Revealed! The World's 50 best beaches

You're going to want to visit them all!

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Anse Lazio on Praslin in the Seychelles

The dreary winter weather is in full swing and with arctic temperatures expected to hit the UK , the idea of soaking up the sun on a beach somewhere exotic sounds more appealing than ever.

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And FlightNetwork just gave us plenty of inspiration as the travel gurus unveiled the world's top 50 beaches , all of which boast wanderlust-inducing landscapes, fine sand and crystalline blue waters.

Topping the list is the breathtaking Grace Bay in the Turks and Caicos Islands, and it's not difficult to see why. With its pristine white sand, turquoise waters and lusciously green scenery, Grace Bay looks like something out of paradise!

Unsurprisingly, Australia, Mexico and the Seychelles also made the top 10 - and of course other sun-soaked hotspots from the Maldives to Mauritius feature on the full list.

We take a look at the 50 beaches included - and why it's worth adding the top 10 to your dream holiday bucket list right now...

1. Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos

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Topping the list as the best beach in the world is Grace Bay, tucked away in the Atlantic Ocean. The beach looks like something out of a film with its pristine landscape. The beach is fairly quiet but there is the Grace Bay Club on the waterfront if you're looking for somewhere to stay and with a vibrant atmosphere.

2. Whitehaven Beach, Australia

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Stretching along 7km of the coast of Whitsunday Island, this idyllic beach is a hit with those after total peace and tranquility. While there are tour groups who come to visit, there are no shops or restaurants around so crowds are kept fairly minimal.

3. Anse Lazio, Seychelles

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If you're a fan of snorkeling then you're going to want to add this hotspot to your bucket list; the area is renowned for the shoals of tropical fish - and even the occasional ray - which live in the waters, and make for a truly once-in-a-lifetime sight.

4. Pink Sands Beach, Bahamas

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This hotspot has earned its name thanks to the dusty pink sands that line the waterfront. Soak up the rays in the peaceful surroundings, or take to the crystal clear waters for a spot of swimming or snorkelling amongst the colourful fish.

5. Navagio Beach, Greece

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Also known as 'Shipwreck Beach' or 'Smugglers' Cove', this small cove on the coast of Zakynthos can only be reached by sea. It's also worth noting that it's a pebbled beach, not a sandy one - but that doesn't stop it from being absolutely stunning.

But most notable is the impressive shipwreck that sits on the shore - it makes for the ultimate holiday photo backdrop! Planning a visit? TripAdvisor has a handy round-up of hotels nearby.

6. Baia Dos Porcos, Brazil

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Baia Dos Porcos translates to 'Pigs Bay' but you won't find any of the beloved farm animals here.

Instead, this beach is made up of stones rather than sand (although there is sand on some stretches), and the formations are simply breathtaking.

It's worth taking a guided tour - if only so you can take the best scenic routes!

7. Playa Paraiso, Mexico

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It's not wonder this is 'Paradise Beach'. Towering palm trees, white sands, turquoise waters - this beach has it all. The waters are quite shallow making them ideal for families, not to mention there are plenty of restaurants nearby for a spot of lunch with a view.

8. Hyams Beach, Australia

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Whether you're hoping to go surfing, after a scenic beach walk or simply want to lie on the sand and soak up the rays, Hyams caters to all types of holidaymakers.

9. Hidden Beach, Mexico

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This looks like something out of a sci-fi film, but it's actually a wide, sandy cavern with access to the Pacific Ocean.

Located on one of the Marieta Islands, you have to swim via a short tunnel to get to the beach, which is rumoured to have been a former bombsite on the uninhabited islands.

10. Trunk Bay, US Virgin Islands

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Part of the Virgin Islands National Park, this bay is sure to be a hit with hikers and nature-lovers as well as beachgoers. After all, it's surrounded by spectacular scenery, not to mention it boasts coral sands and picture-perfect clue waters.

The full list of the world's top 50 beaches

  1. Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos
  2. Whitehaven BEach, Australia
  3. Anse Lazio, Seychelles
  4. Pink Sands Beach, Bahamas
  5. Navagio Beach, Greece
  6. Baia Dos Porcos, Brazil
  7. Playa Paraiso, Mexico
  8. Hyams Beach, Australia
  9. Hidden Beach, Mexico
  10. Trunk Bay, US Virgin Islands
  11. Maya Bay, Thailand
  12. Pig Beach, Bahamas
  13. Blue Lagoon, Fiji
  14. El Nido, The Philippines
  15. Muri Beach, Cook Islands
  16. Salt Whistle Bay, St. Vincent & Grenadines
  17. Half Moon Bay, Antigua
  18. Lucky Bay, Australia
  19. Flamenco Beach, Puerto Rico
  20. Reynisfjara Beach, Iceland
  21. Ile aux Cerfs, Mauritius
  22. Fulhadhoo Beach, Maldives
  23. Vaeroy, Norway
  24. Cayo Coco, Cuba
  25. Seven Mile Beach, Cayman Islands
  26. Anse Source D'Argent, Seychelles
  27. Horseshoe Bay, Bermuda
  28. Honokanali Beach, USA
  29. Turquoise Bay, Australia
  30. Elafonissi Beach, Grace
  31. Champagne Beach, Vanuata
  32. Tunnels Beach, USA
  33. Kaputas Beach, Turkey
  34. Dhigurah Island, Maldives
  35. Ile aux Nattes, Madagascar
  36. Cala Goloroitze, Italy
  37. Los Roques, Venezuela
  38. Long Beach, Canada
  39. Grande Anse, Grenada
  40. Boulders Beach, South Africa
  41. Lanikai Beach, USA
  42. Cala Mitjana, Spain
  43. Shoal Bay, Anguilla
  44. One Foot Island, Cook Islands
  45. Ao Nang, Thailand
  46. Radhanagar Beach, India
  47. Eagle Beach, Aruba
  48. Agiba Beach, Egypt
  49. Diani Beach, Kenya
  50. Cannon Beach, USA

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