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This Mayo beach has been voted ‘best in the world’

Evoke.ie logo Evoke.ie 31/07/2019 Diana Bunici

a group of people on a rocky beach next to a body of water © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland If there’s one thing we’re not short of on our Emerald Isle, it’s beautiful shorelines and world class beaches.

And globetrotters have recognised this with one Mayo beach voted as one of ‘the best in the world.’

Travel website Big 7 has release its annual list of 50 Best Beaches in the World in 2019 and would you believe it – Achill Island’s Keem Bay has come in at number 11 (just behind Pig Beach in the Bahamas)!

Beautiful view of Keem Bay on sunny day off the Wild Atlantic Way © Getty Beautiful view of Keem Bay on sunny day off the Wild Atlantic Way The horseshoe shaped bay is located between the stunning cliffs of Benmore and Croaghaun mountain and if you haven’t been already, pack your weekend bag and go – stat!

Keem bay © Getty Keem bay As for the best beach in the world?

You’ll be pleased to know it’s also in Europe – Golden Horn Beach in Brac, Croatia (just look at it below!).

Famous beach Zlatni rat (Golden Horn or Golden Cape), Bol, Brac island, Dalmatia, Croatia, Europe. High angle view from quadcopter Phantom 2 with GoPro Hero 3 Black camera. © Getty Famous beach Zlatni rat (Golden Horn or Golden Cape), Bol, Brac island, Dalmatia, Croatia, Europe. High angle view from quadcopter Phantom 2 with GoPro Hero 3 Black camera. Fig Tree Bay is Cyprus and Reynisfjara Beach in Iceland are also representing our continent with the rest of the spots in more far flung, exotic destinations.

Check out the full list below.

1- Zlatni rat (Golden Horn Beach) – Brac, Croatia

Famous beach Zlatni rat (Golden Horn or Golden Cape), Bol, Brac island, Dalmatia, Croatia, Europe. High angle view from quadcopter Phantom 2 with GoPro Hero 3 Black camera. © Getty Famous beach Zlatni rat (Golden Horn or Golden Cape), Bol, Brac island, Dalmatia, Croatia, Europe. High angle view from quadcopter Phantom 2 with GoPro Hero 3 Black camera.

2- Whitehaven Beach – Whitsunday Islands, Australia

Aerial view of Whitsunday island and the Great Barrier Reef, Australia © Getty Aerial view of Whitsunday island and the Great Barrier Reef, Australia

3- Fig Tree Bay – Protaras, Cyprus

Protaras,  Cyprus -  July 8, 2013: Tourists at Fig Tree famous bay beach relaxing and  enjoying their summer holidays on July 8, 2013 at Protaras area in  Cyprus © Getty Protaras, Cyprus - July 8, 2013: Tourists at Fig Tree famous bay beach relaxing and enjoying their summer holidays on July 8, 2013 at Protaras area in Cyprus

4- Grace Bay – Turks and Caicos

Stunning beautiful white beach in Turks and Caicos on Carribean © Getty Stunning beautiful white beach in Turks and Caicos on Carribean

5- Secret Lagoon – El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

El Nido, Palawan, Philippines, aerial view of boats and karst scenery at Secret Lagoon beach. © Getty El Nido, Palawan, Philippines, aerial view of boats and karst scenery at Secret Lagoon beach.

6- Reynisfjara Beach – Vík í Mýrdal, Iceland

A couple walks along the famous black sand beach 'Reynisfjara' with Dyrhólaey on the background, Vík í Mýrdal, Iceland. © Getty A couple walks along the famous black sand beach 'Reynisfjara' with Dyrhólaey on the background, Vík í Mýrdal, Iceland.

7- Source d’Argent – Seychelles

Exotic destination in Seychelles - Anse Source d'Argent - beautiful beach on tropical island La Digue © Getty Exotic destination in Seychelles - Anse Source d'Argent - beautiful beach on tropical island La Digue

8- Playa Ruinas – Quintana Roo, Mexico

© Getty

9- Kanuhura Maldives – Lhaviyani Atoll Maldives

Tropical beach in the maldives - Kanuhura © Getty Tropical beach in the maldives - Kanuhura

10- Pig Beach – Bahamas

This is Pig Beach in the Bahamas which is known for its wild pigs.  Tourists come here to feed them off of their boats. © Getty This is Pig Beach in the Bahamas which is known for its wild pigs. Tourists come here to feed them off of their boats.

Pictures: TripAdvisor's top 25 beaches

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