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World's 50 best beaches

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Caribbean idylls, Mediterranean shipwrecks and Norwegian crags: The world’s 50 best beaches revealed… so is your version of paradise on the list?

  • The best beach is Grace Bay in the Caribbean archipelago of Turks and Caicos, according to FlightNetwork
  • Travel site compiled opinions from more than 600 travel journalists, editors, bloggers and agencies for its list
  • Coming in at number two is Whitehaven Beach in Australia; at number three is Anse Lazio in The Seychelles
  • The United States has the most of any country at six; North America has the most of any continent at 17

From the northernmost reaches of Norway to the tropical oases of the Caribbean and the South Pacific, the world is graced with stunningly beautiful beaches.

Powder white beaches amid swaying palm trees and turquoise waters might represent the holiday ideal for some. Others might crave more adventure: perhaps a windswept and craggy coastline with towering volcanoes or snow-capped mountain peaks looming over the shore.

Whatever your tastes, there’s sure to be a beach or two you love in a new list assembled by travel site FlightNetwork. It ranks the world’s 50 best beaches according to the opinions of more than 600 travel journalists, editors, bloggers and agencies. 

Grace Bay in Turks and Caicos, a British Overseas Territory in the Lucayan Archipelago right outside the Caribbean Sea, comes in at Number 1.

Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island in Australia and Anse Lazio on Praslin Island in The Seychelles come in at numbers 2 and 3, respectively.

The United States has the greatest number of beaches on the list, with six. Of these, however, only one is on the mainland. Three are in Hawaii, one is in Puerto Rico and one is in the United States Virgin Islands.

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