The travel review site today released its annual Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best Awards for Beaches, with Bournemouth ranking number five in Europe and Porthminster number 10.
Two more British beaches, Perranporth in Cornwall and Filey Beach in Scarborough, made the top 25 list, at 16th and 18th places respectively.
Bournemouth also made it onto Tripadvisor users’ list of world’s best beaches, coming in at number 20.
Australia’s Whitehaven Beach, a 7km stretch of white sand on Whitsunday Island with access to the extraordinary marine life of the Great Barrier Reef, takes the top spot. Accessible by boat, seaplane or helicopter, Whitehaven’s remoteness is one of its charms. Beaches in the Caribbean, Brazil, Italy and the US states of Florida and Hawaii round out the rest of the top 10.