"Soft sand, clear waters and balmy temperatures are common threads among these Travelers' Choice award-winning beaches that have delighted millions of TripAdvisor reviewers across the globe", said Brooke Ferencsik, Senior Director of Communications for TripAdvisor.
And an idyllic beach in Scotland came in second place - just behind Bournemouth beach in Dorset. "The Caribbean and Florida stake claims as the most decorated on the world and US lists respectively".
Florida and Hawaii dominated the list with 17 of the 25 beaches listed coming from one of those two states. The long, sandy beach was ranked the best beach in the United Kingdom and the fifth best in Europe, coming ahead of beaches in Sicily, Crete and Gran Canaria.
While, Grace Bay, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos has topped the world best beaches followed by Baia do Sancho, Fernando de Noronha, Brazil, Varadero beach, Varadero, Cuba, Eagle beach in Aruba and Seven Mile Beach, Cayman Islands. Brighton Beach, Brighton, East Sussex Brighton Beach might be pebbly - but its location in the middle of Brighton makes it extremely popular5. St. Brelade's Bay Beach, St Brelade, Jersey St. Brelade's Bay Beach on Jersey in the Channel Islands looks like it belongs in the Caribbean7. Three Cliffs Bay, Swansea, Wales Three Cliffs Bay in Swansea is in an area of outstanding natural beauty9.