Travel A beach in Wales has been named one of the best in the world

19:35  18 june  2017
19:35  18 june  2017 Source:   Prima (UK)

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A tiny Welsh beach has been named one of the best in the world - beating the legendary sands of Copacabana in Rio and Bondi in Sydney. The picturesque Barafundle Bay in Pembrokeshire beat a string of luxury travel destinations to earn a place in the top 25.

If the thought of being on one of the world 's most beautiful beaches is enough to make you want to pack your bags - look away now. One of the best beaches on the planet has been selected - and it's in Wales .

A beach in Wales has been named one of the best in the world © Andy Stothert / Getty A beach in Wales has been named one of the best in the world When imagining gorgeous beaches, countries including Barbados, the Maldives and Hawaii are likely to spring to mind. But let's not forget the beautiful scenery right here on our doorstep. Barafundle Bay in Pembrokeshire, Wales, has been named one of the best beaches in the world.

The beach appears alongside locations in Greece, Mexico and Tahiti in the list of top 25 beaches, compiled by travel magazine Passport. It's described as a 'revelation', with 'a luxuriant curve of sand, topped by dunes and grasses on hills that make it feel immensely private'.

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A small, secluded beach in Pembrokeshire, Wales has won out over Sydney’s Bondi and the iconic Copacabana in Rio. Barafundle Bay was named in Passport Magazine’s best beaches in the world . The remote sand patch came 17th in the top 25 and it wasn’t the only UK listing.

A PINT-SIZED pub in Wales has been voted one of the best beach bars in the world - beating hotspots in Australia, Florida and the Caribbean. Regulars were left stunned when the pub - Welsh for Red House - was named the third best beach bar on earth.

  A beach in Wales has been named one of the best in the world © Provided by National magazine company ltd (Hearst UK) Barafundle Bay is accessible only via a half mile walk from the nearest car park, and is backed by sand dunes and pine trees, adding to its magical feel.

And it obviously has the team at Passport coming over all poetic: 'The long stretch of cliff known as Stackpole Head sticks straight into the sea like an arm. A little boulder sits jauntily offshore. The waves crash against the smooth sand. Your company here? Twelve people, four dogs, and a visual overdose of beauty.'

Who needs a tropical island when you've got Wales close by. Time to book yourself a spring weekend away?

Related: 10 Hidden Beaches Around the World You Need to Know About

(Provided by Harper's Bazaar)

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