The Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best awards has named its top 25 beaches in the world.
It may come as a shock to islanders that none of the Channel Islands’ best-loved stretches of sand have made the cut. However, two UK beaches are included in the list.
In at number 13 was Luskentyre on the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides, while Woolacombe Beach in north Devon placed 20th.
Baia do Sancho in Fernando de Noronha, Brazil, was crowned the best beach in the world overall. One reviewer said of it, ‘As you walk through a small trail, you can’t imagine what awaits you. The heavenly view seems like a mirage.’
In second place was Grace Bay Beach in Turks and Caicos, and coming in third was Playa Paraiso in Cayo Largo, Cuba.
Tripadvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best is calculated using 2019 reviews, ratings, and saves shared by its users from across the globe.
The awards take into account the quality and quantity of traveller reviews and ratings specific to each award category.
White sand, rugged coastlines, the works, here are the 25 best beaches in the world, according to Tripadvisor. How many have you visited?
The 25 best beaches for 2020
- Baia do Sancho, Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
- Grace Bay Beach, Turks and Caicos
- Playa Paraiso, Cayo Largo, Cuba
- Spiaggia dei Conigli, Sicily
- Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia, Arraial do Cabo, Brazil
- Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman
- Eagle Beach, Aruba
- Flamenco Beach, Culebra, Puerto Rico
- Varadero Beach, Cuba
- Kleftiko Beach, Milos, Cyclades
- Siesta Beach, Siesta Key, Florida
- Radhanagar Beach, Havelock Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
- Luskentyre, Isle of Harris, Lewis and Harris, Outer Hebrides
- Playa de Ses Illetes, Formentera, Balearic Islands
- La Concha Beach, San Sebastian – Donostia, Spain
- Saint Pete Beach, Florida
- Playa Norte, Isla Mujeres
- Maho Bay Beach, Cruz Bay, St. John
- Bavaro Beach, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
- Woolacombe Beach, Devon, UK
- Elafonissi Beach, Elafonissi, Greece
- Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Islands
- Cala Mariolu, Baunei, Italy
- Balos Lagoon, Kissamos, Greece
- Black Sand Beach, Vik, Iceland
Feature image of Baia do Sancho, Brasil, by Baia do Sancho CCINTRA.