The 25 Best Beaches in the World

beaches
The 25 Best Beaches in the World Getty

If you're dreaming of a vacation, you're probably picturing turquoise waters, a ribbon of white sand and swaying palm trees. Maybe a rum cocktail served in a coconut? Yes, for travelers the world over, the beach conjures fun and tranquility

Travel agency FlightNetwork consulted more than 600 experts to rank the world's best beaches. Each seaside was given a score based on its water quality, sunshine, untouched beauty, remoteness and temperature.

And there are other perks to these diverse expanses, too: At one beach in the Bahamas, you can swim with miniature pigs. While Iceland's Reynisfjara Beach sports black sand and breathtaking basalt columns.

Drift away with us as we count down the top 25 dreamiest beaches on Earth.

25 Seven Mile Beach Cayman Islands
25. Seven Mile Beach, Cayman Islands.Getty Images
24 Cayo Coco Cuba
24. Cayo Coco, Cuba.Getty Images
23 Vaeroy Norway
23. Vaeroy, Norway.Getty Images
22 Fulhadhoo Beach Maldives
22. Fulhadhoo Beach, Maldives.Getty Images
21 Île aux Cerfs Mauritius
21. Île aux Cerfs, Mauritius.Getty Images
20 Reynisfjara Beach Iceland
20. Reynisfjara Beach, Iceland.Getty Images
19 Flamenco Beach Puerto Rico
19. Flamenco Beach, Puerto Rico.Getty Images
18 Lucky Bay
18. Lucky Bay, Western Australia.Getty Images