These Are 2019's 25 Best Beaches in the World

The top picks from Trip Advisor's Travelers’ Choice Awards are jaw-dropping

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Are you as tired of winter as we are? If you're looking for a warm-weather escape, you're in luck. Trip Advisor provides its 2019 Travelers’ Choice Awards for best beaches in the world. Your location and date for the big day may already be set, but it's time to think about all the pre- and post-wedding activities that need a time and place too, which this list can help with.

"Make your dreams come true and plan your next beach getaway at one of these amazing, award-winning beaches!" Desirée Fish, vice president of global communications for TripAdvisor, said in a release. "This list of travelers' favorite beaches around the world has something near or far for surfers and sunbathers alike."

Whether you're nailing down a bachelorette destination or you've skipped ahead to the honeymoon, these beaches should definitely be top of mind. They all landed a spot on the list because they were the top reviewed and rated as the world's best beaches on Trip Advisor, based on data gathered over a 12-month period. That means real people, just like you, thought these places were amazing so odds are, you will too.

At the top of the list is Baia do Sancho in Fernando de Noronha, Brazil. One reviewer wrote: "This was truly a view I will never forget in my life. Such a beautiful and extraordinary place. You cannot describe in words the beauty of it. Magical!"

If you're planning for epic honeymoon or bachelorette photos, this definitely sounds like the place to do it. Honestly, every place on this list does. From beaches in Africa to Australia to Greece, there is no shortage of enchanting places to travel for your beach vacation. Not everywhere on the list is halfway around the world, though. You can experience this same wonder at the domestic beaches that made the cut. Trip Advisor's sixth-best beach in the world is actually Clearwater Beach in Florida. The domestic retreat is also at the top of Trip Advisor's Travelers’ Choice Awards for the best beaches in the United States.

"Clearwater Beach continues to be one of the best beaches in the world, and it's special to have the millions who make up the TripAdvisor community reaffirm that it truly is the number one beach in America for the second straight year," Leroy Bridges, vice president of digital and communications for Visit St. Pete/Clearwater, said.

The number-two beach in America, Ka'anapali Beach in Lahaina, Hawaii, also shows up on the wold's best list as number 14.

So from "local" beaches to those that might take you an entire day to get to (by a plane that is), here are the top 25 best beaches in the world.

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Baia do Sancho

A boat in the water at Baia do Sancho beach in Brazil

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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

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Varadero Beach

Umbrellas and palm trees on Varadero Beach in Varadero, Cuba

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Varadero, Cuba

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Eagle Beach

Aerial shot of Eagle Beach, Aruba

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Palm, Eagle Beach, Aruba

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La Concha Beach

People walking on Playa de la Concha beach, San Sebastian

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San Sebastian, Donostia, Spain

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Grace Bay Beach

Aerial photo of Grace Bay Beach in Turks and Caicos

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Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

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Clearwater Beach

Aerial view of Clearwater Beach in Florida

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Clearwater, Florida

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Spiaggia dei Conigli

People swimming and lounging on the beach at Spiaggia dei Conigli, Lampedusa island

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Lampedusa, Islands of Sicily

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Seven Mile Beach

A sunny day at Seven Mile Beach on Grand Cayman island, Cayman Islands

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Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman

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Playa Norte

A boat is anchored off the coast of Isla Mujeres, at Playa Norte (North Beach), in Mexico

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Isla Mujeres, Mexico

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Seven Mile Beach

A boat is anchored off of Seven Mile Beach in Jamaica

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Negril, Jamaica

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Falesia Beach

High orange cliffs stand above Falesia Beach, Albufeira, Algarve

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Olhos de Agua, Portugal

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Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia

Stairs lead down to the beach, Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia, in Brazil

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Arraial do Cabo, Brazil

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Playa de Ses Illetes

Aerial view of Playa de Ses Illetes

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Formentera, Balearic Islands

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Kaanapali Beach

People walk on the boardwalk and beach at Kaanapali Beach in Maui, Hawaii

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Lahaina, Hawaii

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Balos Lagoon

Aerial view of Balos beach near Gramvousa island in Crete

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Kissamos, Greece

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Radhanagar Beach

Forest surrounding Radhanagar Beach, Havelock island, Andaman and Nicobar India at sunset

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Havelock Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands

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Playa Manuel Antonio

A palm tree on Playa Manuel Antonio, in Puntarenas, Costa Rica

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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

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Manly Beach

The shores of Manly Beach in Sydney, Australia with surrounding trees and buildings

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Sydney, Australia

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Kelingking Beach

Tall cliffs are covered in forest greenery, surrounding Kelingking Beach in Bali

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Nusa Penida, Bali

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Bournemouth Beach

Bournemouth Beach in Dorset, England is full of sunbathers and beach-goers.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom

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Elafonissi Beach

Tourists swim and lounge on Elafonissi Beach in Greece

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Elafonissi, Greece

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Fig Tree Bay

A dock extends into stairs, leading into the ocean at Fig Tree Bay in Cyprus

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Protaras, Cyprus

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Surfers Paradise Beach

An aerial view of a busy beach full of sunbathers and swimmers at Surfers Paradise Beach in Australia

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Surfers Paradise, Australia

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Anse Lazio

An aerial view of a single person walking along Anse Lazio beach on Praslin island in Seychelles, Africa

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Praslin Island, Seychelles

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Santa Monica Beach

Waves lap the shores of Santa Monica Beach in Cape Verde

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Santa Monica, Cape Verde

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