Sydney Makes the Cut of the Best Beaches in the World for 2024

  • Mums & Bubs

Alright beach bums and sunseekers, buckle up because the ultimate beach showdown has dropped, and guess what? Australia's scored a spot on the global stage – but just by the skin of our sun-kissed noses. Tripadvisor have rolled out the red beach towel for their 'Best of the Best Beaches of 2024' list, and spoiler alert: only one Aussie hotspot has made the cut.

Before you get your boardies in a twist wondering which sandy slice of paradise is flying the flag for us, we'll give you a hint: it's one of Sydney's most iconic beaches (no, not Bondi!).

Sydney Makes the Cut of the Best Beaches in the World for 2024

Manly Beach among the best beaches in the world 2024
A Sydney beach has been named among the best beaches in the world 2024. 

Tripadvisor, in their infinite wisdom, have dropped their Best of the Best Beaches of 2024 list, and it's like the Oscars for beaches – only the crème de la crème get a nod. These spots are the ones that have globetrotters and locals alike raving online, and snagging a spot on this list is tougher than finding a parking spot at Bondi on a hot day (no pun intended, because it's not Bondi that's at the top of the list this time mwahaha.)

So, which Aussie icon waved its way into the hearts of beach lovers worldwide? Drumroll, please... It's Manly Beach! Nestled in Sydney's Northern Beaches, Manly has officially grabbed the globe's attention and landed itself in 7th heaven (or 7th place, but who's counting).

For those who've never had the pleasure, Manly Beach isn't just a pretty face; it's got the goods. We're talking primo surf breaks, a smorgasbord of seaside eats, and vibes for days. It's the kind of place that makes you want to quit your job, buy a van, and take up surfing full-time. Plus, with a 4.5 rating from a whopping 7,751 reviews, it's clear this beach is doing something right.

Little Manly Beach
We're also big fans of nearby Little Manly Beach.

So, next time you're feeling beachy, why not hit up Manly and see what the fuss is about? And once you've ticked that off your list, maybe it's time to start plotting which international sandy spots you're going to sprawl out on next. Tripadvisor's list has got everything from Portugal to Hawaii making the cut, so start saving those pennies – beach paradise awaits!

The Top 25 Best Beaches in the World for 2024

  1. Praia da Falésia, Portugal
  2. Spiaggia dei Conigli, Italy
  3. La Concha Beach, Spain
  4. Ka’anapali Beach, Hawaii
  5. Grace Bay Beach, Turks and Caicos
  6. Anse Lazio, Seychelles
  7. Manly Beach, Australia
  8. Eagle Beach, Aruba 
  9. Siesta Beach, Florida
  10. Varadero Beach, Cuba
  11. Playa Pilar, Cuba
  12. Balandra Beach, Mexico
  13. Reynisfjara Beach, Iceland
  14. Poipu Beach Park, Hawaii
  15. Seven Mile Beach, Cayman Islands 
  16. Playa de Las Canteras, Spain 
  17. Ipanema Beach, Brazil
  18. Playa Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica 
  19. Falassarna Beach, Greece 
  20. Nungwi Beach, Tanzania
  21. Kelingking Beach, Indonesia
  22. Nissi Beach, Cyprus 
  23. Myrtos Beach, Greece 
  24. Playa Norte, Mexico 
  25. Muro Alto Beach, Brazil 

Hero image via Destination NSW.

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