Luskentyre beach named among UK top traveller spots

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Stunning Luskentyre Beach in Harris has made the top ten of UK beaches in the Travellers’ Choice awards for Beaches, announced by the travel planning and booking site TripAdvisor.

Top spot went to Woolacombe Beach in Devon who dominates the list for the second year running, but despite this it was Cornwall that scooped the most number of awards of any county in the UK.

Cornwall is home to an impressive seven winning beaches, four of which are in the top ten.

Grace Bay in Providenciales, the main island of Turks and Caicos in the Caribbean, takes the title of world’s best rated beach.

Travellers’ Choice Beaches Award-winners were determined based on the quality and quantity of traveller reviews and ratings for beaches on TripAdvisor gathered over a 12-month period.

Top 10 beaches in the UK

1. Woolacombe Beach, Woolacombe, Devon

2. Weymouth Beach, Weymouth, Dorset

3. St. Brelade’s Bay Beach, St. Brelade, Jersey

4. Rhossili Bay, Rhossili, Swansea

5. Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall

6. Fistral Beach, Newquay, Cornwall

7. Porthminster Beach, St Ives, Cornwall

8. Perranporth Beach, Perranporth, Cornwall

9. Hengistbury Head, Bournemouth, Dorset

10. Luskentyre, Isle of Harris

Top 10 beaches in the world

1. Grace Bay, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos – average nightly hotel rate for destination: £434

Highly-rated value hotel nearby: Caribbean Paradise Inn – bookable on TripAdvisor for an average rate of £177/night

2. Baia do Sancho, Fernando de Noronha, Brazil – average nightly hotel rate for destination: £275

Highly-rated value property nearby: Pousada Do Vale – bookable on TripAdvisor for an average rate of £139/night

3. Playa Paraiso, Cayo Largo, Cuba

4. Anse Lazio, Praslin Island, Seychelles – average nightly hotel rate for destination: £202

Highly-rated value property nearby: Beach Villa Seychelles – bookable on TripAdvisor for an average rate of £85/night

5. Cayo de Agua, Los Roques National Park, Venezuela – average nightly hotel rate for destination: £356

Highly-rated value property nearby: Villa Caracol – bookable on TripAdvisor for an average rate of £154/night

6. Flamenco Beach, Culebra, Puerto Rica – average nightly hotel rate for destination: £119

Highly-rated value property nearby: Palmetto Guesthouse – bookable on TripAdvisor for an average rate of £81/night

7. Playa de Ses Illetes, Formentera, Spain – average nightly hotel rate for destination: £126

Highly-rated value hotel nearby: Hotel Voramar bookable on TripAdvisor for an average rate of £92/night

8. Ngapali Beach, Ngapali, Myanmar – average nightly hotel rate for destination: £126

Highly-rated value hotel nearby: Bayview – the beach resort – bookable on TripAdvisor for an average rate of £96/night

9. West Bay Beach, Roatan, Honduras – average nightly hotel rate for destination: £189

Highly-rated value hotel nearby: Bananarama Beach and Dive Resort – bookable on TripAdvisor for an average rate of £76/night

10. Nacpan Beach, El Nido, Philippines – average nightly hotel rate for destination: £199

Highly-rated value hotel nearby: Cadlao Resort – bookable on TripAdvisor for an average rate of £145/night

Top 10 beaches in Europe

1. Playa de Ses Illetes, Formentera, Spain

2. Elafonissi Beach, Elafonissi, Greece

3. Praia da Marinha, Carvoeiro, Portugal

4. El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons, El Cotillo, Fuerteventura, Spain

5. Playa de Bolonia, Tarifa, Spain

6. Playa de Cofete, Morro del Jable, Fuerteventura, Spain

7. Porto Limnionas Beach, Zakynthos, Greece

8. Iztuzu Beach, Dalyan, Turkey

9. Fig Tree Bay, Protaras, Cyprus

10. Cala Comte, Ibiza Town, Ibiza, Spain