The most popular 25 beaches in the world according to Instagram: Whitehaven in Australia takes the top spot followed by Hawaii’s Lanikai – and Bournemouth beach is No7
- Australia’s Whitehaven Beach comes in first with 129,585 photos, Lanikai Beach in Hawaii comes next
- Whitehaven was rated the number one beach in the South Pacific by TripAdvisor in 2017
- A UK beach made it into the top ten – Bournemouth comes in at seventh with 72,503 photos
The best beaches in the world have been unveiled, revealing some of the most beautiful places on the globe to sink your toes into the sand.
Travel deal comparison site TravelSupermarket released their findings to identify the top 25 beaches to visits around the world.
TravelSupermaket analysed image hashtags on Instagram to uncover the most popular beaches for the photo sharing app’s users.
1. Whitehaven Beach, Australia
#whitehavenbeach has been used 129,585 times.
2. Lanikai Beach, Hawaii
#lanakaibeach has been used 117,525 times.
3. Horseshoe Bay, Bermuda
#horseshoebay has been used 90,404 times.
4. Cayo Coco Beach, Cuba
#cayococo has been used 84,494 times.
5. Bavaro Beach, Dominican Republic
#bavarobeach has been used 83,183 times.
6. Boulders Beach, South Africa
Yes, those are penguins.
#bouldersbeach has been used 72,503 times.
7. Bournemouth Beach, UK
#bournemouthbeach has been used 72,503 times.
8. Pink Sands Beach, Bahamas
#harbourisland has been used 71,0837 times.
9. Ao Nang Beach, Thailand
#aonangbeach has been used 60,812 times.
10. Playa Paraiso Beach, Mexico
#playaparaiso has been used 60,381.
11. Dreamland Beach, Bali
#dreamlandbeach has been used 57, 432 times.
12. Grace Bay Beach, Turks and Caicos
#gracebay has been used 44, 585 times.
13. Eagle Beach, Aruba
#eaglebeach has been used 43,438 times.
14. Varadero Beach, Cuba
#varaderobeach has been used 39,884 times.
15. Reynisfjara Beach, Iceland
#reynisfjara has been used 39,801 times.
16. Shoal Bay Beach, Antigua
#shoalbay has been used 38,202 times.
17. Flamenco Beach, Culebra
#flamencobeach has been used 35,414 times.
18. Navagio Beach, Greece
#navagiobeach has been used 34,986 times.
19. Waipio Valley Beach, Hawaii
#waipiovalley has been used 32,620 times.
20. Fig Tree Bay Beach, Cyprus
#figtreebay has been used 29,505 times.
21. Playa Norte, Mexico
#playanorte has been used 25,995 times.
22. Ile Aux Cerfs, Mauritius
#ileauxcerfs has been used 20,758 times.
23. Maya Bay Beach, Thailand
#mayabaybeach has been used 20,078 times.
24. Trunk Bay Beach, US Virgin Islands
#trunkbay has been used 19,867 times.
25. Manly Beach, Australia
#manlybeachaustralia has been used 18,500 times.