The Best Beach in the World is Officially in Australia

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The Lucky Country is lucky for many reasons, but one of the main reasons is Australia's bountiful natural beauty. Us Aussies know that Australia's beaches are some of the best beaches in the world, but just in case you need reminding of just how awesome our beaches are, the world’s top 25 beaches have been named in Tripadvisor’s annual Traveller’s Choice Awards and Australia has taken out the top spot - we even beat out Spain!

Whitehaven Beach

Whitehaven Beach
The results are in: Whitehaven Beach is the best beach in the world!

The Best Beaches In The World for 2021 have been named by TripAdvisor and Australia's Whitehaven Beach is officially the Best Beach In The World! Queensland's absolutely breathtaking Whitehaven Beach has been named the best beach in the world thanks to an almost perfect five-star rating on TripAdvisor. 

We're not surprised with these results in the least - Whitehaven Beach is pretty spectacular. The absolutely white sand, turquoise waters, and near-perfect year-round weather make Whitehaven Beach in the Whitsundays the ultimate beach destination. 

Other Australian Beaches Named

Turquoise Bay Exmouth
Turquoise Bay in Exmouth also named one of the world's best beaches 2021.

Queensland is not the only state that's receiving their fifteen minutes of beach fame. Turquoise Bay in Western Australia also received a ranking in the Traveller’s Choice Awards. Whitehaven Beach and Turquoise Bay were pinned against some pretty tough competitors from some of the world's draw-dropping beach destinations like Brazil, Mexico, Hawaii, Turks & Caicos, and even the US Virgin Islands - Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!

Tripadvisor’s Traveller’s Choice Awards: Top 25 Beaches in the World

1. Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island

2. Santa Maria Beach, Cuba

3. Baia do Sancho, Brazil

4. Grace Bay Beach, Turks and Caicos

5. St Pete Beach, Florida

6. Turquoise Bay, Western Australia

7. Eagle Beach, Aruba

8. Spiaggia dei Conigli (Rabbit Beach), Italy

9. Ka’anapali Beach, Hawaii

10. Baía dos Golfinhos, Brazil

11. Playa de Cofete, Fuerteventura

12. Varadero Beach, Cuba

13. Praia da Falésia, Portugal

14. Maho Bay Beach, US Virgin Islands

15. Seven Mile Beach, Jamaica

16. La Concha Beach, Spain

17. Playa Norte, Mexico

18. Seven Mile Beach, Cayman Islands

19. Bavaro Beach, Dominican Republic

20. Bournemouth Beach, Dorset

21. Balos Lagoon, Crete

22. Playa Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

23. Nungwi Beach, Zanzibar Island

24. Elafonissi Beach, Crete

25. Plage de Santa Giulia, Corsica

Keen to visit Whitehaven Beach? A family holiday at Hamilton Island is the way to go. 

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Bob Horgan

Mar 08 2021

You forgot to mention some of the beaches in The Philippines and Thailand. Boracay Beach in South of The Philippines has proved very popular with tourists. So popular that they had to close the Island for six months so the local environment could recover.