The world’s 25 best beaches: some are on your doorstep

Kent AcottThe West Australian
VideoSeven WA beaches have made the list of Australia's top 25 beaches according to TripAdvisor's Travellers' Choice awards.

Seven WA beaches have been named among Australia’s top 25 by the world’s biggest online travel site — and none of them is in the metropolitan area.

Exmouth’s Turquoise Bay was the best in the west, being fifth in TripAdvisor’s annual Travellers’ Choice awards list for Australia.

It was described as a beautiful beach with turquoise waters and white sand, ideal for snorkelling with its colourful coral and abundance of fish species.

Turquoise Bay.
Camera IconTurquoise Bay. Credit: TripAdvisor

One reviewer said: “Totally unspoilt, it lived up to its name.”

The other WA beaches were Cable Beach in Broome (seventh), Greens Pool in Denmark (11th), Cape Le Grand National Park near Esperance (13th), Little Beach near Albany (15th), Coral Bay (19th) and Meelup Beach near Dunsborough (22nd).

Cable Beach, Broome.
Camera IconCable Beach, Broome. Credit: TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor said Cable Beach was known for its serenity and was popular for its “exquisite sunsets”.

Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island was Australia’s best beach for the fourth consecutive year. It was followed by two other Queensland beaches — Surfers Paradise and Noosa.

It was also named as the 17th best beach in the world.

The best beach was Baia do Sancho in Brazil, which one reviewer described as “a heavenly view that seems like a mirage”.

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