World’s Top 50 City Beaches

Many of the world’s most stunning beaches rest on the border of great cities. These beaches are often hubs of a city’s entertainment and culture, offering a vibrant collection of bustling activity, culinary treats, and stunning landscapes. To ensure your metropolitan travels are a success, we’ve created a list of the 50 best city beaches in the world.


To create the world’s Top 50 City Beaches© list, we received guidance from over 1200 travel journalists, editors, bloggers and agencies from around the world. These international travel experts helped to make this list an essential resource for anyone who likes to mix their sun and sand with city thrills.


Let our comprehensive list of city beaches introduce you to the spirit of Australian surf culture at Bondi Beach, the colorful ambiance and clear waters of Miami Beach, the legendary shores of Brazil’s Copacabana Beach, and 47 other can’t-miss city beaches. From Morocco, Italy, and Spain, to the United States, Ecuador, and Brazil, this list has something for everyone.