Flight Network’s World’s Best Beaches for 2018 provides an annual snapshot of the opinions and experiences of the world’s top travel experts. This globally-recognized list showcases a collection of off-the-beaten-path slices of paradise from every corner of our planet.


Flight Network’s 2018 World’s Best Beaches list was created after conferring with more than 1,000 travel journalists, agencies, bloggers, and editors. Flight Network consulted these travel professionals to rank the best beaches in the world, based on their personal and professional experiences. We received unparalleled insight into the most spectacular beaches on earth.


Upon completion of the voting process, Flight Network’s in-house travel experts analyzed and categorized the results. We created several official lists, including the top 50 beaches around the globe, as well as separate lists showcasing the top 50 beaches in several regions of the world, such as Africa, North America, South America, Central America and the Caribbean, Australia and the South Pacific and Asia. Even further, we ranked the top 50 beaches within or near cities and the top 50 most remote, or untouched, beaches.


Pack your bags and book a flight to sink your toes into the white sand, relax under the swaying palm trees, soak in the turquoise waters, explore volcanic coastlines, and gaze at snow-capped mountain peaks steps from the sea.  The resulting lists are a compelling collection of life-changing experiences, and each and every entry is worthy of every traveler’s bucket list.

The following are the industry experts, travel bloggers, agencies, and other travel professionals that contributed their insight and personal experiences to create these comprehensive lists.