THE BEST beaches in the world have been revealed – and a secluded spot in the UK has made the list.
A team of travel experts has named Achmelvich in Scotland as one of the best beaches in the world.
The World's Best Beaches consulted more than 750 judges including travel journalists, influencers, and beach ambassadors to rank the beaches.
Bays and beaches in Australia, the Seychelles, Hawaii, Greece, and Italy have all been included on the list.
But coming in at 45th place, Achmelvich Bay in Scotland is the only UK beach to be placed in the top 50.
Achmelvich has been dubbed a "tropical paradise"by the team of judges.
Read More on Beaches
I went to the ‘Maldives of Europe’ – the beaches are quiet & it’s easy to get there
Want the ultimate stress-free escape? This sunny island is a short hop away
They noted features like its "bright sand and turquoise water" that some visitors could mistake for the Caribbean.
Situated in the Scottish Highlands, this beach is a haven for holidaymakers who like to windsurf, kayak, or water ski.
Known for its natural beauty, the beach is a perfect spot for some swimming too.
Achmelvich Beach can be found along the North Coast 500 – Scotland's famous road trip.
Most read in News Travel
I converted an £800 van so I could travel the world – and I've saved thousands
TripAdvisor reveals the best B&B in the world – it's found at a popular UK seaside
I went to the 'Maldives of Europe' – the beaches are quiet & it's easy to get there
Best value theme park in the UK revealed – with very popular attraction
As well as spending the afternoon at the beach, other local attractions include Hermit's Cave, golfing, and fishing.
There are plenty of nearby accommodation options nearby including campsites, caravans, and hostels.
The small beach is situated three miles away from Lochinver, where visitors will find amenities like cafes, shops, and restaurants.
Meanwhile, Lucky Bay in Australia has been crowned the best beach in the world.
The beach was popular with judges because of one unusual feature – it's home to a mob of kangaroos.
The experts added: "Lucky Bay has some of the most pristine snow-white sand and incredible turquoise water you will ever see."
Beaches in Australia dominated the top spots world, but two places in Europe also made it into the top ten.
Coming in 8th place, Reynisfjara Beach in Iceland was the first European beach on the list.
Its "rugged and dramatic allure" was noted by the judges.
They said: "Unlike traditional beaches with their bright colors, Reynisfjara Beach showcases a different kind of beauty that you cannot afford to miss experiencing at least once in your lifetime.
"The black sand, sea stacks, glaciers, and columnar basalts are just a few components that make this place seem like another world altogether."
But if you're after a more traditional beach in Europe for the summer holidays, then Navagio Beach in Zante might just be perfect.
Known as Shipwreck Beach, this beach is consistently ranked as one of the world's best beaches.
While the shipwreck from 1983 is the centerpiece of the beach, there's also a viewpoint and other stunning beaches nearby.
EasyJet operates direct flights to Zante, with prices starting from £70.
Read More on The Sun
Little-known TV licence rule could save you up to £159 a year
Woman left unable to talk properly after her new dentures arrive totally uneven
If you don't want to go abroad to enjoy a day at the beach, then a little-known beach has been named the best beach in the UK.
Here's the UK seaside town which has been voted the cheapest in the country.
The World’s 50 Best Beaches
- Lucky Bay, Australia
- Source D'Argent, Seychelles
- Hidden, Philippines
- Whitehaven, Australia
- One Foot, Cook Islands
- Trunk, US Virgin Islands
- Honopu, Hawaii
- Reynisfjara Beach, Iceland
- Navagio Beach, Greece
- Balandra, Mexico
- Cala Goloritze, Italy
- Pipe Creek, Bahamas
- Pink, Indonesia
- Grace, Turks & Caicos
- Gardner, Ecuador
- Mcway, California
- Turquoise, Australia
- Le Morne, Mauritius
- Sancho, Brazil
- Seven Mile, Cayman Islands
- Lanikai, Hawaii
- Maya, Thailand
- Moro, Spain
- Kelingking, Indonesia
- Meads, Anguilla
- Flamenco, Puerto Rico
- Arena, Dominican Republic
- Little Hellfire, Australia
- Lazio, Seychelles
- Vaeroy, Norway
- Horseshoe, Bermuda
- Myrtos, Greece
- Hidden, Mexico
- Grand Anse, Grenada
- Xpu Ha, Mexico
- San Josef, Canada
- Matira, French Polynesia
- Capriccioli, Italy
- Pasjaca, Croatia
- Boulders, South Africa
- Salines, Martinique
- Champagne, Vanuatu
- Marinha, Portugal
- Balos, Greece
- Achmelvich, Scotland
- Kaputas, Turkey
- Radhangar, India
- Varadero, Cuba
- Piha, New Zealand
- Pink Sand, Bahamas
Source: Read Full Article