It’s the stunning beach location which has been voted the best in the world by online booking platform, TripAdvisor.
But while Whitehaven Beach in Queensland’s Whitsundays region has come out on top around the world, a recent poll put to news.com.au readers revealed otherwise.
This week, the world’s top 25 beaches have been named in Tripadvisor’s annual Traveller’s Choice awards, which are based on reviews and opinions from the travelling public in 2020.
Coming in at number one was Whitehaven Beach, which was commended for having such a proximity to Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef, as well as stunning white sand and crystal clear waters.
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The silver medal went to Santa Maria Beach on the island of Cayo Santa Maria in Cuba, and bronze to Baia do Sancho in Brazil.
According to the survey, Australia’s Whitehaven Beach received a perfect average of five stars from over 2300 reviews.
But from 3000 news.com.au votes, our favourite beach is actually Hyams on the NSW south coast followed by Wineglass Bay in Tasmania and Airlie Beach north of Mackay…