The research also analysed the most eye-catching beaches in the world, and the unbelievably idyllic beach on the private island Niyama in the Maldives topped the list, with Dubai's Al Sufouh Beach and Bai Sao on the Vietnamese island of Phu Quoc placing second and third.
Asian beaches prove to be the most beautiful according to the research, with four beaches in the top ten including Boracay White Beach in the Philippines and Railay Beach on the island of Krabi in Thailand.
Perhaps surprisingly, a UK beach also makes the list – with Bamburgh Beach in Northumberland being named as more visually arresting than beaches in Hawaii and the Philippines.
Top 10 Most Beautiful Beaches
About the top 10 beaches
1. Niyama Private Island Beach, The Maldives
This beautiful beach can be found on the private islands in the Maldives and certainly does evoke some wanderlust amongst travellers. It's easy to see why this destination was the most eye-catching beach, with crystal clear blue waters and white sands, it really does look like it's in paradise.
2. Al Sufouh Beach, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Al Sufouh Beach is one of Dubai's hidden gems, tucked away between Burj Al Arab and Palm Jumeirah it's easy to miss as it's hidden behind palm trees. It features gorgeous views of some of Dubai's impressive buildings, as well as fantastic vistas over the water - perfect for enjoying a sunrise or sunset.
3. Bai Sao, Phu Quoc, Vietnam
One of the most beautiful beaches in Phu Quoc, this beach is a real eye-catcher. With its bright blue waters and light tropical sands, this beach is set alongside palm trees offering visitors a truly stunning setting when visiting the island. With plenty of natural landscape nearby, the beach is also home to some small trails where visitors can explore some of the local forests.
4. Cape Drastis, Corfu, Greece
Located in the northwesternmost point of Corfu, this small beach is situated between cliffs which helps make it stand out. The beach is most easily viewed from above, as it is not accessible and the only way to experience it up close is by boat. Instead, this beach is best admired from afar, with the small stretch of sand standing out against the impressive rocks and ocean.
5. Pensacola Beach, Florida, USA
This world-famous beach is known for its sugar white sands and emerald green waters, making it one of the most stunning beaches in America. Located along the Florida Gulf Coast, here you'll find clear blue waters that are home to plenty of sea life, including turtles and manatees. The beach was also included in Trip Advisor's 2021 top 15 beaches in the U.S, making it a popular destination for those looking for a slice of paradise they can easily get to.
6. Bamburgh, Northumberland, England
Set on the beautiful coastal town in Northumberland, thousands of people head to this beach each year to take in the views of the impressive castle located right on the coastlines. Whilst it may not be the most exotic of locations, the beach does come with some dramatic views with the historic landmark providing a very striking backdrop.
7. Numana Alta Beach, Italy
This stunning Italian beach is certainly a beautiful destination. With bold and beautiful properties scattered along the coast, the beach features bright sands and enticing waters, perfect for those looking for a tropical escape. Postcard-worthy beach umbrellas can often be found dotted along the beach, adding to its Italian charm.
8. Railay Beach, Krabi, Thailand
Located along a small peninsula in Thailand, this beach features some impressive backdrops with its limestone cliffs towering over the shoreline. The beach itself is only accessible by boat, but is still extremely popular with travellers hoping to make it catch a glimpse of the beautiful natural setting in person.
9. Na Pali Coast, Kauai, Hawaii, USA
This beach is located along Kauai's north shore, known for its beautiful coastline this beach is surrounded by razor-sharp ridges and waterfalls. A breath-taking destination on one of the Hawaiian Islands, the rugged terrain appears as it did centuries ago. Travellers can enjoy the sights of these beaches from boat tours that guide them along the coast or by taking in the sights from the air, with aerial tours offering incredible views from above.
10. Boracay White Beach, Philippines
The four kilometre stretch of beach is one of Boracay Island's main attractions and one of the most popular reasons for visiting the island. This mesmerising beach is a stand out destinations in the whole of the Philippines, with idyllic ocean views and pristine blue waters, perfect for swimming.
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