Saturday, April 4th 2020, 6:20 pm - You can't fly to them, and social distancing would keep you off them anyway, but gazing wistfully at these sandy beaches from afar wouldn't hurt.
Temperatures are rising, and thoughts are turning toward the world's many, many sandy beaches -- but the COVID-19 pandemic is standing firmly in the way of any dreams you might have of a tropical getaway.
Most international travel is suspended, and even in places where the beach is a short walk or drive away, widespread social distancing will keep those sandy expanses empty.
We can't change the situation, but we can bring the beaches to you -- sort of -- in the form of live webcams from each of the seven oceanside Meccas featured below. They won't leave you with sand between your toes, but they can at least keep the dream alive.