World's best beaches revealed: The Philippines, Hawaii and WALES all make the top 10 in prestigious ranking



A tiny British beach has beaten Spain's Costa del Sol and the picturesque Greek Islands to be voted the best beach in Europe.

Swansea's Rhossili Bay on the Gower Peninsula was the only European beach voted onto Suitcase Magazine's world top 10 list.

Among the other top picks are tropical paradises in Panama, Hawaii, Brazil, the Philippines and Miami's iconic South Beach. 
Loblolly Beach, on Anegada's northern shore, is an unspoilt stretch of sand - and one of the British Virgin Islands' best snorkelling destinations

Paradise found: Bocas del Toro in Panama, which is part of an island chain off of the Caribbean coast, is a must-visit for beach lovers everywhere

Swansea's Rhossili Bay on the Gower Peninsula was the only European beach voted onto Suitcase Magazine 's top 10 list

Brazil's Baia do Sancho is part of the protected Fernando de Noronha area, located on an island 215 miles northeast of the mainland

Maui's Honokalani Beach is a famed, small black sand beach located in Hawaii's Wainapanapa State Park. The area is also known for its freshwater caves

Miami's bustling South Beach, located between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, is a top destination for cosmopolitan sunseekers

Pamalican Island in the Philippines, which measures just 1.5 miles across and is set in the middle of a coral reef, is another of the publication's favourite beaches

The stunning Tikehau Island in French Polynesia is a coral atoll celebrated for its white and pink-sand beaches

Thailand's Koh Kradan offers breathtaking views of the Andaman Sea from its coral-sand beach, located off the coast of Trang province

Radhanagar Beach, also known as Number 7 Beach, is one of the most popular on India's Havelock Island, which is part of Ritchie’s Archipelago

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