Ten of the world's most crowded beaches

Where not to go for a relaxing trip to the beach

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world's most crowded beaches


Visiting the 'world's best beaches' doesn't always mean having the beach to yourself, like the postcards and brochures will have you believe. The most popular, clean and easy-access beaches often come with hordes of sunbathers who flock to the dreamy sands every summer.

While there's no denying the likes of Bournemouth, Miami and Bondi are stunning stretches of sand, if you're looking for a relaxing break and a large spot to put your towel down for the day, you may want to bear in mind that you will be sharing the beach with thousands of others.

Families, surfers and sun worshippers of all kinds come from all around the world to soak up the sunshine and atmosphere on the most famous beaches, and they're definitely not the places to enjoy peace and quiet. No, these are the beaches that attract beautiful people showing off their tans and tourists looking for the iconic spots to snap a selfie.

Take Thailand's Haad Rin Nok which attracts up to 30,000 people to its Full Moon Parties and Brazil's Copacabana Beach, where it is estimated that two million people visit to watch the New Year's fireworks spectacle every year.

Take a look at more of the busiest beaches in the UK, Europe and beyond...

Ten of the world's most crowded beaches

Ten of the world's most crowded beaches


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