TripAdvisor just ranked the world’s best beaches – and only one Australian spot made the list


TripAdvisor just released its 2024 Travellers’ Choice Award for the world’s best beaches – and just one Australian foreshore has made the cut.
Manly has ranked seventh on TripAdvisor’s Best Beaches of 2024. Image: Getty

Much to many Australian beachgoers’ dismay, just one local shoreline has made the top 25 cut-off, with Manly taking out the seventh spot. Sorry Bondi.

Praia da Falesia in Portugal’s Algarve is the number one beach to add to your bucket list, according to the report, knocking off six-time champion Baia do Sancho in Brazil.

Claiming the silver spot, Italy’s Spiaggia dei Conigli on Lampedusa Island shines, followed by Spain’s La Concha Beach in San Sebastian with bronze, while Hawaii’s Kaanapali Beach emerges as the highest-ranked US beach, securing fourth place in the global top 25.

Check out the full list below:

No. 1: Praia da Falésia in Olhos de Agua, Portugal
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No. 2: Spiaggia dei Conigli in Lampedusa, Italy
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No. 3: La Concha Beach in San Sebastian-Donostia, Spain
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No. 4: Ka’anapali Beach on Lahaina, Hawaii
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No. 5: Grace Bay Beach in Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos
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No. 6: Anse Lazio on Praslin Island, Seychelles
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No. 7: Manly Beach in Sydney, Australia
No. 8: Eagle Beach in Palm-Eagle Beach, Aruba
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No. 9: Siesta Beach in Siesta Key, Florida
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No. 10: Varadero Beach in Varadero, Cuba
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Extended list

11. Playa Pilar (Cuba)

12. Balandra Beach (Mexico)

13. Reynisfajara Beach (Iceland)

14. Poipu Beach Park (Hawaii)

15. Seven Mile Beach (Cayman Islands)

16. Playa De Las Canteras (Spain)

17. Impanema Beach (Brazil)

18. Playa Manuel Antonio (Costa Rica)

19. Falassarna Beach (Greece)

20. Nungwi Beach (Tanzania)

21. Kelingking Beach (Indonesia)

22. Nissi Beach (Cyrpus)

23. Myrtos Beach (Greece)

24. Playa Norte (Mexico)

25. Muro Alto Beach (Brazil)

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