunes on South Padre Island, Tex.

    (Bob Daemmrich/Corbis)
  15. Surfers at South Padre Island, a barrier island on the Gulf of Mexico.

    (Erich Schlegel/Dallas Morning News/Corbis)
  16. A man on an outboard canoe on Moon River, Tybee Island, Georgia.

    (John Elk III/Getty)
  17. The Tybee Island Light Station, pretty enough to make it onto a U.S. postage stamp.

    (Bob Krist/Corbis)

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