The 30 Most Popular Beaches in the World 

Whether it is a secluded shoreline or a party-packed paradise, there is a perfect beach for everyone. Some beaches, however, are more popular than others.

There is no definitive list of visitor numbers for every beach in the world. For this list Newsweek looked at hundreds of the best-known beaches around the globe.

We've analysed how often each one has appears in Instagram hashtags to compile the rundown, with each country limited to three entries in the top 30.

Holiday price comparison TravelSupermarket, which carried out a similar analysis in 2018, said that the easing of travel restrictions has seen more people "dreaming and hoping and planning to get away soon."

"A lot of what we have been doing is sharing and reminiscing about our favourite past travels," Emma Coulthurst from the company said.

"These world beaches are some of the places which holidaymakers have loved sharing pictures on social media of in the past. Let's hope we can get back to some of these stunning places soon."

Take a look through Newsweek's rundown, below.

30. Palolem Beach, India

Palolem Beach (54,308 hashtags) is one of Goa's most beautiful beaches, famed for its picture-postcard natural beauty and permanent party atmosphere.

Palolem Beach, India
Palolem Beach is one of Goa's most beautiful coastlines mnf74/Getty Images

29. Haeundae Beach, South Korea

Haeundae Beach (57,732 hashtags) is a wide coastal in Busan recognised as one of the country's most popular beaches for both locals and tourists.

Haeundae Beach
Haeundae Beach is recognised as one of South Korea's most popular beaches f9photos/Getty Images

28. Senggigi Beach, Indonesia

Senggigi Beach (57,980 hashtags) is a section of the tourist strip of the Indonesian island of Lombok, offering excellent waves for surfers.

Senggigi Beach, Indonesia
Senggigi Beach is a section of the Lombok coast PetroGraphy/Getty Images

27. Maya Beach, Thailand

This Thai turquoise cove (60,701 hashtags) boasts a wonderful white sand beach enclosed by stunning limestone cliffs.

Maya Beach, Thailand
Thailand's Maya Beach is enclosed by limestone cliffs Aleksandra Iarosh/Getty Images

26. Phuket Beach, Thailand

With its emerald-blue waters and sandy beaches, Phuket (75,253 hashtags) is Thailand's largest island and probably the most popular with tourists.

Phuket Beach
Phuket is Thailand's largest island and probably the most popular with tourists saiko3p/Getty Images

25. Varadero Beac, Cuba

Cuba's Varadero Beach (76,399 hashtags) was rated as the world's second-best beach in 2019 by TripAdvisor for the site's stunning 13-mile-long peninsula of soft sands.

Varadero Beach
Catamarans with their sails spread out on Varadero beach in Cuba Diy13/Getty Images

24. Vũng Tàu Beach, Vietnam

Vũng Tàu (79,740 hashtags), found on Vietnam's Bà Rịa–Vũng Tàu Province, is known for its generously sized sand beach and good swimming conditions.

Vũng Tàu Beach
Nha Trang Bay, in Khánh Hòa Province, boasts a beautiful string of islands, many with picture-perfect beaches Jharpy/Getty Images

23. Mar de las Pampas, Argentina

Translating as Hurried Town, Argentina's Mar de las Pampas (88,816 hashtags) is a quiet stretch of coastline ideal for family-orientated vacations.

Mar de las Pampas
A deserted beach on a cloudy day in Mar de las Pampas, Buenos Aires, Argentina Clara_Gabrielli/Getty Images

22. Milos Island beaches, Greece

Milos Island (96,559 hashtags) is home to one of the most impressive beaches in Greece, boasting dazzling white rocks (at Sаrаkinikо) and incredible landscapes (see Firiplaka), and tiny fishing ports that are idyllic places to take a dip.

Milos Island Beach
The scenic Klima village with sirmata, traditional fishermen's houses, on Milos island, Cyclades, Greece Gatsi/Getty Images

21. Ao Nang, Krabi, Thailand

Ao Nang in Thailand (100,780 hashtags) offers tourists the opportunity to explore the four extraordinary islands and the area's bustling beach culture.

Ao Nang, Krabi
Ao Nang in Thailand offers tourists the opportunity to explore the area's four extraordinary islands mihtiander/Getty Images

20. Playa Las Grutas, Argentina

The beaches of Argentina's Las Grutas (102,038 hashtags) attracts more than 400,000 visitors every year thanks in part to the region's relatively warm waters for this part of southern Argentina.

Las Grutas
A panorama of Las Grutas's beach, Argentina doromonic/Getty Images

19. Cagnes-sur-Mer, France

The stony beaches on France's famed Cagnes sur Mer (111,250 hashtags) extend along the seafront for approximately 1.5 miles.

The beach in Cagnes sur Mer, France gianliguori/Getty Images

18. Nha Trang, Vietnam

Nha Trang Bay (114,300 hashtags), in Khánh Hòa Province, boasts a beautiful string of islands, many with picture-perfect beaches.

Nha Trang
Nha Trang is a coastal city and capital of Khánh Hòa Province, on the South Central Coast of Vietnam ThanhNgocTran/Getty Images

17. Diani Beach, Kenya

While Kenya's Diani Beach (120,519 hashtags) is an excellent site for all the family, children will need to be strong swimmers to reach the nearby reef.

Diani Beach
A hammock lies between palms on sandy beach, Diani, Kenya Jacek_Sopotnicki/Getty Images

16. Ponta Negra Beach, Brazil

Ponta Negra (121,737 hashtags) is a famous beach in Natal, the capital city of Brazil's Rio Grande do Norte, and popular with both locals and tourists alike.

Ponta Negra Beach
Aerial view of Ponta Negra Beach in Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil Phaelnogueira/Getty Images

15. Echo Beach, Indonesia

Indonesia's Echo Beach (132,626 hashtags) attracts divers and surfers from around the world, while the area's water park makes this spot in Bali an excellent place for a family vacation.

Echo Beach
Coastline with rocks and stones and clouds on sky on Echo Beach (Pantai Batu Mejan), a Bali Island in Indonesia Drablenkov/Getty Images

14. Scarborough beach, Australia

Scarborough Beach (143,633 hashtags) is found on Western Australia's sunset coast and is one of Perth's most popular coastal areas.

Scarborough beach
Aerial view of Scarborough Beach at coastal suburb of Perth, Western Australia bennymarty/Getty Images

13. Rainbow Beach, Australia

Queensland's Rainbow Beach (149,510 hashtags) earns its name due to beautiful coloured sands stretching 15 miles along the coast.

Rainbow Beach
Queensland's Rainbow Beach viewed during a beautiful sunset duha127/Getty Images

12. Bournemouth, U.K.

Bournemouth (150,555 hashtags) in the U.K. is recognised as a world-class tourist resort with an impressive seven miles of golden sands.

Sunset seen from the beach over Bournemouth pier, Dorset ianwool/Getty Images

11. Pattaya, Thailand

Pattaya (163,704 hashtags) is well-known as a particularly photogenic beach on 's eastern Gulf coast.

The island paradise of Pattaya possesses the natural beauty of a truly white sand beach and crystal clear ocean pius99/Getty Images

11. Ibiza beaches, Spain

The ruggedly beautiful Mediterranean island of Ibiza (312,604 hashtags) has an exceptional range of wonderfully white sand beaches and inviting water. Among them, Cala Carbó and Cala Olivera are not to be missed.

Ibiza beach
Ibiza's Cala d'Hort is an extremely popular beach in summer, with a fantastic view of the mysterious island of Es Vedra amoklv/Getty Images

10. Airlie Beach, Australia

Despite its great distance from other Queensland sites, the Great Barrier Reef's Airlie Beach (347,779 hashtags) is certainly worth a visit.

Airlie Beach
Airlie Beach is considered one of the top 10 most beautiful beach in the world ltos/Getty Images

9. Port Dickson, Malaysia

Port Dickson (517,759 hashtags) is a coastal stretch of Malaysia's west coast well known for its perfectly white sands.

Port Dickson
A night shot of Milky Way at Port Dickson, Malaysia alex cheong/Getty Images

8. Kuta Beach, Indonesia

Kuta Beach (622,204 hashtags) is the tourist mecca of Bali popular with tourists in part due to its proximity to the airport, making this a good place to bookend your vacation.

Kuta Beach
Kuta Beach, in Bali, Indonesia at sunrise Carsten Schertzer/Getty Images

7.Essaouira Beach, Morocco

Beautiful sand, wonderful sea and constantly powerful trade winds have transformed this beach (878,628 hashtags) into one of the world's greatest sites for windsurfing, kiteboarding and other adrenaline-fuelled water-sports.

Kite surfing at Essaouira Beach, Morocco Szymon Barylski/Getty Images

7. Sharm el-Sheikh beaches, Egypt

The resort of Sharm el-Sheikh (1,471,763 hashtags) in Egypt features both long stretches of natural sand and pebbled beaches, such as Na'ama Bay and Ras Um Sid, while the clear waters are warm throughout most of the year

Sharm el-Sheikh
Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt features long stretches of natural sand and pebbled beaches lilithlita/Getty Images

6. Acapulco, Mexico

Mexico's Acapulco (2,122,579 hashtags) resides in a naturally deep, semicircular bay and the partying shifts from the beach to the nearby clubs when the night approaches.

Mexico's Acapulco beach resides in a naturally deep, semicircular bay rafal_kubiak/Getty Images

5. Jalisco, Mexico

This area of the western Mexican coast (2,553,121 hashtags) is known for mariachi music and tequila as it is for its pristine white sand and transparent water.

The scenic Mirador Cerro La Cruz overlooks with panoramic views of Puerto Vallarta and the area's famous shoreline Elijah-Lovkoff/Getty Images

4. Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Mexico's Playa del Carmen (3,892,230 hashtags) boasts a wonderful area to enjoy a relaxing vacation, with plenty of space to soak up the sun and stare out at the Mexican Caribbean sea.

Playa del Carmen
The beach at Tulum in Yucatan, Mexico SimonDannhauer/Getty Images

3. Santa Monica State Beacg, U.S.

Santa Monica beach (6,817,763 hashtags) is an idealised example of the archetypal Los Angeles beach, offering swathes of sand and a wide array of nearby activities.

Santa Monica
Santa Monica is an idealised example of the archetypal Los Angeles beach APU GOMES/AFP/Getty Images

2. South Beach, U.S.

Miami's South Beach (8,099,900 hashtags) is also highly popular with tourists, due to its nearby social media-friendly art deco architecture.

South Beach
Miami's South Beach is highly popular with tourists Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images

1. Miami Beach, U.S.

Miami Beach (13,698,873 hashtags) is home to some of America's rich and famous and recognised for its stunning sandy beaches facing the North Atlantic waves.

Miami Beach
Miami Beach is home to America's rich and famous CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP/Getty Images