TripAdvisor name Luskentyre in list of world's best beaches

Luskentyre beach, on the Isle of Harris, was named one of the best beaches in world alongside sites in Brazil, Cuba, Puerto Rico and Spain by travel website Tripadvisor.

A remote beach off the north-west coast of Scotland has been named as one of the 25 best in the world.

Luskentyre beach on the Isle of Harris, in the Western Isles, was ranked 13th best by the travel review website, TripAdvisor.

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The largest and most spectacular of all the Harris beaches, Luskentyre came out ahead of the only other UK location of Woolacombe beach in Devon.

TripAdvisor users voted Luskentyre beach as one of the 25 best in the world.

According to the poll, which was based on travellers' TripAdvisor reviews and ratings, the top three beaches in the world are Baia do Sancho (Brazil), Grace Bay Beach (Turk and Caicos) and Playa Paraiso (Cuba).

Top 25 best beaches in the world according to TripAdvisor are as follows:

Baia do Sancho, Brazil

Grace Bay Beach, Turk and Caicos

Playa Paraiso, Cuba

Spiaggia dei Conigli, Sicily

Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia, Brazil

Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman

Eagle Beach, Aruba

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Flamenco Beach, Puerto Rica

Varadero Beach, Cuba

Kleftiko Beach, Milos

Siesta Beach, Florida

Radhanagar Beach, Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Luskentyre, Isle of Harris

Playa de Ses Illetes, Balearic Islands

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La Concha Beach, Spain

Saint Pete Beach, Florida

Playa Norte, Isla Mujeres

Maho Bay Beach, St. John

Bavaro Beach, Dominican Republic

Woolacombe Beach, Devon

Elafonissi Beach, Greece

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Whitehaven Beach, Whitsundy Islands

Cala Mariolu, Italy

Balos Lagoon, Greece

Black Sand Beach, Iceland

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