TripAdvisor names World's Best Beaches 2015

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TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site announced the winners of its 2015 Travelers' Choice™ awards for Beaches. The winners were determined based on the quantity and quality of traveler reviews and ratings for beaches on TripAdvisor gathered over a 12-month period. In its third year, the awards recognize the best beaches globally, including top lists for Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Europe, South America, the South Pacific, the U.K., and the U.S.

"For travelers looking to escape the snow and cold, we've unveiled the world's best beaches based on feedback from the TripAdvisor community," said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. "The best news is that travelers can find affordable hotel deals on TripAdvisor for less than $200 per night at these award-winning beach destinations, enabling them to make their warm-weather dreams a reality."

Top 10 Travelers' Choice Beaches in the World:

  1. Baia do Sancho, Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
  2. Grace Bay, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
  3. Rabbit Beach, Lampedusa, Italy
  4. Playa Paraiso Beach, Cayo Largo, Cuba
  5. Playa de Ses Illetes, Formentera, Spain
  6. Anse Lazio, Praslin Island, Seychelles
  7. White Beach, Boracay, Philippines
  8. Flamenco Beach, Culebra, Puerto Rico
  9. Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island, Australia
  10. Elafonissi Beach, Elafonissi, Greece

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Top 25 Travelers' Choice Beaches in Europe

  1. Rabbit Beach, Lampedusa, Islands of Sicily, Italy
  2. Playa de Ses Illetes, Formentera, Spain
  3. Elafonissi Beach, Elafonissi, Greece
  4. Woolacombe Beach, Woolacombe, United Kingdom
  5. Iztuzu Beach, Dalyan, Turkey
  6. Fig Tree Bay, Protaras, Cyprus
  7. Cala Rossa, Favignana - Aegadian Islands, Islands of Sicily, Italy
  8. Weymouth Beach, Weymouth, United Kingdom
  9. Eggremni Beach, Lefkada, Ionian Islands, Greece
  10. Playa de Bolonia, Tarifa, Spain
  11. Rhossili Bay, Rhossili, United Kingdom
  12. Balos Beach and Lagoon, Kissamos, Greece
  13. St Pauls Bay, Lindos, Greece
  14. St. Brelade's Bay Beach, St. Brelade, United Kingdom
  15. Playa de las Catedrales, Ribadeo, Spain
  16. La Pelosa Beach, Stintino, Italy
  17. La Concha Beach, San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
  18. Porthminster Beach, St Ives, United Kingdom
  19. Cala Mariolu, Baunei, Italy
  20. Praia Dona Ana, Lagos, Portugal
  21. Praia da Falesia, Albufeira, Portugal
  22. Kaputas Beach, Kas, Turkey
  23. Cala Comte, Ibiza Town, Spain
  24. Jurmala Beach, Jurmala, Latvia
  25. Cote des Basques, Biarritz, France

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Top 10 Travelers' Choice Beaches in the U.S:

  1. Siesta Beach, Siesta Key, Florida
  2. Saint Pete Beach, Saint Pete Beach, Florida
  3. Ka'anapali Beach, Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii
  4. Wai'anapanapa State Park, Hana, Maui, Hawaii
  5. Pensacola Beach, Pensacola Beach, Florida
  6. La Jolla Cove, La Jolla, California
  7. Kailua Beach Park, Kailua, Oahu, Hawaii
  8. Clearwater Beach, Clearwater, Florida
  9. St. Augustine Beach, Saint Augustine, Florida
  10. Beach at Panama City, Panama City Beach, Florida

For the complete list of winners from the 2015 Travelers' Choice Beaches, as well as reviews and candid traveler photos, go to:



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