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Lucky Bay, Australia, with kangaroos hopping around
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This stunning beach has been named the best in the world for 2023

A new ranking by World’s 50 Best Beaches features destinations in Australia, Mexico, Greece, the Seychelles and more

Ed Cunningham
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Ed Cunningham

When it comes to picking out the world’s best beaches, there’s a lot to consider. After all, beyond a solid amount of sun, sea and sand, everyone looks for different things in their ideal beach. Pristine sand and crystal clear waters? A stunning natural backdrop? Solid party vibes? All of that comes into play and much, much more. 

The latest to have a go at ranking the planet’s finest stretches of sand is the World’s 50 Best Beaches, which has recently come out with the 2023 edition of its annual list. To come up with their ranking, the site enlisted the help of over 750 travel journalists, experts and influencers.

The site says it is ‘without any doubt the most accurate and well-researched list of beaches ever compiled’. Which, if you ask us, is certainly up for debate. After all, we do have our own dazzling (and rather excellent, if you ask us) ranking of the best beaches in the world.

Top of the World’s 50 Best Beaches’ list was Lucky Bay in Esperance, western Australia. This five-kilometre beach is famous for its white sands and turquoise waters, as well as being a great spot for diving, canoeing and watching kangaroos hop around on the sand.

Next up in the list was Anse Source D’Argent in the Seychelles, which got a nod thanks to its stunning granite boulders, followed by Hidden Beach, a small cove in the Philippines only accessible by boat.

Here are the top ten beaches in the world right now, according to the list by World’s 50 Best Beaches.

  1. Lucky Bay, Australia
  2. Anse Source D’Argent, Seychelles
  3. Hidden Beach, Philippines
  4. Whitehaven Beach, Australia
  5. One Foot Island, Cook Islands
  6. Trunk Bay, US Virgin Islands
  7. Honopu Beach, USA
  8. Reynisfjara Beach, Iceland
  9. Navagio Beach, Greece
  10. Balandra Beach, Mexico

You can read the full list of the top 50 beaches for yourself here

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