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Baia do Sancho in Brazil was awarded the top spot on the Best of Best beaches of the World list. Photo: canva

Top 25 Beaches of the World: Where are they?

‘Golden sands, rugged coastlines, clear blue waters’ – these are the things that describe TripAdvisor’s Top 25 Beaches of the World.

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Baia do Sancho in Brazil was awarded the top spot on the Best of Best beaches of the World list. Photo: canva

Best of the best beaches

Chances are you know them, you’ve visited them or you absolutely DREAM of laying on them someday – TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice best beaches of the world 2023 has been listed.

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Each year, the travel website reveals its best of the best world lists, and beaches are certainly not to be forgotten. According to the website, this year’s winning beaches were traveller favourites for everything from lazy beach days to underwater adventures.

And although South Africa has some stunning beaches that, we think, should have made the list, one African country did feature, while the beaches of Spain, Australia and Greece took more than one spot.

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The incredible blue waters of Nungwi Beach in Zanzibar – the only African beach to feature on the list. Photo: canva

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Here are the Top 25 Beaches from around the world:

  1. Baia do Sancho, Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
  2. Eagle Beach, Palm – Eagle Beach, Aruba
  3. Cable Beach, Broome, Australia
  4. Reynisfjara Beach, Vik, Iceland
  5. Grace Bay Beach, Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos
  6. Praia da Falésia, Olhos de Agua, Portugal
  7. Radhanagar Beach, Havelock Island, India
  8. Spiaggia dei Conigli, Lampedusa, Italy
  9. Varadero Beach, Varadero, Cuba
  10. Ka’anapali Beach, Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii
  11. Siesta Beach, Siesta Key, Florida
  12. Driftwood Beach, Jekyll Island, Golden Isles of Georgia, Georgia
  13. Manly Beach, Sydney, Australia
  14. Seven Mile Beach, Seven Mile Beach, Cayman Islands
  15. La Concha Beach, San Sebastian – Donostia, Spain
  16. Kelingking Beach, Nusa Penida, Indonesia
  17. Playa de Muro Beach, Majorca, Spain
  18. Playa Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
  19. Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  20. Nungwi Beach, Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
  21. Falassarna Beach, Crete, Greece
  22. Nissi Beach, Ayia Napa, Cyprus
  23. Playa Norte, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
  24. Magens Bay, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
  25. Balos Lagoon, Crete, Greece