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Australia’s best kept beach secret is out

Australia’s best kept beach secret is out | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

An unknown beach has taken out the top spot in a new list that ranks the cream of the country’s spectacular coastline. The top-ranked spot on Brad Farmer's list of Australia's 101 Best Beaches for 2017 is a four-and-a-half hour flight from Perth in the Indian Ocean. The founder of Ocean Care Day and the Surfriders Foundation, Mr. Farmer spent five months researching Australia's 11,761 beaches to compile his list with the help of Sydney University coastal studies expert Professor Andrew Short. He said the key criteria for making the list was the location had to possess "authentic and compelling attributes" along with a beach one would recommend to a friend." Find out more.

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TripAdvisor's picks: World's best beaches

TripAdvisor's picks: World's best beaches | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

TripAdvisor has announced 332 winners of its annual awards for beaches, with the awards being based on the quality and quantity of traveller reviews for beaches gathered over 12 months. In addition to a global winners list, top beaches are listed by regions and countries, including lists for Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, South America, the South Pacific, the United Kingdom and the United States. TripAdvisor has named Baia do Sancho on the Brazilian island of Fernando de Noronha as the world's best beach. Australia's Whitehaven Beach also made the list, coming in at number nine. Other countries being represented include Italy, Spain, the Philippines and Puerto Rico. Click here to view the complete global list, in addition to a list of the top ten beaches in the U.S.

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