We all know that Western Australia has the best beaches – you’d have a hard time coming across a Perthian who disagrees. And it turns out this statement is somewhat true on a global scale.
TripAdvisor recently dropped its list of the world’s best beaches and two Aussie beaches have made the cut. Our very own Cable Beach in Broome, Western Australia (duh) and Sydney’s Manly Beach secured third and thirteenth positions respectively.
Cable Beach, famous for its 22 km stretch of white sand and sunset camel rides took the coveted third spot. And although it lies 2,048 kilometres north of Perth, we’ll still take the claim for the West Aussies.
The list was made from millions of reviews submitted by global travellers to the travel site over the last year with choices spanning across the globe from Africa to Asia.
Baia do Sancho, a beach on the tiny island of Fernando de Noronha in Brazil took out the top spot followed by Eagle Beach in Aruba. The picturesque Reynisfjara Beach in Vik, Iceland was a new entry to the list at number five. Grace Bay Beach in the Caribbean, Praia da Falésia in Southern Portugal, Radhanagar Beach on Havelock Island in India and Ka’anapali Beach in Maui were among the top 10.
Tripadvisor also ranked the top 10 best beaches in the South Pacific, with seven Australian beaches making the list. Cable Beach in Broome, Manly Beach in Sydney and Emily Bay on Norfolk Island took the top three spots followed by Queensland’s Mooloolaba Beach at number five, Four Mile Beach in Port Douglas at number six and Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island at number seven. And another win for Western Australia with Turquoise Bay placed number nine on the list.
All the excuse to hit the beach and enjoy the best sea-son of the year. See the full list here.