Is it possible to rank the world’s best beaches?

With its turquoise waters and lush green cliffs, the Fernando de Noronha archipelago, off the Brazilian coast, is home to the world’s top beach. One of the many selling points of the Baia do Sancho is its crystal clear water, which allows snorkelers to observe exotic fish and even sea turtles. But it’s not easy getting to this paradise on earth: visitors must descend a tall, steep staircase that could spook anyone with a fear of heights.

Grace Bay in the Turks and Caicos Islands and Flamenco Beach in Puerto Rico complete the trio of the top beaches on the planet. Italy made an appearance in the top 10 thanks to Lampedusa‘s Rabbit Beach, which came in at number four; but is it possible to rank the world’s best beaches? Of course it is or Maybe not. Anyway consider this list a premise, a platform from which you can jump into a dazzling, turquoise ocean of further recommendations.

Top 10 beaches worldwide:

1: Baia do Sancho, Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
2: Grace Bay, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands
3: Flamenco Beach, Culebra, Puerto Rico
4: Rabbit Beach, Lampedusa, Italy
5: Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island, Australia
6: Playa de ses Illetes, Formentera, Spain
7: Anse Lazio, Praslin Island, Seychelles
8: Lanikai Beach, Kailua, Hawaii
9: Rhossili Bay, Swansea, Wales
10: Playa Norte, Isla Mujeres, Mexico

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