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Top 10 beaches in the world

The 2014 Traveller’s Choice Awards from Trip Advisor have rated these beaches as being the top 10 beaches in the world. Trip Advisor is one of the world’s largest travel sites and builds its ratings from its huge travel community.

Rhossili Bay in Wales, voted the ninth best beach in the WORLD, so being on our doorstep it has got to be worth a flying visit at some point!

1. Baia do Sancho, Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

“Truly spectacular, from the walkway on the cliff above and on the beach itself. Idyllic.”

Best time to go: Year-round

2. Grace Bay, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

“Powder-soft, white sand. Green water, fading to turquoise graduating to purple on the horizon. Amazing!”

Best time to go: Year-round

3. Flamenco Beach, Culebra, Puerto Rico

“Crystal clear waters – finest in the world. The clarity and colour on a clear day at Flamenco Beach is spectacular”

Best time to go: Year-round

4. Rabbit Beach, Lampedusa, Islands of Sicily

“The sand is golden, the water is crystal clear and there are plenty of fish for snorkeling.”
Best time to go: May – September

5. Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island, Australia

“Absolutely spectacular. Nothing but pure, pristine beach. Shallow, warm, clear water.”
Best time to go: Year-round

6. Playa de Ses Llletes, Formentera, Balearic Islands

“Endless sea, fine sand, spectacular views, yachts, fancy stalls, Ibiza on the horizon.”
Best time to go: Year-round

7. Anse Lazio, Praslin Island, Seychelles

“Picture perfect in every way. Gorgeous beach and the bluest water ever!”
Best time to go: Year-round

8. Lanikai Beach, Kailua, Hawaii

“Not easy to find, which makes the discovery all the better. It’s like stepping into a postcard.”
Best time to go: Year-round

9. Rhossili Bay, Swansea, Wales

“Truly the most beautiful beach. The sheer scale and wildness of the location add to the majesty.”
Best time to go: July – September

10. Playa Norte, Isla Mujeres

“Perfect white sand, endless warm shallow water and a relaxed, casual vibe.”
Best time to go: Year-round

If any of these beaches have whetted your appetite for your next holiday, call us on 01923 284148 or email us at We would be delighted to help you to plan your trip whilst you sit back and imagine watching your own footprints etched in the sand of one of the best beaches in the world!

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