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It’s been a tough year, who doesn’t want a trip to the beach? But you don’t want to go to just any beach. You’re dreaming of fine white sand, calm clear water, palm trees gently swaying in the wind, warm sun and cerulean blue skies.

Travel booking site TripAdvisor ranks U.S. beaches based on the quantity and quality of traveler reviews and ratings for beaches on the site, gathered over a 12-month period. The beaches that got top reviews in 2020 range from Australia’s Whitehaven Beach on the Great Barrier Reef to England’s Bournemouth resort. 

Whether you like surfing the crashing waves of an isolated beach at the foot of a cliff or a peaceful lagoon with a gentle breeze as you sip a cold beer in the shade of a coconut palm, there’s a beach here for you.

Here are the world’s best beaches: 

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1 whitehaven beach whitsunday australia sh
2 santa maria beach Cayo Santa Maria Cuba sh
3 Baia do Sancho brazil sh
4 Grace Bay Beach turks sh
5 Saint Pete Beach sh
6 Turquoise Bay Exmouth Australia sh
7 eagle beach aruba sh
8 Spiaggia dei Conigli bepsy : Shutterstock
9 Ka'anapali Beach sh
10 Baia dos Golfinhos pipa brazil sh
10 Playa de Cofete canary islands spain sh
12 Varadero Beach cuba sh
13 falesia beach algarve portugal sh
14. Maho Bay Beach us virgin islands sh
15 seven mile beach negril jamaica sh
16 La Concha Beach San Sebastian spain sh
17 Playa Norte isla mujeres mexico sh
18 Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman sh
19 Bavaro beach Punta Cana Dominican Republic sh
20 bournemouth england Adrian Baker : Shutterstock
21 balos lagoon greece Gyuszko-Photo : Shutterstock
22 Playa Manuel Antonio costa rica sh
23 Nungwi Beach zanzibar tanzania sh
24 Elafonissi Beach greece crete
25 Plage de Santa Giulia corsica sh