Beach holidays 2014: Europe's best spots

Lampedusa Island,Italy,Mediterranean sea
Lampedusa Island,Italy,Mediterranean sea

When you're going on a beach holiday, you want to make sure you're going to the very best spot for sun, sea and sand. Clean beaches, good facilities, beautiful views, remote locations, easy access: there are so many things that make a beach ideal, and it can be a bit of a chore to find the one that's right for you. Luckily, TripAdvisor has done all the hard work for you: it has just released its Travellers Choice best beaches for 2014.

The list was put together from thousands of readers' reviews. While it will come as no surprise that a number of Italian and Spanish beaches made the list, you might be surprised to see a few British beaches among these tropical paradises.

Swansea's beautiful Rhossili Bay retained its spot in the top three for another year and three more UK beaches made the top 20 including Porthminster Beach.

How many of these do you think deserve to be in the top 20 and how many have you visited? Let us know below.

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