Thursday, August 8, 2019

The 50 best beaches in the world for 2019 revealed

Whether it's a tropical paradise with white sand and crystal clear water or a dramatic coastline with rugged cliffs, beautiful beaches can be found in every corner of the world, so deciding where to throw down one's towel can be tricky.

Luckily, assistance has arrived in the form of a ranking of the top 50 stretches of sand for 2019.
It has been compiled by Big 7 Travel, which drew up the list from a poll that quizzed 6,105 of its readers about their favourite spots. Data from review sites, Blue Flag status rankings and the opinions of its editorial team were also named as sources.

The best-ranked beach is Zlatni Rat, also known as Golden Horn Beach, in Brac, Croatia, which is famous for its unusual shape.

Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island in Australia comes second, while Fig Tree Bay in Cyprus is third, Grace Bay in Turks and Caicos is fourth and the Secret Lagoon in El Nido in the Philippines is fifth.
Scroll down to see a run-down, ranked in reverse order, of the 50 most stunning beaches on earth.
50. Diani Beach, Kenya

49. Ngapali Beach, Myanmar

48. Lucky Bay, Esperance, Australia

47. Glass Beach, California

46. Tangalle Beach, Sri Lanka

45. Amanohashidate, Kyoto, Japan

44. Koekohe Beach, New Zealand

43. Champagne Beach, Vanuatu

42. Monterosso Al Mare, Italy

41. Belle Mare, Mauritius

40. Monach Islands, Scotland

39. Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

38. Golden Sands Beach, Bulgaria

37. Agiba Beach, Marsa Matrouh, Egypt

36. Gouverneur, St. Barts

35. Psarou Beach, Mykonos

34.  Praia do Camilo, Lagos, Portugal

33. Corniche Beach, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

32. Jagodna Bay, Hvar, Croatia

31. Palombaggia Beach, Corsica

30. Seven Mile Beach, Negril, Jamaica

29. Seven Mile Beach, Cayman Islands

28. Ao Tanot Bay, Koh Tao, Thailand

27. South Beach, Miami

26. Elafonisi Beach, Crete, Greece

25. Seminyak Beach, Bali

24. Baia delle Zagare, Italy

23. Maundays Bay, Anguilla

22. Pedn Vounder, Cornwall, UK

21. Sunset Beach, Oahu, Hawaii

20. Maho Beach, St John, US Virgin Islands

19. Playa del Amor, Mexico

18. Vaerøy Beach, Norway

17. Horseshoe Bay, Bermuda

16. Matira Beach, Bora Bora, French Polynesia

15. Tunnels Beach, Kauai, Hawaii

14. Seagrass Bay, Laucala Island, Fiji

13. Cala Saona, Formentera, Spain

12. Boulders Bay, Cape Town, South Africa

11. Keem Bay, Mayo, Ireland

10. Pig Beach, The Bahamas

9. Kanuhura, Lhaviyani Atoll, Maldives

8. Playa Ruinas, Quintana Roo, Mexico

7. Source d'Argent, Seychelles

6. Reynisfjara Beach, Vík í Mýrdal, Iceland

5. Secret Lagoon, El Nido, Philippines

4. Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos

3. Fig Tree Bay, Protaras, Cyprus

2. Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Islands, Australia

1. Zlatni Rat (Golden Horn Beach), Brac, Croatia