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These are the world’s most beautiful seaside spots, according to Instagram

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Naxos, Greece

Besides the sun, sea and sand, these seaside holiday locations make for some serious Instagram material.

Let’s not lie to ourselves: when we go on holiday, we want to take good pictures.

Whether you’re looking to cover your Instagram page with shots of you sunning it up on the beach, or simply want to document the memories you create on your trip, photography is an important part of travel for most of us. So, when it comes to the place we decide to visit, it’s integral that the area both looks – and photographs – like a dream.

Now, thanks to some research by travel company Topdeck Travel, the most instagrammable seaside locations have been revealed: and they’re not the usual tourist traps you might expect them to be.

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According to analysis of the company’s travellers, the top five instagrammable seaside locations from around the world include the sun-soaked cliff-faces of Manarola, Italy, and the stunning white buildings of Naxos, Greece. 

So without further ado, here’s a little introduction to some of the most Instagram-friendly seaside locations around the world – just don’t blame us for giving you serious travel envy. 

  • 1. Manarola, Italy

    Manarola, Italy
    Most beautiful seaside spots: Manarola, Italy

    Manarola is a small seaside town on the North-Western coast of Italy, famous for its spread of coloured houses which shine out from the steep rockface. It’s also one of the oldest and smallest towns in the Province of La Spezia – so it’s a must for anyone looking for an authentic Italian experience.

  • 2. Naxos, Greece

    Naxos, Greece
    Most beautiful seaside spots: Naxos, Greece

    Naxos is the largest of the main Greek islands, and the alleged hometown of the Greek God Zeus. Here, white buildings reflect off the clear water below – the perfect pairing for that classic holiday shot.

  • 3. Tulum, Mexico

    Tulum, Mexico
    Most beautiful seaside spots: Tulum, Mexico

    Although slightly further afield, this Central American location is the dream spot for any hardcore beach lovers. Located on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, Tulum is a picturesque spot dotted with palm trees and bordered by crystal blue waters.

  • 4. Dubrovnik, Croatia

    Dubrovnik, Croatia
    Most beautiful seaside spots: Dubrovnik, Croatia

    Besides the fact that parts of the hit TV series Game of Thrones were filmed there, Dubrovnik has more to offer than your average seaside location. When you’re done exploring the historic city, take a trip to one of the city’s well-kept secret beaches – many of which are located inside beautiful arching caves.

  • Nice, France

    Nice, France
    Most beautiful seaside spots: Nice, France

    The city of Nice has some spectacular views of the Mediterranean sea, so it’s a must-visit for anyone who loves to be by the coast. Located on the famous French Riviera, the sunsets themselves should be more than enough to spice up your Instagram feed.

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