Who doesn’t love the lure of a good beach? If you’re looking for inspiration for your next beach holiday, here’s some help at hand.
Tripadvisor announced the Best of the Best Beaches for 2023 as part of its annual Traveller’s Choice® Awards. Beaches is the second category to be released in the 2023 awards, following Destinations in January.
Tripadvisor analysed tens of millions of reviews submitted by millions of global travellers over the past 12-months. Looking at the quality and quantity of ratings for beach experiences, it was able to determine travellers’ absolute favourite beaches of the year, providing the best guidance for everyone looking to plan their own unforgettable beach trips this year.
With the world list of beaches spanning the Americas, Africa, Europe, Asia and the South Pacific, this is truly a diverse, global selection. From the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean to the rugged cliff sides and dramatic black sands of Iceland, this year’s rankings give travellers across the globe the opportunity to find their favourite beach.
“As a huge beach fan myself, I know the impossible-to-resist allure of sunshine and turquoise water—and certainly, there’s plenty of that on this year’s list,” said Sarah Firshein, the Head of Editorial at Tripadvisor. “But there are some delightful surprises as well. In addition to the much-loved beaches of Hawaii, the Caribbean, and mainland Europe, our community is really looking to kick up their experiences by embracing the cliffs of Cannon Beach, on the coast of Oregon in the Western United States, and cooler destinations like Reynisfjara Beach in Iceland. So whether you’re looking to pack a windbreaker or a swimsuit, our list has something for a wide range of travellers—and it might even convince the most ardent beach sceptics to embrace some time on the sand.”
So which are the global leaders when it comes to beaches? Without further ado, here are the top 10.
Top 10 Beaches in the World for 2023
Baia do Sancho – Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
Eagle Beach– Aruba, Caribbean
Cable Beach – Broome, Australia
Reynisfjara Beach – Vik, Iceland
Grace Bay Beach – Turks and Caicos, Caribbean
Praia da Falésia– Olhos de Agua, Portugal
Radhanagar Beach – Havelock Island, India
Spiaggia dei Conigli – Sicily, Italy
Varadero Beach – Cuba, Caribbean
Ka’anapali Beach – Maui, Hawaii