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Manly has been ranked as Australia's best beach

Get your cozies out and grab your towels, we're going to the beach.

By Holly Royce
Have you ever stopped to ask yourself why Australian beaches are so unique?
Our crystal blue waves and sun-kissed, golden sands are what we're known for around the globe, that and a thick, black food spread made from leftover yeast.
We have a staggering 10,685 beaches in Australia in total and deep down we know that every one of them is the best in the world.
Officially however, only ONE of our beaches (yep, just one) has been ranked as one of the world's best beaches... and it's surprisingly not Bondi or Whitehaven beach.
Manly Beach has been ranked at number 16 on TripAdvisor's best beaches for 2018 list.
The website doesn't share how the list was complied, so we can only assume it was by someone who has never been to a beach before.
Manly?! The best beach in Australia? SERIOUSLY?
Take a look at the full list of beaches below.

TripAdvisor's Top 25 beaches in the world

  1. Grace Bay, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
  1. Baia do Sancho, Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
  1. Varadero Beach, Cuba
  1. Eagle Beach, Aruba, Caribbean
  1. Seven Mile Beach, Cayman Islands
  1. La Concha Beach, San Sebastian, Spain
  1. Clearwater Beach, Florida, USA
  1. Seven Mile Beach, Negril, Jamaica
  1. Bavaro Beach, Dominican Republic
  1. Playa Norte, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
  1. Elafonissi Beach, Crete, Greece
  1. Falesia Beach, Albufeira, Portugal13. Fig Tree Bay, Protaras, Cyprus
  1. Bournemouth Beach, Dorset, UK
  1. Anse Lazio, Praslin Island, Seychelles
  1. Manly Beach, Sydney, Australia
  1. Santa Monica State Beach, California, USA
  1. Agonda Beach, Goa, India
  1. Kleopatra Beach, Alanya, Turkey
  1. Galapagos Islands
  1. Spiaggia dei Conigli, Lampedusa, Italy
  1. Sharm El Luli, Egypt
  1. Nungwi Beach, Zanzibar, Tanzania
  1. Punta Uva Beach, Costa Rica
  1. White Beach, Malay, Philippines