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Best of the Best Beaches 2023
Travellers' Choice
Travellers' Choice

Best of the Best Beaches

Top 10 - World

We award Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best to beaches with a high volume of above-and-beyond reviews and opinions from our community over a 12-month period. Each winner has passed our rigorous trust and safety standards. Fewer than 1% of Tripadvisor’s 8 million listings are awarded Best of the Best, signifying the highest level of excellence in travel.

Congrats to all of the 2023 winners and a big thanks to the travellers who made it possible.

Golden sands, rugged coastlines, clear blue waters—this year’s winning beaches are traveller faves for everything from lazy beach days to underwater adventures.



02.
10,421 reviews
Renowned for its iconic Fofoti trees, this pristine beach beckons a trip. There are low-rise hotels and beach resorts lining the shores, but the beach is mostly quiet. The waters are also relatively calm in the designated swimming zones. Boat tours and water activities like snorkeling and jet skiing are popular here as well. If you're lucky, you may even spot turtles nesting or hatching on the shore between March and September. Eagle Beach is also a popular wedding photoshoot location—many newlyweds come to snap their wedding photos against the blissful Caribbean waters. – Tripadvisor
03.
2,746 reviews
Western Australia’s most famous beach is one of the most beautiful in the world, with turquoise waters and impeccable white sand.
04.
2,098 reviews
This stunning black sand beach along the South Coast of Iceland is located beside the small fishing village of Vik i Myrdal. It's known for its dramatic natural landscapes: hexagonal basalt columns, the Halsanefshellir Sea Cave, and large rock formations that rise out of the sea. But be careful when visiting though—the spot is prone to sneaker waves that can crash ashore unexpectedly. Try to keep a safe distance of at least 100 feet from the shoreline, and avoid turning your back towards the waves. This spot is often included as a stop on a full-day tour of the South Coast. – Tripadvisor
05.
7,415 reviews
This beautiful and accessible beach is known for its powder-like shores, warm Caribbean waters, and the off-coast barrier reef that protects the beach from wild Atlantic swells. You won't find much seaweed, rocks, or pollution here—this untouched beach is part of the protected area of Princess Alexandra National Park. Here, you can sunbathe on the soft white sand, walk along the seemingly endless stretch of beach, and try water activities like diving, snorkeling, sailing, and fishing excursions. Grace Bay Beach is the departure point for catamaran sails, snorkeling tours, day and sunset cruises, and more. – Tripadvisor
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10.
9,429 reviews
This stunning three-mile stretch of sand is regarded as one of North America's best beaches, and it's easy to see why. This former Hawaiian royal getaway has crystal clear waters perfect for snorkeling and surfing, against a backdrop of lush mountains. Don't miss the daily cliff diving ceremony at Pu'u Keka'a (Black Rock), held on the northern end of the beach at sunset. For the best views of the beach, take a scenic flight at sunset. If you visit in winter, be sure to take a whale-watching tour. It gets busy, so visit early in the morning for fewer crowds and to snag a good spot on the sand. – Tripadvisor
11.
8,965 reviews
As the name suggests, Siesta Beach is a great spot for a lazy and relaxing day in the sun. Lay on its cool, white, and powdery sand, or take a dip in the crystal clear waters. The kids will love collecting the beautifully shaped shells, too. And don't about the kids—there are lifeguards on duty. While there aren't many beachside food options, you can head to the nearby cafes and oyster bars. Get a beachfront condo to make the most of your stay, or visit for the awesome sunset views on an e-bike tour of Siesta Key. There's even a Siesta Beach drum circle on some days. – Tripadvisor
13.
7,737 reviews
SHOP .....in the sunshine with over 200 stores to explore. Discover funky boutiques in hidden lane ways, wander through the weekend outdoor markets or splurge on a whole new wardrobe on The Corso. At every turn, it's sheer shopping pleasure to satisfy everyone. TASTE .....an amazing array of flavours in over 100 cafes, restaurants, bars and eateries. Whether it's a lingering lunch of classy dining, a sumptuous seafood selection for dinner, fast and fresh takeaway or a walk along the beach front with an ice cream in hand. Any time of day or night, you'll find a taste to tempt. LIVE .....life and discover your hidden talents. Get active with surfing, sailing, scuba diving... and everything in between! Take a dip at the beach, or try your hand at beach volleyball. And when relaxation is on the agenda, treat yourself to a hotel stay or enjoy some pampering at one of our many salons. The perfect place for adventure or to relax and explore. FEEL ..... the sand between your toes after a long day at work. Absorb the geography and the nature that makes Manly special. Nestled between the harbour and the ocean, over 40 beaches and walkways give an escape to the daily grind. Just cast out a fishing line, pack a picnic basket, or bask in the sun. Relax in your favourite spot and soak up the serenity.
14.
5,965 reviews
If you’re looking for a tropical getaway, consider staying at a seafront resort at Seven Mile Beach—sipping on fresh coconut juice while soaking in the Caribbean sun will relax you in no time. Swim in the warm, crystal-clear water, or take a thrilling ride on a banana boat. Snorkel in the coral reefs to spot a wide array of marine life, including stingrays and turtles. The northern end of this bustling stretch is regarded as its best. When it comes to dining, you’ll find everything from food trucks to fine restaurants, all within walking distance from one another. – Tripadvisor
17.
4,600 reviews
This 3.7-mile-long beach has calm and shallow waters (great for kids to swim in) and plenty of water sports available like parasailing and jet skiing. The beach is divided into four sections and is packed with cafés, bars, and designated play areas. One section is an unofficial "nude beach", and another has sand dunes to explore. You can get sunbeds, umbrellas, and personal lockers for a fee, and there are also free-to-use showers. It's also one of the safest beaches in the world, with more than enough lifeguards on duty and a thorough rescue system in place. – Tripadvisor
18.
12,135 reviews
One of Costa Rica's most popular beaches, Playa Manuel Antonio frequently hosts parties and festivals, and it is an ideal destination for avid surfers.
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19,141 reviews
Popularized by the song "The Girl from Ipanema," this world-famous beach gives foreign visitors a sense of life in Rio, displaying a cross-section of different lifestyles, chic boutiques and eateries and luxurious apartment buildings.
21.
3,878 reviews
This public beach on the Western coast of Crete is known for its powdery white and pink sand, stunning sunset views, and tranquil atmosphere. Just a short drive from Kissamos, Falassarna Beach is also a protected nature reserve that’s home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. Stroll along rolling sand dunes, go jet skiing and surfing amid crystal clear waters, or check out the string of seafood tavernas lining the coast. Lounge chairs and umbrellas are available for rental on a first come first serve basis, so come early to secure the best spots right by the sea. – Tripadvisor
23.
8,244 reviews
Just a short ferry ride from Cancun, this stunning stretch is known for its crystal clear turquoise waters and lush palm trees. Lounge on the soft white sand, take a dip in the warm Caribbean Sea, and have fun with beach activities like jet-skiing and parasailing. Book a snorkeling tour to see an array of marine life at the nearby coral reef or a whale shark tour during the summer months. Playa Norte is also home to beach clubs and bars, and restaurants serving traditional Mexican cuisine and seafood. If you can't get enough, consider staying at one of the no-frills beach hotels. – Tripadvisor
24.
6,110 reviews
This horseshoe-shaped tropical beach is perfect for all manner of activities, from kayaking and water sports to sunbathing and picnicking. Besides working on a tan, locals also recommend hiking along the nature trails for spectacular ocean views from the scenic hillsides—especially from the Mountain Top lookout. As Magens Bay is a popular port of call for cruises and a frequent stop on island tours, it does get busy. If you're looking for some peace and privacy, target the fringe areas and visit on weekdays. There's also an entry fee to the beach. – Tripadvisor
25.
10,872 reviews
This lagoon is one of the most photographed spots on the island of Crete, with hypnotizing turquoise waters and a panoramic landscape. There are sunbeds and umbrellas for rent and snacks for sale, but you might want to pack a more substantial meal. Also, check the weather conditions in advance, as the beach can get windy. If you’re planning to drive, bring suitable footwear for the steep trek down from the car park to the beach. Visit early in the morning to experience the lagoon at its most tranquil. Getting the ferry from Kissamos Port is a relaxing and convenient way to reach Belos. – Tripadvisor
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