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Philippines, India in the top 50 countries with the most beautiful beaches

The United Kingdom topped the list of countries with beautiful beaches

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Radhanagar Beach on Havelock - Andaman & Nicobar Islands, India

This is, by far, the most comprehensive list of beaches in the world. Late 2017, FlightNetwork released this list based on opinions of more than 600 travel journalists, editors, bloggers and agencies.

El Nido (below) in Philippines and Radhanagar Beach (above) in India make the list, coming in at 14 and 46 respectively.


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The White beach in Boracay, Philippines made our list last year as well. 

Key findings:

Beaches in Australia feature 4 times in the list, while UAE favourites Maldives, Seychelles and Mauritius all make appearances. Closer to home, the Ageeba Beach in Egypt makes the list at 48.

Here are the top 10, followed by the rest below:

1. Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos, United Kingdom

2. Whitehaven Beach, Australia


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3. Anse Lazio, Seychelles


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4. Pink Sands Beach, Bahamas


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5. Navagio Beach, Greece


6. Baia Dos Porcos, Brazil

7. Playa Paraiso, Mexico

8. Hyams Beach, Australia


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9. Hidden Beach, Mexico

10. Trunk Bay, United States Virgin Islands

11. Maya Bay, Thailand

31. Champagne Beach, Vanuatu

12. Pig Beach, Bahamas

32. Tunnels Beach, Hawaii, United States

13. Blue Lagoon, Fiji

33. Kaputas Beach, Turkey

14. El Nido, Philippines

34. Dhigurah Island, Maldives

15. Muri Beach, Cook Islands, New Zealand

35. Île aux Nattes, Madagascar

16. Saltwhistle Bay, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

36. Cala Goloroitze, Italy

17. Half Moon Bay, Antigua and Barbuda

37. Los Roques, Venezuela

18. Lucky Bay, Australia

38. Long Beach, Canada

19. Flamenco Beach, Puerto Rico, United States

39. Grand Anse, Grenada

20. Reynisfjara Beach, Iceland

40. Boulders Beach, South Africa

21. Île aux Cerfs, Mauritius

41. Lanikai Beach, Hawaii, United States

22. Fulhadhoo Beach, Maldives

42. Cala Mitjana, Spain

23. Vaeroy, Norway

43. Shoal Bay, Anguilla, United Kingdom

24. Cayo Coco, Cuba

44. One Foot Island, Cook Islands, New Zealand

25. Seven Mile Beach, Cayman Islands, United Kingdom

45. Ao Nang, Thailand

26. Anse Source d’Argent, Seychelles

46. Radhanagar Beach, India

27. Horseshoe Bay, Bermuda

47. Eagle Beach, Aruba, The Netherlands

28. Honokalani Beach, Hawaii, United States

48. Ageeba Beach, Egypt

29. Turquoise Bay, Australia

49. Diani Beach, Kenya

30. Elafonissi Beach, Greece

50. Cannon Beach, Oregon, United States