Each year, TripAdvisor announce their Traveller’s Choice awards which reveals the top 25 beaches in the world.
From tiny island beaches to major tourist attraction, here are the top 25 beaches in the world. How many have you ticked off the list?
Baia do Sancho, Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
The remote beach, located on the isle of Fernando de Noronha, boasts crystal clear waters and panoramic cliff top views. You follow a small trail to reach the beach, and what awaits you there can only be described as paradise.
Varadero Beach, Varadero, Cuba
This is one of the most well-known beaches in Cuba. The coastline houses hotels and resorts that were built in the 1920s by American celebrities and gangsters including Al Capone. It’s a two hour drive outside the main city of Havana, but it well worth the journey.
Eagle Beach, Oranjestad, Aruba
The secluded beach is famed for its white sand and gnarled Fofoti trees. The prestine waters are the home to nesting sea turtles and the flat water is perfect for water sports.
La Concha Beach, Basque Country, Spain
La Concha Beach is located in San Sebastian on Spain’s north coast and it the highest rated beach in Europe. In the middle of the bay lies a small island, Isla Santa Clara, which beachgoers can swim out too. There they will find a lighthouse, bar, picnic tables and it’s own beach.
Grace Bay Beach, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
The turquoise waters, powdery sand and year round sunshine bring this Caribbean beach into the top 5 beaches in the world.
Clearwater Beach, Florida, US
The highest rated beach in the States is known for its soft white sands, clear and calm waters. It’s also surrounded by amazing restaurants and hotels.
Spiaggia dei Conigli, Sicily, Italy
Located in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, this little alcove beach is known for its colony of loggerhead turtles and impressive crystal clear water.
Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
The long crescent-shaped beach is perfect for snorkelling and other water sports. The soft and clear waters make for the perfect beach to just walk along as well.
Playa Norte, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
This beach is a major tourist attraction for people visiting Mexico as it’s located just off the coast of Cancun. There are plenty of beach bars to sit at for refreshments while admiring the white sands and clear waters.
Seven Mile Beach, Negril, Jamaica
Like many beaches in the Caribbean, this beach is known for its white sand and crystal clear pool like waters that are perfect for snorkelling. It also boasts one of the most beautiful beachside sunsets you will ever see.
Falesia Beach, Algarve, Portugal
The red sand and dramatic cliff sides make this beach one to put on your list. The beach itself is quiet and secluded, perfect for a sunset walk along the water.
Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia, Cabo State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Only two and half hours outside of Rio, this long beach is famous for its turquoise sea and white sands. It’s perfect for swimming and diving.
Playa de Ses Illetes, Formentera, Spain
The small white sand beach is perfect escape from the larger Spanish cities. There are also a few restaurants and bar where you can go quench your thirst after a long day in the sun.
Ka’anapali Beach, Maui, Hawaii
The crystal clear and pristine beach goes on for miles and a lovely boardwalk with plenty of restaurants, shops and craft stores.
Balos Lagoon, Crete, Greece
The famous lagoon of Balos is popular for its turquoise waters and wild natural beauty.
Radhanagar Beach, Andaman and Nicobar Island, India
The Radhanager Beach is known as one of the most beautiful beaches in Asia with a rainforest bordering the pristine strip of white sand.
Playa Manuel Antonio, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Located in Manuel Antonio National Park in Costa Rica, this beach is popular for it’s wildlife spotting with 109 species of mammals and 184 types of birds.
Manly Beach, Sydney, Australia
The famous Manly Beach in Sydney is popular with holidaymakers and surfers alike. Each year it attracts 8 million beachgoers. You can reach it by taking a stunning ferry ride across the famous Sydney harbour.
Kelingking Beach, Bali, Indonesia
The secluded cove is edged by turquoise waters, steep cliff and headlands which make for a stunning Instagram shot.
Bournemouth Beach, Dorset, England
The highest rated beach in UK is rated as such due to its clean golden sand and clear blue waters.
Elafonissi Beach, Crete, Greece
The beach is famous for its pink sand which is coloured that way due to the pink hue of the coral. The waters are warm, shallow and crystal clear.
Fig Tree Bay, Protaras, Cyprus
The family-friendly shallow waters and beautiful sands make this one of the top rated beaches in Europe. There is also plenty of water sports on offer here.
Surfers Paradise Beach, Queensland, Australia
Located on the famous Australian Gold Coast this beach is popular for both surfers and swimmers, year round.
Anse Lazio, Praslin Island, Seychelles
Visitors praise the white sand and crystal clear waters, saying it is a must visit destination for your Seychelles trip.
Santa Monica Beach, Boa Vista, Cape Verde
The 22 km stretch of beach sits on the Atlantic Ocean and is perfect for experience surfers. Visitors can also get to the secluded parts of the beach by Quad bik.