There has been much debate this week at OSPT HQ over the recently announced ‘Worlds Best Beaches 2014.’
We were delighted to see some of our favourites make the grade, such as; Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos Islands, The Baths, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands - and one of my personal favourites, (having visited last year) White Beach, Boracay in the Philippines.
However the one that everyone seems to be talking about is the surprise contender Rhossili Bay in the Gower, Wales, which is actually featured in the top 10 for the 2nd year running.
Having recently extended our portfolio to include properties in the UK, we were delighted to see a UK beach getting some well deserved recognition!
We were also pleased to see some of our all time favourites, such as Porthminster in Cornwall featured in the UK top 10 Beaches.
With another long hot summer predicted for the UK, we are all busy planning our UK 'staycations' and we think that this list is a great place to start. After all what could be better than a spot of ‘beach hopping’ in Devon and Cornwall? Or lounging on a yacht along the Dorset Coast?
TOP 10 UK BEST BEACHES 2014
1. RHOSSILI, GOWER
2. WOOLACOMBE, DEVON
3. PORTHMINSTER, CORNWALL
4. ST IVES, CORNWALL
5. HENGISTBURY HEAD, DORSET
6. PERRANPORTH BEACH, CORNWALL
7. LONGSANDS BEACH, NORTH TYNESIDE
8. WEYMOUTH BEACH, DORSET
9. FISTRAL BEACH, CORNWALL
10. SANDBANKS, DORSET
WORLDS BEST BEACHES 2014
1. BAIA DO SANCHO, FERNANDO DE NORONHA, BRAZIL
2. GRACE BAY, PROVIDENCIALES, TURKS AND CAICOS
3. FLAMENCO BEACH (PLAYA FLAMENCO) CULEBRA, PUERTO RICO
4. RABBIT BEACH, LAMPEDUSA, ISLANDS OF SICILY
5. WHITEHAVEN BEACH, WHITSUNDAY ISLAND, WHITSUNDAY ISLANDS
6. PLAYA DE SES ILLETES, FORMENTERA, BALEARIC ISLANDS
7. ANSE LAZIO, PRASLIN ISLAND, SEYCHELLES
8. LANIKAI BEACH, KAILUA, HAWAII
9. RHOSSILI BAY, SWANSEA, UNITED KINGDOM
10. PLAYA NORTE, ISLA MUJERES
11. PLAYA PARAISO BEACH, CAYO LARGO, CUBA
12. PRAIA DOS CARNEIROS,TAMANDARE, BRAZIL
13. LOPES MENDES BEACH, ILHA GRANDE, BRAZIL
14. THE BATHS, VIRGIN GORDA, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
15. PLAYA DE LAS CATEDRALES, RIBADEO, SPAIN
16. KA'ANAPALI BEACH LAHAINA, HAWAII
17. ELAFONISSI BEACH, ELAFONISSI, GREECE
18. CALA MARIOLU, BAUNEI, ITALY
19. WHITE BEACH, BORACAY, VISAYAS
20. TURQUOISE BAY EXMOUTH, EXMOUTH, AUSTRALIA
21. ANSE SOURCE D'ARGENT, LA DIGUE ISLAND, SEYCHELLES
22. CABLE BEACH, BROOME, AUSTRALIA
23. PLAYA MANUEL ANTONIO, MANUEL ANTONIO NATIONAL PARK, COSTA RICA
24. CAMP'S BAY BEACH, CAMPS BAY, SOUTH AFRICA
25. RADHANAGAR BEACH, HAVELOCK ISLAND, ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS
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Image: Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos Islands.