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The World's Best Beaches of 2019
The World's Best Beaches of 2019
Start planning your beach getaway now — these are the best beaches in the world, according to travelers across the globe in our 2019 Travelers' Choice Awards.
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25 items, updated Feb 2019
8,489
Fernando de Noronha, PE
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Tripadvisor #1 "This was truly a view I will never forget in my life. Such a beautiful and extraordinary place. You cannot describe in words the beauty of it. Magical!"
20,848
Cuba
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Tripadvisor #2 "Beautiful soft white sand beach with never ending vibrant blue and turquoise ocean waters. Clean and swimable with perfect water temperatures."
9,925
Aruba
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Tripadvisor #3 "Beautiful beach! White clean sand. Water is calm and great to swim in. The best!"
8,979
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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Tripadvisor #4 "This is a gorgeous stretch of beach with the background of mountains and a lovely promenade beside it!"
7,158
Providenciales
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Tripadvisor #5 "Grace bay is the most beautiful place. The water is crystal clear. Protected by a barrier reef. Sand is soft and fluffy."
12,290
Clearwater, FL
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Tripadvisor #6 "This beach is so peaceful! Beautiful white sand with very small waves and hundreds of sea shells."
5,982
Lampedusa, Italy
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Tripadvisor #7 "Never been in a place where surfing with lots of fish in the same wave. Spiaggia dei Conigli is one of the marvels of the world. Crystal clear water and as close you can be with nature."
5,860
Grand Cayman
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Tripadvisor #8 "Seven Mile Beach was absolutely beautiful. The view was amazing The beach was clean. The sand was soft. The ocean calm."
7,920
Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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Tripadvisor #9 "The most beautiful beach. The sand is like powder sugar!! It's very clean. No better way to spend the day!"
7,936
Jamaica
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Tripadvisor #10 "One of the most beautiful beaches I’ve visited so far! The softest and finest sand you will ever find! You can walk up and down the beach for miles and miles!"
5,470
Olhos de Agua, Portugal
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Tripadvisor #11 "Quiet secluded beach but stunning views and miles of sand to spend all day enjoying yourselves and not commercialised."
5,932
Arraial do Cabo, RJ
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Tripadvisor #12 "Beach is awesome. It is one of the most beautiful beaches that I had ever been. The way is kind of hard to get but the view and the beach totally worth it!"
5,531
Formentera, Spain
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Tripadvisor #13 "Playa de Ses Illetes is the most beautiful beach in the world. Golden sand,blue sea & amazing views of Ibiza."
9,168
Maui, HI
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Tripadvisor #14 "Long and gorgeous sandy beach, turquoise waters and amazing views are the highlights of this scenic locale."
9,859
Crete, Greece
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Tripadvisor #15 "The most beautiful beach in Crete (together with Elafonissi) and famous for its wild nature, with turquoise waters and white sands turning to amazing shades of pink in some places."
4,236
Havelock Island, India
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Tripadvisor #16 "The Indian Ocean at its best here. Clear blue water and you can swim as you like. Tall trees and green belt around the beach, and guarded on two sides by hills, this makes a perfect setting for a beautiful beach."
11,844
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
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Tripadvisor #17 "The Park’s main is beach is stunningly beautiful. As often noted, it is more crowded than the other park beaches. But once away from the main path, there is plenty of opportunity for space and privacy."
7,642
Sydney, Australia
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Tripadvisor #18 "We enjoyed a day of play at the beach and couldn't get over the beautiful Manly beach. Lots of things to do, but the best by far was playing in the surf."
1,433
Nusa Penida, Indonesia
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Tripadvisor #19 "Yes it is a gruelling walk down and back up. And you will definitely work up a sweat. But it is definitely worth it! Quiet beach at the foot of the cliff. Not overly touristy with some of the softest sand, clearest water and best waves going."
8,523
Bournemouth, UK
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Tripadvisor #20 "Windy nippy air. Beautiful sunset. Colourful pebbles. Good for jogging and Walking pets. Good for beach driving sports and aerosports."
13,929
Crete, Greece
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Tripadvisor #21 "I would say this is one of the best beaches in the world. It is very clean with fine pink sands and the water is crystal clear."
4,821
Protaras, Cyprus
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Tripadvisor #22 "What a great little beach this is, lovely white sands and a shallow slope into the water ideal for young children."
5,864
Surfers Paradise, Australia
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Tripadvisor #23 "When you're visiting "the Goldy" it would be just plain wrong not to take a walk on Surfers beach, a real Aussie Icon!"
4,083
Praslin Island, Seychelles
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Tripadvisor #24 "Anse Lazio is a vast beach, having almost three distinct parts that are divided by boulders. The beach is pristine, as is usual for all other beaches in Seychelles."
1,133
Boa Vista, Cape Verde
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Tripadvisor #25 "18 kilometers of beautiful white sand with turquoise sea & white crabs what more can I say."
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