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WINNER: Grace Bay in Turks and Caicos made it to the top spot this year

It’s no secret that Brits love a bit of sun, sea and sand when it comes to holidays. But where are the most beautiful beaches in the world?

Travel company TripAdvisor has just announced their top-rated beaches at the Travellers’ Choice Awards.

Bournemouth was named the best beach in Britain by the travel giant and came 14th in the world. But can you guess which dreamy destination made it to the top spot?

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BEAUTIFUL: Baia do Sancho in Brazil was voted the second best beach in the world

The glorious Grace Bay in Providenciales came out on top at the Travellers' Choice awards, beating competition from beaches in Brazil, Cuba and Spain.

With turquoise waters, powdery snow-white sand and glorious year-round sunshine, it's easy to see how the Caribbean cove in Turks and Caicos nabbed the title.

One review on TripAdvisor reads: “This is one of the most beautiful settings you will ever experience. The beach is wide and excellent for a long walk.

“Peaceful and not overcrowded. The water consists of multiple shades of blue and you can get lost in the horizon”.

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BEACH BUM: Eagle Beach in Aruba was voted the fourth best beach in the world

Top 25 beaches in the world according to TripAdvisor

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Grace Bay, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

TripAdvisor announces the Travellers' Choice beach awards every year and they are based on the quality and quantity of traveller reviews and ratings gathered over a 12-month period.

Last year Baia do Sancho in Brazil’s Fernando de Noronha (an archipelago with UNESCO world heritage status) was awarded the top spot, but this year it fell to second place.

Varadero Beach in Cuba came in third, while Eagle Beach in Aruba and Seven Mile Beach in the Cayman Islands came in fourth and fifth place consecutively.

La Concha Beach in San Sebastian, Spain, took the crown for the best beach in Europe.

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NUMBER ONE: Bournemouth Beach has been voted the best in Britain

Here are the top 25 beaches in the world:

1. Grace Bay, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

2. Baia do Sancho, Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

3. Varadero Beach, Cuba

4. Eagle Beach, Aruba, Caribbean

5. Seven Mile Beach, Cayman Islands

6. La Concha Beach, San Sebastian, Spain

7. Clearwater Beach, Florida, USA

Top 10 beaches in the UK

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Bournemouth Beach, Bournemouth, Dorset

8. Seven Mile Beach, Negril, Jamaica

9. Bavaro Beach, Dominican Republic

10. Playa Norte, Isla Mujeres, Mexico

11. Elafonissi Beach, Crete, Greece

12. Falesia Beach, Albufeira, Portugal

13. Fig Tree Bay, Protaras, Cyprus

14. Bournemouth Beach, Dorset, UK

15. Anse Lazio, Praslin Island, Seychelles

16. Manly Beach, Sydney, Australia

17. Santa Monica State Beach, California, USA

18. Angoda Beach, Goa, India

19. Kleopatra Beach, Alanya, Turkey

20. Galapagos Islands

21. Spiaggia dei Conigli, Lampedusa, Italy

22. Sharm El Luli, Egypt

23. Nungwi Beach, Zanzibar, Tanzania

24. Punta Uva Beach, Costa Rica

25. White Beach, Malay, Philippines

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