A list of 50 of the world's best beaches was recently published (2023), as voted for by top international travel influencers, bloggers and experts, and while most people tend to think of New Zealand as being far away from almost everything, a good few of the world's best beaches are relatively close to home!
Experience the beauty of exotic shorelines, surrender to the calming sounds of the waves, and delight your senses with the sun-kissed sand beneath your feet. We've uncovered the world's most stunning beaches nearest to us and detailed them below beside their official Top 50 ranking. If you'd like to check out the entire list of all 50 of the world's best beaches, you can do so here. Or read on for some serious sun-drenched inspiration for your next unforgettable beach-break.