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.