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The Best Beaches in the World

Whether you like surfing, snorkeling, sunning, swimming, or sipping Mai Tais, the perfect beach is out there.
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There's nothing quite like a day at the beach. Bury your toes in warm white sand, soak up the sun and cool off in clear blue salty water. Some beaches are coveted for their isolation and natural beauty, others for their lively crowds, bars and restaurants, amenities and an array of activities.

TripAdvisor gives its Travelers Choice best beaches awards based on the quantity and quality of traveler reviews and ratings for beaches on their site, gathered over a 12-month period. The travel site rated 352 beaches overall, including a top 25 world list and dedicated lists for several countries and continents. Clearwater Beach in Florida won best in the U.S.

So whether you like surfing, snorkeling, sunning, swimming, or sipping Mai Tais, from Mexico to Greece, Bali to Bournemouth, the perfect beach is out there, somewhere. Here are the best beaches in the world.

1. Baia do Sancho
Baia do Sancho, Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
2. Varadero Beach
Varadero Beach, Varadero, Cuba
3. Eagle Beach
Eagle Beach Eagle Beach, Aruba
4. La Concha Beach
La Concha Beach, San Sebastian-Donostia, Spain
5. Grace Bay Beach
Grace Bay Beach, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
6. Clearwater Beach
7. Spiaggia dei Conigli
8. Seven Mile Beach
9. Playa Norte
10. Seven Mile Beach
11. Falesia Beach
12. Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia
13. Playa de Ses Illetes
14. Ka'anapali Beach
15. Balos Lagoon
16. Radhanagar Beach
17. Playa Manuel Antonio
18. Manly Beach
19. Kelingking Beach
20. Bournemouth Beach
21. Elafonissi Beach
22. Fig Tree Bay
23. Surfers Paradise Beach
24. Anse Lazio
25. Santa Monica Beach
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