These are the most Instagrammable beaches in the world

These are the most Instagrammable beaches in the world

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Bali’s Kelingking Beach gains victory with 4,227 Instagram photos per meter

We might just be a step closer to determining the most gorgeous beach in the world — according to recent research by, Bali’s Kelingking Beach tops the charts of the most Instagrammable beaches in the world.

The UK-based price comparison website has analyzed more than 26 million Instagram hashtags to find beaches with the most Instagram posts per meter of their shore. Kelingking Beach in Indonesia secured first place with a total number of 338,193 Instagram pictures for 80 meters of its shore, which accounts for 4,227 pictures per meter.

Second place belongs to Bondi Beach in Australia with “only” 1,777 pictures per meter, followed by Railay Beach in Krabi, Thailand (587 photos), Tropea Beach in Italy (423 photos), and Greece’s Navagio Beach (403 photos) in fifth place.

Half of the top 20 beaches are in Europe

Tropea Beach is the most Instagrammable in EuropeTropea Beach is the most Instagrammable in Europe — Shutterstock

Italy’s Tropea Beach became the number one most photographed sandy strip in Europe, and another nine European beaches have made it into the top 20. Most of the beaches sit at the Mediterranean shore — Italy, Greece, and Spain — with one in Portugal and three more at the UK shore.

Top 20 Insta-worthy beaches in the world

Australia’s Bondi Beach is the second most Instagrammable beach in the worldAustralia’s Bondi Beach is the second most Instagrammable beach in the world — Shutterstock

  1. Kelingking Beach, Nusa Penida, Bali — 4,227 pictures per meter
  2. Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia — 1,776 pictures per meter
  3. Railay Beach, Krabi, Thailand — 587 pictures per meter
  4. Tropea Beach, Calabria, Italy — 423 pictures per meter
  5. Navagio Beach, Zakynthos, Greece — 403 pictures per meter
  6. Hanauma Bay, Hawaii, USA — 345 pictures per meter
  7. Tenby North Beach, Pembrokeshire, Wales — 343 pictures per meter
  8. Praia do Camilo, Lagos, Portugal — 325 pictures per meter
  9. Boulders Beach, Cape Town, South Africa — 323 pictures per meter
  10. Blue Point Beach, Ungasan, Bali — 287 pictures per meter
  11. Cala Saona, Formentera, Spain — 282 pictures per meter
  12. Margate Beach, Kent, England — 265 pictures per meter
  13. Cala Goloritzè, Baunei, Italy — 248 pictures per meter
  14. Freedom Beach, Phuket, Thailand — 247 pictures per meter
  15. Cala Gat, Cala Ratjada, Spain — 246 pictures per meter
  16. Kitsilano Beach, Vancouver, Canada — 246 pictures per meter
  17. Lanikai Beach, Hawaii, USA — 246 pictures per meter
  18. Bal Harbour Beach, Miami, USA — 239 pictures per meter
  19. Durdle Door, Dorset, England — 232 pictures per meter
  20. Sitges Beach, Barcelona, Spain — 175 pictures per meter

Beaches in Hawaii, Florida, and California are the most photographed in the US


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When it comes to the United States’ ranking, two beaches on Hawaii’s O’ahu Island snatched up first and second place. The state of California managed to nail down five spots in the top 10, making it the most popular region for snapping Instagram photos.

Top 10 Instagrammable beaches in the US

  1. Hanauma Bay, O’ahu, Hawaii — 345 pictures per meter
  2. Lanikai Beach, O’ahu, Hawaii — 246 pictures per meter
  3. Bal Harbour Beach, Miami, Florida — 239 pictures per meter
  4. Sand Dollar Beach, Big Sur, California — 170 pictures per meter
  5. Coronado Beach, Coronado, California — 107 pictures per meter
  6. Hampton Beach, Hamptons, New Hampshire — 94 pictures per meter
  7. Oak Street Beach, Chicago, Illinois — 86 pictures per meter
  8. Baker Beach, San Francisco, California — 84 pictures per meter
  9. Santa Monica Beach, California — 76 pictures per meter
  10. Butterfly Beach, California — 75 pictures per meter

In June 2021, found the world’s best beaches based on an Instagram campaign with 40,000 voters. See the results of our World Championship of Beaches and follow us on Instagram at kiwicom247.

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