Tripadvisor has unveiled the winners of its 2023 Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best Awards for Beaches.
The annual ranking assesses the quality and quantity of reviews and ratings from Tripadvisor travellers gathered from 1 January to 31 December 2022.
For the sixth time, Baia do Sancho on the volcanic island of Fernando de Noronha off the coast of Brazil has been awarded the title of best beach in the world.
“A beautiful remote beach that can only be reached by descending ladders and stone steps,” reads a Tripadvisor statement about the beach. “The majestic bluffs will take your breath away.”
Australia and Hawaii also made the top 10, while a beach in Norfolk was named the number one beach in the UK.
Aruba’s Eagle Beach came in second place – “tranquil and pristine” – while Cable Beach in Broome, Australia secured third place.
Iceland’s black sand beach Reynisfjara came in fourth place – “this place makes you forget time” – while Grace Bay on Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, came fifth.
Closer to home, Praia da Falésia on Portugal’s Algarve coast came in sixth place. Here, “gorgeous red sand cliffs lead to the green-blue ocean and a white sand beach that seemingly stretches forever.”
And in eighth place, Spiaggia dei Conigli on the island Lampedusa in Sicily is described as “one of the marvels of the world”.
In the list of the top 25 beaches in Europe, Iceland’s Reynisfjara came top, followed by Praia da Falésia and Spiaggia dei Conigli.
La Concha beach in the Spanish city of Donostia-San Sebastian came fourth, while Mallorca’s Playa de Muro beach came in fifth.
Four UK beaches made the list of the top 25 beaches in Europe.
In 12th place, Gorleston-on-Sea beach near Great Yarmouth was praised for its “great water feature and awesome beach”.
A new entry, Tripadvisor said “the three-mile sandy stretch was the backdrop to the Richard Curtis film Yesterday and has hosted famous faces such as Ed Sheeran and Danny Boyle. Located along the picturesque Norfolk coastal path, this Victorian seaside town is a hidden gem, popular with families and surfers alike.”
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