What nature has created, mankind has enjoyed – from majestic mountains to crystal-clear turquoise waves gently lapping at immaculate white sand beaches.

But, man has picked up where nature left off to create man-made beach paradises with results that are just as stunning as if it were the real thing. Most of the time, you won't even be able to tell the difference, and if you can, you probably won't care.

Check out some of the most beautiful artificial beaches in the world.