The World’s Best Beaches Revealed

If your idea of the perfect holiday is lounging on a warm and beautiful beach, then you might want to check Trip Advisor’s Traveller Choice Awards 2016. Each year Trip Advisor asks its users to vote for their favourite destinations in a number of categories, and this year’s Best Beach awards revealed some fantastic locations.


According to votes, the best beach in the world is Grace Bay in the Caribbean, followed by Baia do Sancho in Brazil and Playa Paraiso in Cuba. Only one European beach made it into the top ten; Playa de Ses Illetes in Spain came in seventh place. Unfortunately no UK beaches made the World Wide or European lists, but Britain’s best beach was voted as Woolacombe Beach in Devon.

Here are the top ten winners;

Top Ten Beaches in the World

  1. Grace Bay – Turks and Caicos
  2. Baia do Sancho – Brazil
  3. Playa Paraiso – Cuba
  4. Anse Lazio – Seychelles
  5. Cayo de Agua – Venezuela
  6. Flamenco Beach – Puerto Rica
  7. Playa de Ses Illetes – Spain
  8. Ngapali Beach – Myanmar
  9. West Bay Beach – Honduras
  10. Nacpan Beach – Philippines

Top Ten Beaches in Europe

  1. Playa de Ses Illetes – Spain
  2. Elafonissi Beach – Greece
  3. Praia da Marinha – Portugal
  4. El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons – Spain
  5. Playa de Bolonia – Spain
  6. Playa de Cofete – Spain
  7. Porto Limnionas Beach – Greece
  8. Iztuzu Beach – Turkey
  9. Fig Tree Bay – Cyprus
  10. Cala Comte – Spain

Top Ten Beaches in the UK

  1. Woolacombe Beach – Devon
  2. Weymouth Beach – Dorset
  3. St. Brelade’s Bay Beach – Jersey
  4. Rhossili Bay – Swansea
  5. Porthmeor Beach – Cornwall
  6. Fistral Beach – Cornwall
  7. Porthminster Beach – Cornwall
  8. Perranporth Beach – Cornwall
  9. Hengistbury Head – Dorset
  10. Luskentyre – Isle of Harris
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