Bournemouth beach ranks 5th best in Europe and among the top 25 in the world

Bournemouth beach has been ranked among the best 25 beaches in the world, according to Tripadvisor’s Travellers Choice awards.

The 2021 awards, revealed on Tuesday, rated Bournemouth as having the fifth best beach in Europe – and 20th best in the world.

It was beaten to the top by the likes of Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island in Australia, which came first globally; and Spiaggia dei Conigli (Rabbit Beach) in Sicily, which ranked highest in Europe and eighth overall.

Bournemouth’s golden sands did, however, beat the white sand and turquoise waters of Balos Lagoon in Kissamos, Greece, along with the wildlife paradise of Playa Manuel Antonio in Costa Rica.