Beach holidays are set to return in the summer months, and the great news is Britons don’t necessarily have to jet off overseas to enjoy some of the “best beaches” in the world. A new ranking from Tripdvisor has revealed Dorset is home to one of the top coastlines in Europe.
As part of its annual Traveller’s Choice Best of the Best Awards for Beaches, travellers named their favourite seaside hotspots across the globe.
From sweeping white sand and turquoise waters in tropical climates to dramatic cliffs and pounding surf in some of the most secluded spots on Earth, the awards are based on the quality and quantity of reviews and ratings from Tripadvisor travellers for beaches, gathered over a 12-month period.
For the 2021 ranking, Best of the Best Beaches also takes into account the volume of “saves” for beaches on Tripadvisor, reflecting the wanderlust built up during lockdown.
Bournemouth beach took the fifth spot in the European ranking of “best beaches”.