The 50 best beaches in the world have been revealed

By Country Living

When the cold chills of winter arrive, we can often be left wondering when our next encounter with some hot, sunny rays will be. All we can do is look ahead to the upcoming year and start to plan some adventures.

If it’s beach destinations you are after in 2019, travel company Flight Network have just released their list of The World’s 50 Best Beaches.

Each beach has been rated in terms of untouched beauty, remoteness, sand and water quality, annual days of sunshine and average annual temperature.

The list includes white sand, stunning mountains, clear waters and idyllic paradises, but unfortunately none of our UK stretches of beach were name-checked. Although seven did make the best European beaches shortlist: Northern Ireland’s Giant’s Causeway, Whiterocks in Ulster and Dublin’s Silver Strand; Three Cliffs in Wales; Cornwall’s Porthcurno; Durness Beach in Scotland and Sussex’s Birling Gap.

Here are the top 10 beaches in the world, according to Flight Network …

You can read the full list here.

1.
Shipwreck Beach, Zakynthos, Greece

Sheer untouched beauty: 10/10

Remoteness: 8/10

Sand and water quality: 8/10

Annual days of sunshine: 275

Average annual temperature: 19C

2.
Whitehaven Beach, Queensland, Australia

Sheer untouched beauty: 10/10

Remoteness: 10/10

Sand and water quality: 9/10

Annual days of sunshine: 292

Average annual temperature: 27C

3.
Hidden Beach, El Nido, Philippines

Sheer untouched beauty: 9/10

Remoteness: 7/10

Sand and water quality: 8/10

Annual days of sunshine: 231

Average annual temperature: 25C

4.
Praia do Sancho, Pernambuco, Brazil

Sheer untouched beauty: 10/10

Remoteness: 10/10

Sand and water quality: 10/10

Annual days of sunshine: 268

Average annual temperature: 27C

5.
Tulum Beach, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Sheer untouched beauty: 9/10

Remoteness: 8/10

Sand and water quality: 10/10

Annual days of sunshine: 175

Average annual temperature: 28C

6.
Grace Bay, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

Sheer untouched beauty: 10/10

Remoteness: 8/10

Sand and water quality: 10/10

Annual days of sunshine: 319

Average annual temperature: 29.25C

7.
Seven Mile Beach, Negril, Jamaica

Sheer untouched beauty: 8/10

Remoteness: 7/10

Sand and water quality: 8/10

Annual days of sunshine: 242

Average annual temperature: 26C

8.
Anse Source D’Argent, La Digue Island, Seychelles

Sheer untouched beauty: 10/10

Remoteness: 9/10

Sand and water quality: 10/10

Annual days of sunshine: 325

Average annual temperature: 27C

9.
Maya Bay, Phi Phi, Thailand

Sheer untouched beauty: 8/10

Remoteness: 9/10

Sand and water quality: 10/10

Annual days of sunshine: 352

Average annual temperature: 28C

10.
Varadero Beach, Cuba

Sheer untouched beauty: 8/10

Remoteness: 7/10

Sand and water quality: 9/10

Annual days of sunshine: 263

Average annual temperature: 26C

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