Make the most of the dying days of summer by paying a visit to one of Australia’s best beaches.

TripAdvisor have just released their annual list of the world’s best beaches, compiled by pulling together reviews and ratings left on the site by users over the past year. It’s not an exact science, but considering the site has millions of users, it’s nothing to sneeze at, either.

To nobody’s great surprise, Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island — famed for its seven kilometre stretch of brilliant white silica sand — was named the best beach in Australia. It was also named the 17th best beach in the world, making it the only Aussie beach to score a place in the top 25 worldwide.

Closer to home, Surfers Paradise Beach, Noosa Main Beach, Burleigh Heads and Mooloolaba Beach all cracked the list of Australia’s top 10 beaches — and if that’s not enough inspiration for you to plan a day trip to the beach this weekend, we don’t know what is.

TripAdvisor’s top 25 beaches in Australia

  1. Whitehaven Beach (Whitsunday Island, QLD)
  2. Surfers Paradise Beach (Surfers Paradise, QLD)
  3. Noosa Main Beach (Noosa, QLD)
  4. Manly Beach (Sydney, NSW)
  5. Turquoise Bay (Exmouth, WA)
  6. Burleigh Heads Beach (Burleigh Heads, QLD)
  7. Cable Beach (Broome, WA)
  8. Mooloolaba Beach (Mooloolaba, QLD)
  9. The Strand (Townsville, QLD)
  10. Emily Bay (Norfolk Island)
  11. Greens Pool (Denmark, WA)
  12. Ned’s Beach (Lord Howe Island, NSW)
  13. Cape Le Grand National Park (Esperance, WA)
  14. Byron Bay (Byron Bay, NSW)
  15. Little Beach, Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve (Albany, WA)
  16. Four Mile Beach (Port Douglas, QLD)
  17. Coolangatta Beach (Coolangatta, QLD)
  18. Kings Beach (Caloundra, QLD)
  19. Coral Bay Beach (Coral Bay, WA)
  20. Shelly Beach (Sydney, NSW)
  21. Bondi Beach (Sydney, NSW)
  22. Meelup Beach (Dunsborough, WA)
  23. Mindil Beach (Darwin, NT)
  24. Palm Cove Beach (Palm Cove, QLD)
  25. Trinity Beach (Cairns, QLD)

TripAdvisor’s top 25 beaches in the world

  1. Baia do Sancho (Fernando de Noronha, Brazil)
  2. Grace Bay (Providenciales, Turks and Caicos)
  3. Eagle Beach (Palm – Eagle Beach, Aruba)
  4. Playa Paraiso (Cayo Largo, Cuba)
  5. Siesta Beach (Siesta Key, Florida)
  6. La Concha Beach (San Sebastian – Donostia, Spain)
  7. Playa Norte (Isla Mujeres)
  8. Radhanagar Beach (Havelock Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands)
  9. Elafonissi Beach (Elafonissi, Greece)
  10. Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay (Puerto Ayora, Ecuador)
  11. Anse Lazio (Praslin Island, Seychelles)
  12. Seven Mile Beach (Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman)
  13. Flamenco Beach (Culebra, Puerto Rico)
  14. Bavaro Beach (Punta Cana, Dominican Republic)
  15. Seven Mile Beach (Negril, Jamaica)
  16. Anakena Beach (Easter Island, Chile)
  17. Whitehaven Beach (Whitsunday Island, Whitsunday Islands)
  18. La Cote des Basques (Biarritz, France)
  19. Fig Tree Bay (Protaras, Cyprus)
  20. West Bay Beach (West Bay, Honduras)
  21. Camp’s Bay Beach (Camp’s Bay, South Africa)
  22. Praia de Santa Maria (Santa Maria, Cape Verde)
  23. Playa Manuel Antonio (Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica)
  24. White Beach (Boracay, Aklan Province)
  25. Ngapali Beach (Ngapali, Myanmar)

How many of the best beaches in Australia and the world have you been to? Which one did you think was the best? Have your say in the comments below!