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Best of the Best Beaches 2024
Travellers’ Choice Awards
Travellers’ Choice Awards

Best of the Best Beaches

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Golden sands, rugged coastlines, clear blue waters—this year’s winning beaches are traveller faves for everything from lazy beach days to underwater adventures.

The Travellers’ Choice Awards Best of the Best title celebrates the highest level of excellence in travel. It’s awarded to those who receive a high volume of above-and-beyond reviews and opinions from the Tripadvisor community over a 12-month period. Out of our 8 million listings, fewer than 1% achieve this milestone.


Praia da Falésia is known for its dramatic cliffs, golden sands, and sparkling blue waters. Sunbathe on the huge shore, go swimming or body surfing in the waves, or stroll along the scenic footpath on top of the cliffs and check out the incredible views. The beach has been awarded Blue Flag recognition for its cleanliness, plus there are restrooms, a snack bar, and it's easy to get to via public transportation.
Great for
 Coffee Shop
 Free Parking
 Wellness
 Sports
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I came here for the 1st time in May to thos stunning beach, breathtaking I'm back in Olhos now and going tomorrow 🇵🇹 🇵🇹 🇵🇹
    suewJ5424BL
    @suewJ5424BL
    Reviewed June 2024
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gorgeous beach with miles of golden sand. Access isn’t easy but various points that take you down to the sand and sea. Not a piece of rubbish in sight. Perfect for a morning stroll or evening wander.
    KevAndDulce
    @KevAndDulce
    Reviewed June 2024
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We went there at half 5am cause we went to see the sun rise. But unfortunately it didn't rise from that location. But when it started to get bright it looked like a beautiful place
    P851ZItarah
    @P851ZItarah
    Reviewed June 2024
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a fabulous beach with soft sand and interesting rock pools at low tide. Plenty of deck chairs and umbrellas for 20€ a day (2 bed and Brolly). There is also a Massage hut near the entrance to the beach (50€ full body) and it’s one of the best I’ve ever had. The O Golfinho restaurant serves snacks and meals, and I’d definitely recommend the strawberry or mango daiquiri… well worth a visit.
    65nickyk
    @65nickyk
    Reviewed May 2024
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Attractive place ! Praia do Falesia Olhos de Agua..Beautiful and has a finest golden Sandy Beaches. Featuring a nice and beauriful Ocean clean. Clear water & blue color. And a mountain high. Red brown of the color is a nice Opportunately. The place is greatful. Is on the eye of a tourist attraction. Super gorgeous. At the Portugal. Praua do Falesia beach. A lot of magnificent rocks and shell around. A must..
    rodalitab
    @rodalitab
    Reviewed May 2024

02.
5.0 of 5 bubbles6,519 reviews
Unbelievably blue waters and white sand set the scene at Spiaggia dei Conigli. It's a peaceful beach, perfect for relaxing, soaking up the sun, and swimming. There's lots of marine life to check out, and you might even spot some wildlife on the shore. Parking's free, and it's easy to get to via public transportation.
Great for
 Free Parking
 Athletic Wear Recommended
 Public Transportation Nearby
 Pets Allowed
03.
4.5 of 5 bubbles9,252 reviews
La Concha Beach is an iconic spot right in the city, with a huge sandy shore and clear, blue waters. The atmosphere is lively, and it's a great place for families. There's lots to do, from surfing to swimming, and more. Be sure to bring your camera: the panoramic views are next-level.
Great for
 Good for cold day
 Wheelchair Accessible
 Pushchair Accessible
 Entertainment
04.
4.5 of 5 bubbles9,454 reviews
With its gentle waves, soft sand, and blue waters, you could easily spend all day relaxing at Ka'anapali Beach—but there's so much to do. Go swimming or snorkelling, then check out the local handicraft market. The beach is easy to get to and also has public restrooms and nearby shops. Pro tip: Get there in the early morning to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and stay to catch the stunning sunset.
Great for
 Service Animals Allowed
 Cultural spot
 Wellness
 Athletic Wear Recommended
05.
5.0 of 5 bubbles7,447 reviews
Grace Bay Beach is a scenic spot with powdery-white sand and bright blue waters. Relax on the shore, swim in the calm sea, try some water sports—you can really do it all. Its barrier reef creates perfect conditions for diving and snorkelling (you might even spot some turtles!). At the end of the day, go for a walk along the beach and catch the breathtaking sunset.
Great for
 Activity
 Food & Drink
 Credit Cards Accepted
 Service Animals Allowed
06.
4.5 of 5 bubbles4,263 reviews
Surrounded by greenery and rock formations, Anse Lazio is a dreamy beach with soft, white sand and unbelievably blue waters—perfect for swimming and snorkelling. Enjoy cocktails and fruit under shady palm trees, then take in the stunning sunset. The beach is pretty wide, so it's usually easy to find a spot where you can hang out for the day and relax.
Great for
 Coffee Shop
 Free Parking
 Public Transportation Nearby
 Pets Allowed
07.
4.5 of 5 bubbles7,769 reviews
Manly Beach is at the centre of everything—literally. Just a quick ride from the Sydney CBD, it's surrounded by shops, cafes, and more. Go swimming or surfing in the warm waters (there's a netted area for swimming plus lifeguards on duty), or take a dip in the saltwater pool. Then, go for a stroll along the long beach walkway and take in the panoramic views.
Great for
 Wheelchair Accessible
 Gift Shop
 Food & Drink
 Pushchair Accessible
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4.5 of 5 bubbles10,531 reviews
Great for families or anyone who just wants a relaxing beach day, Eagle Beach is an uncrowded spot with soft, white sand, calm waves, and spectacular sunset views. Amenities like restrooms, free parking, public transportation, and friendly beach staff make it a convenient choice, plus there's lots to do like swimming, snorkelling, and other outdoor sports.
Great for
 Service Animals Allowed
 Cultural spot
 Free Parking
 Wellness
09.
4.5 of 5 bubbles8,648 reviews
Whether you want to relax or fill your day with activities, Siesta Beach delivers. Kick back on the white sand, go swimming in the clear water, play some outdoor sports, or simply admire the sunset—it's up to you. The family-friendly beach is easy to get to via public transportation, offers wheelchair access, and has plenty of parking, restrooms, and a small concession stand. There are a variety of shops and lively restaurants nearby, too.
Great for
 Parks
 Wheelchair Accessible
 Pushchair Accessible
 Cultural spot
10.
4.5 of 5 bubbles21,312 reviews
Varadero Beach has everything you'd expect from a picture-perfect beach: Golden sand, turquoise-blue water, and stunning sunsets. The gentle waves are perfect for swimming, snorkelling, or kayaking. Hop on a catamaran, go fishing, play a round of beach volleyball, walk along the shore—there's lots to do. Or just kick back and enjoy the beautiful, natural scenery (you really can't go wrong).
Great for
 Activity
 Entertainment
 Wellness
 Athletic Wear Recommended
11.
4.5 of 5 bubbles3,606 reviews
Playa Pilar is a tranquil beach with gorgeous teal-blue water, powdery-white sand, and stunning views. Soak up the sun (there's plenty of shady spots, too), then go snorkelling in the shallow, warm sea. There's also free parking, restrooms, and a coffee shop—it really has it all.
Great for
 Coffee Shop
 Free Parking
 Public Transportation Nearby
 Bar
12.
4.5 of 5 bubbles3,019 reviews
Balandra Beach is a secluded spot home to volcanic cliffs, mangroves, and a unique Mushroom Rock. Go snorkelling in the vibrant blue waters, or kayaking, bird-watching, or clam-catching. Pro tip: Be sure to wear water shoes and reef-safe sunscreen.
Great for
 Hidden Gems
 Free Parking
 Wellness
 Athletic Wear Recommended
13.
4.5 of 5 bubbles2,117 reviews
Reynisfjara Beach is a all drama: Powerful waves crash against mesmerising black sand, and dolomite caves are waiting to be explored. Bring your drone (they're allowed here), and capture unreal views of lava formations and basalt columns, or take a walk and check out the puffins that call the beach home.
Great for
 Good for cold day
 Adventurous
 Free Parking
 Pets Allowed
14.
4.5 of 5 bubbles4,969 reviews
There's so much to explore at Poipu Beach Park. An enclosed cove makes it a safe spot for children, and the shallow, warm water and gentle waves create perfect conditions for snorkelling (check out the lava rocks to see lots of colourful fish). On the shore, see Hawaiian monk seals lazily lounging, and as the sun sets, you might even spot sea turtles making their way onto the beach for the night.
Great for
 Parks
 Pushchair Accessible
 Service Animals Allowed
 Cultural spot
15.
4.5 of 5 bubbles5,997 reviews
Miles of ultra-white sand and crystal-clear water make up Seven Mile Beach. It's a relaxing, family-friendly spot, perfect for barefoot walks and catching beautiful sunsets. There are endless water sports—from snorkelling to diving—plus amenities like free parking and restrooms.
Great for
 Activity
 Cultural spot
 Free Parking
 Athletic Wear Recommended
16.
4.5 of 5 bubbles8,072 reviews
Stretching 3 kilometres, Playa de Las Canteras is an accessible, family-friendly beach with dedicated areas for surfing and bodyboarding, and lots of marine life (perfect for snorkelling!). Check out the giant sand sculptures on the shore, or stroll along the lively promenade lined with shops, bars, and restaurants. Be sure to stay for sunset: The views are next-level.
Great for
 Nightlife
 Wheelchair Accessible
 Gift Shop
 Food & Drink
17.
4.5 of 5 bubbles19,174 reviews
Ipanema Beach is a lively, popular beach with tons of things to do—go surfing, play volleyball, and more. Get there in the morning for a relaxing sunrise stroll, then stay through the day as things start to heat up. Stop by one of the outdoor bars for coconut milk, cold drinks, and snacks, and round things out by catching an incredible sunset.
Great for
 Food & Drink
 Credit Cards Accepted
 Entertainment
 Coffee Shop
18.
4.5 of 5 bubbles12,163 reviews
Playa Manuel Antonio is a scenic beach with warm, calm waters and soft white sand surrounded by lush greenery and lots of wildlife (keep your eyes peeled for monkeys, pelicans, and more). The beach offers a wide range of activities including surfing, body surfing, parasailing, and horseback riding. Relax in the shade or grab some food and drinks while taking in the stunning sunset views.
Great for
 Paid Entry
 Featuring Animals
 Athletic Wear Recommended
 Public Transportation Nearby
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19.
4.5 of 5 bubbles3,923 reviews
Pink sand, blue waters, stunning mountains, incredible sunsets—Falassarna Beach is all about the view. Once you take it all in, go swimming, snorkelling, or relax in the soft sand, then grab a bite at a nearby bar or coffee shop. The beach is great for families, and has free amenities like restrooms and parking.
Great for
 Pushchair Accessible
 Coffee Shop
 Free Parking
 Sports
20.
4.5 of 5 bubbles2,767 reviews
Soft, white sand and unbelievably blue water makes Nungwi Beach a postcard-perfect spot. It's a lively, buzzing beach with lots to do: From snorkelling among the well-preserved coral reefs to treating yourself to a relaxing massage. Get a taste of local culture at the nearby market, and be sure to stay to catch the incredible sunset.
Great for
 Gift Shop
 Coffee Shop
 Cultural spot
 Sports
21.
4.5 of 5 bubbles1,620 reviews
Kelingking Beach dazzles with its stunning cliff formations, powder-white sand, and blue-green sea. It's easy to get to and has ample parking, yet still maintains a secluded, relaxed vibe (bonus: it also has restrooms). The clear water is perfect for snorkelling and exploring underwater life, and the sunsets are truly photo-worthy.
Great for
 Physical activity
 Good for Adrenaline Seekers
 Adventurous
 Hidden Gems
22.
4.5 of 5 bubbles7,732 reviews
Nissi Beach is a beautiful sandy cove with powdery white sand, bright blue water, and a lively party vibe. There are lots of amenities, like sun loungers, restrooms, and free parking. Children can splash around in the shallow surf, and adults can go jet-skiing or paddling. At the end of the day, grab a bite at a nearby restaurant and take in the gorgeous sunset views.
Great for
 Credit Cards Accepted
 Entertainment
 Coffee Shop
 Free Parking
23.
4.5 of 5 bubbles4,599 reviews
Surrounded by mountains, Myrtos Beach is a scenic spot, perfect for a peaceful beach day. Take a dip in the cobalt blue waters or go snorkelling, then grab a bite at a coffee shop nearby. It rarely gets crowded, so there's plenty of space to hang out and just enjoy the relaxed atmosphere.
Great for
 Coffee Shop
 Free Parking
 Pets Allowed
 Bar
24.
4.5 of 5 bubbles8,268 reviews
Soft, white sand and shallow, clear water makes Playa Norte a perfect spot for a relaxing beach day. It's easy to get to and free to enter, plus there are lots of places to grab a bite nearby. Spend the day snorkelling and catch the sunset at dusk, then go for an evening stroll along the shore.
Great for
 Gift Shop
 Food & Drink
 Entertainment
 Coffee Shop
25.
4.5 of 5 bubbles16,071 reviews
Muro Alto Beach is a peaceful shore known for its unique natural pool formations. Lush vegetation surrounds white sand, and the waveless water (great for children!) creates a relaxing atmosphere. Go kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, or snorkelling by the coral reef (there's lots of sea life), or take a dip in the calm ocean.
Great for
 Activity
 Food & Drink
 Credit Cards Accepted
 Entertainment
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