Choosing where to go for a beach holiday can be difficult. We all want to find that special place: not too crowded, pristine sand, clear calm waters, rock pools to paddle in: these are just some of the things we expect when we look for the perfect beach.
Tripadvisor has just revealed its list of the world's best beaches for 2014, compiled from thousands of readers' reviews last year. You might be surprised to see that two UK beaches made the list of sandy paradises.
Check out this beautiful photo gallery of the world's top 25 beaches according to Tripadvisor and start planning your getaway now. How many have you been to, and do you think deserve to be on the list? Tell us below!
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