15 July 2021

Cape Town: Boulders Beach named one of the world's most beautiful beaches!

UK-based financial website Money.co.uk has recently released a list of the world’s most beautiful beaches, according to Instagram. To rank the beaches, the website analysed over 26 million Instagram hashtags associated with the world’s most popular beaches and calculated how many pictures were shared per metre of the beach length. The beach with the most Instagram posts per metre has been crowned the most beautiful beach in the world. According to the ranking, Boulders Beach (420 metres, 323 pictures per metre) in Simon's Town, Cape Town, is the world's 9th most beautiful beach in the world.

Photo by Jack Young on Unsplash

Meanwhile Big 7 Travel, an international travel website, recently revealed a list of the 50 world’s most beautiful beaches in 2021, based on aggregated scores from previous media results, official Blue Flag locations and contributions from the Big 7 Travel editorial team. According to Big 7 Travel, Boulders Beach is the 12th best beach in the world right now.

Money.co.uk 20 best beaches in the world:

  1. Kelingking Beach in Nusa Penida, Bali, Indonesia; 4,227 photos per meter
  2. Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia; 1,776 photos per meter
  3. Railay Beach in Krabi, Thailand; 587 photos per meter
  4. Tropea Beach in Calabria, Italy; 423 photos per meter
  5. Navagio Beach in Zakynthos, Greece; 403 photos per meter
  6. Hanauma Bay in Oahu, Hawaii, USA; 345 photos per meter
  7. Tenby North Beach in Pembrokeshire, Wales; 343 photos per meter
  8. Praia do Camilo in Lagos, Portugal; 325 photos per meter
  9. Boulders Beach in Cape Town, South Africa; 323 photos per meter
  10. Blue Point Beach in Ungasan, Bali, Indonesia; 287 photos per meter
  11. Cala Saona in Formentera, Spain; 282 photos per meter
  12. Margate Beach in Kent, England, U.K.; 265 photos per meter
  13. Cala Goloritzè in Baunei, Sardinia, Italy; 248 photos per meter
  14. Freedom Beach in Phuket, Thailand; 247 photos per meter
  15. Cala Gat in Cala Ratjada, Spain; 246 photos per meter
  16. Kitsilano Beach in Vancouver, Canada; 246 photos per meter
  17. Lanikai Beach in Oahu, Hawaii, USA; 246 photos per meter
  18. Bal Harbour Beach in Miami, Florida, USA; 239 photos per meter
  19. Durdle Door in Dorset, England, U.K.; 232 photos per meter
  20. Sitges Beach in Barcelona, Spain; 175 photos per meter

Big 7 Travel's 20 (out of 50) best beaches in the world 2021:

  1. Vaeroy Beach – Norway
  2. Whitehaven Beach – Whitsunday Islands, Australia
  3. Fig Tree Bay – Protaras, Cyprus
  4. Grace Bay – Turks and Caicos
  5. Secret Lagoon – El Nido, Palawan, Philippines
  6. Reynisfjara Beach – Vík í Mýrdal, Iceland
  7. Source d’Argent – Seychelles
  8. Playa Ruinas – Quintana Roo, Mexico
  9. Kanuhura Maldives – Lhaviyani Atoll Maldives
  10. Pig Beach – Bahamas
  11. Keem Bay – Mayo, Ireland
  12. Boulders BeachCape Town, South Africa
  13. Cala Saona – Formentera, Spain
  14. Seagrass Bay – Laucala Island, Fiji
  15. Tunnels Beach – Kauai, Hawaii
  16. Matira Beach -Bora Bora, French Polynesia
  17. Horseshoe Bay – Bermuda
  18. Zlatni rat (Golden Horn Beach) – Brac, Croatia
  19. Playa del Amor (Hidden Beach) – Mexico
  20. Maho Beach – St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

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